This resource is easy to follow and would be an engaging, rich project for the age group for which it is intended. The motivational aspect, in particular, seems strong. The steps as written are easy to follow, and would also be simple to adjust as needed in a specific classroom situation.
In reading through this, I began wondering if having a range of sites selected for students ahead of time would be helpful, especially sites at a variety of reading levels. This can be a challenge, but some students will find the reading on sites they find simply by searching to be too high-level. I would not recommend limiting them to these sites... Just providing them as an appropriate jumping off point.
I wonder a bit about the designation of the project as an e-portfolio. As I read through it, I felt like it was more of a research product than an e-portfolio.
Regardless, this is an engaging, interesting, meaningful lesson plan which could be adapted and modified in myriad useful ways.