State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend (File/Portland Tribune)
In what appears to be a tightening race for Oregon governor, three hopefuls will face off tonight at Roosevelt High School for the first time in the 2018 election cycle.
The Portland debate will feature Democrat Kate Brown, the incumbent, and challengers Republican Knute Buehler and Patrick Starnes, an independent.
The race appears to be the closest for the office since at least 2010, when John Kitzhaber narrowly defeated former Trail Blazer Chris Dudley. Recent polls show Brown and Buehler in a dead-heat.
The televised debate will feature questioning by youth ages 12 . . .