Headout: Happy Birthday, Blaze!

Dear Blaze, Happy birthday! Gosh, you have to be, what, 12 years old now? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, running around the Moda Center, shooting Silly String at unsuspecting fans,    More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Headout Picks: 12/24/13

Headout Picks
FRIDAY DEC. 27 DARKEST, COLDEST TIME OF YEAR COMEDY SPECTACULAR [COMEDY] Oh look: It’s all those Portland comics who’ve abandoned our rainy city for the Los Angeles sun. But really, we’r   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Koi Fusion Abandons Free Trail Blazer Tacos


Are you still recovering from a difficult-to-embarrassing weekend in Oregon sports?Come on, pal. Hold it together. We can get through this—as a community. A brotherhood, even. After all, the Trail Blazers are winners. Ten-game streak! Let's go to the game tonight and watch 'em smoke the woeful Knicks. Then we can soothe our pain by redeeming that 100-point McMuffin coupon for a free Korean taco at ...   More
Monday, November 25, 2013 AARON MESH

Want Your Free Blazers McMuffin? Eat Fast: Coupons Last Just Three Days


Blazer fans: Got a coupon for a free McMuffin? Make sure you head for the golden arches soon—they expire just three days after the game.The coupons are doled out to Blazer fans at home games where the team scores more than 100 points; a promo spot previously held by the Taco Bell chalupa.The chalupa coupons remained valid for close to a year, meaning activists could collect unwanted vouchers and ...   More
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

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


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"


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."


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?

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


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


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