Portland News for May 19th 2013

HMS Portland company hold freedom of borough parade
Officers and company of a Royal Navy frigate have exercised their freedom to parade through the borough which bears its name. A service and parade through Weymouth honoured HMS Portland – it was awarded freedom of the borough of Weymouth and … More…

'Magnificent' Portland landmark reopens
PORTLAND ??? When its doors first opened in 1872, the U.S. Custom House became the gateway to one of the nation’s busiest ports and a symbol of the federal government’s role in promoting commerce. click image to enlarge. The U.S. Custom House in … More…

Gophers beat Portland State in softball
The Gophers' softball team beat Portland State 5-0 on Saturday afternoon on Sara Moulton's one-hitter and 13 strikeouts in the losers' bracket of the NCAA Regional in Seattle. They played a second game Saturday night. Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the More…

Memorial Cup: Saturday's Halifax-Portland showdown is 'one stop shopping for
Seldom has the Memorial Cup — junior hockey's holy grail — had a game like Saturday's matching the Halifax Mooseheads and the Portland Winterhawks. "It's one-stop shopping for NHL scouts," Halifax general manager Cam Russell said. The two teams go More…

Portland resident escapes war-torn Somalia, earns criminal justice degree from
Abdigani Ashkir (right) of Portland poses with a friend while another takes their photo after commencement exercises at the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday. PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — At college commencement ceremonies across the country, More…

MacKinnon trick steals show in battle with Portland, Jones
2 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for this year's draft, showcased his full offensive arsenal while scoring a second-period hat trick as his team cruised to a 7-4 victory against the Portland Winterhawks in round-robin More…

Boston runners in Portland for Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon
PORTLAND – As runners checked in for the Rock and Roll Half Marathon at Portland's Expo Center Friday, many had Boston on their minds. “Not concerned. We have to go out, enjoy it, we're behind Boston. Feel sorry for everybody that was involved in it More…

Whitecaps draw 2-2 after short-handed Portland Timbers score late
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Jordan Harvey (R) and Portland Timbers #9 Ryan Johnson stretch for the ball in MLS soccer at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC, May 18, 2013. The match ended in a 2-2 tie. Photograph by: Arlen Redekop Arlen Redekop , PNG … More…

2013 Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty – Portland – About.com
Feast Portland returns for its second year of celebrating Portland's abundance of excellent food options. For 2013, the full title is a long one: Bon App?tit Presents: Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty. But the list of events, chefs, wine More…

Portland Thorns FC vs. Washington Spirit: Preview – SBNation.com
Can Washington build on their victory in Seattle and hand Portland their second loss of the season?
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Joseph Rose: 5 Portland area road projects to avoid like lime Jell-O
Factoring geography, traffic volumes, construction schedules and the potential for haunting nightmares of orange-clad flaggers, it's the time of year when I pick More…

Timbers draw with Whitecaps, extend unbeaten streak – USA Today
Will Johnson also scored for Portland and assisted on the equalizer to help the Timbers (4-1-7) extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games. The tying goal came while Portland was playing with 10 men due to Mamadou Danso's ejection 2 minutes earlier. More…

Portland-Pepperdine baseball game suspended in the bottom of 8th inning
PORTLAND, Ore. — Saturday's West Coast Conference baseball game between the Portland Pilots and Pepperdine Waves was suspended in the bottom of the eighth inning due to rain at Joe Etzel Field. The game, which Pepperdine is leading 4-1, will More…

HMS Portland company set for freedom of borough parade
Officers and company of a Royal Navy frigate will exercise their freedom to parade through the borough which bears its name later. HMS Portland will be honoured in a service and parade through Weymouth. It was awarded freedom of the borough of … More…

Portland Thorns FC vs. Washington Spirit: Preview
This week was a first for both the Portland Thorns and the Washington Spirit as Portland (4-1-1) received its first loss of the season and Washington (1-2-3) claimed their first win. Portland will not want to make a habit out of losing and will fight … More…

Game thread: Portland Winterhawks v Halifax Mooseheads
Radio on KPAM 860 at 4 pm, with an extended pregame on winterhawks.com starting at 3:30. Television on Comcast SportsNet in the Portland metro area starting at 4 pm. Also, Saskatoon's The Bull 92.9 has an extended pregame show starting at 2:30 pm if More…

Binghamton aided by Portland's miscues
Photos by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer. 20130517_Seadogs. click image to enlarge. Portland shortstop Xander Bogaerts tags Binghamton’s Cesar Puello as he tries to steal second base during Friday’s game at Hadlock Field, won by the Mets. More…

Portland fire crews respond to late-night house fires in University Park, Mt
At 11:48pm, the Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to a second house fire at 5282 N Yale St. Engine 26 in the Portsmouth-University Park neighborhood. A fire that had started on that back porch had extended inside the house. The blaze was brought More…

Fluoridated water? Not all Portlanders will drink to that
PORTLAND, Ore. — Proponents of fluoridating Portland's water supply had no trouble getting the local Urban League on board. Here in the biggest city in the country that still doesn't treat its water to prevent tooth decay, studies show that low-income More…

Portland State's offense beats defense in spring football game, 20-13
VANCOUVER — From a high-wire finish, to a redeemed hero, to a local boy made good, the Portland State spring football game had a little bit of everything for the hundreds of fans who showed up Saturday at Evergreen High School. With time running out, More…

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