Grantland Insults Portland, Ranks Trail Blazers Logo 7th Best in NBA


Zach Lowe, the NBA staff writer for ESPN poetry journal Grantland, is typically an astute judge of basketball aesthetics. Earlier this summer, for example, he picked the Portland Trail Blazers as the best team name in the Association.So how to explain today’s Lowe column, where he declares the Trail Blazers’ unimprovable pinwheel logo as merely the NBA’s seventh best? He ranks it behind the Bulls, ...   More
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by Aaron Mesh

The 21 Best Songs About Portland

Music Stories
In honor of MusicfestNW, which starts Friday the 21st, we are counting down the top 21 best songs ever written about Portland. Every day until Wednesday we will reveal five more songs.    More
Saturday, August 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Best Portland Fun and Games

Best of Portland
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    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Martell Webster: Thursday, July 16

Can a former Blazer shake the baller-turned-rapper stigma?

Music Stories
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. “I    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Crystal Ballers

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    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 CORBIN SMITH

Headquarters Hotel Opponent: Portland Isn't Getting the NBA All-Star Game, Hyatt or No Hyatt


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 ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 AARON MESH

Convention Center Hotel Lawsuits Could Block Portland Trail Blazers' Bid to Host NBA All-Star Game, Metro Warns

"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 ...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Maybe a Custodian Will Take The Job.

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   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Watch Damian Lillard Prove He's the Best Rapper in the NBA


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 ...   More
Saturday, February 14, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Straight Blazin’

Willie Weed
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   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE


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