Sports

Meet the Portland Coach Breaking Down Barriers on the Soccer Pitch

Best known for his viral coming-out video, Kaig Lightner reaches out to kids from low-income families and welcomes LGBTQ players—and his coaching extends beyond the field.

07/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

History

40 Years Ago, Pelé Played His Last Game—Ever—in Portland

In 1977, the Brazilian soccer star bowed out in the Rose City.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Portland Thorns Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer on Her Adopted Hometown

"I wouldn’t have said I could imagine living in the US, but I could imagine living in Portland."

06/30/2017 By Katelyn Best

Local Lens

Time Slip: Photographing Drag Races at Portland International Raceway

Once a week at PIR, a passion for speed keeps a whole scene on track.

06/12/2017 Photography by William Anthony

Sports

Providence Park Is About to Get a Major Expansion

The $50 million plan will add 4,000 seats to the stadium.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Sports

The Pickles—Portland's Adorable Amateur Baseball Team—Have a Hotshot New Owner

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is kind of a big dill.

06/12/2017 By Jason Cohen

Sports

On Twin Peaks Night, the Pickles Are Not What They Seem

The amateur baseball team’s promos are taking us back—to the ’90s, the ’70s, and the 1860s!

06/07/2017 By Margaret Seiler

History

The Spirit of '77: How the Blazers Won Portland

Forty years ago, a basketball team and a city became one.

05/15/2017 By Casey Jarman Illustrations by Michael Byers

Brand New

Timbers Gear for People Who Don't Do Jerseys

Bridge & Burn teamed up with the Timbers Army to create a line of cool, everyday fan apparel.

05/09/2017 By Eden Dawn

Sports

The Timbers Are Adding 4,000 Seats to Providence Park and It Looks Incredible

The $50 million-plus Providence Park expansion will be privately funded.

04/26/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Columbia Sportswear Magnate Gert Boyle?

We size up Oregon's "tough mother."

04/17/2017 By Marty Patail

Beer

The Blazers Are Surging. There's a Beer for That Now.

Pyramid's 1977 Lager commemorates that time 40 years ago when the Trail Blazers brought home an NBA championship.

03/29/2017 By Marty Patail

Soccer

After a Rough 2016, the Portland Timbers Reboot

As the soccer team prepares for the new season, coach Caleb Porter reflects on both past and prologue.

02/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Mushing

This Is Oregon's Most Epic Dog Sled Race

Meet the mushers (and the adorable huskies) that defied blizzards to race in the 2017 Eagle Cap Extreme—some qualifying in the process for Alaska's Iditarod.

01/27/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Long Story Short

The Country's Most Illustrious Squash Player Lives in Portland

After a decade on the pro tour, Julian Illingworth is now a coach at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

12/20/2016 By Stephen Phillips

Textile Tales

This Cascade Locks Start-Up Saves Activewear from Landfills

A brand-new garment with a tear or broken zipper? Once, companies like Prana and Ibex threw them out. Now, they're fixed by Oregon's Renewal Workshop—and sold back to you at cut-rate prices.

12/13/2016 By Webb Wright

PDX Index

Portland Thorns 2016: A Remarkable Season Ends One Game Too Soon

All the soccer stats you need to know.

11/14/2016 By Ko Ricker

Basketball

Give Thanks for the Trail Blazers at Ripsgiving

Because we all need something to celebrate right now.

11/10/2016 By Webb Wright

Hip-Hop

Damian Lillard Releases Debut Album Featuring Lil Wayne and Jamie Foxx

The Portland Trail Blazer, a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A., dropped his first full-length rap album on Thursday, October 20.

10/20/2016 By Fiona McCann