Portland News for June 28th 2013

US Open Cup: Portland Timbers maintain winning habits amid trying
A letdown from the Portland Timbers against FC Dallas in their US Open Cup quarterfinals match Wednesday – if not expected – would certainly have been forgivable. After all, they just hit the halfway point of the MLS season atop the Western Conference More…

Portland Trail Blazers draft Jeff Withey in 2nd round
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Jeff Withey became the second Jayhawk selected in the 2013 NBA Draft when the Portland Trail Blazers selected the former Kansas big man with the ninth pick of the second round – 39th overall – inside the Barclays Center Thursday More…

Portland puts some permits on the fast track
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Following dozens of complaints from businesses and residents, the city of Portland is taking steps to speed up the process of issuing building permits. According to the city's own data, it's not uncommon to take more More…

LaMarcus Aldridge Wants Out of Portland, and Hopes to Land in
The Blazers are rebuilding, and Aldridge wants out?
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Portland rally celebrates DOMA defeat
Maggie Poisson cradles son AJ after a rally at Portland City Hall on Wednesday evening celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court decision finding the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. Poisson's wife, Alissa Poisson, carried AJ and gave birth to the More…

Portland Trail Blazers Draft CJ McCollum No. 10
C.J. McCollum was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the number ten overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Marques Johnson and Jon Crispin on Portland selecting C.J. McCollum number ten overall. More…

Southeast Portland's summer of roadblocks and detours
Three Portland agencies have orchestrated a musical chairs game of thoroughfare closures starting with Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on Friday for sewer work. Next, the trucks, crews and noise will shift to an area between Southeast Eighth and More…

Portland Trail Blazers: LaMarcus Aldridge Trade Rumors Swirling as NBA Draft
Aldridge for Noah makes a lot of sense for the Blazers as it would help Portland solidify two of their biggest weaknesses: rebounding and a defensive presence in the paint. However, it would leave the Blazers without a true post up threat, and it does More…

LaMarcus Aldridge Is Unhappy In Portland – FanSided – Sports
April 7, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) grabs a rebound against the Dallas Mavericks in the first ha.
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LaMarcus Aldridge wants out of Portland, trade not imminent
LaMarcus Aldridge might like to be included in an NBA Draft night trade, but Portland Trail Blazers management insists they aren't actively trying to move their All-Star power forward.
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Nate Tilden to open The Richmond bar on Division Street | Portland
The Clyde Common mastermind heads to Portland's "Eat Street" with the Victory Bar and Free House … More…

Portland's Wanderlust Circus makes its Olympia debut on July 2
What: The Portland-based theatrical circus brings a merry band of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and dancers to Olympia. Opening the evening are Poki and Ember of Button Wagon along with artists from Lookout Arts Quarry. When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. More…

Portland High, RT Fisher get new principals
David Woods, assistant principal of Beech High School since 2009, has been named principal of Portland High School. He replaces Bob Gideon, who has served as PHS principal since 2007. Gideon will return to R.T. Fisher Alternative School in Gallatin More…

Portland's arts tax is constitutional, judge rules
I have to say that one of the issues I had with the tax (after it passed, since I had an issue with the tax itself), was the simple fact that the City of Portland couldn't even make an effort to protect our information with a security envelope. Did More…

Portland loses recycling bins after trash pileup problem
Previously owned by Quality Recycling Service, the bins have been in Portland for at least three years. They were first put near the H.G. Hills store, but after people started dumping trash in them they were moved near the city's public safety building. More…

Quote Sheet: Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas, USOC | Soccer Blog
It was really disappointing. I wish we could have gotten another goal. The longer the game was going, the more [Portland] was building confidence. They put us under pressure at the end of the first half with some services and in the second
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LaMarcus Aldridge Reportedly Wants Out of Portland – Slam Online
Unlikely as it may be, word is that Aldridge would like the rebuilding Trail Blazers to trade him; he's grown too big for Portland (in his own mind.) Per the Oregonian: See, Aldridge wants to end his seven-year run with the Blazers because he
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Portland working to get butts off the street
PORTLAND – City officials began a campaign Wednesday to discourage people from disposing of cigarette butts on Portland's streets and sidewalks. click image to enlarge. The Portland City Council passed an ordinance on Monday night making it illegal to More…

Portland could be Navitus Bay wind farm HQ
PORTLAND could be in line for a major economic boost after being shortlisted as the headquarters for the Navitus Bay wind farm. Navitus Bay Development Limited has announced that Portland will do battle with Poole and Yarmouth to host its operations More…

Portland neighborhood aims to go pesticide free
PORTLAND — One-year-old Rowan uses sign language to ask his Mom for more raspberries off a backyard bush. “No need for rinsing,” says Mulysa Melco.”I never use pesticides so I don't have to worry.” Melco is asking her entire Overlook neighborhood in More…

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