Letters to the Editor
A FAN'S ALL-WET DREAMNow that the uncertainty is over—with Aldridge, Matthews, Lopez, Batum and Blake gone, and with a lot of money freed up—the Blazers have a chance to look for
Q19 COUNTING DOWN: The busy lunchtime food-cart pod at Northwest 19th Avenue and Quimby Street will shut down by the end of the year
to make way for construction, according to Alex Denchev, owner of
FRIDAY, MAY 8Ensiferum, Korpiklaani [FOLK METAL] Some pagan metal bands craft music appropriate for lighting candles during a ritual under the full moon. Then there are bands such as Helsinki’s Ensiferum (Finnish for “sword bearing”) that are aimed at those who grew up on reruns of The Smurfs and Fraggle Rock. That’s not necessarily meant as a dis. Ensiferum has mastered the art of ...
NBA PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND // GAME 1, PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS @ MEMPHIS GRIZZLIESFinal Score: POR - 86, MEM - 100A word, first, for Beno Udrih. Beno, for Lord only knows what reason, what confluence of stars, what possessing Earth Majick, what horror show of bonding and separating chemicals in his body, lives to absolutely light the Blazers up. The Blazers' bad point-guard defenders and scheme, ...
Three years after leaving school for the NBA, the Blazers point guard has earned a degree in technical sales from Weber State in Utah.
Just call him Big-Brain Dame. Three years after leaving Weber State University—the obscure mid-major in Ogden, Utah, that recruited him out of high school—to enter the NBA draft, Damian Lillard is about to become a college graduate. Between elevating the Blazers to championship contention, signing lucrative endorsement deals and appearing in commercials with Nick Cannon and whoever the ...
Filmed in Washington, featuring a Portland rapper-producer and directed by Will Vinton's son.
Over the NBA All-Star break, Damian Lillard went on the radio and wowed the basketball blogosphere with his rhyme skills. No less an authority than MTV's Sway declared him the best rapper in the league, and most were apt to agree. But another Blazer alum has thrown his warmups onto the court. Former Portland combo guard Martell Webster, currently of the Washington Wizards, spits a bit himself, ...
The Blazers’ non-basketball power rankings: Offseason Edition.
Following the NBA is, more than ever, a full-time
endeavor. For us basketball junkies, the once-sleepy offseason is now a
fever dream of free-agency speculation, Trade Machine playfulness, and
The Blazers Will Not Be Swept by the Spurs, But They're Still Just One Loss Away
En route to the Moda Center Monday, The Spurs’ motorcoach collided with a TriMet bus. They may have realized then that this was going to be Portland’s night.After Saturday’s third straight blowout loss to an experienced, systematic San Antonio team, Blazer fans had plenty of reasons to be disappointed. Portland looked painfully tentative, showing little sign of their distinctive rugged character. ...
Arts & Books
Friday, April 25Blazers[BLAZERS] BLAZERS!!! 7:30 pm, Moda Center. Shlohmo [MUSIC] Last year’s Laid Out is a Flying Lotus-style record that’s mostly instrumental, hazy production backed with clipped, electronic drums. The pending release of an EP, with Chicago R&B crooner Jeremih, is likely to alienate some beat-junkie types, but it’s all in the name of his evolution. Branx, ...