Westmoreland is a guitarist, volleyball player, and Honor Roll member. She's planning on studying nursing in college and may minor in psychology. Her favorite Rose Festival event is the Starlight Parade. "As a child, my family and I would lay on blankets as the parade went on and I would draw with sidewalk chalk on the streets. The excitement always made the night so magical!" Westmoreland says.
David Douglas High School named senior Samantha Westmoreland, 17, its 2014 Rose Festival Princess on Thursday. Here are some fun facts about Westmoreland:
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In the 24 hours since the poll went live, you've cast nearly 5,000 votes, bestowing 100 votes or more on 10 of the more than 65 burger joints recommended by our readers.
The poll remains open until Friday at noon. At that point, we'll round up the top three reader favorites here at oregonlive.com/dining. Those results, along with the results from other upcoming polls, will be included in a
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-- Michael Russell
Jesuit 64, Barlow 47 BEAVERTON – The last time the Jesuit Crusaders took the floor, their offense was thoroughly snuffed out in the second half at Sunset. They scored just 9 second half points and watched the Apollos celebrate ending the Jesuit's five-year reign as Metro League champions by dancing on the court with the Sunset student body.
Jesuit 64, Barlow 47
BEAVERTON – The last time the Jesuit Crusaders took the floor, their offense was thoroughly snuffed out in the second half at Sunset. They scored just 9 second half points and watched the Apollos celebrate ending the Jesuit's five-year reign as Metro League champions by dancing on the court with the Sunset student body.
Still recovering from the sting of being denied the league title for the first time in six years, 5-seed Jesuit of Beaverton overcame a flat start to take down visiting 28-seed Barlow of Gresham 64-47 in the first round of the OSAA 6A boys basketball playoffs Wednesday.
“I think we’ve really had a chip on our shoulder, especially in practice," Jesuit senior guard Daniel Nelson said of the team's mindset since last week's loss.
While the end of an era, along with an eight-game win streak, renewed their intensity in practice, that same vigor did not carry over into the first quarter against Barlow.
Jesuit (16-8) started the game 1-for-7 from the field, leaving their offense right where it left off in the Sunset loss.
That was before the Crusaders got a boost off the bench from senior reserve guard Jack Bell, who connected on three first half 3-pointers and expanded the team's lead to as many as 13 points in the second quarter.
“Every game the team needs different things but tonight we were having trouble scoring,” said Bell, who finished with 9 points. “I was able to make some shots and that seemed to get us going.”
Barlow (10-14) stayed alive thanks a number of Jesuit defensive lapses to close the half, ending the second quarter on a 9-2 run to take a 29-23 deficit into the locker room.
The Bruins then once again refused to go quietly in the second half with some bull’s-eye shooting from senior guard Wesley Becker, who made five 3-pointers and cut the score to 44-39 late in the third quarter.
“After hitting my first two free throws, just seeing the ball go in the basket really got me feeling confident,” said Becker, who led Barlow with 17 points.
As the fourth quarter wore on, the Crusaders’ offensive patience outlasted Barlow’s switch to a trapping defense. The team's ball movement, which had gotten the ball to open shooters early in the third quarter and taken the Bruins out of a 2-3 zone, adjusted to the new, aggressive style and brought points from the paint, the free throw line and beyond the arc.
With just over two minutes to play, 6-7 senior Jack Nadelhoffer connected on 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to put Jesuit up 62-47 and seal the win.
Jesuit had three players in double figures. The Crusaders were led by Nadelhoffer’s 13 points, followed by 10 apiece from Nelson and Henry Mondeaux.
The win was the first step back for Jesuit, which now attempts its march to a fifth state title in six seasons after its four-season streak was snapped in the semifinals last year by Central Catholic.
A first round win could not make up for the loss of the Metro League title streak to end the regular season. But the victory did provide a clean slate for the month of March and serve as a reminder that there is an entire second season to play.
“I would say it’s definitely not something we forgot about because it hurt a lot. We wanted that game (against Sunset) really bad," Bell said. "We’ve used it as motivation, but at the same time we’ve also had to flush it and move on because that game wasn’t the end of our season.”
Jesuit will host 21-seed Reynolds of Troutdale, which beat Grants Pass 49-34, Saturday in the second round.
-- Danny Moran | @DannyJMoran
It’s unclear where Gary Gochnour has been for the past two weeks, but police said it appears he was in Seattle with the U-Haul truck and was looking for a place to rent.
The outer Northeast Portland high school is the second of 15 schools to announce its Rose Festival princess. On June 7, the day of the Grand Floral Parade, one will be crowned the Queen of Rosaria.
UPDATED at 1:54 p.m. to include an interview with Chazmyne Brown. Senior Chazmyne Brown, 17, is Parkrose High School’s 2014 Rose Festival Princess.
Brown has been on the Parkrose Elite Dance Team for four years. She’s also a longstanding member of the choir and a participant in student government. This year, she has enjoyed participating in the high school’s Senior to Senior: Adopt a Grandparent/Grandchild program.
She loves to read, spend time with her family and practice her latest dance routine. Her favorite place in Portland? The Portland airport.
“I always wonder what it would be like to get on any given plane without knowing the destination and landing in an unknown place,” she said.
Speaking after the ceremony, Brown said that she hoped to serve Parkrose well in her year as princess. She said it was the first school where she had settled and built relationships with people she could trust. She was inspired to run by previous Parkrose princesses. “I saw how they became better women.”
Had she been nervous before the ceremony? “I was trying to keep my breakfast down!”
The other members of the outer Northeast Portland high school’s court are seniors, Erica Evans,17, Sarah Li, 18, and junior Kristy Lu, 17.
Evans plays varsity water polo for Parkrose and has captained the school team for the last three years. She’s also a member of the Parkrose choir, German club and swim team. In her spare time she’s a keen photographer and a 12-year veteran of the Girl Scouts.
Her Scout troop participated several times in the Junior Rose Festival Parade: “It was so much fun to march down the street and feel so important,” she said. “Being a child and being able to participate in something that has been around for so many years was priceless.”
Li is vice president of the National Honor Society, participated in the Bonneville Power Administration Regional Science Bowl and is a member of the Parkrose band. She likes to draw, spend time with her sister and plays the flute, piano and bassoon.
Her favorite Rose Festival event is the Starlight Parade: “When I was part of the parade during my freshman year, it was fun to see the faces of people light up as my band moved by.”
Lu, the only junior on the Parkrose court, enjoys tinkering with electronics, social networking, cooking and scrapbooking. At school she participates in student government, the Future Business Leaders of America, Link Crew and the dance team.
Her favorite Portland place to visit is the Historic Alphabet District. After her volunteer shifts at Legacy Good Samaritan she likes to check out the restaurants and boutiques along Northwest 23rd Avenue.
Each of the 15 princesses will receive a $3,500 scholarship paid for by The Randall Group. On June 7, the day of the Grand Floral Parade, one will be crowned the Queen of Rosaria.
The next coronation of a Rose Festival princess will be at David Douglas High School on Thursday.
-- Rebecca Koffman
Earlier this week, we asked readers for recommendations for where to find the best burger in Portland. You came through, big time, with over 150 comments and emails (and counting) naming burgers from 65 distinct restaurants. Now it's time to pick a winner.
Earlier this week, we asked readers for recommendations for where to find the best burger in Portland. You came through, big time, with over 150 comments and emails (and counting) naming burgers from a whopping 67 distinct restaurants.
Now it's time to pick a winner.
We've taken all of your suggestions and rolled them into the poll at right, which will remain open until Friday at noon. You only get
one vote, so read through all the results to make sure you pick your top choice. We also left a write-in slot, in case you missed the earlier call for suggestions and can't find your top pick.
On Friday, we'll list our top three reader favorites here at oregonlive.com/dining, then include the results, as well as those of other upcoming polls, in a Reader's Choice section of The Oregonian's 2014 Diner restaurant guide.
Which restaurant serves our readers' favorite burger? Find out Friday.
Who makes Portland's best burger?
Friday Free cat adoptions: More than 35 cats and kittens ages seven months and older will be available for adoption, noon-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday or by appointment at The Oregon Cat Project, 342 B Ave. in Lake Oswego. The Oregon Cat Project is an “adoption fee free zone,” so no fee is associated with cat adoptions. More information: theoregoncat.org....
adoptions: More than 35 cats and
kittens ages seven months and older will be available for adoption, noon-5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday or by appointment at The Oregon Cat Project, 342 B Ave. in
Lake Oswego. The Oregon Cat Project is an “adoption fee free zone,” so no fee
is associated with cat adoptions. More information: theoregoncat.org.
Rabies and microchip clinic: License your pet with Multnomah County Animal Services and get a free rabies vaccine and exam by Good Neighbor Vet, 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the MCAS shelter, 1700 W. Columbia River Highway in Troutdale. Additional vaccines will cost $10 each and microchips will cost $25. Dogs should be on leashes and cats in carriers. Details: multcopets.org or call 503-988-7387.
Off-leash reliability and games workshop: Dr. Ian Dunbar will lead a two-day workshop on games designed to improve the relationship between dogs and owners, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at DogTown, 1975 S.E. First Street, Gresham. Cost: $200 without a dog or $250 with dog (participating dogs should be friendly, well-socialized and non-reactive dog). Register online at jamesandkenneth.com.
Show and Tell Saturday: Animal Aid invites the public to visit with adoptable cats, noon-4 p.m. at the shelter, 5335 S.W. 42nd Ave. in Portland. Details: animalaidpdx.org.
Cat adoptions: Cats from the Cat Adoption Team will be available at various Portland-area PetSmart locations and the Tualatin PetCo, noon-4 p.m. today and tomorrow. Visit catadoptionteam.org for more information.
Meat for Cats & Dogs fundraiser party: Meat for Cats & Dogs will kick off an Indiegogo campaign to help fund its move to a larger space, 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Meat for Cats & Dogs, 2205 E. Burnside St., Portland. The event will feature a raffle and opportunity to donate; drinks and snacks will be provided. Details: MeatforCatsandDogs.com.
Mask & Mirror Theatre presents “Sylvia”: Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents this comedic play for dog lovers about a marriage in jeopardy after the arrival of a Labradoodle named Sylvia. The play will show at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays, continuing through March 16 at The Stage at Calvin Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane in Tigard. Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (55 and older) and active military; $5 for children ages 10 and under. Details: maskandmirror.com.
Rabbit Advocates outreach: Meet rabbits available for adoption, learn about rabbits as pets or have your pet rabbit's nails trimmed or groomed, noon-3 p.m. (but try to arrive before 2:30 p.m. for grooming and nail trims) at Tigard Petco, 11705 S.W. Pacific Highway, Tigard. Free; $5-$10 suggested donation per rabbit for nail trims/grooming. More information: Visit adoptarabbit.org or call 503-617-1625.
Memorial art therapy workshop: Choose to make either a paperweight or cremated remains keepsake to memorialize a beloved pet that has passed away during this free workshop with art therapist and certified grief counselor Enid Traisman, 3-4:30 p.m. for people of all ages in the Community Room at DoveLewis, 1945 N.W. Pettygrove St. Bring photocopies of a variety of pictures of your pet to incorporate into your project. More info.: visit dovelewis.org or call 503-234-2061.
Thomson shared with me a list of his top calls last year. To avoid having him show up at your house, follow these four easy steps.
You don't want Dave Thomson to come knocking on your door.
If he does, chances are you've done something wrong.
I profiled Thomson, Multnomah County's code enforcement
officer, yesterday. In that story, I detailed the often icky and sometimes
scary aspects of his job.
A few highlights (or lowlights, depending on your
perspective): Thomson's enforcement of the county's vector control codes takes
him to hoarder houses and cockroach-infested hotels. He also often visits urban
farmers' backyard petting zoos to enforce Portland's animal codes. And on a few
occasions, Thomson's duties have crossed the line between code enforcement and
law enforcement. Take, for instance, the time he found two dead bodies near
Bridal Veil Falls. You can read the full story for more details.
Thomson shared with me a list of his top calls last year.
Here's how you avoid having him show up at your house.
Thomson says the best way to avoid an encounter with him,
though, is establishing an open dialogue with your neighbors. That way, he
says, your disputes over animal smells and junky lawns can be settled without
Unfortunately, Thomson said, "being neighborly has become a
"So now that's the
role that many government regulatory agencies fill, because people don't want
to approach their next door neighbor about a problem," he said.
Below is a list of all reported high school girls basketball scores from Tuesday, March 4. If you see a score missing for your team, or would like to report a score to us, please send it to email@example.com. 6A Round 1
Below is a list of all reported high school girls basketball scores from Tuesday, March 4. If you see a score missing for your team, or would like to report a score to us, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6A Round 1
BEAVERTON 73, McMinnville 31 CANBY 52, Southridge 42 CLACKAMAS 55, Grants Pass 35 CRATER 54, Forest Grove 39 HILLSBORO 49, West Salem 29 JESUIT 59, North Medford 49 OREGON CITY 93, Grant 38 ROSEBURG 47, Glencoe 27 SHELDON 53, Central Catholic 38 SOUTH MEDFORD 92, David Douglas 27 SOUTH SALEM 47, Aloha 27 ST. MARY'S ACADEMY 68, Sunset 53 TIGARD 49, McNary 19 TUALATIN 61, Centennial 52 WEST LINN 63, Barlow 12 WESTVIEW 52, Lincoln 35
5A Play-In Game
MILWAUKIE 49, Cleveland 46 Pendleton 60, PUTNAM 44 SHERWOOD 46, Churchill 29 SILVERTON 50, North Eugene 32 SPRINGFIELD 60, Ashland 44 WEST ALBANY 64, Roosevelt 38 WILSON 37, Sandy 34
Tualatin took an early lead over Centennial and then held off the Eagles down the stretch for a 61-52 home win in the first round the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament Tuesday night. The Timberwolves (14-9, 8-6 Pacific Conference) dominated the interior behind the play of senior post players Savannah Heugly and Jasmine Miller. Heugly led Tualatin with 17 points...
Tualatin took an early lead over Centennial and then held off the Eagles down the stretch for a 61-52 home win in the first round the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament Tuesday night.
The Timberwolves (14-9, 8-6 Pacific Conference) dominated the interior behind the play of senior post players Savannah Heugly and Jasmine Miller. Heugly led Tualatin with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Miller finished with 13 points and 8 rebounds in the win.
Junior Melissa Dailey had 16 points to lead Centennial and Megan Dailey added 13 for the Eagles (14-10, 8-4 Mt. Hood Conference).
Tualatin will face No. 4 Clackamas in the second round of the state tournament on Friday after the Cavaliers advanced with a 55-35 win over Grants Pass.
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