Portland News for June 30th 2013

energy-creating nephenthes plant sculptures by dan corson
glowing carnivorous plant-inspired sculptures breathe life into Portland street and harness the power of the sun. A series of colorful glowing sculptures draw your eyes along a street in Portland Oregon. each fiberglass sculpture glows from
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Portland man accused of sexually assaulting, then firing at 18-year-old victim
A 21-year-old man accused of breaking into a Northeast Portland residence and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman and then shooting out the back window of her vehicle as she attempted to escape was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court More…

Retail Spotlight: Portland-based fitness studio sets barre higher
Sadie Lincoln, co-founder of Barre3, leads a workout that combines yoga/ballet/pilates in her studio in Northwest Portland. The company, which was founded in 2008, owns three studios in the Portland area and has franchised more than 40 others. More…

The First Two Days of Portland — Proposals, Costume Contests and
After the epic Opening Ceremonies opened the con with a bang, the rest of the events have followed with full-force. From proposals, to costume contests, to comedy shows, and crazy meet-ups, check out the photos below for a recap of the first
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Explosion, fire rattle Portland
As a state police fire marshal arrived Friday morning at Voltaix chemical plant near Portland to figure out what caused an explosion and fire the night before, company workers were already investigating the cause. The explosion around 10:05 p.m More…

Portland, Maine: hardworking, unpretentious
It's the biggest city in Maine, a bustling urban center with a historic core. Old Port is chock-full of 19th-century brick buildings that now house chic boutiques, local shops, taverns, cafes, and trendy restaurants. Yet the former shipping and trading More…

Portland's New Streetlights Are Psychedelic, Carnivorous Plants
If you've seen one streetlight, you've pretty much seen them all. They're important, sure, but they're usually not much to look at. The lamps that just popped up across Portland are a little bit different. A little more like giant, carnivorous plants.
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Portland Trail Blazers – Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum & Allen Crabbe Make are
The Portland Trail Blazers did good, very good. Yes, LaMarcus Aldridge might be unhappy, but Damian Lillard now has quite an impressive backcourt partnership program going, as C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe join him through the draft, adding a lot of More…

Southeast Portland's Tarad: good design, better pad Thai (review)
Jun 27, 2013 (Menafn – The Oregonian – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –Akkapong "Earl" Nimson isn't the first Thai chef to use Andy Ricker like a fullback, following Pok Pok's lead, crashing the gap between Portland's dull More…

Searchers looking for Mt. Hood climber spot body
PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities searching for a climber who has been missing on Mount Hood since last weekend said Saturday that they have spotted a body near the top of a glacier. Oregon Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter crews made the More…

PORTLAND, Maine — The search is on for a new owner of a ski mountain in
PORTLAND, Maine — The search is on for a new owner of a ski mountain in western Maine. The Maine Winter Sports Center, a nonprofit based in Caribou that promotes outdoor activities and healthy living in rural areas, recently announced it is closing More…

Portland reveals new 'fast track' permitting system; makes applications easier
Portland code enforcement officer Don McPherson (left) logs into his laptop Friday as he goes over electronic site plans with Ed Hume of PC Construction on Diamond Street. McPherson now files his code inspections from the field with his laptop. Buy Photo. More…

Portland woman makes handmade bow ties for cats out of recycled materials
A cat displays a handmade bow tie from Becca Priddy's "Business Catual" line.Courtesy of Becca Priddy. One night about 15 months ago, Portland resident Becca Priddy was feeling crafty, so she whipped up a little bow for her hair. On a whim, she slipped More…

Portland pick a surprise for Withey
Jeff Withey worked out for 16 teams before the NBA draft, but the Portland Trail Blazers weren't one of them. In fact, Withey said, his first contact with the Blazers came when they called Thursday night to say they were selecting him with the 39th pick. More…

pizza maestro's firing panics fans
The very thought of Portland without a hot slab of Sicilian pizza covered in slightly sweet, fresh tomato sauce and a sprinkling of cheese had fans of Micucci Grocery, a popular Italian market on India Street, panicking on social media Friday. Stephen More…

Southeast Portland crash kills one, injures two others
The crash was reported about 8 p.m. when a Car2Go Smart car collided with a Honda Civic at Southeast 10th Avenue and Madison Street, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman. The impact sent the Honda into a utility pole on the More…

LEED architects flooding Portland's offices | Sustainable Business
Looking for a LEED-accredited architect? It's easier than ever to find one in … More…

Portland Center Stage and Artists Repertory Theatre's season closers are this
The fun and edification never stops, of course, even in summer. But if there's any such thing as a Portland theater season (distinguishable from an off-season), it ends this weekend. The largest, most prominent companies in town — Portland Center More…

Spurs assistant Brett Brown from Portland wants to coach Boston
San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown wants to coach the Boston Celtics, according to the Boston Globe. Brown is from Portland, Maine, and played basketball at Boston University. He also grew up a Celtics fan. League sources told
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Retail Spotlight: Portland-based fitness studio sets barre higher
Barre3 was born, you could say, as little Sadie Lincoln watched her mom study yoga textbooks and mimic the poses in her childhood home in Eugene. The idea incubated through the years as Lincoln worked in San Francisco as an executive
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