Portland News for April 27th 2013

'Project Runway' winner, Portland's Michelle Lesniak Franklin: 'It hasn't sunk
After enduring lows, highs, more lows and more highs, Portland designer Michelle Lesniak Franklin finally finished "Project Runway" Season 11 right where she wanted to be — on top. Thursday night's finale revealed to viewers what Franklin, 34, had More…

Portland v Sporting Kansas City preview – striving to continue road success
own-goal.jpg View full sizeThe last time these two teams met in the regular season was 2012 in Portland. Sporting Kansas City was undefeated in seven matches, while Portland had lost four straight. The only goal on the night was courtesy of Sporting More…

Oregon same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, federal judge says in
View full sizePortland lawyer Alison "Tex" Clark (right) married photographer Anna Campbell (left) last June in British Columbia, where same-sex marriage is legal. Stephanie Hull. A federal appeals judge found this week in a bias complaint that federal More…

Jacob Avshalomov, longtime director of Portland Youth Philharmonic, dies
In 41 years as conductor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Jacob Avshalomov listened to 10,000 auditions, molded the musical minds of 4,000 students and conducted 640 concerts. He never missed a concert. Avshalomov, the second conductor of the More…

Portland's Michelle Lesniak Franklin on 'Project Runway' win: 'It's incredibly
Talking about it this morning, Franklin, who's now back home in Portland, said watching the episode on TV last night was "incredibly surreal." Adding to the emotion, the 34-year-old native Portlander says, is the support she's received from her More…

Aquarium Drunkard >> Sevens: The Replacements – Portland
Toward the end of their touring behind Pleased to Meet Me, the Replacements gigged in Portland, Oregon with the Young Fresh Fellows opening. And in the More…

Portland Mayor Hales to deliver first State of the City address: Portland City
Mayor Charlie Hales is set to give his first State of the City address Friday afternoon at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. During the hour long address, carried by Oregon Public Broadcasting, he'll highlight his priorities for the upcoming More…

BikePortland.org >> Blog Archive >> Portland-based Showers Pass
In yet another sign of growth, southeast Portland based Showers Pass has announced a new sales operation in the United Kingdom. Here's more from a company press release: "Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, the Showers Pass UK
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Portland Handyman Permanently Barred from Operating Home Repair Business
(Source: Attorney General Janet T. Mills) – AUGUSTA – Attorney General Janet T. Mills has announced that self-professed “handyman” Daniel B. Tucci of Portland, Maine, has been found guilty of numerous violations of Maine's Unfair Trade Practices Act More…

Fired Oregon officer: Alcoholism was a disability
PORTLAND, Ore. — A police officer fired for driving drunk in an unmarked police car while off-duty has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the city of Gresham, the police chief and others, alleging his rights were violated under the Americans with More…

Report: Bard to be recalled from Portland – Boston Red Sox Blog
BOSTON — This was seen not as a quick fix, but as a process. Daniel Bard was sent to Double-A Portland to refine his mechanics and regain his confide. More…

(PDX) Portland International Airport Delays – FlightStats
See all airport delays at PDX for a single day AND the resulting flight delays. More…

Portland Metro STEM Partnership to Celebrate Successful First Year of
PORTLAND, Ore., April 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Portland Metro STEM Partnership and key sponsor Intel will hold the third annual Intel STEMposium on April 26, 2013, at Quatama Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore. The Portland Metro More…

Rattie leads Winterhawks over Blazers 4-1 as Portland wins WHL West final
PORTLAND, Ore. – Ty Rattie scored a crucial short-handed goal and added a power-play assist in the third period Friday as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Kamloops Blazers 4-1 to win the Western Hockey League's Western Conference final in five More…

Dogs captured doing the Portland Shake
FORGET wildly popular dance the Harlem Shake, here's the Portland Shake, as brilliantly captured by a talented American zoologist turned pet photographer. As a child growing up next to a nature reserve in suburban New York City, Carli Davidson cared More…

Portland Sea Dogs' Anthony Ranaudo stronger and faster on the
Portland Sea Dogs righthander Anthony Ranaudo credits his improved velocity on the mound to a new strength and conditioning routine. In 2012, a groin injury More…

Forums look at Portland budget proposals – Portland Tribune
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Portland Thorns Emilee O'Neil beats odds to earn roster spot
At an age when professional athletes are usually thinking about retirement rather than beginning a career, the 30-year-old O'Neil impressed Portland Thorns coach Cindy Parlow Cone enough during an open tryout to earn a roster spot. Now O'Neil is More…

Portland Sea Dogs update: Xander Bogaerts, Christian Vazquez
Updates on Boston's shortstop of the future, as well as their potential catcher and first baseman of the same.
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Portland poker rooms face shutdown under bill at Oregon Legislature
poker.oneal.0426.JPG Rachel O'Neal, a Portland laywer, rakes in a pot during a Texas hold 'em tournament at Encore Poker Club in Northwest Portland. A bill at the Legislature could shut down card rooms like this one.Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian More…

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