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

Fitness: Surf's Up

Why Surfing the Oregon Coast Is So Addictive

Alex Morris, a longtime surfer and owner of Portland's Cosube surf shop, breaks it down.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Roll with the Punches

Northeast Portland's Knott Street Boxing Will Teach Any Willing Body to Fight

Yes, even you.

12/28/2017 By Zach Dundas

Fitness: Give Me Strength

Welcome to Portland's Feminist, Queer-Centric Barbell Gym

Liberation Barbell will lift you up.

12/28/2017 By Amy Martin

True Blood

Portland’s Lo-Fi, DIY Pro Wrestling Scene Keeps It Extremely Real

Vince McMahon? The Rock? This is the antidote.

12/28/2017 By Leah Sottile

Profile

Tonya Harding Is Back—on the Ice, and on the Silver Screen

With I, Tonya hitting theaters as an unlikely shot at redemption, we spent a day with the champ. She landed some doubles, talked motherhood, and jump-started a Hyundai.

12/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler Photography by Holly Andres

Soccer

Darlington Nagbe Is Leaving the Timbers—But We Will Always Have His Luscious Goals

The US international and fan fave departs for Atlanta. These are some of his greatest strikes.

12/13/2017 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

Mountain Time: Ski Cascadia

Beyond Hood: More Pacific Northwest Peaks to Ski

From Whistler to Shasta, head to Cascadia's other big hitters.

11/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Mount Hood Guide: Planks and Trays

Check Out These Oregon-Made Skis and Snowboards

Meet three homespun makers fighting the uphill battle against foreign, mass-produced gear.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Into the Woods

Where to Snowshoe, XC Ski, and Sled on Mount Hood

Not into high-speed descents and expensive gear? Get out in the snow, one foot at a time.

11/20/2017 By Christopher Van Tilburg

Mount Hood Guide: Go for Gold

At Oregon’s Year-Round Ski Slope, You Can Shred Next to Olympians

As of summer 2017, Timberline is an official training site for US skiers and snowboarders.

11/20/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Game On

A Swiss Sneaker Company Kicks Into Gear in Portland

On, a Zurich-based running shoe maker, aims to break into the local market.

11/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren