PDX Index

Dare We Hope for a Good Year for the Trail Blazers?

2018 disappointed. Will 2019 be any better? Their season kicks off October 18.

10/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Soccer

Why You’ll Drop Everything and Watch the Thorns on Saturday

We answer 16 questions Portlanders might have about the NWSL championship game.

09/20/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

What Would Major League Baseball Mean for Portland?

The dreams go back decades. What if they actually came true?

09/18/2018 By Jason Cohen Illustrations by Michael Byers

Sports

How an Oregon Kid Reinvented the High Jump

At the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, Dick Fosbury changed the sport forever.

09/11/2018 By Christopher Warner

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Hometown Pride

Portlander Colin O’Brady Just Set Another Speed Record

With a final step atop Mount Hood on July 19, O’Brady conquered the highest peak in every American state in a mere 21 days—a world record.

07/20/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Cannabis

A Tour de France Doper Sets His Sights on Portland Cannabis

Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France medal, talks about healing with cannabis, doping, and the corrupt world of pro cycling.

07/20/2018 By Emily Davis

History

Remembering Jiggs Parrott, Oregon's First Major League Baseball Player

In 1890, the Big Show came calling for a third baseman from Portland.

07/17/2018 By Christopher Warner

Style Spotlight

Nigeria's Stylish (and Portland-Born) World Cup Jerseys Sold Out in Minutes

Nike designer and Toffee Club co-owner Pete Hoppins explains why football fashion is having a moment.

06/26/2018 By Eden Dawn

Soccer

The Cascadian 'National' Team Played in the World Cup Quarterfinals

Team USA may be out of the World Cup, but Team Cascadia made a deep run.

06/05/2018 By Arlo Voorhees

Sports

An Innovative Grassroots Soccer Tournament Takes on Homelessness

Timbers stars and community activists will kick off in the Portland Social Change Cup, harnessing street soccer for good causes.

05/25/2018 By Sam Pape

Soccer

The Sad American's Guide to Picking a World Cup Team

The United States men's team failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time since the 1980s. Here's how to find a new squad to get behind.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

The Oregon Woman: Changing the Game

How Brenda Tracy Combats Rape Culture in College Sports

After enduring a violent sexual assault 20 years ago, the Portlander now travels the country, speaking to athletes and advocating for change.

04/24/2018 By Jason Cohen

Sports

The Lefty Punks of German Soccer Come to Portland

On May 22, FC St. Pauli squares off against the Timbers' reserve squad.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

Sports

We Have to Talk about the Portland Trail Blazers While There's Still Time

Suddenly things are not looking good at all. But maybe the Blazers will surprise us again!

04/19/2018 By Casey Jarman

Sports

The Trail Blazers: IS ALL HOPE LOST?

A Game 1 defeat to New Orleans starts our haiku-enhanced playoff coverage on a desperate note. It will get better (maybe).

04/17/2018 By Casey Jarman

The Shakedown

College Hoops Is Madness. What's the Deal?

Pro: only chance most Portlanders will get to root for anything Kentucky does.

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Soccer

The Timbers' New Boss Recalls the Weird Early Days of MLS

Giovanni Savarese was a hot goal scorer in the ’90s. Now he takes over as Portland's manager.

02/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Skating

Why Are 1,600 Figure Skaters Descending on Portland This Weekend?

At the US Synchronized Figure Skating Championships, there’s no place for a Left Shark.

02/19/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Gridiron Glory

Meet Mel Renfro, Portland's Vintage Super Bowl Champion

Hey now, you're an all-star.

01/30/2018 By Christopher Warner