Portland News for April 30th 2013

Portland Public Schools parents vexed by high school schedules
Portland officials allocated about 11 more teaching positions last week to high schools after hearing concerns about the original budget proposal, but parents say that's not sufficient. With the new proposal, high schools will be able to provide seven More…

Portland Parents Pushing District To Address High School Gaps
You're about to hear from three parents who are in leadership positions at three different Portland high schools. They all have the same problem. When Portland Public Schools cut staff and re-jiggered the high school schedule two years ago, it blew More…

Nike rival Under Armour opens Portland office – Portland Business
One of Nike Inc.'s biggest competitors is setting up shop in the company's backyard. … More…

Portland charter school names executive director
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland charter school that's been roiled in controversy before it has even opened its doors to students has named a veteran Maine educator as its executive director. Carl Stasio, who spent 26 years as headmaster of Thornton More…

Man arrested following standoff in Portland
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland police have arrested a man following a 4 1/2 hour standoff. Kyle Upton was taken into custody Monday night after a standoff at an apartment building on Alder Street. Police say the 28-year-old was in possession of a More…

Longtime Thornton Academy headmaster to lead Portland charter school
PORTLAND – The longtime headmaster of Saco's Thornton Academy has been named executive director of Portland's first charter school, Baxter Academy for Technology and Science. “I'm very, very excited about this opportunity,” said Carl Stasio, who More…

Sloppy Thunder fall to Portland
Portland stole five bases, including third three times. Trenton pitchers walked six. The four bases on balls issued by Thunder starter Francisco Rondon all scored. The most alarming play came in the Portland eighth when leadoff hitter Shannon Wilkerson … More…

Criminal investigation leads to standoff on Alder Street in Portland
PORTLAND ??? A homeless man was in jail Monday night after creating a tense police standoff in the Bayside neighborhood that lasted for more than four hours. click image to enlarge. A suspect surrenders ??? surrounded by Portland police and SWAT Team … More…

Rattie leads Winterhawks over Blazers 4-1 as Portland wins WHL
PORTLAND, Ore. – Ty Rattie scored a crucial short-handed goal and added a power-play assist in the third period Friday as the Portland Winterhawks defeated More…

MLS: 5 things we learned in week nine
This was a Kansas City team coming off a 546-minute shutout streak, but by the time Rodney Wallace bagged Portland’s 58th minute winner, Sporting’s problem was apparent. Against a Timbers team as intent on pressing as their hosts, Kansas City couldn’t … More…

Portland man was prisoner of North Koreans
PORTLAND — We've all heard lots about North Korea lately, but few people have experienced that country's hospitality like Don Bailey has. You can thank God, fate or your lucky stars for that. Back on Jan. 23, 1968, Bailey was one of about 75 sailors More…

Christmas Valley not getting Portland food waste
The company runs a compost facility in North Plains, a suburb west of Portland. Public outcry there about the odor of compost prompted Washington County to limit food waste coming in from the city, allowing residential but not commercial waste starting More…

Portland's rental markets tightens up
Harper Lee Collins, a Re/Max Realtor, tells The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/17sJ33V ) demand for rental units increased as the housing market crashed in 2008, when people lost homes to foreclosures and lending for new buyers was tight. More…

SE Portland man burned in kitchen fire
Paramedics treated the burn victim at the scene and then transported him to the hospital. His injuries were not life threatening. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, the damage from the fire was contained to an area of the kitchen near the range … More…

Portland State football: How do the Vikings look after six spring practices?
The Portland State defense ended the first portion of spring football on a high note Friday, blocking a field goal attempt to win the final competition period before a one-week break from practicing. The blocked kick came on the last play of an More…

Portland Police seeking 'career con man' with victims in Salem area
Pete Simpson, spokesperson from the Portland Police Bureau, said Kasemehas' last known address was in the Portland area, but he is known to have scammed people around Lancaster Mall in Salem. His interactions have been in-person and detectives More…

Syracuse Crunch takes charge with 4-2 win over Portland Pirates
The Syracuse Crunch's game-breakers broke open the team's first-round playoff series against the Portland Pirates on Sunday night. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat each recorded a goal and a helper to propel the Crunch to a 4-2 over Portland in Game 2 of More…

Portland Trail Blazers: Should the Blazers Gamble on Jermaine O'Neal?
???I’m very open to Portland. They’re definitely a team I’m looking forward to having talks with this summer,??? O’Neal, an unrestricted free agent come July 1, told CSNNW.com. ???LaMarcus [Aldridge] and Damian [Lillard] along with [Nicolas] Batum are some … More…

Leader of trafficking ring sentenced in Portland
U.S Attorney Amanda Marshall said after Monday's sentencing in Portland that 27-year-old Kingsley Osemwengie and an accomplice from Oregon netted millions by arranging for tens of thousands of pills to be distributed across the U.S. They used call More…

SWAT team called for Portland, Maine, standoff
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Police Department has activated its tactical team for a standoff in the city's Bayside area. Officers blocked off a section of Alder Street after an investigation into criminal activity led to a standoff with a man More…

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Portland News for April 29th 2013

Syracuse Crunch takes charge with 4-2 win over Portland Pirates
The Syracuse Crunch's game-breakers broke open the team's first-round playoff series against the Portland Pirates on Sunday night. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat each recorded a goal and a helper to propel the Crunch to a 4-2 over Portland in Game 2 of More…

RECAP: Portland Timbers Lift the Curse
This game was going to be the toughest test for the new look Portland Timbers. Sporting Kansas City came into this game without giving up a goal at home and having only lost 5 times in 37 home games. They lead the Eastern Conference and every expert More…

Salem and Portland gardens offer year-round displays
June is prime time for roses, the fragrant flower that has led Portland to become known as the “Rose City.” The annual Portland Rose Festival has been an integral part of city life since it was first held in 1907. It comes as no surprise, then, that More…

Goals by Christine Sinclair and "super sub" Danielle Foxhoven lift Portland
The Red Stars came out with greater energy and a more aggressive attack in the second half, shifting the focus of the game back to Portland's half of the field and forcing goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc to make three saves after a more relaxed first half. More…

Sporting Kansas City 2-3 Portland Timbers: Goal glut outdoes Chance Myers
Portland flipped the script ion the second half and took the lead in the 58th minute. Rodney Wallace made an excellent run at goal from the left flank, and Diego Chara threaded a ball of matching quality. Wallace then showed great composure to finish More…

Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers, 2013 MLS: Was this Caleb
Timbers come back from two separate deficits to hand Sporting KC a rare loss at home.
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Prison Planet.com >> Minority groups bought off in Portland as part of
J. D. Heyes Natural News April 28, 2013. Taking a page from national political parties and federal lawmakers, an Oregon group trying to convince Portland residents to approve adding fluoride to the city's drinking water has taken to buying off
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Feast Portland 2013: Bowien, Izard, Carmellini Confirmed – Eater PDX
Image of Feast 2012's Night Market courtesy Avila/EPDX The Feast Portland countdown officially starts now. The second installment of the now-annual PDX food More…

Sloppy Thunder fall to Portland
Portland stole five bases, including third three times. Trenton pitchers walked six. The four bases on balls issued by Thunder starter Francisco Rondon all scored. The most alarming play came in the Portland eighth when leadoff hitter Shannon Wilkerson … More…

FBI agents swarm SE Portland neighborhood | kgw.com Portland
A team of FBI agents dressed in combat gear accompanied by an armored vehicle executed a search warrant in Southeast Portland Friday afternoon. More…

Rentals in Portland hard to find, costly
PORTLAND — When Eva Bradford and her boyfriend began looking for an apartment in Portland's West End a few months ago, they didn't think the search would be difficult. Bradford, a 26-year-old medical student, and her boyfriend, a financial analyst More…

Police arrest woman on DUII charge after deadly Portland crash
PORTLAND, Ore. ??? Police arrested a 20-year-old Portland woman who they said was driving under the influence when she ran a red light and struck another car, killing the passenger and seriously injuring the driver. Investigators said LaShai Williams was … More…

Longtime Thornton Academy headmaster to lead Portland charter school
PORTLAND – The longtime headmaster of Saco's Thornton Academy has been named executive director of Portland's first charter school, Baxter Academy for Technology and Science. “I'm very, very excited about this opportunity,” said Carl Stasio, who More…

Red Sox option Bard back to Portland
The Red Sox optioned Daniel Bard back to Double A Portland after the game today. He appeared in two games, allowing one run on one hit with two walks and one strikeout. The Red Sox called Bard up on Tuesday to provide protection for the bullpen after More…

Portland Trail Blazers Should Demand Plenty If They Trade LaMarcus Aldridge
The latest rumor comes from the Cleveland Cavaliers who want to dangle young prospects and draft picks in front of the Blazers’ noses to lure Aldridge away from Portland. If that’s the direction the Trial Blazers want to take, it might be wise, but … More…

Portland man was prisoner of North Koreans
PORTLAND — We've all heard lots about North Korea lately, but few people have experienced that country's hospitality like Don Bailey has. You can thank God, fate or your lucky stars for that. Back on Jan. 23, 1968, Bailey was one of about 75 sailors More…

Sporting KC squanders two leads in 3-2 loss to Portland Timbers
Chance Myers staked Sporting Kansas City to leads in the first and 29th minutes Saturday at Sporting Park, but visiting Portland Timbers FC had an answer both times and claimed a 3-2 win on the strength of Rodney Wallace's 58th minute
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Portland Chiropractor Considers Nutritional Counseling Valuable to Care
PORTLAND, Ore., April 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC emphasizes that nutritional counseling can play just as vital a role in her patients' overall health as a spinal adjustment or other natural therapies. Dr. Stuart employs such More…

Portland museum displays collection of traditional paddling boats
PORTLAND — Missing are the walrus hide coverings and baleen lashings. But otherwise, the amazing kayaks on display in Southeast Portland are pretty much historically accurate. The 50 boats in the Lincoln Street Kayak and Canoe Museum, handmade in More…

Alcoholism disability claim: Can cop win this $6 million lawsuit?
Former Gresham, Ore., police officer Jason Servo in Portland, Ore.. Servo, fired for driving drunk in an unmarked police car while off-duty in January, 2011, has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the city, the police chief and others, alleging his … More…

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Portland News for April 28th 2013

SoloPower shutdown in Portland, Cabela's plans for Tualatin: Portland-area
solopower executives.JPG View full sizeSoloPower executives, including then-CEO Tim Harris, center, review blueprints in this September 2011 photo in the North Marine Drive building that would become the company's Portland solar panel plant. It opened More…

Portland Trail Blazers Should Demand Plenty If They Trade LaMarcus Aldridge
Talk has been prevailing that some teams are contacting the Portland Trail Blazers about dealing LaMarcus Aldridge. The latest rumor comes from the Cleveland Cavaliers who want to dangle young prospects and draft picks in front of the Blazers’ noses to … More…

Portland comedian Dwight Slade contemplates finding humor in contentment
The evidence is all around his comfortable Northeast Portland home. Framed photos of his son and daughter displayed on a small piano. Jones, the 10-year-old orange-and-white cat, sleeping on the couch. And Slade himself — fit, serene, looking a decade More…

Weather Forecast: Portland, Oregon – The Weather Network
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Portland Timbers' Michael Harrington wants to win against former team
Kansas City traded Harrington to Portland in December, ending the left back's six-year career with the only team he had played for after being selected with third overall pick of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. The game on Saturday will be the first time More…

TriMet begins building Portland-Milwaukie light rail bridge deck
America's largest car-less commuting bridge continues to take shape over the Willamette River, with crews pouring the first concrete deck segment on More…

Salem and Portland gardens offer year-round displays
June is prime time for roses, the fragrant flower that has led Portland to become known as the “Rose City.” The annual Portland Rose Festival has been an integral part of city life since it was first held in 1907. It comes as no surprise, then, that More…

Fearless Chris Brown bursts onto AHL scene for Portland Pirates
A Coyotes draft pick who turned pro after three years at Michigan, Chris Brown has brought his fearless style to the playoff-bound Portland Pirates. More…

Goals by Christine Sinclair and "super sub" Danielle Foxhoven lift Portland
The Red Stars came out with greater energy and a more aggressive attack in the second half, shifting the focus of the game back to Portland's half of the field and forcing goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc to make three saves after a more relaxed first half. More…

Invisible, unhealthful toxics in Portland's airshed need immediate attention
It's heartening that the view from downtown Portland to Mount Hood is persistently clearer than it was just 30 years ago, thanks to widely collaborative and expensive smog-reduction efforts. But the finding last week that invisible, odorless pollutants More…

Portland's Ranaudo blanks Thunder
TRENTON ??? A pitcher who grew up in New Jersey brought down the Thunder toight as Anthony Ranaudo dominated his six-inning outing as the Portland Sea Dogs beat Trenton 6-0. A cloudless sky dropped a breezy chill on Arm & Hammer Park as an … More…

Portland's municipal organ's restoration on track
Technician David DeBlois adjusts and connects internal barrow pull-down actions on a manual chest for the solo division of the organ as he and other technicians work on refurbishing the Kotzschmar Organ from Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine at … More…

Portland Pilots take baseball series opener from Loyola Marymount 8-3
Portland freshman starter Billy Sahlinger picked up the win, Jeff Melby had three hits and Ben Grubb hit a two-run homer as the Pilots opened a three-game West Coast Conference series with an 8-3 win over the Loyola Marymount Lions on a warm Friday More…

Oyster: What to Do When You're In Portland – Huffington Post
With beautiful, natural surroundings mixed in with its trendy shops and bars, Stumpdown doesn't disappoint. Take a look at some our of favorite things to do in the gorgeous Oregon city.
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Alcoholism disability claim: Can cop win this $6 million lawsuit?
Former Gresham, Ore., police officer Jason Servo in Portland, Ore.. Servo, fired for driving drunk in an unmarked police car while off-duty in January, 2011, has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the city, the police chief and others, alleging his … More…

TEDx Portland event today at the Portland Art Museum and live stream online
TEDX_21964111.JPG View full size Kate Bingaman-Burt practices her TEDx Portland talk at the Portland Art Museum on Friday. The event today will be 12 speakers and four performers, all watchable on a live stream online. Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian More…

Portland Timbers FC 3, Sporting Kansas City 2
Joe Ledford ??? Joe Ledford/The Kansas City Star Kansas City Sporting Matt Besler (front) showed some pain after being hit by Portland Timbers Ben Zemanski Saturday night at the Sporting Park. Kansas City Sporting lost the game 3-2. (Joe Ledford/The … More…

Portland topples Sporting to extend unbeaten run
Kansas City, KS – The Portland Timbers continued their impressive form on Saturday after Rodney Wallace tallied the decisive goal in the 58th minute of a 3-2 Timbers victory at Sporting Kansas City. Sporting's Chance Myers attempted to steal the show More…

Portland designer Michelle Lesniak wins 'Project Runway' | kgw.com
Portland designer, Michelle Lesniak wins this season of Project Runway. More…

Portland Trail Blazers Should Demand Plenty If They Trade LaMarcus Aldridge
The latest rumor comes from the Cleveland Cavaliers who want to dangle young prospects and draft picks in front of the Blazers’ noses to lure Aldridge away from Portland. If that’s the direction the Trial Blazers want to take, it might be wise, but … More…

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Portland News for April 27th 2013

'Project Runway' winner, Portland's Michelle Lesniak Franklin: 'It hasn't sunk
After enduring lows, highs, more lows and more highs, Portland designer Michelle Lesniak Franklin finally finished "Project Runway" Season 11 right where she wanted to be — on top. Thursday night's finale revealed to viewers what Franklin, 34, had More…

Portland v Sporting Kansas City preview – striving to continue road success
own-goal.jpg View full sizeThe last time these two teams met in the regular season was 2012 in Portland. Sporting Kansas City was undefeated in seven matches, while Portland had lost four straight. The only goal on the night was courtesy of Sporting More…

Oregon same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, federal judge says in
View full sizePortland lawyer Alison "Tex" Clark (right) married photographer Anna Campbell (left) last June in British Columbia, where same-sex marriage is legal. Stephanie Hull. A federal appeals judge found this week in a bias complaint that federal More…

Jacob Avshalomov, longtime director of Portland Youth Philharmonic, dies
In 41 years as conductor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Jacob Avshalomov listened to 10,000 auditions, molded the musical minds of 4,000 students and conducted 640 concerts. He never missed a concert. Avshalomov, the second conductor of the More…

Portland's Michelle Lesniak Franklin on 'Project Runway' win: 'It's incredibly
Talking about it this morning, Franklin, who's now back home in Portland, said watching the episode on TV last night was "incredibly surreal." Adding to the emotion, the 34-year-old native Portlander says, is the support she's received from her More…

Aquarium Drunkard >> Sevens: The Replacements – Portland
Toward the end of their touring behind Pleased to Meet Me, the Replacements gigged in Portland, Oregon with the Young Fresh Fellows opening. And in the More…

Portland Mayor Hales to deliver first State of the City address: Portland City
Mayor Charlie Hales is set to give his first State of the City address Friday afternoon at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. During the hour long address, carried by Oregon Public Broadcasting, he'll highlight his priorities for the upcoming More…

BikePortland.org >> Blog Archive >> Portland-based Showers Pass
In yet another sign of growth, southeast Portland based Showers Pass has announced a new sales operation in the United Kingdom. Here's more from a company press release: "Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, the Showers Pass UK
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Portland Handyman Permanently Barred from Operating Home Repair Business
(Source: Attorney General Janet T. Mills) – AUGUSTA – Attorney General Janet T. Mills has announced that self-professed “handyman” Daniel B. Tucci of Portland, Maine, has been found guilty of numerous violations of Maine's Unfair Trade Practices Act More…

Fired Oregon officer: Alcoholism was a disability
PORTLAND, Ore. — A police officer fired for driving drunk in an unmarked police car while off-duty has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the city of Gresham, the police chief and others, alleging his rights were violated under the Americans with More…

Report: Bard to be recalled from Portland – Boston Red Sox Blog
BOSTON — This was seen not as a quick fix, but as a process. Daniel Bard was sent to Double-A Portland to refine his mechanics and regain his confide. More…

(PDX) Portland International Airport Delays – FlightStats
See all airport delays at PDX for a single day AND the resulting flight delays. More…

Portland Metro STEM Partnership to Celebrate Successful First Year of
PORTLAND, Ore., April 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Portland Metro STEM Partnership and key sponsor Intel will hold the third annual Intel STEMposium on April 26, 2013, at Quatama Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore. The Portland Metro More…

Rattie leads Winterhawks over Blazers 4-1 as Portland wins WHL West final
PORTLAND, Ore. – Ty Rattie scored a crucial short-handed goal and added a power-play assist in the third period Friday as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Kamloops Blazers 4-1 to win the Western Hockey League's Western Conference final in five More…

Dogs captured doing the Portland Shake
FORGET wildly popular dance the Harlem Shake, here's the Portland Shake, as brilliantly captured by a talented American zoologist turned pet photographer. As a child growing up next to a nature reserve in suburban New York City, Carli Davidson cared More…

Portland Sea Dogs' Anthony Ranaudo stronger and faster on the
Portland Sea Dogs righthander Anthony Ranaudo credits his improved velocity on the mound to a new strength and conditioning routine. In 2012, a groin injury More…

Forums look at Portland budget proposals – Portland Tribune
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Portland Thorns Emilee O'Neil beats odds to earn roster spot
At an age when professional athletes are usually thinking about retirement rather than beginning a career, the 30-year-old O'Neil impressed Portland Thorns coach Cindy Parlow Cone enough during an open tryout to earn a roster spot. Now O'Neil is More…

Portland Sea Dogs update: Xander Bogaerts, Christian Vazquez
Updates on Boston's shortstop of the future, as well as their potential catcher and first baseman of the same.
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Portland poker rooms face shutdown under bill at Oregon Legislature
poker.oneal.0426.JPG Rachel O'Neal, a Portland laywer, rakes in a pot during a Texas hold 'em tournament at Encore Poker Club in Northwest Portland. A bill at the Legislature could shut down card rooms like this one.Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian More…

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Portland News for April 26th 2013

Portland Sea Dogs update: Xander Bogaerts, Christian Vazquez
Updates on Boston's shortstop of the future, as well as their potential catcher and first baseman of the same.
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Early onslaught propels Blue Devils past Portland
White House High senior midfielder Gage Black attempts to maintain possession amidst pressure from Portland junior Coleton Graves during first-half action. / Craig Harris/Gallatin News Examiner More…

SAG-AFTRA 'Occupy Portland' Seeks to Keep Office Open
The boardroom vote to close 10 of the union's 25 offices was almost exclusively supported by Los Angeles and New York board members.
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Judge: Limiting inmates' mail unconstitutional
For two years, the Columbia County Jail north of Portland restricted inmates' personal mail to the sending and receiving of postcards until U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon issued an injunction that stopped the practice in May 2012. In a ruling More…

Portland Mayor Hales to deliver first State of the City address: Portland City
Mayor Charlie Hales is set to give his first State of the City address Friday afternoon at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. During the hour long address, carried by Oregon Public Broadcasting, he'll highlight his priorities for the upcoming More…

Portland Sea Dogs' Anthony Ranaudo stronger and faster on the mound
PORTLAND, Maine — It was just last July when Anthony Ranaudo was dragging himself through seven innings against the Trenton Thunder. It was the last start of a short season that had been so torn apart by injuries it seemed unsalvageable, and the radar More…

South Portland homeowners seek to buy land to keep troubled motel from
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Citing density issues and concerns about current operations at a Main Street motel, City Councilors on Monday recommended three Noyes Street property owners be allowed to buy city-owned land behind their homes as a More…

Firefighters respond to report of hazmat spill in NE Portland | Local
Fifteen people were evacuated from a building at 11933 N.E. Glenn Winding Drive on Wednesday night after a truck driver noticed a leak. More…

Investigation into slaying of Portland woman continues
PORTLAND, Maine — Despite a suspect in the case scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday, Portland police said Thursday they're not yet finished investigating the death of Margarita Fisenko Scott. The 29-year-old Westbrook woman's body was More…

Why Portland's tech-talent boom is good for real estate
Portland is among a handful of cities getting a boost from the growing need for … More…

SAG-AFTRA 'Occupy Portland' Seeks to Keep Office Open (Exclusive)
The campaign to save the Portland office was initiated by two SAG-AFTRA national board members from Portland, Mary McDonald-Lewis and Chrisse Roccaro. The petition was set up even before the board vote, but the effort became more public in the last More…

Portland Metro STEM Partnership to Celebrate Successful First Year of
PORTLAND, Ore., April 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Portland Metro STEM Partnership and key sponsor Intel will hold the third annual Intel STEMposium on April 26, 2013, at Quatama Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore. The Portland Metro More…

The Real World Portland: Exclusive Interview with Averey Tressler
Averey Tressler came into The Real World Portland house as an independent woman with her trusty dog, Daisy, by her side. Much to her surprise, she fell for roommate Johnny Reilly and they quickly fell into a relationship. Between a new roommate in the More…

Family recalls Portland man killed in TX blast | kgw.com Portland
The body of a West, Texas, explosion victim will be coming back to his family in Portland this week. The blast killed 57-year-old Mariano Saldivar while he sat in More…

Portland sailor Scott in top form in Hyeres
Portland ace Scott, winner of the Palma World Cup earlier this month, won his first race of the day to advance to the top of the leaderboard in the heavyweight dinghy fleet ahead of Dutchman Pieter Jan Postma, while in the second of the day’s two races … More…

Dogs captured doing the Portland Shake
FORGET wildly popular dance the Harlem Shake, here's the Portland Shake, as brilliantly captured by a talented American zoologist turned pet photographer. As a child growing up next to a nature reserve in suburban New York City, Carli Davidson cared More…

BikePortland.org >> Blog Archive >> Portland-based Showers Pass
In yet another sign of growth, southeast Portland based Showers Pass has announced a new sales operation in the United Kingdom. Here's more from a company press release: "Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, the Showers Pass UK
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Portland to Host 2013 USA Gymnastics Men's Junior Olympics National
Portland, Oregon (PRESS RELEASE)??? Portland will host its first ever USA Gymnastics national championship event next week as more than 1,000 gymnasts, coaches and family members descend on Portland for the 2013 USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior … More…

Portland company selects local exec
Turtle Mountain President John Tucker is leaving the Eugene maker of dairy-free natural foods to become CEO of Dave's Killer Bread, the Portland bread company announced Thursday. Tucker was chosen after a three-month, nationwide search, mainly More…

Portland Trail Blazers' Mike Janes on Rose Garden's in-house production
Mike Janes had racked up 11 years working at a duplication and post production house when a new facility, the Rose Garden, was built as the home of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers. When that happened, the team hired Janes to handle video control for More…

Portland News for April 25th 2013

Christine Sinclair is Canada's hero, but Portland's girl – The Province
PORTLAND, Ore. — Soccer City USA. This isn't a home away from home for Christine Sinclair.

Ex-Portland Press Herald publisher accused of misusing $500000
The former chief executive of a media group that publishes the Portland Press Herald in Maine has been accused by his former employer of misusing more than $500,000 of company money. Richard L. Connor, who led MaineToday Media from 2009 to 2011,

Portland's Brandon McMillan has an insider's perspective on Syracuse Crunch
Portland Pirates forward Brandon McMillan will have an unofficial second job this week as a scout. The Pirates are preparing for a first-round AHL playoff series against the Syracuse Crunch, and McMillan is one of the few players in that region with

Keep Portland Weird, But Not Toothless | RealClearScience
Keep Portland Weird, But Not Toothless. Ethan Siegel, Starts with a Bang! AP Photo. One of the most contentious issues going on in my city — Portland, OR — right now, is our upcoming vote this May on whether or not we should fluoridate our
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Portland Public Schools offer Virtual School options
The first day of school next year will look a lot different to some Portland Public School students. There will be no bus ride, no classroom and no first day of school jitters as the new Portland Virtual School (PVS) will be in full swing for the 2013

Portland's Jones Remains Top Pick
Portland Winter Hawks defenceman Seth Jones and Finnish centre Aleksander Barkov are the top-ranked players in this year's NHL entry draft according to Central Scouting's final rankings that were released today. The NHL draft is June 30 in New Jersey's

DHL Express Partners with 'Portland to Portland' International Infrastructure
Starting April 27th, the 'Portland to Portland' ride takes a team of British cyclists from Portland, Oregon to Portland Place, London to experience first-hand the local infrastructure and conditions for cycling in major cities. Talking to local

After Newtown tragedy, Portland mayor said he couldn't imagine not having
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, in a sit-down with The Oregonian's editorial board Tuesday, didn't divulge many details of his proposed budget due out next week, but he did hint where he might be leaning on the police budget, at least regarding school

South Portland police log – 4/25
Saturday, April 6. Christopher Young, 28, of South Portland, at 11:05 p.m. on Westbrook Street, on a warrant. Monday, April 8. Voni Luka, 25, of Portland, at 9:15 p.m. on East Wainwright Circle, on a charge of violating conditions of release. Tuesday

The Top 12 American Boomtowns
Portland, known as the ???City of Roses??? for its many rose gardens, has had the fastest economic growth in the country. It is, however, dealing with a few thorns. The city has invested $1 billion in its transit service to accommodate its growth, with a …

Portland Bike Share program now in fundraising mode for spring 2014 start
With this week's announcement that Portland's Alta Bicycle Share will run Seattle's new street bike service, it seems like a good time for an update on what's happening with Portland's go-by-bike plans: The organizers are in pedal peddling mode

Fluoride supporters rally in North Portland | kgw.com Portland
The debate on whether to fluoridate Portland's water is heating up as two groups present completely different information to the public on fluoridation.

First Ever Portland Thorns Home Opener in Photos – Stumptown Footy
I must say, we do home openers exceptionally well here in Portland. Wherever you are and whatever team you follow, I think there's always something special about a home opener and the heightened sense of anticipation that surrounds them
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TriMet begins building Portland-Milwaukie light rail bridge deck — and search
Wednesday marked the first pour of concrete segments of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail transit bridge that will be suspended over the Willamette River. Kiewit Infrastructure West, the bridge contractor, cast the first of 78 concrete segments for the

MaineToday Media accuses former CEO of stealing $500,000
PORTLAND, Maine — MaineToday Media has accused former CEO Richard Connor of misappropriating more than $500000 during his 27 months leading the company. MaineToday Media owns the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday
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Portland Mayor Hales on Nike's decision to pick Washington County
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales on Thursday said a South Waterfront property eyed by…

Portland Press Herald owner says former CEO misused $500K
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Portland doubles size of its underground tour
If it's true that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Seattle's venerable Underground Tour – a hit with tourists seemingly since the day after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 (which it commemorates) — has fans in Portland. Seattle's

Oregon 11, Portland 7: Three Ducks homer in victory over Pilots
Tyler Baumgartner hit a three-run homer, one of three home runs by No. 13 Oregon, as the Ducks rallied to defeat host Portland 11-7 on Tuesday at Joe Etzel Field. Baumgartner hit the first three-run homer of his career to right field to break a 3-3 tie

Family recalls Portland man killed in Texas blast
PORTLAND, Oregon — The body of a West, Texas explosion victim will be coming back to his family in Portland this week after a desperate search by relatives. The blast killed 57-year-old Mariano Saldivar while he sat in his apartment building in West …

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Portland News for April 24th 2013

Portland Thorns FC Match Recap: Reign Down, Roses Up
Word on the street is that the Portland Thorns love Salt & Straw, our fair burg's very Portland-y artisanal ice cream purveyor. In recent weeks, a number of players have peppered their Twitter feeds with Instagram photos of smiling teammates happily

Oregon 11, Portland 7: Three Ducks homer in victory over Pilots
Tyler Baumgartner hit a three-run homer, one of three home runs by No. 13 Oregon, as the Ducks rallied to defeat host Portland 11-7 on Tuesday at Joe Etzel Field. Baumgartner hit the first three-run homer of his career to right field to break a 3-3 tie

Portland Timbers Announce the Copa Verde; First Friendly Against Mexico's
The Portland Timbers have never been shy about inviting international teams to Portland to play in various friendlies. They do not, however, usually create a cup competition after it. Well, that all changes today with the announcement of the Copa Verde

Maxwell Technologies Supplies Ultracapacitors for Portland Area Light Rail
SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it is supplying ultracapacitors for an energy-saving braking energy recuperation system that American Maglev Technology (AMT), is installing on

Report: Bard to be recalled from Portland
Daniel Bard was sent to Double-A Portland to refine his mechanics and regain his confidence, not to demonstrate overnight that he was ready to return to the Red Sox. But that day of return and possible redemption has arrived. According to the Portland

Portland's Brandon McMillan has an insider's perspective on Syracuse Crunch
Portland Pirates forward Brandon McMillan will have an unofficial second job this week as a scout. The Pirates are preparing for a first-round AHL playoff series against the Syracuse Crunch, and McMillan is one of the few players in that region with

BikePortland.org >> Blog Archive >> Portland Art Museum to host 2013
The South Park Blocks, home to Portland's grand theater venues, museums, and churches, will host the 2013 Portland World Naked Bike Ride on June 8th. Ride organizers have gained the blessing of the Portland Art Museum who will host
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Portland's East Bayside on a roll: Bagel shop, others see growing appeal
PORTLAND ??? Sandwiched between the heights of Munjoy Hill and potentially lofty towers of the proposed Midtown development in Bayside, the East Bayside neighborhood is seeing a small but steady influx of new residents and businesses.

Solar power company to suspend Portland operations
PORTLAND, Ore.–A company that got millions in Oregon government incentives to manufacture innovative, roll-on solar panels says it is turning off the lights in its Portland factory, raising questions about how much taxpayers may be stuck for

On The Road With NPR Music: Matt Fleeger At KMHD, Portland
Beyond travel, we're also big music fans here at Gadling, largely because music is a great way to get to know a place. This month.
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South Portland police nab suspected TD Bank robber – Bangor Daily
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A man suspected of robbing a South Portland bank at gunpoint Monday afternoon is in custody, according to police. Joseph Morrill, 23, who fled TD Bank on Market Street with a small amount of cash, was
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espnw — Portland Thorns FC remains unbeaten in NWSL with win
U.S. Women's National Team star Alex Morgan delighted the crowd of 16479 by scoring what turned out to be the winning goal for the Portland Thorns FC.

After Newtown tragedy, Portland mayor said he couldn't imagine not having
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, in a sit-down with The Oregonian's editorial board Tuesday, didn't divulge many details of his proposed budget due out next week, but he did hint where he might be leaning on the police budget, at least regarding school

SoloPower moves to power down Portland factory, gut remaining workforce
The California company's Portland operation was already on the decline. SoloPower executives and public officials had projected the first manufacturing line would start up in early 2012, with enough work to keep 140 employees busy. Once the planned

Portland Orchestra, Chorus, Ballet Join Forces to Stage 'The Armed Man' – Mpbn
Aimed at highlighting the horrors of war, “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” was written 13 years ago by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. This Friday, the Portland Choral Arts Society joins forces with the Portland Symphony and Portland Ballet Company to …

Keep Portland Weird, But Not Toothless | RealClearScience
Keep Portland Weird, But Not Toothless. Ethan Siegel, Starts with a Bang! AP Photo. One of the most contentious issues going on in my city — Portland, OR — right now, is our upcoming vote this May on whether or not we should fluoridate our
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South Portland police log – 4/25
Saturday, April 6. Christopher Young, 28, of South Portland, at 11:05 p.m. on Westbrook Street, on a warrant. Monday, April 8. Voni Luka, 25, of Portland, at 9:15 p.m. on East Wainwright Circle, on a charge of violating conditions of release. Tuesday

Portland-based Alta wins Seattle bike share contract
Portland-based Alta Bicycle Share has done it again. They’ve been chosen to operate a 500 bike, 50 station bike share system in Seattle. The announcement was made today by Puget Sound Bike Share (PSBS). According to a press release, Alta will work …

Reign FC can't complete comeback in Portland, loses 2-1
“Since arriving into Seattle, fans and members of the soccer community have given me insight into the rivalry between Seattle and Portland,” said Laura Harvey, general manager and head coach, in the preview. “We know it will be a spirited environment,

Police investigate S. Portland bank robbery
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating the armed robbery of a South Portland bank. Police say a masked man armed with a handgun walked into the TD Bank branch on Market Street at about 5:30 p.m. Monday, walked up to a teller and

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Portland News for April 23rd 2013

Portland shelter eases overcrowding
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials have alleviated crowding problems at Portland's Oxford Street homeless shelter by tightening the rules that previously allowed people to stay indefinitely. Director Josh O'Brien says residents can no longer stay

Portland Thorns supporters celebrate inaugural home match (photo
1 of 19 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay Rose City Riveters, the Portland Thorns FC supporters group, proudly display the tifo prior to the inaugural home match t Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon, April 21, 2013.
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Portland Thorns defeat Seattle 2-1 in home opener
Enlarge Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian PORTLAND, OREGON-4/21/13–The Portland Thorns Danielle Foxhoven (9) blows kisses to the crowd after fans gave the whole team roses and banners after the Thorns beat the Seattle Reign, 2-1, in the

NW Portland Greenbrier to lay off 200; Old Town spot Hamburger Mary's closes
Greenbrier to lay off 200 workers at Gunderson plant in Northwest Portland: The Greenbrier Cos. said Friday that it plans to lay off one-fourth of the workforce at its Gunderson plant in Northwest Portland as it ramps down production of intermodal

Lackey, Portland shut down B-Mets
Portland, ME (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Mets committed five errors and dropped the series-opener to the Portland Sea Dogs, 8-2, Monday night at Hadlock Field. Binghamton's five misplays matched a season-high and led to seven unearned runs.

News: Chrissy Amphlett, Portland, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Vacuum
Paraguay elects anti-gay president. New Zealand marriage equality bill given royal assent. Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies at 53 after battle with breast cancer. Video: Cat just can't quit vacuum. Study: Marriage equality would give
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Portland judge turns down Mohamed Mohamud's bid for acquittal or new trial
Mohamed Mohamud found guilty of Pioneer Courthouse Square bombing attempt View full sizeA federal jury in Portland handed up its verdict on Jan. 31 after less than seven hours of deliberations in a trial that began Jan. 10 in a downtown federal

Portland Timbers Man of the Match: The Brick Wall
One week after the Portland Timbers 1-0 home win over the San Jose Earthquakes the two teams faced off again in a 1-1 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium. Who, though, was the Timbers' Man of the Match? ? Share on Facebook ? ? Tweet post ? 38 Comments

Portland 1, San Jose 1: Earthquakes rattle Timbers at end
Following a very physical 1-0 win over the Earthquakes in Portland last weekend — after which San Jose forward Alan Gordon was issued a three-game suspension for uttering an anti-gay slur at Portland's Will Johnson — the Timbers were ready for

Portland Thorns supporters celebrate inaugural home match (photo essay)
2 of 19 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay “Rosie the Riveter” leads the Portland Thorns supporters group as the Thorns set to play the match at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon, April 21, 2013. Nick Hernandez/OregonLive.com …

Lackey to pitch for Portland on Monday – Boston Red Sox Blog
BOSTON — John Farrell is looking ahead to the conundrum, potentially, of making some hard decisions later this week. The Red Sox manager offered up.

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear
PORTLAND ??? One day after automatic federal budget cuts hit the Federal Aviation Administration, travelers have been delayed as long as two hours at major airports and are likely to see more delays trickling down to smaller airports like the Portland …

Portland Police Arrest Suspect After Motel Stand-Off On Powell Boulevard
Members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) took 57-year-old Terry Glenn Mortensen into custody this morning after a stand-off that lasted several hours. Mortensen was arrested for outstanding parole warrants for a …

Portland Man Sentenced for $350K Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving “Straw
(Source: FBI) – PORTLAND, OR–On Wednesday, April 17, 2012, Oregon District Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced Tu Ngoc Tran, 38, of Portland, Oregon, to 63 months in prison following his conviction in a jury trial on drug and wire fraud charges on

Sound Tigers top Portland, 4-1, in season finale
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers wrapped up the 2012-13 season with a resounding 4-1 victory over the Portland Pirates before an announced crowd of 5,129 on Fan Appreciation Day at The Webster Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon. And if you believe there …

The Importance of the 2013 Off-Season to the Portland Trail Blazers
A birds-eye view of all the things at stake for the Trail Blazers during the next few tension-packed months.
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Alex Morgan, Portland a hit in home debut
Alex Morgan’s goal in the 52nd minute held up as the game-winner as the Portland Thorns topped the Seattle Reign 2-1 in front of 16,479 fans Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore. It was the Thorns’ inaugural home game with the National Women’s …

Portland Thorns coach looks to continue winning ways
Portland Thorns First Practice Portland head coach Cindy Parlow Cone (center) and the Thorns hope to post their first win of the regular season when they host Seattle in their home opener April 21 at Jeld-Wen Field. Brent Wojahn/The Oregonian

Portland Thorns call fan support "amazing"
Portland Thorns against the Seattle Reign in Portland Fans gave the players for the Portland Thorns roses and banners after the Thorns beat the Seattle Reign, 2-1, in the Thorns' home opener in women's soccer April 21 at Jeld-Wen Field. Photo by Randy L.

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear
PORTLAND ??? Employee furloughs forced by automatic federal spending cuts have begun this week at Portland International Jetport. click image to enlarge. An air traffic controller works in a terminal radar approach control room at the Atlanta in …

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Portland News for April 22nd 2013

Portland State Men's Tennis Ends Season on Two-Match Winning Streak
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Portland State men's tennis team ended the 2013 campaign on a high-note as the squad finished the season with a two-match winning streak, after defeating Sothern Utah on Friday, and most recently, Northern Arizona this morning in

Oregon sheriff says search for lost teen suspended
PORTLAND, Ore. — The search for an Oklahoma teenager who set out to test himself against the wilderness in the wilds of southeastern Oregon has been suspended indefinitely until conditions improve. Sheriff Dave Glerup of Harney County, Ore., said

NWSL Match Preview: Portland Thorns FC vs. Seattle Reign FC at
Portland Thorns FC and Seattle Reign FC kick off a new aspect to the already fierce Pacific Northwest rivlary between the two neighboring cities. Already

Portland Pirates 5, Connecticut Whale 1
Portland, ME – Phil Lane scored a hat trick, and Andy Miele added a goal and two assists, Saturday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center, as the Portland Pirates defeated the Connecticut Whale, 5-1, in the Whale's last game of the regular season.

Alex Morgan, Portland a hit in home debut
Alex Morgan’s goal in the 52nd minute held up as the game-winner as the Portland Thorns topped the Seattle Reign 2-1 in front of 16,479 fans Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore. It was the Thorns’ inaugural home game with the National Women’s …

Portland Thorns FC vs. Seattle Reign FC
Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add NWSLsoccer's video to your playlist. Sign in. Statistics Report. Streamed live on Apr 21, 2013. The Portland Thorns FC will host the Seattle Reign FC on Sunday, April 20 at 5 p.m. at JELD-WEN Field.

Lackey to pitch for Portland on Monday
Most notably, John Lackey is scheduled to make a rehab start at Double-A Portland on Monday, with a scheduled four-inning, 65-pitch outing. Franklin Morales will follow on Wednesday with a four-inning start for the Sea Dogs after throwing a bullpen

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter admits San Jose's "mosh pit" style of play
Caleb Porter and his Portland Timbers team played a soccer game, not a rock concert, with the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night, but it didn't stop the Timbers head coach from using the words "mosh pit" to describe his opponents' style of play.

Portland Man Sentenced for $350K Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving “Straw
(Source: FBI) – PORTLAND, OR–On Wednesday, April 17, 2012, Oregon District Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced Tu Ngoc Tran, 38, of Portland, Oregon, to 63 months in prison following his conviction in a jury trial on drug and wire fraud charges on

NW Portland Greenbrier to lay off 200; Old Town spot Hamburger Mary's closes
Greenbrier to lay off 200 workers at Gunderson plant in Northwest Portland: The Greenbrier Cos. said Friday that it plans to lay off one-fourth of the workforce at its Gunderson plant in Northwest Portland as it ramps down production of intermodal

Portland shelter eases overcrowding
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials have alleviated crowding problems at Portland's Oxford Street homeless shelter by tightening the rules that previously allowed people to stay indefinitely. Director Josh O'Brien says residents can no longer stay

Portland Thorns defeat Seattle 2-1 in home opener
Enlarge Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian PORTLAND, OREGON-4/21/13–The Portland Thorns Danielle Foxhoven (9) blows kisses to the crowd after fans gave the whole team roses and banners after the Thorns beat the Seattle Reign, 2-1, in the

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear
PORTLAND ??? Employee furloughs forced by automatic federal spending cuts have begun this week at Portland International Jetport. click image to enlarge. An air traffic controller works in a terminal radar approach control room at the Atlanta in …

Portland police search for man involved in Saturday night stabbing
A TriMet bus driver was stabbed in the leg while exiting a portable restroom in Portland's Lents neighborhood Saturday night, authorities say. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Brian Nixon, told police he was using the restroom when someone banged

Portland Thorns supporters celebrate inaugural home match (photo essay)
2 of 19 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay “Rosie the Riveter” leads the Portland Thorns supporters group as the Thorns set to play the match at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon, April 21, 2013. Nick Hernandez/OregonLive.com …

Saint Mary's routs Portland 14-2 in WCC baseball
Portland's Brian Frattali knocked in a run in the top of the fourth inning before Saint Mary's scored one in the bottom of the fourth, five in the fifth, another run in the seventh and two more in the eighth. Kalfus notched two more RBIs during the

Quakes get late tie against Timbers
Rookie forward Adam Jahn scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to pull the San Jose Earthquakes into 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday night. Jahn beat Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts cleanly from 13 yards. The play …

Portland Thorns beat Seattle Reign 2-1 in home opener (photos)
1 of 12 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay PORTLAND, OREGON-4/21/13–The Portland Thorns beat the Seattle Reign, 2-1, in the Thorns’ home opener in women’s soccer Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field. Here they celebrate a first half goal by …

Portland Police Arrest Suspect After Motel Stand-Off On Powell Boulevard
Members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) took 57-year-old Terry Glenn Mortensen into custody this morning after a stand-off that lasted several hours. Mortensen was arrested for outstanding parole warrants for a …

Portland Thorns coach looks to continue winning ways
Portland Thorns First Practice Portland head coach Cindy Parlow Cone (center) and the Thorns hope to post their first win of the regular season when they host Seattle in their home opener April 21 at Jeld-Wen Field. Brent Wojahn/The Oregonian

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