Portland News for May 21st 2013

Portland Timbers continue to roll behind savvy coaching of Caleb Porter (links)
With the Portland Timbers running their unbeaten streak to a club record 10 games, national and international soccer writers are starting to pay attention to Caleb Porter's boys. Jose Valencia is the latest Timbers players to make headlines after his More…

2013 Memorial Cup: Portland Winterhawks' Mac Carruth puts bad first game
For the overage goalie, there was no sense in resenting that the Halifax Mooseheads prodigy Nathan MacKinnon (“great players find a way to score from bad angles”) made him look bad Saturday when the Portland Winterhawks had a 35-minute meltdown … More…

APNewsBreak: LL Bean keeping it in the family
PORTLAND, Maine — L.L. Bean's grandson Leon Gorman is retiring as chairman of the outdoors retailer after more than a half-century as the company's chairman or CEO, but the privately held firm is keeping the position in the family. The Maine-based More…

Portland Fluoridation Vote Reignites Debate
Voters in Portland, Ore., will decide tomorrow (May 21) whether the city will begin fluoridating its water. For weeks, residents have been contentiously debating water fluoridation, the addition of fluoride to public water supplies for the purpose of More…

Sports Local Hockey
The Knights faced back-to-back games against the two other league champions – Portland and Halifax – on Monday and Tuesday night. Usually, the OHL champs are the gauntlet. This time, they are being forced to run it. The Winterhawks' top line – Ty More…

Fluoride the talk of the town as Portland, Ore., prepares for 5th vote on subject
Opponents quickly gathered thousands of signatures to force Portland's fifth vote on the subject. Voters rejected fluoridation in 1956 and 1962 before approving it in 1978. The fluoride was never added because voters repealed their decision in 1980. More…

Two men allege they were beaten after taking photo of Blazers' Damian Lillard
A Portland Police spokesman has confirmed that the incident is being investigated but stated Monday that the Blazers guard is not a suspect and that it has not yet been determined whether the suspects “are or are not” associated with Lillard, according More…

Portland fluoride battle makes for strange political bedfellows
Portland is the biggest U.S. city that doesn’t fluoridate its water supply to combat tooth decay. It’s been a big issue since voters first rejected the idea in 1956 and again in 1962. They actually approved it 1978, but it was never added because they … More…

Portland Thorns FC vs. Washington Spirit: Final Score 2-0, Alex
The Spirit prevented Portland from scoring for 40 minutes thanks to a great performance by goalkeeper Chantel Jones, but Portland eventually found a breakthrough and scored twice to clinch a win.
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Portland fire chief, mayor reach negotiated agreement on fire bureau cuts
She played a video, for example, for the mayor and his staff that showed how busy four firefighters were responding in June 2009 to a cardiac arrest of an officer worker in Southeast Portland – from doing chest compressions, setting up a heart monitor, More…

NBA Draft 2013: Portland Trailblazers Looking to Move Up to Take
March 10, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) dribbles the ball while guarded by Michigan Wolverines guard Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Too early to compare teams at Memorial Cup
Portland Winterhawks' Ty Rattie battles against Austyn Hardie of the Halifax Mooseheads during the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Saturday May 18, 2013. Al Charest/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency. Tweet. Change text size for the More…

Tooth and Nail: Fluoride Fight Cracks Portland's Left
Sixty years later, the fight over fluoridation has erupted in Portland, where the battle has drawn in the city’s craft-beer brewers, organic-food purveyors and environmentalists. Even some of the city’s famed indie-rock musicians are taking sides. The … More…

Portland Generating to shut down Upper Mount Bethel unit
NRG Energy, which acquired the Portland Generating Station last year in a merger with GenOn, will shut down two coal-fired generating units by June 2014 as part of the settlement with New Jersey and Connecticut, the company said in a statement. More…

Portland Veterinary Hospital Offers Free Exams for Oregon Humane Society
PORTLAND, Ore., May 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic in Portland, OR announced that the Portland veterinary hospital gives away free exams for pets that are adopted from the Oregon Humane Society or the Multnomah County More…

Portland to have 'American Pie' on July Fourth
Don McLean will sing his iconic song “American Pie” with backing from the Portland Symphony Orchestra as part of Portland’s annual Fourth of July celebration on the Eastern Promenade. click image to enlarge. Select images available for purchase in the … More…

Portland beats London 6-3 at Memorial Cup
Two nights after they blew a two-goal second-period lead in a 7-4 loss to Halifax, the Winterhawks bounced back after blowing an early three-goal lead. St. Louis Blues prospect Ty Rattie had a pair of goals and an assist, and Taylor Leier, a More…

Portland stove startup to open office in Kenya
A Portland company that makes clean-burning cookstoves is opening its second office in a very far-off market. But it makes sense for EcoZoom to move overseas because the company's second office will be located in Nairobi, Kenya. EcoZoom, which has sold More…

MLS Features: Portland stays hot, DC United not
This past weekend's Major League Soccer action saw the continuation of some impressive — and some not-so-impressive — streaks as the Portland Timbers are on cruise control, while D.C. United keeps struggling as we look back on Week 12 in MLS. More…

Portland, Oregon Things to Do: See This, Skip That
Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is easily one of the most attractive travel destinations in the Northwest. Here, environmental consciousness reigns supreme, with a healthy bike culture, booming libations scene and varied arts movement drawing steady … More…

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