Portland Activist Who Collected Trail Blazers Chalupa Coupons For Homeless Says He "McQuits"

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Jessie Sponberg, the Portland activist who collected free chalupa vouchers after high-scoring Trail Blazer games to give to the homeless, says he "McQuits."Sponberg says that he and others collected a total of 20,000 "chalupons" to hand out to homeless youth after home games where the Blazers scored more than 100 points. The team ended its association with Taco Bell last month, and announced Monday ...   More
 
Thursday, October 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Blazers Replace Chalupa with McMuffin

Fans greet their new fast-food overlords: "MICK-E-DEES, MICK-E-DEES"

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Cry no more for the chalupa. The Portland Trail Blazers have summoned a new fast-food promotion to reward  fans for watching the team score 100 points.It's a McDonald's sausage egg McMuffin. The deal, first reported by Chris Haynes of CSNNW, is for five years. The team will debut the breakfast promotion at the Nov. 2 home opener against Dallas. The Blazers are encouraging fans to replace the notorious ...   More
 
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Clear Channel Moves Trail Blazers to KPOJ

Carl Wolfson congratulates the "Fighting Modas."

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When Clear Channel pulled the plug last November on progressive talk radio station KPOJ-AM 620 and switched the format to Fox Sports Radio, many irate listeners wondered what the station brass were thinking.Now it's official: Clear Channel was opening a space on the dial for the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers announced Thursday that KPOJ is now the team's flagship station. Clear Channel's local ...   More
 
Friday, August 30, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Murmurs: Former Blazer Randolph Blasts Portland

Anybody got Civil War tickets?


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A familiar local voice will soon be reporting from the escalating conflict between Israel and Gaza. Emily Harris, the former host of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s morning talk show Think Out Loud, ha   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

City of Portland Decides to Let Public Choose Which Dog Park Gets Spruced Up

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The city’s Parks & Recreation Bureau wants to fix up one of Portland's dog parks—and it wants you to vote for which one gets the makeover.Parks spokesman Mark Ross says the Trail Blazers and Banfield Pet Hospital are footing the $10,000 cost of the park improvements.He says the idea for using a popularity contest—rather than the bureau deciding internally which park needs the most work or ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Have A Fossil-Fuel-Free Weekend, Courtesy of PSU

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In an effort to assess Portlanders’ actual enthusiasm for electric cars, Portland State University is conducting a survey about them—and they are dangling the possibility of winning prizes if you take part.People filling out the survey—which seeks opinion about cars and foreign oil—are put into a raffle to win an all-electric weekend.The winner gets a to drive a Nissan Leaf—the first completely ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Trail Blazers Season Preview, Part One (Looking Back)

Roy and Oden are not coming back. And that's okay.

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Let's catch up, shall we? It has been awhile since we've talked Blazers here at wweek.com, so welcome to part one (the ranty part) of my two-part season preview. The second part will feature Buck Williams talking about rookies and new acquisitions. But for now, settle in and I'll remind you of where the Blazers are this season.The long offseason is over. NBA TV has stopped broadcasting haphazardly ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Oh My God it's the Trail Blazers' 2011-2012 Schedule! Rejoice!

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Ladies and gentlemen, the NBA season just got real for Blazer fans. While many questions remain about this season (deep breath: Is Raymond Felton the PG of the future? Will Portland get Greg Oden back? Will he actually play? Will Brandon Roy be healthy? Will Nic Batum look less boyish? Is the short season good or bad for Portland? What is up with Paul Allen lately? Are beers at the Rose Garden still ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Cho Fired; Allen Jams

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Earlier this afternoon, the Portland Trail Blazers announced the firing of General Manager Rich Cho after less than a year on the job. Was Cho's firing sudden? Not if owner Paul Allen's whereabouts are any indication.  Allen is in France at the Cannes Film Festival and was spotted recently aboard his boat, the Octopus, hosting a Brazilian-themed party and schmoozing guests Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster ...   More
 
Monday, May 23, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

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