Portland News for May 5th 2013

To add fluoride or not to add fluoride? Portland residents to decide in May
This is the first time since 1978 that the city of Portland has voted on adding fluoride to the water supply. Despite being approved in 1978 by the voters, that decision was quickly overturned, much like the two times previous that citizens said no to … More…

Portland fluoride just one of many local issues on Ore. ballots
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregonians will start receiving their mail ballots this weekend for an election that features a broad spectrum of local issues, from the fluoridation of Portland’s water to new taxes to help pay for law enforcement in Curry … More…

Washington Spirit draws more than 5000 in 2-1 loss to Portland Thorns
The Spirit was overwhelmed Saturday night by two of the world's top attackers and remained winless after dropping a 2-1 decision to the unbeaten Portland Thorns before 5,011 at Maryland SoccerPlex. The crowd was about 500 more than the normal More…

Winds topple trees, spark fires in Central Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. — Winds gusting to 40 mph wreaked havoc on parts of Central Oregon Saturday, toppling trees that blocked roads and downing power lines that sparked at least two small wildfires and forced two dozen people to evacuate their homes. More…

Police looking for SE Portland kidnap suspect | kgw.com Portland
Police in Portland are looking for a suspect who reportedly kidnapped a teenager near Ventura Park Thursday afternoon. More…

Cash For Junks Cars Portland OR Office Gets a Boost From “We Buy Used Cars
Cash for Cars Quick blankets another local market with an online media blitz ???we buy used cars in Portland???. Every vehicle owner would like to get more advantages from any deal that they can. The cash for junk car Portland service gives the best … More…

Portland's Silvestre suffers torn ACL
The Portland Timbers announced on Friday that defender Mikael Silvestre suffered a torn ACL in the second half of the team's 0-0 draw with the New England Revolution on Thursday. The injury is expected to keep Silvestre out for 6-9 months after he More…

After brain surgery, Portland State's Long visits practice
Portland, OR – If Portland State's football program wants to have players who can fight through adversity, it has the right one in freshman running back Steven Long. Five days after having brain surgery, Long was back alongside his teammates at More…

Today in the Sky: Alaska Air adds new routes in Portland
“With these new flights to Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth, our Portland-area customers will not only enjoy two new nonstop destinations, but seamless connecting opportunities throughout North America via our partners Delta Air Lines and American More…

Thousands of fans help make child's MLS dream come true
Atticus Lane-Dupre beats a Portland Timbers player as he races down the field. (Bruce Ely/AP). It’s not often a youth soccer team plays in front of 3,000 screaming fans. But that’s what 8-year-old Atticus Lane-Dupre and his teammates did Wednesday night. More…

WHL finals: Portland Winterhawks shut out Edmonton Oil Kings 3-0 in game 2
1 of 15 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay PORTLAND, OREGON – May 4, 2013 – Winterhawks center #13 Keegan Iverson grabs the puck after Edmonton’s defenseman #6 David Musil goes down. The Portland Winterhawks led the … More…

Giardia cases spike in Portland-area dogs | kgw.com Portland
Local veterinarians are seeing an unusual spike in the number of dogs getting Giardia, an infection that can easily be passed to people. More…

Savor flavors at Portland food carts
Circling an entire city block at Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street in downtown Portland is an outdoor food court like none other. About 60 tiny restaurants are scrunched together, offering diners four styles of falafel, Thai street food, fried More…

Soccer dreams: Team of 8-year-old soccer players beat the pro Portland Timbers
The Green Machine youth team beat the Timbers 10-9 on Wednesday before 3,000 fans in an exhibition at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore. It was the first loss for the Timbers since March 9. They play in the Major League Soccer league ??? the same league … More…

Revolution scoreless again at Portland Timbers
once again failed to score in Thursday’s nil-nil draw versus the Portland Timbers (3-1-5, 14 pts.) at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore., for a crowd of 20,674. The Revolution now stand seventh in the nine-team Eastern Conference and are tied for second … More…

Portland Timbers sign Pa Modou Kah
The Portland Timbers announced today that the club has signed defender Pa Modou Kah for the remainder of the 2013 season. He will be added to the roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa. Per MLS and club More…

Portland Startup Weekend: A 54-hour sprint to new connections, horizons and
livfly.jpg The team of LivFly, which was named overall winner of the Portland Startup Weekend from April 26-28. LivFly aims to pair runners with other runners based on how far, how long, when and where a runner wants to run. The photo was taken right More…

Portland grain terminal locks out union workers
The lockout at Columbia Grain Inc., which operates at the Port of Portland's Terminal 5, is the second at a Pacific Northwest grain terminal this year following a lockout in march at United Grain Corp., in Vancouver, Wash. In a statement Saturday More…

Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns FC: Preview – SBNation.com
The Spirit might just be able to secure their first win, and deliver Portland their first lost of the season.
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Portland Opera puts Shakespeare on stage with Verdi's 'Falstaff'
But for three of his greatest works, he looked further back to William Shakespeare, culminating with the giddy comedy “Falstaff,” which wraps up Portland Opera’s season beginning Friday with four performances at Keller Auditorium. “There’s something … More…

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