Portland News for May 30th 2013

Portland Real Estate Up 12 Percent
Portland home prices have jumped more than 12 percent since bottoming out last year. That's according to new figures from the Case Shiller housing indicies. Housing markets around the nation have seen substantial gains over the last year. Cities like More…

Portland startups showcase their best in glossy video, hoping to lure more to
Participating startups split the project's $53,000 cost with four economic development groups — Greater Portland Inc., the Technology Association of Oregon, Business Oregon and the Portland Development Commission. The PDC's share totaled $18,300, More…

Passenger responsible for disrupting Oregon flight says he's bipolar
Herrera told Port of Portland police officers after Monday's arrest that he was ill, possibly schizophrenic, and had been hearing voices for four days. He said it had been more than a year since he took his medication for bipolar disorder. His comments More…

Portland's Alta Bicycle Share hit with labor complaint from its bike mechanics
We are continuing to operate a world-class bike-share system." Alta is the operator of Capital Bikeshare and New York City's new Citi Bike program, which debuted with 6,000 bikes, 300 stations and 15,000 members on Monday. Portland has selected the More…

Portland's Catholic archdiocese plans blessing of bikes
"Portland is a platinum cycling city," says Deacon Thomas Gornick, director of evangelization for the archdiocese and a member of the cathedral parish. "St. Mary's is bounded by the bike lanes in 18th Avenue and Everett Street. Many cyclists daily pass More…

Analyzing Portland Trail Blazers' Biggest Draft Needs
The Portland Trail Blazers finished with a disappointing 33-49 record last season, but with four draft picks coming up, the franchise has an opportunity to give the starting lineup some help. Portland has a total of five free agents (four unrestricted … More…

Portland, Oregon Landfills Less Full as GreenDrop Recycling Stations Help
PORTLAND, Ore., May 29, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — GreenDrop Recycling and Composting Stations, from Pacific Cascade Corporation, are now helping Elephants Delicatessen to further reduce landfill contributions while increasing public awareness. More…

As CitiBike launches, what's next for Portland's Alta – Bike Portland
The Portland-based company that leads the nation in bikesharing just enjoyed its biggest launch yet, kicking off a 6,000-bike deal worth tens of millions of dollars over the next few years. And for Alta Bicycle Share, 2013 is only going to get
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Portland Timbers: 5 Best Players in Club History
Portland, Oregon, known to some as ???Soccer City USA,??? has long been a passionate place for the beautiful game. Their beloved Portland Timbers have a storied history in American soccer since originating in the North American Soccer League in 1975. More…

'Real World Portland' videos: Preview 'Sins of the Flesh (eaters
Love is not working out well in the next episode of “Real World Portland” on MTV. Watch preview videos for “Sins of the Flesh (eaters)” here.
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MLB: Pedro pays Portland Sea Dogs a visit
PORTLAND — Fresh from an emotional night at Fenway Park, Pedro Martinez arrived at Hadlock Field Wednesday, ready to mentor the Portland Sea Dogs pitchers. click image to enlarge. STAR IN TOWN: Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez, now special More…

Portland pitchers on historic pace
Not surprisingly, Ranaudo and crew seem to have a special thing going in Portland this season, putting themselves on pace to get close to the breaking point of some long standing records in team history. The core of the starting rotation – Ranaudo (58 More…

Portland Ovations season includes Joan Rivers, Mandy Patinkin
"We have quite a few artists that people know, either because they are household names or they are artists we have seen in the past and that people have asked to see return," said Portland Ovations Executive Director Aimee Petrin. "And we also have a More…

Benefit for downtown Portland nonprofit Green Empowerment is
The benefit includes a VIP portion and a Throwdown party.
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Portland cyclers should pay tax on bike purchases, new City Club report
As bicycling becomes more mainstream, Oregon should enact a new tax on bike purchases to generate funding for better safety and research programs, says a new City Club of Portland report. The report, "No Turning Back," is considered one of the most More…

Portland State Vikings men's basketball signs four
Portland State men's basketball coach Tyler Geving has announced the signing of four student-athletes for the 2013-14 season. Guards DaShaun Wiggins and Sebastian Suarez, and forwards Tiegbe Bamba and Kyle Richardson have all signed with the More…

Seattle and Portland: best blogs for travellers
If you don’t fancy what’s on the menu at a street food cart in Portland, just turn the corner: there’s bound be another one waiting, ready to serve up a Peruvian sandwich, Iraqi bread, organic snow cones or whatever else happens to be the latest trend. More…

Tektronix, University of Portland mark Howard Vollum's 100th
"He was one of the stars of the electronics industry in the 1960s and '70s."
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Portland, Oregon, Votes Down Plan to Fluoridate its Water, Again
For people used to thinking of Portland as the earnestly quirky liberal oasis portrayed in Portlandia and the style pages of The New York Times, the idea that Oregon's largest city agrees with the conspiracy-minded John Birch Society about dosing More…

Portland school board approves deep cuts
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The Portland Board of Education voted in favor of siginificant staffing cuts in the city’s schools. The board will eliminate 32.6 teaching positions and 3.5 assistant principal positions. Board members approved the … More…

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