Portugal. The Man haven’t necessarily been shy about their love for the Trail Blazers. The Portland transplants (originally from Wasilla, Alaska) casually rep Rip City attire on stage and on their social media feeds. They’ve even shared the stage with Dame Lillard in 2018 and covered the Blazers’ original trumpet theme, incorporating it regularly in their sets.
Now, with help from New Era, the band is releasing two limited edition Rip City caps.
Teased on PTM’s Instagram, the black cap (above) is embroidered with “Lords of Portland,” somewhat of the band’s signature, with “39.2% From 30 To 40 Ft.,” a reference to Lillard’s shooting average. The traditional red-and-white Blazers logo adorns the side, and the back sports the words “Rise Up Rip City.” The inside joke—literally on the inside of the cap—has the words “That Was A Bad Shot.”
Trail Blazers corporate communications coordinator says the design collaboration “was an interesting one—this project was pretty under the radar, and was done purely out of love of the team from Portugal. The Man,” which means there were no endorsements or money coming back to the band.
The hats, which became available March 4, are only available through Rip City Clothing Co., at the Moda Center during home games, and Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.—4 p.m. Of each hat style, bucket and traditional cap, 144 were made—288 in total. They are selling for $39 each, and are only available while supplies last.