You have to start with the pinwheel.
When I first started
attending Trail Blazers games in 2003, the team’s brand was suffering.
This was not because the Blazers were bad: The squad had finish
All fans feel a symbolic ownership of their team.
In Portland, this
tribal pride has manifested itself in touching and bizarre displays:
gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to honor the arr
Which team has earned fan loyalty? Check the stats.
Where they play:
Blazers: East side! In the Rose Quarter, a non-neighborhood best known for bus stops.
Timbers: West side! In Goose Hollow, a historic neighborhood best known for pubs.
With all due respect to the Fail Blazers and the Fightin’ Alaska Airlines, the contest isn’t even close.
There’s only one sports team that provides a distinctively Portland experience.
Last November, we learned of the creation
and the birth of a local franchise, Portland Thorns FC. Local media
gathered up their Alex Morgan B-roll and then settled into a
I went to my first Timbers game in 2002. I recall little except they lost and it rained.
My father took me
when I was 13, riding MAX from the Sunset Transit Center. I loved the
game but knew lit
Kristin Leichner is driving toward the unthinkable.
She’s been attending
Trail Blazers basketball games since 1996, when her family used earnings
from its trash-hauling company to buy season