A Portland judge has ordered Oregon Sen. Bob Packwood to pay $2,500 per month in alimony to his wife of 26 years, Georgie Packwood.

"I suspect that will make both parties unhappy," Multnomah County Circuit Judge Kathleen B. Nachtigal said Friday as she stated her findings.Packwood, 58, had asked that alimony be reduced to $500 per month after the couple's Bethesda, Md., home is sold sometime later this year. Mrs. Packwood, 60, had sought $4,000 per month.

The judge awarded more than half the assets to Packwood and said Mrs. Packwood's smaller share would be equalized by a larger share of the house sale proceeds.