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

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

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

Hit List

They Dunk; You Drink: The Best Bars for Watching the Trail Blazers

Where to drink in Rip City during the 2016-17 season.

10/05/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Dispatch

Should Portland Save the Memorial Coliseum?

A small group of preservationists want to rescue the 55-year-old gray box from demolition.

08/15/2016 By Lisa Dunn

The Long Play

PODCAST: Trail Blazer-Turned-Rapper Martell Webster Talks Basketball and Beats

On this episode of The Long Play, the one-time Trail Blazer gives the scoop on Portland-based record label EYRST, playing South by Southwest, and how basketball still runs in his blood.

08/11/2016 By Fiona McCann

B-SIDES

How Rapper Cool Nutz and Trail Blazer CJ McCollum Make Great Radio in Tigard

Every week, the local hip-hop godfather and shooting guard dish on their favorite jams—and the off-court life of a rising NBA star.

06/13/2016 By Casey Jarman

ARCHITECTURE

Yes, the Memorial Coliseum Is Now a "National Treasure"

The symbolic designation could save the controversial 56-year-old stadium from the wrecking ball.

06/10/2016 By Lisa Dunn

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: September 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month’s most fascinating people, from LaMarcus Aldridge to Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock

08/24/2015

MUSIC

Damian Lillard's Top 5 Rap Verses of All Time

Dame DOLLA just released his first single, but the Blazer star has been at it for a while.

07/16/2015 By Marty Patail

DISPATCH

Trail Blazers Star Damian Lillard’s Psychological Secret Weapon

How the fourth-quarter hero stays calm under pressure (hint: it involves a "mental coach").

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

Damian Lillard Unveils His Adidas Shoe

Worth up to $100 million, the Blazers star's Adidas shoe deal is one of the largest in the NBA.

01/26/2015 By Cervante Pope

RIP CITY

The Blazers' Guide to Portland

What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

PDX Index: The Trail Blazers

A by-the-numbers look at the upcoming season of pro basketball in Portland

04/02/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: January 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Jerry Seinfeld to a ’90s teen heartthrob

01/02/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

History

50 Moments That Shaped Portland

Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.

12/02/2013 By Randy Gragg With Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Marco España, Caitlin Feldman, Cari Johnson, Alexandria Bordas, and Doug Kenck-Crispin

SPORTS

Can Rip City Be Redeemed?

Five reasons this will be the Blazers' do-or-die season

11/01/2013 By Ben Golliver

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Rip City Gets New Stadium Nosh

The Moda Center (née Rose Garden) adds Bunk, Sizzle Pie, Killer Burger, and Fire on the Mountain to its offerings of game-day grub

09/26/2013 By Nathan Tucker

SPORTS

The Most Hated Trail Blazers Opponents of All Time

Which NBA teams and players do Portland Trail Blazers fans hate the most?

10/16/2012 By Martin Patail