Portland News for May 6th 2013

Fluoride will help grow healthier teeth in Portland: Editorial endorsement
It seems that Clean Water Portland, which opposes fluoridation, has been doing some campaign advertising masquerading as a poll. One of the questions, as reported last week by The Oregonian's Ryan Kost, is the following nugget of nasty: "Did you know More…

Grain lockout expands to Port of Portland | The Columbian
A labor dispute between grain handlers and longshoremen expanded Saturday when Columbia Grain Inc. announced it had locked out workers at its terminal in Portland.
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Men in costume assaulted outside Portland store
Portland police say 31-year-old Adam Barnes of Westbrook threw a man in a stormtrooper costume to the ground and punched another man dressed as a ghostbuster character in a random assault Saturday afternoon outside Coast City Comics on Congress More…

Most top City of Portland administrators hired without outside recruitment
Of Portland's 24 top-level directors who run bureaus and offices, 14 didn't have to compete with outside applicants. Of those, 10 secured posts through non-competitive appointments, two competed only against internal candidates and two were appointed More…

5 free things in Portland, from parks to markets
FILE – This July 13, 2010 shows Stephanie Lesire, of Albany, smelling a rose as she walks through the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Ore. Founded in 1917, Portland's International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official, continuously More…

Mayor Gray was impressed in Portland, Ore., but system there is hitting some
When Mayor Vincent Gray showed off one of the District's streetcars in Anacostia last week, he pointed to, once again, what he says is a success story: streetcars in Portland, Ore. Before he became D.C.'s mayor, Gray visited Portland twice — and both More…

Portland Timbers' fast start will be tested at Dallas
"We're continuing to grow as a group, but we're also continuing to get points," Portland coach Caleb Porter said after training Sunday morning. "Even though it's not three (points), you're still getting one. That gives you momentum. We've had a good More…

Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns FC: Final Score 1-2; penalty
Diana Matheson's strong play wasn't enough for the Spirit to avoid a 2-1 loss to the Portland Thorns.
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Cinco De Mayo Fiesta kicks off Portland festival season with sunshine
Portland's summertime festival season kicked off over the weekend under summer-like weather, a rarity for an event typically characterized by a jovial atmosphere and rainfall. Not this year. For the first time in recent memory, the 29th Annual Cinco De More…

Portland artist Natalie Sept's portraits celebrate 'unseen' restaurant dishwashers
natalie.JPG View full sizeNatalie Sept stands amid her paintings of area restaurant dishwashers at her studio in North Portland's Falcon Art Community. Sept's series of 10 portraits and interviews will be shown June 6 at The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel. More…

Train severs Portland man's leg
By Dennis Hoey dhoey@mainetoday.com. Staff Writer. PORTLAND ??? A 19-year-old Portland man’s leg was severed early Sunday evening when he was struck by a Pan Am Railways freight train in the city’s Riverton section, police said. click image to enlarge … More…

Edmonton Oil Kings could use a rest and a boost from their power play
Portland's defence did the majority of the work on Sunday night for goalie Mac Carruth, who needed to make only 16 saves for the shutout win. Edmonton was held to a combined five shots over the first and third periods (three in the first, two in the More…

Gusts knock out power to 8,500 in Portland area, close roads
Occasional strong wind is expected through tonight in the Portland area, with gusts of 30 mph or more.
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WHL finals: Portland Winterhawks shut out Edmonton Oil Kings 3-0 in game 2
1 of 15 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay PORTLAND, OREGON – May 4, 2013 – Winterhawks center #13 Keegan Iverson grabs the puck after Edmonton’s defenseman #6 David Musil goes down. The Portland Winterhawks led the … More…

Portland grain terminal locks out union workers
PORTLAND, Ore. — The operator of a Columbia River grain terminal locked out union dock workers Saturday amid an escalating labor dispute. The lockout at Columbia Grain Inc., which operates at the Port of Portland's Terminal 5, is the second at a More…

To add fluoride or not to add fluoride? Portland residents to decide in May
This is the first time since 1978 that the city of Portland has voted on adding fluoride to the water supply. Despite being approved in 1978 by the voters, that decision was quickly overturned, much like the two times previous that citizens said no to … More…

Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns FC
Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add NWSLsoccer's video to your playlist. Sign in. Statistics Report. Streamed live on May 4, 2013. The Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns FC on Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. (ET) at the Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds More…

March for Babies walkers raise thousands
PORTLAND – Hundreds of walkers made their way around Back Cove on Sunday morning to benefit the March for Babies fundraiser. click image to enlarge. Walkers head to Baxter Boulevard at the start of the March of Dimes March for Babies fundraiser at … More…

Scranton Says Goodbye to The Office
They came from Portland (both Maine and Oregon). They came from just a few blocks away. They came to Scranton, Pennsylvania thousands of them to pay tribute to the show that made … email ? print. By TV Guide. The Leavenworth Times – Leavenworth, KS More…

Washington Spirit draws more than 5000 in 2-1 loss to Portland Thorns
The Spirit was overwhelmed Saturday night by two of the world's top attackers and remained winless after dropping a 2-1 decision to the unbeaten Portland Thorns before 5,011 at Maryland SoccerPlex. The crowd was about 500 more than the normal More…

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