Our Sporting Past

Portland Sports Teams: An Incomplete History

Who remembers the Buckaroos, the Rosebuds, and the Forest Dragons? Here's how Portland eventually got its current pro teams: the Blazers, Timbers, and Thorns.

12/02/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Baseball

Baseball's Portland Pickles Open a Team Store Downtown

Find pickle juice, game-worn jerseys, Dillon bobbleheads, and maybe even Dillon himself at the Pickle Jar.

11/15/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

National Team Call-Ups and MVP Voting: Big Day for the Thorns

The team faces Chicago in the NWSL semifinal this weekend.

11/09/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Golazo!

Portland Timbers' Asprilla Scores the Goal of the Year

With an unbelievable bicycle kick, the Colombian buried the San Jose Earthquakes and set the internet on fire.

10/28/2021 By Fiona McCann

The Business of Sports

UO's Standout Women's Basketball Player Sedona Prince just Dropped a Merch Line

And the best part is, in part because of her own activism, she gets to keep the profits.

10/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Labor

Thorns Players Join Nabisco Workers on Picket Line

Soccer players join striking bakery workers in Northeast Portland.

09/14/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

What Would MLB Bring to Our Local Baseball Ecosystem?

As the Oakland A’s ponder a move, diamond-heads in Portland don’t have to wait to get their game on.

08/27/2021 By Alli Weseman

Sports

Want to Play for the Portland Pickles?

Open tryouts are coming up for an international away game against Mexico's Mazatlán Venados.

08/26/2021 By Nick Campigli

Soccer

Portland Thorns' Bella Bixby Talks Home Teams and Representation

The team's keeper made her Providence Park home debut this summer, but she's been around these parts for a lot longer .

08/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

The Women’s International Champions Cup Aims to Crown the ‘World’s Best Club’

Some familiar faces are headed back to Providence Park when the Thorns host Houston, Bayern-Munich, and Lyon.

08/14/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Olympics

Oregon's Olympians Are Heading Home, Medals In Hand

Damian Lillard, Jordan Chiles, Paul Chelimo, and more are all heading back with medals.

08/09/2021 By Cami Hughes

Beer Festivals

PickleFest Brings Beer & Baseball Together

Level, Away Days, Modern Times, and other breweries join the Gherkins and Rosebuds for a doubleheader.

08/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Olympics

Already the GOAT, Christine Sinclair Wins Olympic Gold with Canada

The Portland Thorns captain and former Pilot was already the GOAT.

08/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

It's Thorn vs. Thorn in This Olympic Semifinal Soccer Game

Christine Sinclair of Canada faces Thorns teammates and US stars Lindsey Horan, Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Adrianna Franch.

07/30/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

Which Oregonians Are Headed to the Tokyo Olympics?

The games are on, and Oregon is well represented. Let's bring home some medals!

06/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Providence Park to Open at 80 Percent Capacity June 19

No masks required at Timbers and Thorns games when the new policy kicks in, but fans 16 and older must have proof of vaccination.

06/03/2021 By Margaret Seiler

News

Got Shut Out from Summer Swim Lessons in Portland? All Is Not Lost.

Slots are pandemic-era limited, and lifeguards are in short supply, but another round of lessons opens in June.

05/26/2021 By Julia Silverman and Fiona McCann

Sports

Back in Front of Their Fans, Blazers Beat the Lakers

A high-stakes game, Nurkic's return, and the beautiful sound of fans helped push the Blazers to a crucial win.

05/08/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Sports

Will the Winterhawks Finally Retire the ‘Indian Head’ Logo?

Portland’s junior hockey team is in talks with NAYA about the offensive imagery.

04/25/2021 By Jason Cohen

Sports

Portland Thorns Defeat Kansas City in Oregon’s First Pro Sports Event with Fans in a Year

No red smoke, but red cards and plenty of drama in front of a limited-capacity crowd at Providence Park

04/10/2021 By Margaret Seiler