Portland News for May 8th 2013

Portland woman saves boy injured by train
PORTLAND — Ann-Marie Gribbin-Bouchard was cooking supper at her home on 9th Street on Sunday when a group of neighborhood boys ran into her house and began yelling that someone had been run over by a train. Gribbin-Bouchard, an athletic trainer More…

Portland arts tax: The story behind the city's reversal on Social Security income
New Portland Mayor Charlie Hales sworn in at City Hall Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says the arts tax has put the city "in a bind." His office announced Tuesday that the tax won't be imposed on people whose income is largely from Social Security or More…

Gasoline Gains to 7-Month High in Portland on Tesoro Work
Gasoline in Portland, Oregon, strengthened to a seven-month high against futures as Tesoro Corp. (TSO) conducted unscheduled maintenance at its Anacortes refinery in Washington. The 125,000-barrel-a-day plant began idling a fluid catalytic cracker More…

Portland Timbers Porter sends message to MLS teams: "You're not going to stop
BEAVERTON, Ore. – It would've been hard to argue in preseason that a Wednesday evening showdown between FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers would be one of the early marquee matchups of the season, but 10 weeks in, two of the biggest surprise More…

Three Portland Police officers added to Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
The names of three Portland Police officers who died in the earlier part of the 20th century in the line of duty were added to the fallen officer roll call during an annual memorial ceremony Tuesday at the Department of Public Safety Standards and More…

Portland city council approves school budget
Portland city council approves school budget. PORTLAND (WGME) — Parents of Portland students could see some changes to their children's schools. Late Monday night, the city council approved a budget that could mean job cuts and tax hikes in the city. More…

Portland takes advantage of another poor start by Edmonton Oil Kings
EDMONTON – Slow, slower, slowest. That’s the pattern the Edmonton Oil Kings are on in the Western Hockey League final with the Portland Winterhawks. They have started each game of the series progressively slower, with the results becoming increasingly … More…

MLS WORKS names Portland Timbers as Humanitarians of the Month for May
But that's exactly what happened when Atticus Lane-Dupre, a young player from the Portland area who was diagnosed with cancer last fall, asked if his team, the Green Machine, could play the Portland Timbers as part of the Make-a-Wish program. His wish More…

After turmoil, Portland charter school approved
Portland public schools had expected to be hit hardest by an anticipated loss of students from the district to Baxter Academy. Under earlier enrollment projections, 18 students from Portland schools planned to attend Baxter. However, only seven More…

Portland police oversight official stepping down
"Mary-Beth is a courageous leader and a force to be reckoned with," Griffin-Valade said in a prepared statement. "I was incredibly saddened when she told me she was ready to move on in her career. She had made an important impact on how Portland police More…

Portland Timbers add matches with Monarcas & Norwich City to schedule
The Portland Timbers have played many international clubs since the USL team was reborn in 2001, giving fans a chance to see their local heroes take on some of the biggest clubs in the world. Timbers Owner and Team President Merritt Paulson promised More…

Portland v FC Dallas preview – midweek match provides Timbers chance to
timbers.JPG View full sizeFC Dallas and Portland have played some interesting matches over their two seasons in MLS, but matches in Texas haven't gone well for the Timbers. Outside of a 1 all draw early in 2012, FC Dallas Stadium has been the sight of More…

A Portland obituary had some recognizable names : pics – Reddit
Mrs. Groening and her daughter, Patty were customers at a pharmacy I worked at in Portland. Mrs. Groening was such a lovely lady and was always a pleasure More…

Portland college ready to welcome Dalai Lama
PORTLAND — The Dalai Lama arrives in Portland Wednesday to participate in an environmental summit this weekend. The leader of a small Southeast Portland college made the visit possible. Maitripa College is the first Buddhist college in the Northwest More…

Indie spirit to spare in Portland's East Bayside enclave
Pulling into Portland's East Bayside neighborhood, you first notice the earthy aroma of roasted arabica beans mingling with hearty hops. Far from the salty air of the bustling Old Port, this former trucker alley is attracting a new kind of tourist More…

Margaret Groening made her 'Marge' on American culture
As reporters for the Portland Tribune, Don Hamilton and I interviewed Margaret Groening in 2002 as part of a package that we ran on “The Simpsons” and how Matt Groening tied Portland into the television series. Don, who attended Lincoln High with Matt, More…

Bangor, Portland officials offer aid to Lewiston after fires
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan planned to call Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald to see what help Portland could offer, and Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria planned to reach out to Lewiston's chief, Paul LeClair, city spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said More…

Portland teen sentenced to 8 years for rape
PORTLAND ??? A judge sentenced Mohammed Mukhtar on Tuesday to serve eight years in prison for breaking into a Portland woman’s apartment as she slept and raping her, saying the 18-year-old shows ???no prospect for rehabilitation.??? click image to enlarge … More…

Seth Jones, odds-on favourite to go No. 1 in NHL draft, is one cool customer
Seth Jones, the best junior hockey player on the planet, finished up his chat with a couple of TV guys, one local scribe and the Portland Winterhawks' website staff outside the team's dressing room Tuesday morning, looking relaxed and well-turned out More…

Free Things To Do In Portland; From Parks To Markets
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two decades ago, the city of Portland's Yellow Bike Project put hundreds of canary-colored two-wheelers on the streets for public use . More…

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