Portland News for May 15th 2013

Joe. My. God.: OREGON: Portland Timbers Pro Soccer Fan Club
On Sunday the fan club for the Portland Timbers pro soccer team created the above display in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, which is this Friday. From the Major League Soccer site: Sometimes, supporters groups' tifo
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Portland voters OK school budget
PORTLAND – Voters overwhelmingly passed a $96.4 million school budget Tuesday, despite deep staffing cuts needed to pay for raises and other increasing costs. With all 11 precincts reporting, the budget was approved with 59 percent of the vote — 1,395 More…

Sporting News' MLS power rankings: Portland Timbers climb to No. 2
1. FC Dallas – FCD just keeps churning out results week after week. The midweek draw against Portland – even with the aid of an iffy penalty decision – stands out as a particularly important result because… (Last week: 1). 2. Portland Timbers More…

Portland airport stripper spends five hours in federal court for 15 minutes of
A federal courtroom sprang to life Tuesday when legal teams, witnesses and members of the public and media spent nearly five hours focused on 15 minutes when John Brennan took off his clothes. The 50-year-old Portland man was acquitted last year of More…

Portland Timbers Fans Squash Homophobia With Giant Rainbow
Well, fans of the Portland Timbers have already beat us to the punch. In a demonstration independently planned by Timbers fans, a large section of the soccer team's home stadium was lit up with the colors of the rainbow this weekend,
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Portland 4th-graders help raise, release salmon eggs into stream – The Republic
PORTLAND, Maine — Some Maine fourth-graders are doing their part to help the endangered Atlantic salmon. The students at Longfellow Elementary School in Portland raised salmon eggs in class and released the fish into a stream near Highland Lake in More…

Portland honors its police officers lost in the line of duty
PORTLAND, Ore. – Mournful music emanated from Tom McCall Waterfront Park Tuesday afternoon as horns and bagpipes marked the Portland Police Bureau's annual memorial service. The service, held in front of the Police Memorial wall near the foot of the More…

Portland residents approve town's spending plan for 2013-14
PORTLAND >> Town officials breathed a big sigh of relief Monday evening after residents overwhelmingly approved the 2013-14 budget. The tally wasn't even close: The “yes” votes were 315, the “no” votes 188. A total of 504 of the 6,039 people eligible More…

Portland Beer Week Releases Events Calendar
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Beer Week released the first round of events in this year's events calendar, revving things up on June 6 with a Kickoff Party at Lucky Lab Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby, and ending with the Beer & Cheese Festival at The Commons More…

Portland wins title, Tips' stock rises
I want to thank our resident Portland fan, Fax, for reminding me that by winning two games against the Winterhawks in the first round of the playoffs, Everett won as many playoff games against Portland as any other team in the league. The Tips, who More…

Consecutive away games will test Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers play Chivas USA The Portland Timbers celebrate Will Johnson's goal in their 3-0 win against Chivas USA Sunday. Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian. The Portland Timbers are riding a MLS franchise-record nine-game unbeaten streak. More…

USGA: 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur to Portland G.C.
The 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur will be the third USGA championship at Portland (Ore.) Golf Club. Miller Barber won the 1982 U.S. Senior Open and Bill More…

Hit with big penalties, Portland still wins title
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hit with unprecedented penalties by the Western Hockey League back in November, the Portland Winterhawks not only prevailed, they won the junior hockey league's championship. ''We could have used it as an excuse to wipe away More…

Portland's Lillard leads All-Rookie squad
NEW YORK CITY ??? Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, the unanimous selection as NBA Rookie of the Year, was named to the 2012-2013 season NBA All-Rookie Team announced by the league on Tuesday. Lillard was also the only unanimous … More…

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Chivas USA (first match)
RODNEY-WALLACE-2012.jpg View full sizeRodney Wallace has blossomed under the new coaching regime in Portland, as evidenced by his efforts against Chivas USA. While there were plenty of outstanding performances by Portland on this day, I thought More…

Ore. man accused of lewd behavior on buses
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man who spent time in prison after being accused of snipping or gluing female bus passengers' hair has been arrested again – this time accused of lewd behavior on buses. Investigators allege that Jared Weston Walter, 26, More…

Portland Public Schools to develop affirmative action plan
Chief Human Resources Officer Sean Murray, who started earlier this school year, said the district has already begun work on increasing diversity by strengthening partnership with programs like the Portland Teacher Program and Bilingual Pathways, which More…

Portland Business Alliance 2013 Annual Breakfast (photos)
1 of 13 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay PORTLAND, OREGON – May 14, 2013 – Dennis Rawlison, Board Chair of the Portland Business Alliance at the Portland Business Alliance 2013 Annual Breakfast at the Portland Convention Center More…

Former Portland police chief heading to Detroit
Since starting in Detroit in 1977, Craig has served in Los Angeles; Portland, Maine; and Cincinnati, where he has been police chief since 2011. Craig's resignation is effective June 22, said Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. Detroit emergency More…

Fans celebrate Portland Winterhawks WHL championship at Pioneer
Portland Winterhawks and fans celebrated the WHL championship at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Players and coaches spoke to fans, and the team showed off their WHL championship trophy, the Ed Chynoweth Cup. More…

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