Portland News for June 8th 2013

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Never too late: Nursing home painters get first gallery show in Portland
LEWISTON — Florence Lamare leaned within inches of the canvas and gently dabbed yellow paint on her checkerboard tablecloth. With red paint, she added a tall strawberry next to a glass jar of milk. The 87-year-old remembers
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Portland v Chicago preview – balancing expectations against the unknown
jorge-perlaza-goal-v-chicago.JPG View full sizeFormer Timbers forward Jorge Perlaza drives home a shot into the corner of the net to score the first goal at the renovated Jeld-Wen Field. It was the first MLS win for the Timbers back in 2011, marking a More…

Portland community members work to give discarded newborn girl a proper burial
Several prominent community members in Portland have obtained assistance from a crime victim's fund to pay for a graveside memorial service and burial for the newborn girl discarded at a North Portland recycling center. An employee of EFI Recycling at More…

Portland incident leads to online clash between motorists, cyclists
In the latest dispute, which gained new life on Facebook, cyclist James Riley, an employee at Center Street Cycles in Brunswick, said he was riding his bicycle home to Portland on Martin's Point Bridge, which connects Falmouth and Portland along Route More…

Portland ranks No. 2 on PETA's most-vegan list
Portland got number 2. To get the meaningless Number 1 spot, more of the conformist crowd in SE Portland will be on a bigger rampage to make all of Portland live the lives they do: eating nothing but carrots and celery, raising "urban chickens" in the More…

Portland a EV-charging haven with no excuse for range anxiety
electric avenue portland oregon. Portland, Oregon is making good on its green image by providing enough publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations for a plug-in driver to peruse the region without getting even a hind of range
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Portland Center Stage review: 'Somewhere in Time' imagines a love that defies
Your mind can play tricks on you if you let it. Or, perhaps, if you will it to. Willing suspension of disbelief has a long history as one of the conceptual bulwarks of fiction. But “Somewhere in Time,” a lavish, world-premiere musical at Portland More…

The Daily Troll: Portland bike envy. Slow burn for marijuana empire
The Portland Mercury this week delves into one of the Northwest's favorite subjects: Bike rivalry. The issue leads off with a warning that other cities are out to steal the city's title as America's top bicycling city. Writer Dirk VanderHart points to
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Portland No. 2 on PETA's most-vegan list
Tracy Reiman, PETA's executive vice president, praises Portland for its wide variety of vegan businesses, including a gym, a salon, a bike shop, a strip club and even an all-vegan strip mall. Reiman gushed that Portland is setting "all the trends" for More…

NWSL Match Preview: Portland Thorns FC vs. FC Kansas City at
Matchday Preview Thursday's match marks the second meeting between Portland Thorns FC and FC Kansas City. The game is the second of three straight More…

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The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says Portland ranks second on its list of most vegan-friendly cities in the United States. More…

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Portland jail inmate died of heroin overdose
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Multnomah County medical examiner's reported that an inmate found dead in February in the county detention center died of a heroin overdose. David Chilton had been in jail about eight months. The 55-year-old was accused of More…

Portland City Club bicycle study brings transportation picture into focus
A year ago I answered a call from the Portland City Club to research bicycle transportation policy in the city of Portland. This was a perilous assignment, since I am not an avid bicyclist nor an expert of transportation policy. I am, however, an More…

Portland Art Museum's 'Cyclepedia' displays brilliant, beautiful and wacky
Starting Saturday, 40 brilliant, beautiful, weird and funny bicycles come to Portland from a private collection in Vienna, Austria. The bikes, gleaming with possibility and adventure, illustrate pivotal moments in the evolution of bike design. A bike More…

Portland Track Festival to Feature “ElliptiGO Mile” Competition
ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the world’s first elliptical bicycle, today announced that the 2013 Portland Track Festival will feature a one-mile ElliptiGO race on the running track. 2003 USA Steeplechase champion Steve Slattery will take on two-time … More…

Beast Fit Nation, Portland's Free Gym, Asks Patrons To Pay It
This Portland gym doesn't just remake your body, it transforms your life. And, oh yeah, did we mention that it's free?
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Portland investigation finds 'impropriety' in attempt to raid utility funds by
Portland's top administrator, Jack D. Graham, tried to divert nearly $200,000 of water and sewer ratepayer money to the city's general fund last year over the objections of staff, prompting an outside investigation that substantiated allegations of More…

South Portland citizens seek to bar tar sands
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group opposed to having Canadian tar sands oil pumped through a pipeline to South Portland for shipment overseas plans to seek a change in city zoning law that would prohibit such a project. At a rally outside City Hall More…

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