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 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.

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


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