Portland News for June 25th 2013

Portland Timbers continue historic streak, grab share of first place (links)
The Portland Timbers hold up their log slab for the Timbers Army after beating the Colorado Rapids 3-0. From left to rich are Frederic Piquionne (10), Will Johnson (4), goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts (1), and Ryan Johnson (9). (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian). More…

Portland begins Stage 2 drought restrictions today
San Patricio Municipal Water District sells water it gets from the city of Corpus Christi to a number of San Patricio County communities, including Portland and Mathis, and all those cities would be required to follow the plan Corpus Christi has More…

Portland's Evan Jager wins US steeplechase
DES MOINES, IOWA — Portland's Evan Jager and Galen Rupp were among the athletes with Oregon ties who earned spots in the August world championships with their performances on the final day of the U.S. track and field meet at Drake Stadium. Jager More…

Portland Timbers all smiles as they emerge victorious from "season-defining
PORTLAND, Ore. – Before the Portland Timbers left the Rose City for a June 8 game in Chicago, team captain Will Johnson had some very poignant words about the upcoming two weeks. He emphasized that four-game stretch would “define our season.”. More…

BikePortland.org >> Blog Archive >> Downtown Portland bike theft
You might have seen recent media reports that Portland bike theft reports dipped 13 percent citywide last year, according to a new Portland Police Bureau report. But what you didn't read was that fully half of the drop came from a single
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Portland beer fest regulations leave sour taste in organizer's mouth
Mak Sprague, who organizes the annual Labor Day Weekend Portland Brewfest and whose family owns the Portland Company Complex building where The Festival took place, said he was among those who “went into serious damage control” and helped More…

Portland General Electric Upgraded to "Buy" at Goldman Sachs (POR)
Shares of Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) opened at 29.78 on Monday. Portland General Electric has a 52 week low of $24.86 and a 52 week high of $32.91. The stock's 50-day moving average is currently $31.22. The company has a market cap of More…

Portland Seed Fund readies second act
Vizify CEO Todd Silverstein pitches his company at the Portland Seed Fund's first "Demo Day" in 2011. Vizify has landed two partnerships with Twitter and Silicon Valley investors, but Silverstein said advice from Seed Fund mentors helped the company at More…

Former Portland Trail Blazer Brandon Roy: 'My Basketball Days Are Numbered
While the health of Roy's knees was brought into question from the moment he was drafted, he still managed to play an average of 64 games per year over his five seasons in Portland. And, during his three year apex, from the 2007-08 season through the More…

Southeast Portland man, dog rescued after falls in Mount Hood
Search teams found Richard E. Shaw, who had significant leg injuries, and hoisted him up, using technical rope systems. Another crew rescued his dog.
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Portland Trail Blazers 2013 Draft Preview
The most interesting potential pick out there for Portland is C.J. McCollum of Lehigh. He reminds some of Lillard in that both were combo guards (Lillard is a much more natural point guard than McCollum) and both came from small schools. Lillard went More…

Portland General Electric Upgraded to "Buy" at Goldman Sachs (POR)
The analysts wrote, “We upgrade Portland General (POR) to Buy from Neutral, with a $34, 12-month P/E-based price target, implying 19% total return versus 6% for small/mid cap utilities. We believe POR will benefit from (1) industry-leading EPS growth, More…

Portland lesbian talks about recovery since shooting that killed her girlfriend
Portland police now have one main suspect who’s incarcerated in another state. This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of a shooting in Portland, Texas, that lesbian teen Kristen Chapa miraculously survived but that killed her girlfriend, Mollie … More…

Portland blanks Colorado, extends unbeaten streak to 15 games
Portland Timbers forward Frederic Piquionne (10) scores the first goal in the first half against Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin (31) in an MLS soccer match, Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/The Oregonian More…

Portland economy makes May gains, hiring up 5100
Portland unemployment fell again in May, dropping once more to its lowest mark since the economic downturn: 7.3 percent. The seven-county region gained an estimated 5,100 new jobs, outpacing statewide gains. Metro unemployment is now a half-point? … More…

Portland council approves city budget
Portland City Event Coordinator Chris Farwell sets up signs outside Portland City Hall on Friday December 28, 2012. Same-Sex marriage becomes legal at midnight, and Portland will begin handing out licenses and officiating weddings at 12:01 a.m.. More…

Portland beer fest regulations leave sour taste in organizer's mouth
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine beer festival organizers are calling for changes in the laws that regulate their events after a shortage of volunteers — required by More…

Portland, Tigard residents in fatal Iowa crash – Portland Tribune
Portland, Tigard residents in fatal Iowa crash, Local News, Portland local News, Breaking News alerts for Portland city. More…

Portland to Acadia – how long for stops along the way? | United
We plan on arriving in Portland midday sometime in mid September (dates still TBD). We'll have 6 – 8 days to travel to Acadia and take in all the area has to offer. Our interests are hiking, biking, good (but simple) food/drink, nature sightseeing,
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Portland, Oregon: School board denies education to disabled children
Last month, parents of medically fragile children were informed that schooling their children was no longer the legal responsibility of Portland Public Schools (PPS). More than three dozen children who have been living full-time in the Center for More…

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