Portland News for June 22nd 2013

Portland takes steps to help children over the summer
PORTLAND (WGME) — The city of Portland is taking steps to make sure kids have the opportunity to learn this summer and to have access to good nutrition. All too often kids fall behind in their learning during the summer and school meals are not available. More…

Portland General Electric says competitive bidding process for 1.3 billion
Jun 20, 2013 (Menafn – The Oregonian – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –Portland General Electric Co. fired back at critics this week, telling Oregon regulators that contrary to competitors' complaints, its recently completed More…

Former Portland foot doctor sentenced on drug, fraud convictions
Jun 22, 2013 (Menafn – Bangor Daily News – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –PORTLAND, Maine — A former Portland podiatrist was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for conspiracy, drug and fraud crimes during a hearing More…

Portland General Electric says competitive bidding process for $1.3
Oregon's largest utility just completed a three-year process to choose vendors for its biggest acquisition of new generation resources in decades. The plan comprises a $1.3 billion investment in three power plants: a 440-megawatts gas fired
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Portland hoping to extend unbeaten run vs. Colorado
Defense has been the foundation of Portland's recent success as the club has conceded just five goals over its last eight games, a stretch that includes back-to-back shutouts in its most recent outings. The Timbers will hope to keep another clean sheet More…

Portland Girl Finds Dream Job in Maine
Portland, Maine: Dream Local Digital continues its growth plans, welcoming Aimee Bermudez to the team as an Online Marketing Strategist. Aimee is based in our Portland office and will be working with clients on online marketing strategy, research, More…

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Former Portland foot doctor sentenced on drug, fraud convictions
PORTLAND, Maine — A former Portland podiatrist was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for conspiracy, drug and fraud crimes during a hearing before More…

Portland State University drops more than 50 classes to save money, angering
As little as a week before the start of summer term, Portland State University abruptly canceled more than 50 courses, including at least a dozen with enough students enrolled that the class would have turned a profit for PSU. Portland State's provost More…

The Remarkable Gay Writer and Activist behind Portland's New
Portland has a new slogan–"Portland, Maine. Yes. Life's good here."–with an awesome backstory. The new slogan was announced by city leaders this Tuesday, to mostly positive reviews, the Portland Press Herald reports: City and business
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Portland forms gay-straight alliance youth chorus to foster community, acceptance
A performance by Diverse Harmony, Seattle's gay-straight alliance chorus, sparked more than just good music in Portland on Pride Weekend. The performance boosted momentum for starting a gay-straight alliance youth choir in Portland. GSA Choir.JPG More…

Ore. judge skeptical of US argument on no-fly list
PORTLAND, Ore. — To federal officials, being on the no-fly list isn't such a big deal. Sure, you can't board a plane, but options abound, government lawyers said at a hearing Friday. Sick relative? Take a boat. New baby in the family? Perhaps a train More…

Portland hires new transportation director – Portland Tribune
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MLS Power Rankings Week 16: Portland Timbers finally rise to the top
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Intimate Portland Wedding Ruffled
Any time a wedding from Gene Pease lands in our inbox, we know we're in for quite the treat. Emma and Mike's wedding is one of the sweetest we've seen so far — it was so touching to see all the surprises Emma had in store for Mike
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Portland Rose Circle gets facelift
PORTLAND (WGME) — It's been a city landmark since the 1920s and now the Portland Rose Circle is getting a facelift and going green. The city arborists have planted new low maintenance, earth friendly roses. The flowers don't need any pesticides and More…

Portland's mayor praises changes in leadership at police bureau
Two retirements in the Portland Police Bureau have led to significant changes in Chief Mike Reese's command staff. The changes were made with the input of Mayor Charlie Hales, who serves as police commissioner. Hales said he is particularly pleased by More…

LePage issues new policy: No more talking to 3 newspapers | The
Paul LePage's administration will no longer comment in stories published by the Portland Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel, his More…

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (first match)
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Portland Piano Company features Fazioli in new store downtown
The only Fazioli piano for sale in Oregon sits in the center of a sunlight-filled room in the new Portland Piano Company's store in downtown Portland. The Fazioli is a $200,000 handcrafted instrument from Italy, and the Portland Piano Co. staff is More…

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Portland News for June 21st 2013

State gives $2 million to Portland area 'economic growth' traffic
The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved more than $2 million to help fund four Portland-area road projects, including a new metered Interstate 205 ramp lane in Northeast Portland and traffic improvements around Intel's Ronler
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Portland Police hire a PSU research analyst to serve as their new police
Covelli, 38, who has a masters of science degree in criminology and criminal justice from Portland State, was hired in April to fill a bureau position recommended by federal justice investigators. In her new role, she'll be responsible for "developing More…

Portland cocaine smuggler to serve 25 years
Monitored phone calls nabbed Hasan Worthy, 36, who ran a New York-to-Portland drug ring. PORTLAND – A Portland man who was a key figure in a large-scale drug ring that smuggled cocaine, crack and heroin from New York for distribution in Maine was More…

XTERRA Portland Off Road Triathlon – Aug 10, 2013 – XTERRA PDX
XTERRA Portland Off Road Triathlon – Aug 10, 2013. 2011_header2. Great job XTERRA Portland all that you did to put this weekend slate of events together! “. More…

Portland Timbers extend unbeaten streak to 14 with scoreless draw against Los
As the Portland Timbers continue their magical run within the 2013 season, I struggle with what will eventually bring the streak to an end. While I'm trying to do my best to adopt the "game at a time" philosophy that Timbers Coach Caleb Porter has More…

Portland City Council gives final OK to budget that includes several cuts
After five months of work, Portland City Council finally put to bed the 2013-14 budget Thursday afternoon. The budget, which comes in at $16 million less for the city than the one before it, represents hundreds of lost positions and reduced funding to More…

Portland police seeking public's help in identifying suspected serial bank robber
Portland police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man they suspect was involved in three bank robberies in Southeast Portland since September 2011. In two of the robberies, the man claimed he had a bomb. At 5:50 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2011, a More…

Wyden: Price tag too high on Klamath Basin deals
PORTLAND, Ore. — Drought has again brought the water struggles of the high-desert Klamath Basin to national attention, but an Oregon senator says Congress won't pony up the dollars many in the region sought to help reduce tensions and economic More…

Man of the Match: Adding Up a Shutout
With only one really dangerous chance on goal per team, many of the biggest moments of the Portland Timbers 0-0 draw against the LA Galaxy last night came before anyone got a shot off. The game was a defensive battle featuring crunching slide tackles, More…

Recap: Portland Timbers Draw LA Galaxy Nil-Nil
If Portland's unbeaten streak was going to end it was more than likely going to end against the two time defending MLS Cup Champions. The Portland Timbers' players did not get that memo. They stood toe to toe with the LA Galaxy and remained standing to More…

Portland Press Herald, Maine, Off Beat column
"People have so many theories about that movie, it's like the JFK assassination," said Anthony Kaufman, a Portland-based film critic who has written for the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, and contributes regularly to Variety. "One guy's theory More…

Former Portland mayor to lead public art bike ride – Bike Portland
Former Mayor Bud Clark is no stranger to Portland public art or bicycling. In fact he has reached iconic status for both. Clark, who was our mayor from 1985-1992, is known for his promotion and participation in Bike to Work Day and his
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LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers | MLS Match Preview
A huge clash in the Western Conference is ahead at midweek as the LA Galaxy return home to play host to the Portland Timbers at StubHub Center. The Galaxy are coming off a lost two-game road swing, their last match a 3-1 loss at Real Salt Lake, and are More…

Diner 2013: Best Southeast Portland restaurants (photos
25, 2013–Ava Gene's, under the guidance of Duane Sorenson, takes to Italian in a little different way than Portland's seen. Chef Joshua McFadden prepares a dish of orecchiette with pork sausage and rainbow chard. Photo by Randy L.
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South Portland Police Beat: June 21
6/10 at 9:44 p.m. Joshua Grant, 23, of South Portland, was arrested on Scott Road by Officer Jeff Levesque on charges of aggravated assault, obstructing the report of a crime, domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal threatening. 6/10 More…

Portland area Native Americans reconnect with heritage through traditional games
The group's game instructors agreed to come to Portland to train 25 local indigenous adults and representatives from groups that cater to indigenous youths. Trainers spent three days teaching them to play 16 games specific to Pacific Northwest tribes. More…

GIF Tournament IV: 'Portland Nosepicker' vs. 'Sean Payton' – SB Nation
GIF TOURNAMENT IV rolls right on into the second day. Let's take to the polls, and decide which eight sports GIFs make it into the next round of the tournament.
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Portland ceremony welcomes 20 new citizens
A video projection of a waving American flag towered over a crowd wearing saris, hijabs, kufi caps, high heels, simple shirts and dress pants in the gym of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization in Northeast Portland. Interpreters in Burmese More…

Portland selectmen salute Miss USA Erin Brady with proclamation
“As a past resident and graduate of Portland High School, this certificate is our acknowledgment of your hard work and our support of your achievements! “As First Selectwoman of the town of Portland I hereby proclaim June 19, 2013 as Erin Brady Day. More…

Portland General Electric says competitive bidding process for $1.3 billion
Portland General Electric Co. fired back at critics this week, telling Oregon regulators that contrary to competitors' complaints, its recently completed competitive bidding process for new generation resources was extensive, fair and ensured the best More…

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Portland News for June 20th 2013

Police: Couple bought gun for man accused in spree
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Springfield, Ore., couple face federal charges after authorities say they bought a gun for two people accused of a three-state killing spree and then helped them avoid capture. Kimberly Wyatt has pleaded not guilty to charges of More…

Portland Weekend Amusements (June 21-23, 2013)
Portland Weekend Amusements (June 21-23, 2013). The longest days of the year are upon us, as are the summer festivals dedicated to drinking and leisuring in the sun, when it makes an appearance.
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Portland police continue search for Back Cove sexual assault suspect
Portland police continue search for Back Cove sexual assault suspect. PORTLAND (WGME) — Portland police are still asking for the public's help in catching the man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the Back Cove earlier this month. They say a More…

Portland's new slogan inspires mix of bravos, boos
PORTLAND ??? City and business leaders introduced Portland’s new slogan Tuesday, saying its simplicity and versatility open up many marketing opportunities. click image to enlarge. Portland Mayor Michael Brennan speaks during the unveiling of the city’s? … More…

Gavin Portland – NEW ALBUM OUT NOW! | Free Music, Mixes, Tour
Gavin Portland – NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!'s official profile including the latest music, albums, songs, music videos and more updates. More…

Dead Notes #2 :: Viola Lee Blues (2/2/68 Portland, Oregon)
Welcome to round two of Dead Notes. We kicked things off with a “Good Lovin” from 1971; today we touch down in February 1968 where we find the Dead eleven months after the release of their self-titled debut, tackling the recording of their
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Portland – SecureWorld Expo
Presented by: June 5-6, 2013 Oregon Convention Center Register. Portland SecureWorld 2013, presented by FishNet Security, will offer 2 days of presentations More…

'Glock Block' in Oregon Neighborhood 10 Miles From Portland Gets
Odds are that the ultraliberal, Occupy movement-supporting crowd in Portland, Oregon, which includes its mayor, who told the Los Angeles Times in late 2011 More…

LePage issues new policy: No more talking to newspapers | The
Maine news, sports, weather from Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, Maine. Wednesday, June 19, 2013. News ? Kennebec Journal More…

Maine governor to stop talking to 3 newspapers
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's blunt-spoken governor doesn't mince words when opponents dare to cross him but he's saved some of his harshest criticism for newspapers, once telling schoolchildren he isn't a fan of papers and another time saying that More…

Portland General Electric About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (POR)
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/21/13, Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE: POR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.275, payable on 7/15/13. As a percentage of POR's recent stock price of $31 More…

Portland Timbers Match Day — at Galaxy
Where they stand: Portland has 6 wins, 1 loss and 8 ties (26 points), and sits third in the West, two points back of first-place FC Dallas; Los Angeles (6-6-2, 20 points) sits fifth in the West. Head to head: The Galaxy have won four of the five games More…

Portland, Maine: 'Life's good here'
The city launched a new marketing campaign Tuesday under the slogan: "Portland, Maine. Yes. Life's good here." Besides the city, local groups and businesses plan to use the slogan, adapting it, for instance, with the sayings: "Portland. Yes. Coffee's More…

'endangered places' list could help restore landmark Portland building
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Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble: Thursday, June 20
How will Portland jazz survive without Andrew Oliver? Since Hurricane Katrina blew the young pianist back to his hometown in 2005 after a few years at New Orleans’ Loyola University, he’s gigged and recorded several impressive CDs with his Andrew … More…

Portland's Abyssinian Meeting House makes endangered historic places list
PORTLAND, Maine (NECN) — The National Trust For Historic Preservation has just released its list of eleven most endangered historic places in the United States. Two of those properties are in New England–Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard and? … More…

RECAP | LA Galaxy 0, Portland Timbers 0
CARSON, Calif. – Goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts made four saves to help the Portland Timbers shut out the LA Galaxy in a scoreless draw at the StubHub Center More…

Portland beer festival to showcase stars of the suds
Allison Stevens pours a draft Wednesday at her bar, The Thirsty Pig on Exchange Street in Portland, in advance of the beer celebration known as The Festival. The international event serves as a showcase for the ???rock stars??? of the craft beer world. More…

Portland City Council meets as protestors rally about reservoir changes
OneMountTaborReservoir.JPG Portland stores its treated drinking water at five historic open reservoirs, including this one at Mount Tabor Park. Health officials say the open-air reservoirs are risky, but reservoir supporters say there's little proof of More…

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Portland News for June 19th 2013

Cobras fall to Boltz in Portland | FOOTBALL – Renton Reporter
The SeaTac Cobras play a rematch with the Portland Boltz at 7 p.m. Saturday at Renton Memorial Stadium. For tickets visit www.seataccobras.com.
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Portland's new slogan: 'Yes. (It's all) good here.'
Mayor Michael Brennan and Creative Portland Corp. Executive Director Jennifer Hutchins led a highly anticipated news conference Tuesday morning to unveil a new city slogan, which they described as a Swiss Army knife of phrases that could be tweaked for More…

Portland Timbers stand tall among MLS ranks
PORTLAND, Ore. — When Will Johnson was with Real Salt Lake last season, the first thing the midfielder said he and his teammates did once the Major League Soccer schedule was released was sort out the road games. Inevitably, they would always circle More…

landmark put on endangered list
PORTLAND ??? A historic landmark on Munjoy Hill has been placed on a list of America’s most endangered historic places. click image to enlarge. The Abyssinian Meeting House has been placed on a list of America’s most endangered historic places. More…

Nagbe 'golazo' lifts Portland Timbers to 1-0 victory over FC Dallas
The Portland Timbers were playing arguably their biggest match of 2013 on June 15 when the top team in the MLS Western Conference, FC Dallas, visted More…

Portland brings unbeaten run to LA
Carson, CA – The hottest team in MLS continues its reign of terror on Wednesday as the Portland Timbers head to the StubHub Center to face the Los Angeles Galaxy. Portland just knocked off FC Dallas, the top team in the league, in a 1-0 victory at Jeld More…

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. FC Dallas (second match)
He was also available for an outlet as Portland spent a great deal of time moving the ball from side to side to move the FC Dallas defense around, and I thought his work there was very good. rjohnson holds off loyd.JPG View full sizeTimbers forward More…

U of Oregon plans to bar too-wide seat cushions
PORTLAND, Ore. — Some University of Oregon fans say it's getting crowded in the bleachers. The problem: Jumbo seat cushions. So the school proposes to limit cushions to 17 inches wide. University spokeswoman Julie Brown says there have been "a few More…

S. Portland tar sands opponents submit signatures for referendum
SOUTH PORTLAND ??? A citizens group that opposes the prospect of tar-sands oil being pumped through South Portland has collected nearly 4,000 signatures to ask voters whether they want to ban oil importation within city limits. click image to enlarge. More…

Portland unveils new city slogan
That system includes a promotional video, which was also debuted Tuesday, as well as yet-be-developed strategies for promoting the city. Jennifer Hutchins, executive director of Creative Portland Corp., said the strength of the slogan was a versatility … More…

Portland kids hope blog inspires healthy eating
PORTLAND — Getting your kids to try new foods, especially vegetables, can be a challenge. Things like Brussels sprouts and green beans aren’t always on their list of favorite foods. That’s why people often wonder how David Autrey and Amy Wessleman got? … More…

South Portland voters likely to see ordinance to block tar sands on November
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A group hoping to block transportation of so-called tar sands oil through South Portland — one end of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline — have gathered four times the number of signatures needed to put a prohibitive new More…

Drug use continues to drive Portland, Bangor rates of violent and
BANGOR, Maine — It doesn't matter if you're in the state's biggest city or the Queen City — illegal drug use is behind many of the violent and property crimes More…

Portland Japanese Garden Lands World-Renowned Noguchi Exhibit
In the first exhibit of its kind nationwide, the Garden is showcasing the artwork of one of the most critically acclaimed sculptors of the 20th century: Isamu Noguchi. And on May 30, the Portland Japanese Garden celebrated its 50th anniversary at a More…

Kenneth Wilson, Nobel winner for physics, dies
PORTLAND, Maine ??? Physicist Kenneth Wilson, who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transitions, has died in Maine, where he retired to enjoy kayaking with his wife. He was 77. Wilson, who died? … More…

Portland Feed the Hungry This Weekend
Have you felt called to help the hungry but didn't know where to do it? If you live in the Portland, Oregon area -here's your chance! The Portland Police Sunshine Division is asking for volunteers this weekend to feed the hungry – so bring a friend and More…

Two Portland nonprofit media centers transition to HD
MetroEast Community Media and Portland Community Media ??? two nonprofit public access media centers serving Portland, OR ??? have each installed eight Hitachi Z-HD5000 HDTV studio/field production cameras. While the community media centers are? … More…

Portland seniors say farewell to high school
PORTLAND >> They embodied both the best of what Portland has to offer and the communal hopes of the town. They were the 82 members of the 2013 graduating class of Portland High School, and Tuesday they bowed out with a mixture of humor, relief and More…

Portland, Maine: 'Life's good here'
PORTLAND, Maine — Everyone knows that what happens in Las Vegas "stays in Vegas." Maine's largest city is launching its own marketing campaign, and wants you to know simply that "Life's good here." The marketing phrase that was unveiled Tuesday is More…

Cat missing in Portland being returned to owner – Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Portland, Ore., man whose cat had been missing since last year will soon be reunited with the well-traveled feline, More…

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Portland News for June 18th 2013

Portland Chinooks Franchise Adds Quality Minor League Hoops To A City Full
Inhabitants of Portland have as much knowledge and passion for the game as they do their thrift stores. Relishing in the overall support and interest has been the Portland Chinooks of the IBL (International Basketball League), who's future looks bright More…

Portland Chinooks Franchise Adds Quality Minor League Hoops To
In a city that values it's hoops just as much as it's hops, the Portland Chinooks are bringing an extremely polished brand of professional basketball to fans across the City of Roses. With a focused owner, and new GM can they bring home a title
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Portland Adult Education needs new home after 27 years in 'temporary' spot
Seth Koenig, Bangor Daily News. Monday, June 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm. PORTLAND ??? Portland Adult Education moved its academic classes into a former elementary school building on Douglass Circle in what was intended to be a temporary home. More…

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. FC Dallas (second match)
chara blocks loyd from ball.JPG View full sizeWhile Timbers midfielder Diego Chara had a rather forgettable match in terms of shots on goal, he was exceptionally solid with his defensive work against FC Dallas. He also was very active in terms of More…

Portland group sues to beef up Idaho toxics standards to help fish
Northwest Environmental Advocates filed a lawsuit Friday against federal agencies for delaying taking action in controlling toxics that threaten salmon and steelhead. The Portland-based group filed the suit under the federal Endangered
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Portland School Board adopts budget for 2013-14 school year
Cleveland High School held its graduation ceremonies last week at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland. The district's school board formally adopted a budget that would add more teachers to Cleveland and other high schools. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The More…

Reign FC falls to Portland for third time | Reign | The Seattle Times
Foxhoven netted her second goal in as many games with a curling strike in the 48th minute and Shim recorded her first professional goal and assist for Portland. Thorns FC (8-2-1, 25 points) improved to 3-0-0 this season against Seattle (0-9-1,
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Portland group sues to beef up Idaho toxics standards to help fish
Northwest Environmental Advocates filed a lawsuit Friday against federal agencies for delaying taking action in controlling toxics that threaten salmon and steelhead. The Portland-based group filed the suit under the federal Endangered
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Cobras fall to Boltz in Portland | FOOTBALL – Renton Reporter
The SeaTac Cobras play a rematch with the Portland Boltz at 7 p.m. Saturday at Renton Memorial Stadium. For tickets visit www.seataccobras.com.
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Portland City Club overwhelmingly approves bicycle plan; TriMet app equity
More than 80 percent of the Portland City Club's members have approved a bicycling study that calls for, among other things, a 4 percent statewide excise tax on new bike purchases to fund better research and education. The final vote by members of the More…

Portland Chinooks Franchise Adds Quality Minor League Hoops To
In a city that values it's hoops just as much as it's hops, the Portland Chinooks are bringing an extremely polished brand of professional basketball to fans across the City of Roses. With a focused owner, and new GM can they bring home a title
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Cobras fall to Boltz in Portland | FOOTBALL – Renton Reporter
The SeaTac Cobras play a rematch with the Portland Boltz at 7 p.m. Saturday at Renton Memorial Stadium. For tickets visit www.seataccobras.com.
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Reign FC falls to Portland for third time | Reign | The Seattle Times
Foxhoven netted her second goal in as many games with a curling strike in the 48th minute and Shim recorded her first professional goal and assist for Portland. Thorns FC (8-2-1, 25 points) improved to 3-0-0 this season against Seattle (0-9-1,
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Hitler on the Mounted Patrol: "Everyone Loves Horsies Even Though
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Portland bomb plot: Government prosecutors seek delay in Mohamed Mohamud
mohamudsketch.JPG View full sizeMohamed Mohamud sat in a federal courtroom in Portland in November as lawyers argued about whether the government's key expert witness would be allowed to testify at his trial. DEBORAH MARBLE SKETCH. More…

Portland continue great run at Dallas' expense
Soccer newsletter. E-mail *. do not change. Contact Email. Contact Email2. Contact Url. Subscribe to Blog. Remember my Info. The Portland Timbers impressive run has continued as they recorded a 1-0 win over FC Dallas at Jeld-Wen Field on Saturday. More…

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Portland restaurants dropped from Diner 2013
Each year, Diner, The Oregonian's guide to our best places to eat and drink, features fresh reviews of about 60 Portland restaurants. Add in the top places to eat bibimbop in Beaverton, Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken in Gresham or other suburban More…

Portland man to reunite with cat after animal's long trek
HELENA, Mont. — A well-traveled cat named "Mata Hairi" will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain. The feline adventure started in Portland, Ore More…

Portland teachers: Miss USA Erin Brady was 'absolute joy' in class
PORTLAND >> Erin Brady made her hometown proud last night when she took home the crown of Miss USA. Brady, a small-town girl who grew up in Portland and East Hampton, was working as an accountant and decided only two years ago that she would More…

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Portland News for June 17th 2013

Portland Timbers star Darlington Nagbe calls game-winner vs. FC Dallas the
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Portland Timbers earn 1-0 win at home against FC Dallas (photos
Darlington Nagbe provided the winning goal for the Timbers and Donovan Ricketts kept FC Dallas scoreless during a 1-0 win against FC Dallas at Jeld-Wen More…

Competitors complain about Portland General Electric bids
PORTLAND — Contrary to popular belief, electric utilities don't make their money selling power. They do that, of course. But their profits come from building and buying power plants and transmission lines, then earning a regulated profit after More…

Portland Public Schools' teacher contract needs sunlight, debate: Agenda 2013
cleveland.JPG View full sizeCleveland High School held its graduation ceremonies at the Memorial Coliseum recently in Portland. Seniors have wrapped things up and moved on this month, but teachers and administrators in Portland Public Schools remain More…

Portland extends MLS unbeaten streak to 13 games
Published: June 16, 2013 1:25AM. PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — The Portland Timbers downed FC Dallas 1-0 to remain unbeaten in 13 Major League Soccer games Saturday, while the Columbus Crew ended the Montreal Impact's three-match winning streak. More…

Portland Public Schools' teacher contract needs sunlight, debate: Agenda 2013
Cleveland High School held its graduation ceremonies at the Memorial Coliseum recently in Portland. Seniors have wrapped things up and moved on this month, but teachers and administrators in Portland Public Schools remain far apart in labor contract More…

Portland Timbers 1-0 FC Dallas: Darlington Nagbe strike cuts Hoops' lead in West
The Portland Timbers defeated FC Dallas 1-0 at Jeld-Wen Field to move within touching distance of the Western Conference pace-setter. Dallas had a setback early in the first half. With just seven minutes gone, striker Eric Hassli pulled up lame. With More…

Portland, Oregon teachers face unprecedented attack on jobs, work rights
Portland teachers are in the midst of negotiations for a new contract with the Portland School board that includes unprecedented and far-reaching concession demands. The board has taken an intransigent position since negotiations began in April, with More…

Portland jerk fest for July 7
PORTLAND Jerk Festival organisers are promising patrons attending this year's festival a treat of Jamaica's unique food and popular culture. The food fest, now in its 14th year, will be held at Folly in Port Antonio, on Sunday, July 7. Scheduled start More…

Portland Thorns beat Seattle Reign, 2-0 | OregonLive.com
1 of 11 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay PORTLAND, OREGON-6/16/13–The Portland Thorns' Meleana Shim (right) celebrates her goal with teammate Danielle Foxhoven (9) as the Thorns beat the Seattle Reign, 2-0,
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Portland Pride Parade celebrates diversity, family and ongoing push for same
The 43rd annual parade, which is presented by the nonprofit Pride Northwest, wound its way through Portland's Old Town to Tom McCall Waterfront Park, drawing thousands of spectators who cheered on various religious and secular groups carrying signs More…

Recap: Portland vs. FC Dallas
The Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten run in league play to 13 games following a 1-0 defeat of FC Dallas at Jeld-Wen Field on Saturday. Darlington Nagbe produced the lone goal of the affair, scoring in the 52nd minute to lift Portland (6-1-8) to More…

Portland Borough to update comprehensive plan and zoning code from 1966
The borough is updating its zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan of 1966 with the help of a $45,000 Northampton County grant. “We have a proud past and a great future and I'm proud to be a part of it,” borough council President Bob Cartwright said. More…

Quotes & Notes – Portland Timbers: 1, FC Dallas: 0 – June 15, 2013
Quotes: Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas. Timbers head coach Caleb Porter On managing the game: “I thought in the second half in particular, we managed the More…

Portland dance review: Oregon Ballet Theatre raises the bar with all
"Celebrating Balanchine," Oregon Ballet Theatre's season closer over the weekend, marked a watershed for the company. Friday's opening performance heralded outgoing interim artistic director Anne Mueller with an extended ovation, announced the More…

Eugene teen found safe in Portland | KOIN.com
An 18-year-old high school graduate from Eugene who was missing in Portland was found safe by Portland police Friday night. More…

Portland Pride Parade set to kickoff downtown
Marchers from around the Portland metro area and beyond, along with more than 50 organizations,have been lining up since early Sunday, getting ready to show their support and pride. Over 50 orgs are already registered for 2013 PDX Pride Parade! More…

Portland Thorns FC vs Seattle Reign FC: Preview – SBNation.com
The derby continues on Sunday as Portland and Seattle meet for the third time this season. During their previous meeting, Seattle kept Portland in a scoreless game for 84 minutes until the Thorns won and converted a penalty.
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Hillsboro Hops news: move to Portland area gives long-time minority
Minor League Baseball lovers trumpet the game as professional sports at its most accessible.
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Portland residents seek rate change
BROCTON – Even though the coming bicentennial in Portland will celebrate the past, some modern day residents and leaders are blazing a new trail. The opening of a recent meeting boasted a standing room only crowd of about 80 residents. The group More…

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Portland News for June 16th 2013

BikePortland.org >> Blog Archive >> Portland's Naked Bike Ride sets
The official count is in: Portland's World Naked Bike Ride broke a record this year with an estimated 8,150 participants. The last two years, ride organizers put the number of riders at 4,500 and 4,200 people respectively — so this is a
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Portland man's webcams offers a peek into the secret lives of guinea pigs
Portland resident Brian Balla did, so when the web designer had to take a sudden trip to the East Coast in 2009, he set up four live webcams so he could keep an eye on his cavies. Fortunately for thousands of guinea pig fans, he never turned the More…

Portland City Council set to give final OK to brighter-than-expected budget
One chunk came from savings in the Public Employees Retirement System thanks to legislative action; another from a court settlement that allows Portland to increase its land-line phone tax. The city, he said, would also tap into some unspent levy money. More…

In Portland General Electric's $1.3 billion investment plan, winning bidder is PGE
On the building front, Portland General Electric is doing very well indeed of late. Oregon's largest utility just wrapped up a two-year bidding process to choose suppliers for its biggest acquisition of new resources in decades. The scope of the More…

Portland beats Dallas to run unbeaten streak to 13
PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Darlington Nagbe scored in the 52nd minute and the Portland Timbers ran their MLS unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday. Portland (6-1-8, 26 points) pulled within two points of Western More…

Portland Timbers-Dallas Betting Preview: Draw specialists set for another
Furthermore, Portland have claimed no fewer than eight draws from their 14 league matches so far this term ??? more than any other side in Major League Soccer’s two divisions ??? and draw backers may well find themselves rewarded once again this weekend. More…

Portland Timbers – Dallas Betting Preview: Draw specialists set for another
There is a crunch clash at the top of Major League Soccer's Western Conference this weekend when league leaders Dallas will look to extend their advantage at the top of the table as they travel to take on third-placed Portland Timbers on Saturday night. More…

Portland Timbers star Darlington Nagbe calls game-winner vs. FC Dallas the
Related Content. Portland Timbers star Darlington Nagbe calls game-winner vs. FC Dallas the best goal View Photo. Portland Timbers star Darlington Nagbe calls game-winner vs. FC Dallas the best goal of his career More…

Portland Timbers 1, FC Dallas 0 | MLS Match Recap
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers sent notice that they aren't going anywhere in the race to the top of the Western Conference with a definitive 1-0 victory Saturday afternoon over first-place FC Dallas at a rocking JELD-WEN Field. Timbers More…

Southeast Portland woman watches her longtime home go up in flames
Palmer would go on to have at least two more cigarettes as the hours rolled on. They were one of the few things she managed to save from the blaze. "My whole life was in there," said Palmer, 74. "Now it's all going to ash." A two-alarm fire reported More…

Recap: Portland vs. FC Dallas
The Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten run in league play to 13 games following a 1-0 defeat of FC Dallas at Jeld-Wen Field on Saturday. Darlington Nagbe produced the lone goal of the affair, scoring in the 52nd minute to lift Portland (6-1-8) to More…

World naked bike ride 2013 hits Portland – CBS News Video
CBS News video: World naked bike ride 2013 hits Portland – The world naked bike ride, where bikers are encouraged to wear helmets but not clothes, More…

Portland to San Jose | United States Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk
After much debate my mother and I have agreed to fly into Portland Oregon and fly out from San Jose or Oakland. We will be spending 9-12 days in total. Bend and Crater Lake are high on the list of things to see as well as Carmel and
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Portland State College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Intensive English
Use PSU's student resources, such as the PSU Rec Center, PSU Library and computer labs. Attend PSU Activities & Events and mingle with other PSU students. More…

Portland exports tipped to double as woodchip demand rises
TIMBER companies are expecting the export of woodchip and logs through the port of Portland to at least double over the next few years as demand picks up and more plantations reach harvest stage. More…

Portland's Naked Bike Ride sets record with 8150 participants
The official count is in: Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride broke a record this year with an estimated 8,150 participants. The last two years, ride organizers put the number of riders at 4,500 and 4,200 people respectively ??? so this is a substantial … More…

CenturyLink buys Portland cloud computing startup AppFog
Jun 13, 2013 (Menafn – The Oregonian – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –CenturyLink has acquired a Portland startup called AppFog and will integrate it into a subsidiary called Savvis, according to several sources familiar with the More…

Portland is municipal fluoridation's odd duck | Brunell
When it comes to drinking water, Portland is an odd duck. Since 1956, voters have consistently rejected adding minuscule amounts of fluoride to their water supply to prevent tooth decay. They again flocked to the polls in May to kill the latest ballot More…

Portland Farmers Market offers cooking classes for kids
Chefs with the Art Institute of Portland make up the roster of teachers. Kids start each class with a walk through the market, where they stop to chat with farmers and pick up the produce they'll need for the morning's class. They learn what's in More…

Hillsboro Hops: Even in defeat, history made as Portland area's new
The Hops, a short-season Class A team, open their historic first season with a 3-2 loss at Salem-Keizer.
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Portland News for June 15th 2013

Portland-area foreclosures buck national trend, but it may not matter
One in every 714 Portland area households was affected by foreclosure in May. Washington County had the highest rate of foreclosure at one in every 643 households, followed by Multnomah and Clark counties, tied at one in 668 and Clackamas, one in 714. More…

Portland tests unbeaten run against FC Dallas
Portland is without a loss in its last 12 league matches after playing to a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire last weekend, but the result felt a bit more like a loss given the fact that the Timbers held a two-goal lead and only managed to come away from More…

Which Portland hotel gets its own signature Converse kicks? | Local
On your next hotel stay, ask the concierge which footwear brand makes the house sneaker. If they don't have an answer, then you're not staying at the Ace Hotel. More…

Portland cyclist will ride 140 miles a day across US to battle cancer
That's because at the start of each ride, Tabtabai, of Portland, and Hudon, of Colorado, will dedicate the day's ride to a person who has died of cancer or is battling the disease. "Each day we will carry a laminated rider card in our jerseys in honor More…

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
For a look back at match highlights and some thoughts about the Portland Timbers match versus Tampa Bay , you can view the first part of our match recap. Because it was a U.S. Open Cup match, there are limited statistics for the night, but MLS did post … More…

Great Portland Rises as UBS Urges Investors to Buy: London Mover
Great Portland climbed as much as 5.4 percent to 556 pence, the biggest intraday increase since Jan. 19, 2012, after UBS said recent acquisitions will lift short-term income. The share price of the London-based developer had fallen 11 percent since the More…

Portland tests unbeaten run against FC Dallas
Portland, OR – The Portland Timbers will put their impressive unbeaten run to the test on Saturday when the club welcomes first-place FC Dallas to Jeld-Wen Field. Portland is without a loss in its last 12 league matches after playing to a 2-2 draw with More…

Portland Adult Education loses its home
PORTLAND – For years, teachers and students of Portland Adult Education dealt with the leaky roof, the finicky boiler and the decaying floors. At least they had a home. click image to enlarge. West School on Douglass Street in Portland will close More…

Portland woman joins cancer study to honor dad
PORTLAND — Father's day can be a tough time for those who've lost their dads. One Portland woman is finding inspiration in her grief by joining a major medical study trying to take on the disease that took her dad. "He was a very loving and caring man More…

Portland International Raceway hosts Rose Cup; The Coup plays Mississippi
North Portland has two big celebrations happening this weekend. Pride festivities will be happening all over the fifth and other quadrants. And at Portland International Raceway, it’s Rose Cup Weekend. The Rose Cup is the biggest sports car weekend of … More…

Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard Invited to Team USA Mini-Camp
COMMENTARY | Damian Lillard took an important first step in his quest to represent the United States as he is one of 27 players invited to July's Team USA mini-camp. While Lillard stood out in his first season in the NBA, he is one of only seven camp More…

Customer Service – University of Portland Bookstore
University of Portland Bookstore. Your store manager is Erin Bright. 5000 North Willamette Blvd: Portland, OR 97203: (503)943-7125 More…

Portland adult education school closes doors
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – This will be the last semester that the Portland Adult Education School on Douglass Circle will be open. The building's ceilings are caving and leaking and the floors are bowing more with each footstep. However, the More…

Portland man arrested in murder-for-hire plot
PORTLAND — An Oregon man's plan to kill his business partner unraveled when a would-be hit man divulged the plot to the intended target and then police, the authorities said. Mohndisek Habibullah, 49, of Portland pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges More…

Portland Timbers v FC Dallas second match preview – familiar foes battle again
timbers.JPG View full sizeTimbers fans – get used to seeing the red and white hoops kits for FC Dallas this season. While the MLS regular season schedule pitted Portland and FC Dallas against each other three times, the two clubs will eventually meet More…

Portland Timbers prepare for 'biggest game to this point' against Dallas
Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas FC Dallas forward Kenny Cooper (33) battles for a header with Portland Timbers defender Mamadou Danso (98) in the first half of their 1-1 draw at Dallas. The two teams will meet Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field. (AP Photo/The More…

Portland's Light Rail to Power Trains With Regenerative Braking
The upcoming TriMet Portland-Milwaukie light rail line has been designed so that power captured from braking trains can power accelerating ones. The concept is quite similar to a hybrid car with regenerative brakes, except the battery isn’t on board … More…

'Cyclepedia' Exhibit Opens at Portland Art Museum >> Arts & Life >> OPB
Bike collector Michael Embacher shares part of his collection of 210 unique, quirky and beautiful bicycles in an exhibit currently on display at the Portland Art More…

Portland-area home sales, prices rise in May
The Portland real estate market turned even more competitive for buyers in May despite an increase in new for-sale listings. The month's sales data released Friday by the Regional Multiple Listing Service showed 2,682 homes sold during the month, 27.8 More…

Great Portland Rises as UBS Urges Investors to Buy: London Mover
Great Portland Estates Plc, the real estate developer focused on London's West End, rose the most in 17 months in London trading after UBS AG recommended More…

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Portland News for June 14th 2013

Madison's Portland Problem: Wisconsin's Capital is Creative Class
"There's a persistent rap that Madison simply lacks an entrepreneurial spirit."
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Portland-area foreclosures buck national trend, but it may not matter
One in every 714 Portland area households was affected by foreclosure in May. Washington County had the highest rate of foreclosure at one in every 643 households, followed by Multnomah and Clark counties, tied at one in 668 and Clackamas, one in 714. More…

2013 | Portland Timbers
RECAP | Portland Timbers 2, Tampa Bay Rowdies 0. Michael Challenging stretch for Portland Timbers results in more opportunities for players. U.S. Open More…

Portland disability trainer for OHSU lived in luxury while claiming low-income
weDean Westwood, a Portland disability trainer and outreach specialist for Oregon Health & Science University, received low-income benefits while living in a luxury apartment on the Portland waterfront and owning a speedboat, according to court More…

Portland whistleblower: Rich Goward says job was eliminated, in part, for
In an interview with The Oregonian, Goward said he decided to speak out after learning about comments this week by Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who stood by Graham and suggested financial shenanigans were so prevalent under former Mayor Sam More…

Portland police order up new investigation into woman's complaint over
lisalhaynescrc.jpg View full sizeLisa Haynes contends Portland police violated her constitutional rights by detaining her, when they were looking for a thin, Hispanic man about 5 foot 4 to 5 foot 6 who was rifling through mailboxes. Haynes discussed More…

Zambezi Portland embezzlement: file handed over to police
An audit report that established possible embezzlement of over $35 million in Zambezi Portland Cement between 2010 and 2012 has been given to police in Ndola for further investigation and prosecution of suspects. The document submitted
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Ex-Portland soccer star accused of sex abuse
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former University of Portland soccer star Joey Leonetti has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl he coached. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the 43-year-old Leonetti was arrested at his More…

LeakyCon Portland DAY PASSES are Now On Sale! | LeakyCon 2013
Want to come to LeakyCon Portland but can't make it the entire weekend? See an event on the schedule that made you regret that you're not coming? You're in luck, because Day Passes are back this year! LeakyCon Day Passes are $50
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Portland Jewish Film Festival looks forward, back as it marks 21st year
The seven narrative features, 10 documentaries and five short films spread throughout the Northwest Film Center's 21st Portland Jewish Film Festival are almost equally divided between those that attempt to preserve the points of light in an often dark More…

Portland moves to curtail panhandling
Tuesday night, the City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to pass an ordinance that would prohibit lingering on median strips. In the last two years, the number of people looking for hand outs in Maine’s largest city has skyrocketed. More…

Portland Timbers advance in US Open Cup, Sporting Kansas City falls (links)
Timbers: Michael Nanchoff goal against Tampa Bay Rowdies (US Open Cup) Watch a highlight clip of Portland Timbers midfielder Michael Nanchoff (#17) who scored a brilliant goal off of a volley from teammate Jose Valencia (#20) in the 9th minute of the More…

Portland Adult Education loses its home
PORTLAND – For years, teachers and students of Portland Adult Education dealt with the leaky roof, the finicky boiler and the decaying floors. At least they had a home. click image to enlarge. West School on Douglass Street in Portland will close More…

Portland RT ready for Cattistock showdown
SECOND visits third in the game of the day in Dorset League Division Three on Saturday as Portland Red Triangle take their unbeaten record to Cattistock (2pm). It is a big couple of weekends for the island side, who host current leaders Cerne Valley More…

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas | MLS Match Preview
The Portland Timbers put their long undefeated run on the line with a major test as MLS overall leaders FC Dallas come to Jeld-Wen Field for a Saturday afternoon match before an ESPN audience. The Timbers are unbeaten in 12 league games after their 2-2 More…

Lawsuit filed in Portland against Oregon berry processor in hepatitis
The class action suit, seeking to represent people who paid for shots to prevent infection, is the latest litigation filed against Townsend Farms. The outbreak has continued to grow, with 99 people sickened.
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Portland developer passes on Cupples project
At first glance, the Cupples 7 warehouse doesn't appear to be in such terrible shape, a developer from Portland, Ore., said Wednesday. But not only is the interior in ruins, the foundation needs major work, said Scott Reed, managing director of Reed More…

Portland man accused of plotting to kill business associate
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Southeast Portland man has been arrested on suspicion of hatching a plot to kill his business partner of a convenience store. Portland police officers arrested Mohdsidek Habibullah, 49, and booked him in the Multnomah County Jail on? … More…

Clackamas County and Southwest Portland events | OregonLive.com
Good morning Clackamas County. Here is my roundup of events in Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, West Linn, Wilsonville, on Mount Hood, and in other locales in Clackamas County, as well as Southwest Portland.
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Portland adult education school closes doors
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – This will be the last semester that the Portland Adult Education School on Douglass Circle will be open. The building's ceilings are caving and leaking and the floors are bowing more with each footstep. However, the More…

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Portland News for June 13th 2013

The Art of Dub Music: Portland's BSI Records Returns as ZamZam
POLYGON PRESSWorld-class dub in beautiful, hand-printed packaging. Back in the late '90s, Portland became an unlikely node in the global circuit of dub music. For…
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Portland Timbers 2, Tampa Bay Rowdies 0 | US Open Cup Match Recap
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the first time in franchise history thanks to a touch of class from midfielder Michael Nanchoff, whose left-footed volley in the ninth minute sparked More…

Portland panhandling measure moves forward
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland is a step closer to barring panhandlers from standing on traffic medians while asking for handouts. The Public Safety, Health and Human Services Committee voted 4-0 on Tuesday in favor of an amendment to the Portland More…

Softball: Portland St. Pats loses to Ubly in 10 innings
Portland St. Patrick pitcher Brittni Wilcox delivers against Ubly in their MHSAA Division 4 quarterfinal game Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Saginaw Valley State University. / For the Lansing State Journal More…

Rowdies travel to soccer-obsessed Portland | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — During home matches, a bearded man wearing overalls, a hard hat and a Portland Timbers jersey bounces from section to section wielding a More…

Clovis Oncology, Portland General Electric Stock Offers Price at Discounts
Public offerings of Clovis Oncology Inc. (CLVS) and Portland General Electric Co. (POR) stock priced at discounts to the companies' Tuesday closing prices. Biopharmaceutical company Clovis's increased public offering of 3.33 million shares priced at a More…

Formidable foes rise to fight convention hotel – Portland Business
A coalition of Portland hotel operators is forming to oppose the use of public funds… More…

Portland Timbers v Tampa Bay Rowdies preview – can magic Open Cup run
frederic piquionne stock photo.jpeg View full sizeWill we get another explosive show in the U.S. Open Cup from Timbers forward Frederic Piquionne, or will Tampa Bay be able to hang with the Timbers? Considering the team had wonderful offensive flow More…

Softball: Portland St. Pats loses to Ubly in 10 innings
Portland St. Patrick's Sydney Bartlett can't hide her surprise as Ubly's Michaela Guza (9) is ruled safe at second in the bottom of the 10th inning in their MHSAA Division 4 quarterfinal game Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Saginaw Valley State University More…

Portland General Electric Powered Up
Our price target of $32.50 on Portland (ticker: POR) is based on a leading price/earnings multiple of 15.7 times/14.8 times/14.0 times our 2014/2015/2016 earnings-per-share estimates of $2.07/$2.20/$2.32, respectively (previously $2.09/$2.20/$2.34). More…

Police stand-off near NE Portland crime scene was false alarm – KPTV
A Police stand-off near a Northeast Portland crime scene turned out to be a false alarm early Sunday morning. More…

Hales apologizes for sexually-charged comments by top aide | kgw
Mayor Charlie Hales apologized and called for an investigation after a top aide reportedly made inappropriate comments regarding Multnomah County More…

Wounded Portland police officer Parik Singh awarded bureau's top honor, the
East Precinct Officer Parik Singh had raced to a Southeast Portland home on March 6, 2011, after hearing that someone was shooting at other cops. He found cover behind a tree on the western edge of Brooklyn Park, about 45 yards from the suspect's duplex. More…

Permit sought for Columbia River LNG terminal
PORTLAND, Ore. — A company seeking to build a liquefied natural gas terminal near the mouth of the Columbia River has filed for a federal permit, which could set up confrontations with government officials. The county has withdrawn land-use approval More…

Portland police order up new investigation into woman's complaint over
lisalhaynescrc.jpg View full sizeLisa Haynes contends Portland police violated her constitutional rights by detaining her, when they were looking for a thin, Hispanic man about 5 foot 4 to 5 foot 6 who was rifling through mailboxes. Haynes discussed More…

Hip, cage-free TV: 'Portlandia' is renewed
PORTLAND, Ore. — In the last season of "Portlandia," the mayor of this sustainability-obsessed city vanished in shame after he was singled out as Portland's "No. 1 electricity hog," Portland went into a blackout, cats barked, creepy music played, and More…

Portland photograph makes list of most iconic food photos of all time
Jane Langfus, 16, poses by the kitchen window outside downtown Portland’s Little Bird, The Oregonian’s 2012 Restaurant of the Year, where she was celebrating the removal of her braces with godmother Dana Coffee. (Jamie Francis, The Oregonian/2012) … More…

Portland 'soundman' rings the alarm – Entertainment
PORTLAND events promoter and sound system operator Michael 'Sasa Fras' Grant says multiple jobs can be created in that parish if government regulates the More…

Portland to attempt world-record tree hug
PORTLAND — Portland will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for tree hugging on July 20. Hoyt Arboretum and Treecology organized the event and hope to gather “the most people ever simultaneously hugging trees in one place at one time,” said … More…

Portland's new tree code is a wise investment in our urban forest: Guest opinion
The Oregonian's June 3 editorial "Portland's Cadillac tree code" proposes a very costly venture for Portland. It is costly in terms of government spending, disappointed residents and reduced future viability of our city. The editorial's call for More…

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