Metro’s $1.4 million study yields another committee.
When Tom Hughes took over as Metro president three years
ago, he promised to put the regional government to work creating jobs
for the Portland area.
To be sure, Hughes
has pushed major constr
Members take a hit at a former NFL star’s troubled athletic clubs.
For 14 seasons in the National Football League, Sam Adams
ran roughshod over opposing blockers. The onetime Seattle Seahawks
defensive tackle went to the Pro Bowl three times, thanks to his skill
Jefferson Smith returns progressive talk radio to Portland’s airwaves.
Jefferson Smith wants to make news again—not as the focus of the media machine but as part of it.
Smith, the former
candidate for Portland mayor, has engineered a broadcast-radio deal to
The CRC will gouge Oregon drivers more than previously disclosed.
Gov. John Kitzhaber is fresh from a successful special
legislative session, where he pushed through reforms to the state’s
public pension system and raised taxes to add $200 million in school
I went to my first Timbers game in 2002. I recall little except they lost and it rained.
My father took me
when I was 13, riding MAX from the Sunset Transit Center. I loved the
game but knew lit
You have to start with the pinwheel.
When I first started
attending Trail Blazers games in 2003, the team’s brand was suffering.
This was not because the Blazers were bad: The squad had finish
All fans feel a symbolic ownership of their team.
In Portland, this
tribal pride has manifested itself in touching and bizarre displays:
gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to honor the arr
Last November, we learned of the creation
and the birth of a local franchise, Portland Thorns FC. Local media
gathered up their Alex Morgan B-roll and then settled into a
With all due respect to the Fail Blazers and the Fightin’ Alaska Airlines, the contest isn’t even close.
There’s only one sports team that provides a distinctively Portland experience.
Which team has earned fan loyalty? Check the stats.
Where they play:
Blazers: East side! In the Rose Quarter, a non-neighborhood best known for bus stops.
Timbers: West side! In Goose Hollow, a historic neighborhood best known for pubs.