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

Almost Live: Lakers (and their Disproportionately Douchey fans) at Blazers

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I think there's more purple and yellow in this building right now than there is black and red. Tonight feels like a tipping point, when Californians outnumber natives here in the Rose Garden. I'm worried that means riots. Not to generalize, but most Laker fans are awful, godless people who only care about being number one. You shake them up with a bunch of cynical, fashion-forward Portlanders and I ...   More
 
Friday, April 8, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Wall Street Journal on "Three Point Goggles"

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 While we wait for tonight's Trail Blazers game and the start of March Madness (as momentary distractions from the increasingly alarming news from Japan), this morning's Wall Street Journal offers this piece that ties the Blazers to the latest trend in college basketball.Namely, the three-goggles fad pioneered by Blazers Rudy Fernandez and Patty Mills. Given the Blazers' most recent run of lousy ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 HANK STERN

Almost Live: Lakers vs. Blazers (Trade Deadline Edition)

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Will it snow? Will the Blazers make a trade? Did Michael Jordan really get cold feet at the last minute and pull out of a deal that would send prized forward/defensive beast Gerald Wallace to Portland? --- So many questions to answer tonight, and to think I almost went two sentences without mentioning Kobe. These things I do know: Portland is riding a six game winning streak into the usual rivalry ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Waiting For Brandon

As Roy prepares his return to the Blazers, fans wonder where he’ll fit.


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Trail Blazer fans will probably see the return of Brandon Roy this week. Forgive them if they’re conflicted or can’t remember Roy playing—   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

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