July 4, 2010
Oregon's largest city offers everything from Voodoo Doughnuts to nearby wineries and the Columbia River Gorge.
December 7, 2011 |
THE UNION will open its 2012 season in Portland, Ore. against the Timbers on Monday, March 12. Game time is 9:30 p.m Eastern at Jeld-Wen Field with coverage on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3. It will be just the 11th Monday game in the MLS' 17 seasons. The Union was 0-1-1 against the expansion Timbers last season, losing 1-0 in Portland and playing a 0-0 draw at PPL Park. The Union's home opener will be on Sunday, March 18; the opponent and time have yet to be announced by the league.
May 4, 1996 |
Run-scoring doubles by Chris Cliapinski and Luis Castillo keyed a three-run seventh as Portland came from behind to beat Reading, 10-8. TRENTON 12, BINGHAMTON 7 BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Walt McKeel had three RBIs and scored four runs and Lou Merloni added three more RBIs as the Thunder rallied past the Mets. WILMINGTON 4, FREDERICK 3
April 3, 1986 |
There was more intrigue than in the latest Robert Ludlum novel. There were more meetings than at the Pentagon, more rumors, gossip and whispering than at a political convention. It was just the Phillies going through the annual rite of spring known as the roster shuffle. But unlike in recent springs, when the period was marked by blockbuster trades, the Phils were tormented by indecision. The Phils did decide to send Jeff Stone back to Portland, but their anguish centered on their pitching staff.
April 4, 1994 |
The Portland Trail Blazers earned their 11th straight playoff berth the old-fashioned way: by going to Clyde Drexler with the game on the line against the New Jersey Nets. Drexler scored 25 of his season-high 34 points in the second half and hit five free throws in the final 26 seconds to lead Portland to a 109-105 win over the host Nets yesterday in East Rutherford, N.J. "Those are the situations you live for," said Drexler, who hit eight of 10 shots from the field after intermission.
August 15, 1986 |
As expected, Milt Thompson has been recalled from Portland and will be available for tonight's twi-night doubleheader against the Pirates. Seldom-used first baseman Francisco Melendez has been optioned back to the Beavers. The lefthanded hitter batted .250 in eight at-bats. Thompson, who batted better than .300 three times in his seven previous minor league seasons, was hitting .357 with 21 stolen bases in 40 games at Portland. The presence of Thompson could presage another wave of lineup juggling.
December 9, 1987 |
The Sixers tonight welcome the NBA's hottest team and hottest player to the Spectrum. The Portland Trail Blazers had won nine games in a row before last night's 127-117 loss to the host Detroit Pistons. They have won despite the fact that their starting center, Sam Bowie, is out for the season with a broken leg and their leading scorer, forward Kiki Vandeweghe, is out with a bad back. And they've won without any sort of contribution from their No. 1 draft pick, Jacksonville guard Ronnie Murphy, who just returned to the roster after a month-long suspension for being too fat. "How many teams have lost their starting center and another player who has averaged almost 30 points a game?"
May 2, 1986 |
On April 4, John Felske told Fred Toliver the good news: He had made it into the Phillies five-man rotation. On April 4, John Felske also told Fred Toliver the bad news: The first four members of that starting rotation were heading for Philadelphia. Guess who wasn't? Yes, it was Fred Toliver's great fortune to be able to return to the fabulous Pacific Coast League and pitch - as opposed to hanging around the big leagues and vegetating. That was the way it was explained to Toliver by John Felske, anyhow.
August 29, 1986 |
Team president Bill Giles says the Phillies are "90 percent certain" to move their triple-A franchise from Portland to Scranton, Pa., next season, a Portland newspaper reported yesterday. Giles, who was in Portland to scout the Pacific Coast League team, said he had made an oral commitment to Scranton that if the city built a stadium and was able to get into the triple-A International League, the Phillies would move their Portland club there. The Portland Beavers have been affiliated with the Phillies for four years.
May 23, 1990 |
It's been six years - six years - since Phoenix has won a basketball game in Portland. Eighteen times the Suns have tried and 18 times the Suns have failed to best the Trail Blazers on their home court. Their most recent attempt was on Monday, when the Blazers defeated the Suns, 100-98, in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Portland now has won four of its six meetings with Phoenix this season, but all of the Blazers' victories have been close. Two were by two points, one was by one point and one was by eight in overtime.