Headout: The Thin White Duke Vs. The Thin White Girl

Determining the future mojo of the Moda center.

In 1995, the Rose Garden celebrated its opening with an inaugural concert by David Bowie, with Nine Inch Nails opening. Over the next 18 years, the arena enjoyed many more high-profile concerts,   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

"Rose Garden Forever" Movement Has a T-Shirt and 4,700 Digital Signatures


A week after the Portland Trail Blazers announced the franchise had sold naming rights to the Rose Garden arena to a dental insurer, a team of signature gatherers is refusing to acknowledge the Moda Center. Instead, they are holding fast to a Portland tradition: protesting. The "Rose Garden Forever" movement has gathered 4,700 digital signatures on a letter to team president Chris McGowan asking him ...   More
Thursday, August 22, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Two Dudes in Their 30s Talk About the Lady Gaga Concert

A conversational review of the Born This Way Ball at the Rose Garden, Jan. 15


On Tuesday night, two of Willamette Week's most venerable music critics, Jay Horton and Robert Ham, attended the Lady Gaga show at the Rose Garden Arena. Let's just say that neither of them fit the show's core demographic. Afterward, they sat down, had some drinks, and tried to make sense amongst themselves of what they just saw. Here is a transcript of that conversation.Jay Horton: I understand ...   More
Thursday, January 17, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Almost Live: Rockets at Blazers


So I'm having a bit of trouble with the picture, which is coming from my phone (I drew it on my way to the game, on the bus...it is horrible). But we're about to tip-off here at the Rose Garden! Panic time!10:27There we go. Ray Felton scores Portland's first basket, and he's the guy who we weren't sure we'd see in uniform tonight. Nice work, Ray Ray. Why do people named Ray get nicknamed Ray Ray? Why ...   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

JUICY SUITS: A Trail Blazer Fan, a Nicolas Batum Autograph and an Alleged False Arrest


A fan of the Portland Trail Blazers is suing the owners of the Rose Garden for $105,000 after security guards allegedly confiscated his Nicolas Batum autograph and detained the plaintiff in a dark room.In the lawsuit filed March 29 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Mark Chernobelsky of Southwest Portland says he had courtside tickets to the Blazers' home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on April ...   More
Friday, April 1, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Breakfast With Blazer-maniacs

The scene outside the Rose Garden this morning looked like a refugee camp. Nothing like a chance to buy tickets for the Trail Blazers' first playoff appearance since 2003 to get people to sprawl out on blankets, wrap up in sleeping bags or just bundle up with layer upon layer of Blazers paraphernalia as some folks cooked breakfast on small butane stoves and drank coffee. At 9:45 AM the ...   More
Thursday, April 16, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

6A High School Basketball Championships Return To Portland

The state basketball championships for Oregon boys and girls at the 6A level are coming back to Portland. The Oregon School Activities Association today announced a new agreement with the Rose Quarter replacing the multi-sport agreement with the University of Oregon that moved the tournament from Portland to Eugene in 2004. The final 6A teams, eight boys and eight girls, will compete in the ...   More
Monday, June 29, 2009 Allison Ferre

Blazers Media Day: Jerryd Bayless Halts Any Andre Miller Honeymoon

All of Portland may not be thrilled over the arrival of point guard Andre Miller. At today's media day at the Rose Garden as the Trail Blazers open camp this week, holdover second-year Blazers point guard Jerryd Bayless answered questions about Miller in the fewest words possible. Bayless acknowledged that Miller and last year's starting point guard, Steve Blake, are the frontrunners to play. ...   More
Monday, September 28, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

GOP Gubernatorial Primary: Chris Dudley Wins an Alley Fight, Invites Lawmakers to a Barbecue at His House (UPDATED with Alley)

Former Trail Blazer and first-time candidate Chris Dudley cruised to an easier-than-expected primary victory over former Pixelworks CEO Allen Alley tonight. Maybe in the general election, he'll get a television feed. In a surreal Rose Garden election-night party that couldn't get a TV signal (and aired a silent slide show of the 6-foot-11 candidate instead), Dudley debuted his strategy for the ...   More
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 AARON MESH


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