Damian Lillard’s Debut Album, Featuring Lil Wayne and Jamie Foxx, Drops Tonight

The Portland Trail Blazer, a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A., announced his first full-length rap album will drop at 9 p.m. Thursday, October 20.

10/20/2016 By Fiona McCann

Hit List

They Dunk; You Drink: The Best Bars for Watching the Trail Blazers

Where to drink in Rip City during the 2016-17 season.

10/05/2016 By Arlo Voorhees


Should Portland Save the Memorial Coliseum?

A small group of preservationists want to rescue the 55-year-old gray box from demolition.

08/15/2016 By Lisa Dunn

The Long Play

PODCAST: Trail Blazer-Turned-Rapper Martell Webster Talks Basketball and Beats

On this episode of The Long Play, the one-time Trail Blazer gives the scoop on Portland-based record label EYRST, playing South by Southwest, and how basketball still runs in his blood.

08/11/2016 By Fiona McCann


How Rapper Cool Nutz and Trail Blazer CJ McCollum Make Great Radio in Tigard

Every week, the local hip-hop godfather and shooting guard dish on their favorite jams—and the off-court life of a rising NBA star.

06/13/2016 By Casey Jarman


Yes, the Memorial Coliseum Is Now a "National Treasure"

The symbolic designation could save the controversial 56-year-old stadium from the wrecking ball.

06/10/2016 By Lisa Dunn


The Perfect Party: September 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month’s most fascinating people, from LaMarcus Aldridge to Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock



Damian Lillard's Top 5 Rap Verses of All Time

Dame DOLLA just released his first single, but the Blazer star has been at it for a while.

07/16/2015 By Marty Patail


Trail Blazers Star Damian Lillard’s Psychological Secret Weapon

How the fourth-quarter hero stays calm under pressure (hint: it involves a "mental coach").

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail


Damian Lillard Unveils His Adidas Shoe

Worth up to $100 million, the Blazers star's Adidas shoe deal is one of the largest in the NBA.

01/26/2015 By Cervante Pope


The Blazers' Guide to Portland

What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail


PDX Index: The Trail Blazers

A by-the-numbers look at the upcoming season of pro basketball in Portland

04/02/2014 By Peter Holmstrom


The Perfect Party: January 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Jerry Seinfeld to a ’90s teen heartthrob

01/02/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton


Can Rip City Be Redeemed?

Five reasons this will be the Blazers' do-or-die season

11/01/2013 By Ben Golliver


Rip City Gets New Stadium Nosh

The Moda Center (née Rose Garden) adds Bunk, Sizzle Pie, Killer Burger, and Fire on the Mountain to its offerings of game-day grub

09/26/2013 By Nathan Tucker


The Most Hated Trail Blazers Opponents of All Time

Which NBA teams and players do Portland Trail Blazers fans hate the most?

10/16/2012 By Martin Patail

Rip City

On the Rebound

Trail Blazers center Greg Oden dishes on karaoke, Star Wars, and fanatic fans. And (oh, yeah) basketball.

08/15/2012 By Bart Blasengame


Odes to Crash

The most poetic Trail Blazer is no longer in Portland, but the verse lives on.



PDX Index: Blazers Bust?

It's going to be awful quiet around here without the Trail Blazers.

10/14/2011 By Ramona DeNies


Game On!

We look at five members of the reinvented and reimagined Portland Trail Blazers who are ready to answer the call of "Rip City" and lead the team to their ultimate mission: a world title.

10/09/2009 By Benjamin Golliver