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Best Wearable Skateboards
With its strong skateboard community and creative populace, it shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that the pre-eminent maker of recycled skateboarding jewelry in the
Can a former Blazer shake the baller-turned-rapper stigma?
On the day I reach Martell Webster at home in Portland,
the NBA draft is a few hours away. You’d think that would make a good
icebreaker when speaking to a former Blazers lottery pick.
The Trail Blazers are falling apart. Here’s why it’s not as bad as it looks.
The next National Basketball Association season is still four months away. But the Portland Trail Blazers as you know them right now seem moments from vanishing.
July 1 marks the beginning of
A lawyer fighting the public financing of a Hyatt hotel at the Oregon Convention Center says the project won't make a difference in the Trail Blazers' bid for the NBA All-Star Game. Last week, WW reported that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told media that Portland's bid to host the 2017 or 2018 All-Star Game hinged on Portland having more hotel rooms—a veiled warning to build the Hyatt. Metro President ...
"We are in danger of missing that window" for 2018 game, says Metro President Tom Hughes
The Portland Trail Blazers want to host the NBA All-Star Game in 2017 or 2018. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the media Feb. 14 that Portland’s bid hinges on the city gaining more hotel rooms. That could be a problem.As WW reported in this morning's Murmurs, Silver's statement implies the Blazers need the proposed $212 million, 600-room Hyatt hotel next to the Oregon Convention Center. The 16-month ...
Democrat Kate Brown, set to become
governor Feb. 18, must choose her replacement secretary of state—a
jumping-off job a lot of ambitious politicians would like to hold.
Leading contenders have
As avid Blazers fans know, Damian Lillard likes to rap. That's not unique among NBA players, of course, but #0 takes it a step further. Ever since he came into the league, Lillard has helmed a weekly online rap battle, 4 Bar Friday, in which participants upload short verses to Instagram, with the winner chosen by the point guard himself. At last year's All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, he hosted ...
From Bill Walton jamming with Jerry Garcia on a porch off
Northwest 23rd Avenue through a list of Jail Blazers alumni we’ll leave
out for word-count purposes, the Trail Blazers and grass go to
Give and win Blazers tickets! Just go to giveguide.org. Today is Give!Guide’s first Big Give Day. If a you make a gift of $10 or more today, you will be entered to win four Club Level tickets to a Portland Trail Blazers game, as well as a basketball signed by the team. All you have to do is GIVE! This is the first in a series of Big Give Days. There are also have prizes from Powell’s Books, ...
In February 1978, the Portland Trail Blazers appeared on their way to repeating as NBA champions.
Future Hall of Famer
Bill Walton starred at center for the Blazers as they dominated the