Portland News for May 24th 2013

Legislature OKs instant racing at Portland Meadows
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Since opening in 1946, the Portland Meadows racetrack has withstood a fire that burned its grandstand to the ground and the massive flood that eliminated Vanport City. But it might not survive the exodus of gamblers who prefer More…

Portland Should Target Veterans Rather Than Rookies
It was an eventful week for the Portland Trail Blazers as news both expected (Draft Lottery Selection) and unexpected (Damian Lillard's entourage in alleged altercation) took place. But if you want more information on those stories, check out Corey's More…

Memorial Cup: Portland Winterhawks down Saskatoon Blades to clinch semifinal
De Leo gave Portland the lead for good in the third and the Winterhawks scored three times in the period to defeat the Saskatoon Blades 4-2 in the tournament’s final round-robin game. With the score tied 1-1 after two, De Leo jammed a loose puck past … More…

DC United vs. Portland Timbers | MLS Match Preview
Having put an end to their club-record losing streak, D.C. United will now look to stop a long winless run when they play host to the rolling Portland Timbers when the clubs face off Saturday evening at RFK Stadium. United halted a sevengame losing More…

Brrr! Seattle, Portland briefly tied for coldest major city in lower 48
Does it feel a bit like January out there today? Your skin does not deceive you. A cold system from the Gulf of Alaska has settled into the Pacific Northwest, bringing not only a steady winter-like rain but has kept temperatures stuck in the 40s(!)
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Migration Economies and Portland – - Pacific Standard
During the early part of the century, the manufacturing boom attracted a flood of workers. See Pittsburgh. Metros needed bodies. During the late part of the century, regions attracted workers in order to fuel an innovation boom. See Portland.
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Portland Oregon rejects drinking water fluoridation by wide margin
Public health measure goes down amid vague concerns about safety and purity. More…

Portland Sea Dogs update: Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman, Drake
The latest on a trio of pitchers at Double-A Portland that all seem to be heading in different directions.
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Portland mayor meets with immigrant businessmen
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland's mayor is meeting with immigrant business owners to discuss the role that immigrants play in the city's economy. Michael Brennan and Portland's economic development director are visiting businesses on Thursday, two More…

Blades fall to tiebreaker game after loss to Portland
After watching his bloodied linemate helped from the ice, Chase De Leo did all he could to make one of his best friends feel a little better — help the Portland Winterhawks make the semifinal at the MasterCard Memorial Cup. De Leo gave Portland the … More…

NWSL sees mixed results in startup season
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Thorns' season couldn't be going any better. They're sitting atop the National Women's Soccer League's opening-season standings and drawing more than 11,000 fans to home games. And they've got Alex Morgan. But just More…

Portland Timbers sign defender Rauwshan McKenzie, waive Ryan Kawulok
This occured on the same day that the former University of Portland Pilot signed a contract with the Timbers. Unfortunately, Kawulok was waived by Portland to make room for veteran defender Rauwshan McKenzie.Kip Kesgard, community blogger More…

After loss to Portland, Blades face long road to Memorial Cup final
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, as Robert Frost would say, and the Saskatoon Blades headed down.
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Portland woman Ivy Harris, found dead in Hawaii, was traveling escort
A Portland woman found naked and dead Monday in a coastal community west of Honolulu was a traveling escort whose ads appeared in online publications across the country. Ivanice "Ivy" Harris, 28, was in Hawaii last Thursday with friends Jillian Gibides More…

After loss to Portland, Blades face long road to Memorial Cup final
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, as Robert Frost would say, and the Saskatoon Blades headed down the long, dangerous, thistle-infested one. After two periods of tenacious and gritty hockey, the Blades sprang a huge leak in the third period of … More…

Prison Planet.com >> Water fluoridation DEFEATED in Portland
Mike Adams Natural News May 23, 2013. Voters in Portland, Oregon solidly defeated a city-wide water fluoridation measure yesterday, with 60% of the voters saying “NO!” to the practice of adding toxic fluoride chemicals to the water.
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Portland Advertising Agency Recognized by Facebook for Stellar Campaigns
BEAVERTON, Ore., May 23, 2013 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Brandefined, an online marketing company based near Portland, Oregon, was recognized by Facebook for creating and maintaining highly successful ad campaigns through the Facebook platform. More…

Water fluoridation DEFEATED in Portland; citizens overwhelmingly
Mike Adams Natural News May 23, 2013. Voters in Portland, Oregon solidly defeated a city-wide water fluoridation measure yesterday, with 60% of the voters More…

Exclusive: Inside Portland's school for johns.
PORTLAND–Thirty men, of all ages and races, sat quietly in a room with blank white walls. They all pleaded guilty to a crime Portland has largely turned a blind eye to, until now – the crime of soliciting prostitutes. These men are in john school to More…

'The Real World: Portland' — Should Anastasia stay, dude, or should she go?
therealworldportland-anastasia.jpg View full size"The Real World: Portland": The previously levelheaded Anastasia, above (seen at the Portland Comic Con in February) showed a new side of her personality in the episode titled "Heartbreak Hotel. More…

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