Out of the Park

Baseball Fans in Boston, Chicago, and Cooperstown Gear Up in Merch from a Portland Company

We may not have our own MLB team, but Baseballism’s founders are going big league.

04/11/2020 By Marty Patail

How We’re Coping

This Portland Thorn Played through Australia’s Fires. Then the US Soccer Season Got Put on Hold.

The only teammates Simone Charley has seen so far this year are her two roommates.

04/04/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Sports During Quarantine

The Timbers and Thorns Will Now Air Classic Matches on FOX 12

Yup. It feels like a good time to rewatch that epic MLS home opener from 2011.

03/17/2020 By Marty Patail

Lords of Portland

Check Your Head With These Two Limited Edition Blazers Caps Designed by Portugal. The Man

The hats are only available through Rip City Clothing Co.

03/06/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Holding Court

What’s It Going to Take for Portland to Get a WNBA Team Again?

Unpacking why, despite a rabid fan base for women’s sports, the city’s not likely to get a new shot at the WNBA any time soon.

02/25/2020 By Jason Cohen

THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with the Portland Timbers?

The upsides and downsides of the city’s men’s soccer team, whose 10th MLS season begins on March 1.

02/25/2020 By Marty Patail and Margaret Seiler

Kobe Tribute

Sabrina Ionescu Remembers Kobe and Gianna Bryant at Public Memorial

The Oregon women's basketball guard gave an emotional eulogy Monday morning.

02/24/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard Has Leveled Up

The Blazers point guard has made at least 6 3-pt field goals in 6 straight games.

02/05/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Motorcycles

One Motorcycle Show Rides Into the Veterans Memorial Coliseum

This is the first time since 1991 that flat-track racing has been held in the arena.

02/04/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

G.O.A.T.

Portland Thorn Christine Sinclair Claims Soccer’s Record for Most International Goals

The Canadian is a few dozen up on Carli Lloyd, Marta, Alex Morgan, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

01/29/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Art & Basketball

Drool Over These Limited-Edition Blazers Game-Day Posters from Local Artists

Snapping one up requires arriving way early at the Moda Center before a home game.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Breaking News

Portland Thorns Make Top Two Picks in NWSL College Draft

“To the Riveters, I’ll see you soon at Providence Park."

01/16/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Breaking News

Emily Sonnett, Caitlin Foord, and Midge Purce Are Leaving the Portland Thorns

Life's only constant is change. Still, the Thorns fan in your life could use a hug today.

01/08/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Six Portland Soccer Players Are Wintering in Australia’s W-League

Down under, it’s Thorn vs. Thorn.

12/04/2019 By Margaret Seiler

History

Portland's Original Boxer, Jack Dempsey

In the 19th century, Dempsey garnered national renown, retiring with a 50–3 record.

11/26/2019 By Eben Pindyck

Feature

Is Victor Morales Jr. the Best Boxer to Ever Come Out of Portland?

In total, he won 118 amateur fights, while losing only 12.

11/26/2019 By Eben Pindyck Photography by Steve Martinez

People

Two Oregon Pilots Are Preparing for a 9,000-Mile Flight from Patagonia to Florida—On Vintage Airplanes

An airplane mechanic and a filbert farmer team up for a 9,000-mile journey.

10/23/2019 By Rich Reece Photography by Rick A. Brown

Sports

Old Portland Had Its Own Super-Cool All-Japanese Baseball Teams

Fuji Athletic Club is now a retro-hipster design find—with eerie historical echoes.

10/23/2019 By Zach Dundas