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eUpdate – Synchronized Skating Championships, TrackTown Youth League Schedule, USA Badminton Masters International

The Oregon Sports Authority is excited to announce that U.S. Figure Skating has selected Portland to host the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 22-24, 2018....
Figure Skating

News Release – Portland selected to host 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships

U.S. Figure Skating announced the selection of Portland, Oregon, as the host city for the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships February 22-24, 2018. Competition will be held at the Veterans Memorial Col...
Badminton

News Release: Masters Int’l Championships Head to the Northwest

The Oregon Badminton Academy, with support from the Oregon Sports Authority and Washington County Visitors Association, will host the 2017 U.S. Masters International Championships in Portland, Oregon on May 18-...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – PK80 Tickets, Oregon Sports Summit and USA Curling

All-session and Moda Center only ticket packages are now available for “PK80,” the Phil Knight Invitational, featuring 16 of the best men’s college basketball teams competing in two tournament...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Roller Derby Championship, Big Wave Surfing and Tennis Legends

Portland will host the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association 2016 World Championship this week, as 16 roller derby teams from across the globe compete for glory on November 4-6 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. ...
Roller Derby

Roller Derby Teams Visiting Portland for World Championship Expected to Generate $1.4 Million in Economic Impact

Portland is set to host the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) 2016 World Championship this week, as 16 roller derby teams from across the globe compete for glory on November 4-6 at Veterans Memoria...
eNewsletter

Today’s eUpdate – Phil Knight Invitational College Hoops, Hillsboro to Host All-Star Game

The Rose Quarter will host one of the greatest events in college basketball history next November: PK80 — the Phil Knight Invitational, featuring 16 of the best men’s college teams in the nation.  ...
Track & Field - Youth

View the 2016 TrackTown Youth
League Highlight Video

View highlights of the 2016 TrackTown Youth League’s 14 all-comer meets across Oregon and the Championship meet at Hayward Field!
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Oregon Olympians shine in Rio, WinCo Foods Portland Open, Urban Clash

A remarkable 55 Olympians with ties to Oregon participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, highlighted by a multitude of exhilarating medal-winning performances.  Portland resident and Oregon grad Matthew ...
Tennis

Davis Cup brings fans, money, attention to the Beaverton area

The ball is tossed skyward. The tennis racket sweeps forward at speed. The ball is struck. But what happens next? Is it an ace, a fault, a whiff or something in between? Following the Davis Cup event at Tualati...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Wine Country Half Marathon, TrackTown Youth League Championship, International Soccer in Eugene

The Oregon Sports Authority and Destination Races are pleased to invite you to join nearly 2,000 runners at the seventh annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on Saturday, August 13 in the scenic and serene w...
Track & Field - Youth

Video: TrackTown Youth League Championship Meet

View highlights and interviews from the TrackTown Youth League Championship meet on July 9 at Hayward Field, from KMTR in Eugene.
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Davis Cup Tennis, TrackTown Youth League, Footvolley and More

In partnership with the United States Tennis Association and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce that the U.S. Davis Cup Team will face Croatia in t...
Tennis

Portland to host Davis Cup quarterfinal tie with Croatia

The last time Team USA played Davis Cup tennis in Portland, Ore., the U.S. captured the biggest prize in the game. Nine years on from its 2007 finals victory, the red, white and blue will descend on Oregon with...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – TrackTown Youth League schedule, Urban Clash Games and new members

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2016 TrackTown Youth League, presented by Providence Sports Medicine.  The first of 14 all-comer track meets around the state will take ...
Track & Field - Youth

2016 TrackTown Youth League schedule announced

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce the 2016 TrackTown Youth League schedule, with 14 free all-comer track meets across the state for kids ages 8-14. View the full schedule below and go to the T...
Basketball - NBA

Citifyd Demonstrates Tech Forward Parking Service at Portland Trail Blazers Digital Showcase Event

Citifyd, a pioneering digital platform that streamlines event parking, has been retained by the Portland Trail Blazers as one of its key digital partners and was featured this week at the Trail Blazer’s Digit...
Track and Field

eUpdate – World Indoor Track & Field Championships, USA BMX Nationals and Upcoming Events

Portland will become the center of the track and field universe this month as the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships take place on U.S. soil for only the second time in history, March 17-20 at the Oregon Conv...
eNewsletter

View the Oregon Sports Authority Annual Report

Recap an incredible year of sports in Oregon, from the NCAA Tournament to the TrackTown Youth League. We are pleased to present the Oregon Sports Authority Annual Report – click the image above to view!
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Synchronized Skating Next Week, World Track & Field Championships and More

We are pleased to offer you special access to discounted tickets for the 2016 U.S. Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships on January 27-31 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum! Witness a rare combination of spo...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Timbers in MLS Cup, Return of the Far West Classic, Portland State in FCS Playoffs

The Portland Timbers are preparing to face Columbus Crew SC this Sunday in MLS Cup – Major League Soccer’s championship match – with a chance to claim the league title in just their fifth MLS season. ...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Synchronized Skating, Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Upcoming Events

This January, more than 100 synchronized skating teams will travel to Portland for the 2016 Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This is U.S. ...
Auction

Inaugural Play It Forward Grant, Awards Celebrate Getting Kids Active

Oregon Sports Awards is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Play It Forward Award and Fund, sponsored by Nike and Providence Health & Service. Nike and Providence are committed to helping kids be...
Figure Skating

Portland to Host 2016 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships

This January, more than 100 synchronized skating teams will travel to Portland for the 2016 Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This is U.S. ...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NWSL Championship, Hops Win Title, Play It Forward, Race the Reaper

Building on its well-deserved reputation as the one of the world’s top cities for women’s soccer, Portland will host the National Women’s Soccer League’s Championship match between Seatt...
Auction

Play It Forward Award Fund Announced

Positive experiences in sport and physical activity are critical to developing healthy kids and building healthy communities. That’s why as part of the Play It Forward Award, presenting sponsors Nike and...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – U.S. Women’s Amateur, Little League Softball, Big-time Golf and FAST Camp

History will be made this week as 156 women’s golfers from around the globe compete in the 115th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the historic and challenging Portland Golf Club. The action teed...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – TrackTown Youth League, Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon and More

More than 200 kids from 70 cities across the Northwest descended on Hayward Field in Eugene last month for a very special evening of track and field at the 2015 TrackTown Youth League Championship presented by ...
Track & Field - Youth

2015 TrackTown Youth League Highlight Video

View highlights from an incredible year of the TrackTown Youth League, featuring 12 free all-comer track meets around Oregon culminating with a championship meet at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Track & Field - Youth

Oregon Youth to Compete Saturday in TrackTown Youth League Championship

More than 240 kids representing 70 cities across the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington will converge Saturday, June 27 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon for the 2015 TrackTown Youth League Cha...
Track & Field - Youth

TrackTown Youth League continues great tradition – KOIN

Oregon is nationally recognized as a track and field goldmine. In hopes of keeping the athletic tradition of track greatness alive, Tracktown USA teamed up with Oregon Sports Authority to launch TrackTown Youth...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – TrackTown Youth League, Portland Thunder, NCAA Track & Field Championships

The 2015 TrackTown Youth League season got off to a fantastic start this week as 70 kids descended on the Marshfield High track in Coos Bay to compete in the venue made famous by legendary distance runner Steve...
Track & Field - Youth

TrackTown Youth League Announces 2015 Schedule

The Oregon Sports Authority and TrackTown USA are proud to announce the 2015 TrackTown Youth League presented by Providence Health & Services, a series of 12 all-comer youth track meets across the state thi...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – World Track & Field Championships Awarded to Oregon, TrackTown Youth League and Urban Clash Games

The IAAF’s crown jewel of track and field, the World Championships, will be held in the United States for the first time in 2021. In a special vote earlier today in Beijing, the 27-member IAAF Council awa...
Track and Field

Eugene, TrackTown USA to host 2021 IAAF World Championships

The IAAF’s crown jewel of track and field, the World Championships, will be held in the United States for the first time in 2021. In a special vote at its meetings in Beijing, the 27-member IAAF Council awar...
Soccer

Portland to Host 2016 International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship

Portland has secured the bid for one of the biggest LGBT sporting events in the world, the 2016 International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship. Portland, a surprise choice when pitted aga...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NCAA Tournament Teams Announced, World Indoor Track Championships Celebration

March Madness is about to descend on Portland as eight of the nation’s best college basketball teams compete for a chance to advance to the Sweet Sixteen at the Moda Center this week. The NCAA Men’s...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NCAA Tournament, Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon and Annual Report

The Oregon Sports Authority is thrilled to once again join the University of Oregon, Rose Quarter and Travel Portland to host the preliminary rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Portland o...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic a guest on Straight Talk

Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic was a featured guest on KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter, discussing the Ducks, Blazers, Seahawks, Track & Field and other topics as part of a discussio...
eNewsletter

View the Oregon Sports Authority Annual Report

Recap an incredible year of sports in Oregon, from the MLS All-Star Game to the Dew Tour and TrackTown Youth League, plus get a glimpse into future possibilities like the NBA All-Star Game. We are pleased to p...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Cyber Monday Offer for March Madness, Welcome New Members and Upcoming Events

In partnership with the University of Oregon, Rose Quarter and Travel Portland, the Oregon Sports Authority is thrilled to be hosting the second and third rounds of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketba...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Portland Marathon, NBA All-Star Bid, TrackTown Youth League, USA Fencing

Runners and walkers from all 50 states and 29 countries will descend on Portland this weekend for the Portland Marathon, Sports and Fitness Expo, Portland Marathon Half, 10K Family Walk, Event Directors’ ...
Marathon

Volunteer at the Portland Marathon, USA Fencing North American Cup

There are several volunteer opportunities available for Portland Marathon Weekend on October 3-5, including registration at the expo, volunteering at the start/finish area, medical volunteers, aid stations and ...
Basketball - NBA

Trail Blazers submit bid to host NBA All-Star Game

Trail Blazers fans have long dreamed that Portland may one day welcome the best and brightest in the NBA by way of hosting an NBA All-Star Weekend. And on Thursday, the team took steps to make that dream a real...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Dew Tour on Broadway, Big-time Golf and World Disc Golf Championships

A three-block stretch in the heart of downtown Portland will be transformed this weekend into an epic action sports setting for the Dew Tour’s Toyota City Championships. Top skateboard and BMX athletes ar...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – MLS All-Star Week, Little League Softball, Wine Country Half Marathon, FootGolf

Beginning tomorrow Portland will host an unprecedented week-long celebration of soccer, culminating with the 2014 AT&T Major League Soccer All-Star Game Wednesday evening at Providence Park. MLS All-Stars ...
Soccer - Pro

Volunteer Opportunities: MLS All-Star Game, Tough Mudder and Playworks FootGolf Open

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to inform you of upcoming volunteer opportunities at three exciting summer sports events! — Click below for additional information — July 29, 2014
eNewsletter

eUpdate – World Cup Viewing, Run TrackTown Youth League, World Junior Championships and Synchronized Skating

World Cup fans are invited to come together this Sunday to celebrate the FIFA World Cup Final during a public viewing party in Portland’s living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square. This will mark the third c...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Run TrackTown Youth League, Spectacular Summer of Sport and FAST Camp

The Oregon Sports Authority and TrackTown USA are proud to announce the inaugural season of the Run TrackTown Youth League, a series of seven all-comer track meets across Oregon this summer. Top finishers will ...
Run-Walk

Oregon’s Summer of Sport 2014

All over the state, the Oregon summer offers an astounding variety of options to immerse yourself in our state’s sports culture.Get out and enjoy Oregon’s spectacular summer of sport — click below ...
Track and Field

TrackTown USA and Oregon Sports Authority Announce Run TrackTown Youth League

TrackTown USA and the Oregon Sports Authority are proud to announce the inaugural season of the Run TrackTown Youth League, a series of seven all-comer track meets to be held across the state this summer. Top ...
Skateboarding

Dew Tour returning to Portland this summer with streetstyle event

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the Dew Tour will return to Portland for a two-day streetstyle-focused event, August 16-17. NBC will air two and a half hours of original programming from the Toyota City C...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Portland Thunder, Stanley Cup and New Members

The Portland Thunder are bringing high-energy, bone-jarring arena football to the Moda Center, kicking off their inaugural season on Monday, March 17 against the San Jose SaberCats. Season tickets start as low ...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Tennis Legends, USA Fencing Junior Olympics, Wine Country Half Marathon

See tennis legends Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier and James Blake compete in PowerShares Series Tennis at the Moda Center on February 27. This one-night tennis tournament with four of the best American...
eNewsletter

Video: 2013 Year in Review & Glimpse into the Future

The Oregon Sports Authority celebrated an excellent year of events in 2013, including the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Nationals, CONCACAF Gold Cup, and more. Click the link below to view the video.
Track and Field

Portland selected to host 2016 IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships

We are thrilled to report a major event announcement this morning: the IAAF voted unanimously today to award the World Indoor Track & Field Championships to Portland in March 2016. A delegation led by USA ...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Portland Marathon, Gateway Green, New Members

Runners and walkers from all 50 states and 31 countries will descend on Portland this weekend for the 43rd annual Portland Marathon, Sports and Fitness Expo, Portland Marathon Half, 10K Family Walk, Event Direc...
eNewsletter

View the Oregon Sports Authority’s Annual Report

The Oregon Sports Authority Annual Report recaps an incredible year of events and franchise achievements around the state and also provides a glimpse into the future of the Oregon Sports Landscape. Click below...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – USA Cycling Nationals, Safeway Classic, Atlas Race

The 2013 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships are expected to draw more than 3,500 competitors, support staff, and fans to the Bend area next week for five days of exciting bike racing. The event wil...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – MLS All-Star Game, Little League Softball, Wine Country Half Marathon and more

Major League Soccer, the Portland Timbers and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales joined together earlier this month to announce that Portland will host the 2014 MLS All-Star Game at JELD-WEN Field – the city’...
Run-Walk

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon expected to draw more than 2,200 runners; Olympian Kara Goucher to speak at race expo

The 4th Annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Subaru, is fast approaching on Sunday, September 1. The scenic 13.1-mile race starts at Stoller Family Estate Winery, and finishes in downtown Car...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Gold Cup Soccer, Street League Skateboarding, Pro Tennis

One week from today the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will make its first appearance in Portland in over a decade, taking on Belize in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup at JELD-WEN Field. As part of a group st...
Adventure Racing

View Upcoming Volunteer and Event Staffing Opportunities

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to inform you of several upcoming volunteer opportunities at sports events throughout the state, as well as a paid staffing opportunity at Tough Mudder on June 15-16 in Ea...
Adventure Racing

News Release – Tough Mudder Takes On Oregon

Approximately 6,000 participants will descend upon Wilson Ranches Retreat near Fossil on the weekend of June 15 & 16 to participate in Tough Mudder, a 10+ mile obstacle course challenge that is the ultimat...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Hillsboro Hops Tickets, NCAA Track & Field, Oregon’s Spectacular Summer of Sport

Minor league baseball makes its much-anticipated return to the Portland area on Monday, June 17 when the Hillsboro Hops open their inaugural Northwest League season in a brand new ballpark off of Highway 26. Si...
Adventure Racing

Video: Oregon’s Spectacular Summer of Sport

Check out the incredible variety of sports events throughout Oregon this summer!
Golf - Women's

Portland Golf Club to host 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Portland Golf Club as the host site of the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Aug. 10-16. “Portland Golf Clu...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – USA Gymnastics, Boston Support, Rock ‘n’ Roll Half

More than 1,000 gymnasts, coaches and family members have descended on Portland this week for the 2013 USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympics National Championships at the Oregon Convention Center, the firs...
Gymnastics

Portland to Host 2013 USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympics National Championships

Portland will host its first ever USA Gymnastics national championship event next week as more than 1,000 gymnasts, coaches and family members descend on the Rose City for the 2013 USA Gymnastics Men’s Ju...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Thorns FC Opener, Olympic Trials, Tough Mudder

Witness Oregon sports history this weekend when the Portland Thorns FC host Seattle in the club’s inaugural National Women’s Soccer League home opener, Sunday afternoon at JELD-WEN Field. Portland&#...
Track and Field

U.S. Olympic Trials will return to TrackTown USA in 2016

In a special announcement at the Oregon State Capitol building Thursday, USATF CEO Max Siegel declared that the greatest track meet on U.S. soil will return to TrackTown USA when the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Tria...
eNewsletter

eUpdate: US Soccer in Gold Cup, Street League, USA Gymnastics

This summer the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will make its first appearance in Portland in over a decade, taking on Belize in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup at JELD-WEN Field. Part of a group stage doubleh...
Soccer - Pro

JELD-WEN Field to host U.S. Men’s Soccer Team in 2013 Gold Cup

JELD-WEN Field will play host to a 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage doubleheader, featuring the United States, Belize, Costa Rica and Cuba men’s national teams, on Tuesday, July 9, it was announced today by...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority produces video promoting the state as a premier sports destination

The Oregon Sports Authority has produced a new two minute video showcasing Oregon’s unique ability to host a wide variety of sports and recreation activities. Please click the link below to view the R...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – CONCACAF Gold Cup, Wine Country Half Marathon, Thorns FC Lands Morgan, Sinclair

Last week the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) announced that JELD-WEN Field has been selected as one of 13 venues across the nation to host the 2013 CONCACA...
Soccer - Pro

Portland to host 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) announced today the 13 venues and host cities that will welcome the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup from July 7-28, 2013. “We ...
Run-Walk

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon to open registration

The 4th Annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon opens for registration on Wednesday, December 12. Beginning at 12:12 PST on 12/12/12, runners can sign up for this event, which is the fourth in the Wine Country...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – 2015 NCAA Tournament, U.S. Women’s Soccer vs. Ireland

The Oregon Sports Authority is thrilled to announce that Portland will host the second and third rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at the Rose Garden on March 19 and 21, 2015. This will mar...
Basketball - Men's College

Portland to host 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Portland will host the second and third rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at the Rose Garden on March 19 and 21, 2015. The successful bid was submitted by the University of Oreg...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – U.S. Women’s Soccer, Hillsboro Hops, Hall of Fame

Join the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in Portland next month as they celebrate this summer’s thrilling run to Olympic Gold. Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and the rest of Team USA will face Ir...
Soccer

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to play in Portland on November 28

U.S. Soccer has added has added two more matches to the U.S. Women’s National Team Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic, with games against Ireland on Nov. 28 in Portland, Ore., and Dec. 1 in Glendale, Ar...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Trail Blazers Pre-sale, Marathon Kids’ Run, New Members and Upcoming Events

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to provide you with the opportunity to purchase single game tickets to the upcoming Portland Trail Blazers’ season before they go on sale to the general public. Acce...
Sports Festival

Portland Marathon helps fight childhood obesity with Kids’ Fun Run and Festival

Today’s youth are by far the most listless and sedentary generation ever recorded. Every analysis in Oregon documents that physical activity levels are lower in children than ever before with immediate impact...
Baseball

Great Northwest Athletic Conference Headquarters Relocates to Portland

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference, the only NCAA Division II conference in the Pacific Northwest, has relocated to Portland after 12 years in Spokane, Wash., commissioner Dave Haglund announced. Haglund, ...
Run-Walk

Hesch and Bak Win Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Christian Hesch, of Hollywood, CA and Natalie Bak of Bend, OR enjoyed perfect running conditions in the Willamette Valley on their way to their first Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon victories today. Hesch ra...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Oregon Olympians, Umpqua Bank Challenge, Marathon, USA Cycling Nationals

As one of the most exciting Olympic Games in history, London 2012 also represented Oregon’s most prominent presence ever on the Olympic stage. The Oregonian identified 46 Olympians with local ties, many o...
Basketball - Men's College

Major college basketball event planned for Portland in 2017

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis may have pulled off his greatest scheduling coup. Hollis told ESPN.com on Thursday that he has secured commitments from 16 schools to participate in a two-tournament...
eNewsletter

View the Oregon Sports Authority’s 2012 Annual Report

On behalf of our board and staff, we’re thrilled to recap another incredible year for the Oregon Sports Authority. From the NCAA Tournament to our “Summer of Sport” campaign to the forthcoming return of p...
Track and Field

Olympians do Oregon proud

Thank you, Galen Rupp and Ashton Eaton, for memories of your medal-winning performances in the London Olympics and for the example of how to achieve seemingly impossible dreams. Oregon was well-represented at ...
Run-Walk

Volunteer at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon!

The Oregon Sports Authority is seeking volunteers at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on September 1 and 2 in Yamhill County. Volunteer opportunities include registration check-in, course monitors, wine g...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Wine Country Half Marathon, Little League Softball, Safeway Classic, Oyster Race

Join thousands of runners and wine enthusiasts as they converge in the Yamhill Valley for the third annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on Sunday, September 2. This unique, fun-filled event is put on by re...
Run-Walk

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon returns for third running

Thousands of runners, wine enthusiasts, sponsors and spectators will converge at the finish line of the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Subaru, in the “great little town” of Carlton ...
Windsurfing

U.S. Windsurfing Nationals set for next week in the Columbia Gorge

The 2012 U.S. Windsurfing Nationals will take place from July 23-26 at the Hood River Event Site, showcasing the nation’s best windsurfers in slalom racing, course racing and freestyle events. Here are ju...
Softball

Volunteer Opportunities – ASA Softball and Safeway Classic

The Washington County Visitors Association is seeking volunteers for two upcoming summer events – click below for more info!
Triathlon

Rev3 Triathlon returns to Blue Lake this weekend

For the second consecutive year, Rev3 Triathlon will bring its national series to Blue Lake Park in east Multnomah County. Racing begins Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 a.m. as world-class professional triathletes comp...
Baseball

Video: Minor League Baseball coming to Hillsboro

The Portland metro area is on track to get another Minor League Baseball team. The Hillsboro City Council just unanimously approved a conditional license agreement to bring the Yakima Bears, a Single A Short Se...
Triathlon

Rev3 Triathlon course marshals – paid volunteer opportunity

The Revolution3 Triathlon and Oregon Sports Authority are seeking several bike course marshals to assist cyclists on Sunday, July 8 along the 56-mile Rev3 bike course that travels from Blue Lake Park in Fairvie...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Olympic Trials, Hillsboro Baseball, Rev3 Triathlon

The road to London 2012 travels through Oregon this week as the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials kick off tomorrow with the men’s and women’s hammer throw at the Nike campus. “Hammer Tim...
Baseball

Hillsboro sets stage for baseball’s return to Portland metro area

Hillsboro took another step toward bringing short-season Single-A baseball to the city by June 2013, as the City Council unanimously approved a 20-year offer sheet at its meeting Tuesday as well as an agreemen...
Windsurfing

Summer volunteer opportunities!

Group and individual volunteers are needed at the Revolution3 Triathlon on July 7-8, Seaside Beach Soccer Tournament on June 9-10, and Pistol River Wave Bash on June 14-17. Click below for more info on these e...
Windsurfing

American Windsurfing Tour to hold stop in Oregon

The third annual Pistol River Wave Bash will hit the water June 14-17, 2012 in Gold Beach on the southern Oregon coast. Over 75 professional and amateur windsurfers will be competing against one another in six ...
eNewsletter

Get Ready for Oregon’s Spectacular Summer of Sport

As sunny skies warm Oregon, now is the time to make your plans to embrace the wide variety of sports experiences offered throughout the state this summer. We’ve highlighted several exciting events – so ...
Run-Walk

Volunteer at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon is seeking volunteers to support their inaugural event on Sunday, May 20. Both groups and individuals are needed to serve a variety of volunteer roles, incl...
BMX

Old and young compete at USA BMX Great NW Nationals

View a video report from KTVZ on the USA BMX Great Northwest Nationals. Hundreds of BMX racers converged on the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center this past weekend for the USA BMX Great Northwest Nationa...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NCAA Tournament Recap, USA BMX Nationals and Nike Hoop Summit

Earlier this month Portland served as one of the most exciting destinations on the road to the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, which gets underway tomorrow in New Orleans. The Rose Garden hosted a ...
Basketball - Men's College

Video: March Madness in Portland

The unscripted drama and excitement of March Madness arrived in Portland, Oregon in March as the Rose Garden played host to the 2nd/3rd rounds of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. A total of ei...
Basketball - Men's College

Organizers of NCAA tournament happy with results, hope for return

The love Dr. Terry Davis and his wife Betty share for Louisville men’s basketball can be defined by the miles they’ve traveled over the decades. The couple met in high school in the 1950s. She gradu...
Basketball - Men's College

Video: NCAA tourney injects cash into Portland economy

For the second time in three years, Portland will host the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament, and that has local businesses seeing a lot of green. KGW looks at the business impact of the big games...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NCAA Tournament, Timbers and Upcoming Events

The unscripted drama and excitement of March Madness will arrive in Portland in less than three weeks as the Rose Garden hosts the 2nd/3rd rounds of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. All-sessio...
Track and Field

New Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission Launched

Before dozens of county and statewide area sports planners, venue operators, tourism leaders, public officials and University of Oregon representatives, Travel Lane County announced the official launch of the n...
Track and Field

Travel Lane County to launch sports commission

As home of the Rose Bowl champions and host of the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, Lane County already has a national reputation for sports teams and sporting events. Travel Lane County, the local touri...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – USA Fencing North American Cup, Help Bring Ironman to Oregon

More than 1,000 Olympic and Junior World Team fencing hopefuls will compete at USA Fencing’s January North American Cup this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center. The four-day tournament begins tomorro...
Fencing

January North American Cup Brings Olympic Fencers to Portland this Weekend

More than 1,000 Olympic and Junior World Team hopefuls will compete at the January North American Cup this weekend in Portland. The four-day tournament begins on Friday and continues through Monday at the Orego...
Basketball - Men's College

The perfect holiday gift: March Madness at the Rose Garden!

Tickets are now on sale for the second and third rounds of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden on March 15 and 17. Give the gift of March Madness and experience the NCAA Tourname...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Trail Blazers are back, Healthy Youth Oregon and Ironman Triathlon

A very welcome gift is about to arrive in Portland this holiday season! The Trail Blazers will make their much-anticipated 2011-12 NBA regular season debut on December 26, and the Oregon Sports Authority is ple...
Triathlon

Coalition announces quest to bring Ironman to Central Oregon

The Central Oregon Visitors Association (“COVA”), Oregon Sports Authority and two Bend, Oregon companies, local promoter Lay It Out Events and sports business consultant G2 Strategic, announced today that t...
Basketball

Healthy Youth Oregon grant awarded to David Douglas schools

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation has selected the David Douglas School District as the winner of its latest $10,000 Healthy Youth Oregon grant. The grant will provide after-school sports for students at ...
Cross Country

USATF Cross Country Championships

The USATF Cross Country National Championships will draw the top runners from around the country to run for bragging rights in the heart of Bend. The course is sure to send the fittest athlete home with the tit...
Basketball - Men's College

Tickets for 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden now on sale

Tickets for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, which returns to Portland for two rounds in March, will go on sale starting Saturday. Portland’s Rose Garden arena will hold four second-round games...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Marathon, U.S. Women’s Soccer, Healthy Youth Oregon, New Members

This Sunday the streets of Portland will be filled with thousands of runners and walkers participating in the 40th annual Portland Marathon, along with the second annual Portland Marathon Half, inaugural 10K Do...
Surfing

2011 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic opens October 1st

The waiting period for the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic starts October 1, 2011 and extends till December 31, 2011. On 48 hour notice the best big wave surfers on the planet will drop everything and make their...
Auction

Foundation Awards Healthy Youth Oregon Grant to Grout Elementary

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Grout Elementary in Southeast Portland at a student assembly this afternoon. The grant is part of the foundation’s Healthy Youth Oregon in...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Stihl Timbersports, Wine Country Half Marathon, USA Cycling, Umpqua Bank Challenge

The world’s original extreme sport will be on full display starting tomorrow as the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS U.S. Championship returns to the Oregon State Fair for another year of wood-chopping, saw-slicing, he...
Cross Country

CCC, Concordia Extend Agreement to Host NAIA Cross Country National Championships

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Thursday announced it has extended its agreement with the Cascade Collegiate Conference and Concordia University-Portland to co-host the NAIA Cross Country ...
eNewsletter

View the Oregon Sports Authority’s 2011 Annual Report

Learn more about the Oregon Sports Authority’s activities of the past year, including the launch of the Portland Timbers and the inaugural Revolution3 Triathlon, as well as upcoming events like the 2012 N...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Dew Tour, US Women’s Soccer, Little League Softball, Safeway Classic

Always one of the summer’s most awe-inspiring events, this year the Dew Tour has several fresh elements, including a massive skate bowl that promises a unique convergence of pool and vert skating, a concr...
Soccer

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to play in Portland on September 22

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will return to the field for the first time since the conclusion of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup when it faces Canada during friendly matches in September, inclu...
Triathlon

Revolution3 Triathlon brings top pro triathletes to Portland

More than 50 top professional triathletes will compete for $50,000 in prize money this Sunday at the Portland area’s first 70.3-mile triathlon, Revolution3 Portland at Blue Lake Park in Fairview. Recruit...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Revolution3 Triathlon, Gymnastics Junior Olympics and USA Track & Field Championships

The Portland area’s first 70.3-mile triathlon will feature many of the nation’s top pro triathletes competing for $50,000 in prize money alongside amateur triathletes on a fast, flat course that off...
Action Sports

Dew Tour tickets now on sale

The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced tickets to the Dew Tour Portland Invitational are now available for purchase. The four-day event will take place August 11-14 ...
Basketball - Men's College

Tickets for 2012 NCAA Tournament go on sale in October

Preliminary round tickets to next year’s 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will go on sale in October as part of its enhanced ticketing system, the NCAA announced today. Fans will have the ...
Triathlon

Volunteer at upcoming events!

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to inform you of several upcoming volunteer opportunities. Click below for more information about volunteering at the 2011 USA Diving Region 10 Championships on June 10-1...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Timbers debut, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, USA Fencing

Last night, after months of anticipation and years of effort, the Portland Timbers made their historic home debut in Major League Soccer, topping the Chicago Fire 4-2 in front of a raucous sell-out crowd at JEL...
Fencing

USA Fencing Nationals in Portland this weekend

The top Division I and wheelchair fencing athletes in the United States will vie for National titles this weekend at the USA Fencing Division I and Wheelchair National Championships in Portland. Competition wil...
Action Sports

Dew Tour returns to Portland

The Dew Tour today announced its complete schedule for the 2011 season, which includes its return to Portland for the seventh straight year, August 11-14 at the Rose Quarter. The only city that has hosted the D...
Run-Walk

Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon scheduled for May 2012

Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading media and event company in the endurance sports industry, and the Portland Rose Festival today announced that Portland will become home to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Maratho...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Timbers MLS Debut and Ticket Info, High School All-Star Games and Upcoming Events

This week marks the official launch of Portland’s first new major professional sports franchise in more than four decades. The Portland Timbers play their first regular season Major League Soccer game on ...
Soccer - Pro

Timbers single-game tickets go on sale March 21

The Portland Timbers announced today that single-game tickets for their inaugural Major League Soccer season will go on sale Monday, March 21. Additionally, the club has released a series of five-game ticket pl...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NIKE Clash of the Champions, ABA BMX Nationals

On March 8, four of the biggest stars in tennis history will play singles and mixed doubles sets as part of “NIKE Clash of the Champions” at the spectacular new Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Upon ...
Soccer - Pro

Portland Timbers announce inaugural MLS season schedule

Major League Soccer (MLS) today unveiled the full 34-game schedule for the Portland Timbers as the team kicks off its inaugural season in MLS. After their season-opening, three-game road trip, the Timbers, who...
Tennis

Matthew Knight Arena to host NIKE Clash of the Champions

The University of Oregon’s sparkling new facility will host four of the biggest stars from the professional tennis circuit, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, who are schedu...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Matthew Knight Arena Opens, Oregon Sports Awards and Upcoming Events

With a spectacular and emotional ceremony, the University of Oregon formally opened Matthew Knight Arena last night in front of a raucous sold-out crowd in Eugene. Those in attendance were the first to experien...
Basketball - Men's College

Ducks, Phil Knight open Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene

Phil Knight grabbed the microphone, stood on the midcourt “O’’ and waited out a standing “O’’ that lasted nearly a minute. The Nike chairman and proud father then spoke to the 12,364 gathered for op...
Run-Walk

Half marathon leaves positive impact on economy

If 1,600 runners crowding Yamhill Valley’s wineries, shops, restaurants and inns weren’t enough of an indicator that September’s Oregon Wine County Half Marathon was good for the economy, then perhaps fin...
Auction

Video: Healthy Youth Initiative in action at Franklin High

The first Healthy Youth Initiative grant was awarded in September to Franklin High School, and is now funding a new intramural sports program. The intramural program is free to students and the $10,000 received...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Rev3 Triathlon, Cyclo- cross Nationals, New Members

The Oregon Sports Authority is excited to announce Revolution3 Portland, a half distance 70.3-mile triathlon that will start and finish at Portland’s Waterfront Park on July 10, 2011. Many of the world...
Triathlon

Portland to host 70.3-mile Revolution3 Triathlon

Revolution3 is excited to add Portland as the sixth race venue for 2011. The race takes place Sunday, July 10, 2011. Athletes of all levels will compete in the half distance 70.3 mile race. The race consists...
Figure Skating

Video: Skate America 2010 brings Olympic hopefuls to Portland

Some of the best figure skaters in the world are in town for Skate America. The international competition is going on at the Rose Garden. Click below to view KGW’s story on 2010 Skate America in Portlan...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Skate America, NAIA Cross Country Nationals, Healthy Youth Initiative

Top figure skaters from around the globe are arriving this week in Portland for 2010 Skate America Friday through Sunday at the Rose Garden. Medalists from three of the four disciplines at the 2010 Olympic Wint...
Auction

Foundation seeking applicants for Healthy Youth Initiative

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation announced today it will begin accepting applications for its next Healthy Youth Initiative grant. The grant will award $10,000 toward a project that will engage student p...
Badminton

Franklin High School scores $10,000 sports grant

High school team sports attract media attention. But, relatively few students can participate in these activities. Recognizing this, the administrative staff at Franklin High School, concerned that many kids we...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef Gets Green Light for Massive Swell

Nelscott organizers have given the green light for the 2010 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic. The event will run on Tuesday, November 2 under what looks to be the biggest conditions for a Nelscott Event ever. Co...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Skate America, Healthy Youth, Muddy Buddy, UP-Kentucky

Medalists from three of the four disciplines at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will take the ice at 2010 Skate America on November 11-14 at the Rose Garden. Skate America is an Olympic-style international figure...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic enters holding period

Nelscott Reef promoters revealed the new web page for the 2010 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic, confirming that this year’s event will indeed be a paddle in only event. The web page launch also coincides with...
Badminton

Franklin High to offer intramurals thanks to Oregon Sports Authority

Watch highlights from the announcement at Franklin High The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation will present a $10,000 award to Franklin High School during a student assembly starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. ...
Golf

NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships awarded to Cascade Collegiate Conference

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) today announced that the 2012 and 2013 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships have been awarded to the Cascade Collegiate Conference office, which ...
Figure Skating

Skate America tickets now on sale

U.S. Figure Skating announced today that individual session tickets for 2010 Skate America are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Rose Garden Box Office by calling 877.789.7673 or online at www.2010sk...
Marathon

Volunteer at the Portland Marathon

Volunteer at the 39th annual Portland Marathon on October 8-10! Each year the Portland Marathon is supported by thousands of enthusiastic volunteers who help make the event a memorable experience for runners a...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – XTERRA Trail Running, OSAA Support, Wine Country Half and Race for the Cure

This Saturday, hundreds of runners from across the nation will run from Bend’s Old Mill District, along the Deschutes River and through majestic pine forests in the 2010 XTERRA Trail Running National Cham...
Baseball

OSAA Foundation Reunites with Oregon Sports Authority

The OSAA Foundation has reunited with the Oregon Sports Authority Foundation to help students around the state participate in activities. The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation has granted $10,000 for the 2010...
Run-Walk

Video: Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon recap

The inaugural Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon took place September 5 in the scenic Yamhill Valley with more than 1,500 participants. Runners from 46 states joined together to experience Oregon’s magnifi...
Run-Walk

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon debut a success

Running through Oregon’s scenic wine country suited Stephen Pifer of Eugene, OR just fine. Pifer ran neck and neck with second place finisher Michael Wisniewski of Corvallis, OR, for twelve miles before p...
Timbersports

Top lumberjacks and lumberjills to compete at STIHL TIMBERSPORTS

Swinging an ax and wielding a saw is a century-plus-old tradition in Oregon. The timber industry helped build the state, and lumberjacking used to be one of the biggest trades in the Northwest. So it’s su...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – STIHL TIMBERSPORTS, Wine Country Half Marathon, Warrior Dash

The world’s original extreme sport will be on full display starting this Friday as the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series celebrates its 25th anniversary with the U.S. and Collegiate Championships at the Oregon St...
Action Sports

Video: Behind-the-scenes at the Dew Tour

Watch the Oregon Sports Authority’s behind-the-scenes video at the Dew Tour on Aug. 12-15 at the Rose Quarter. It features interviews with Shaun White, Jaime Bestwick and Alli Sports President Wade Marti...
Action Sports

Shaun White ‘tricks’ his way past Skate Vert rivals

Shaun White lived up to the hype surrounding his return to the Dew Tour on Sunday at the Wendy’s Invitational, posting a 93.5 in the third of his four finals runs to top defending tour champion Bucky Lase...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Dew Tour, Softball World Series, JELD-WEN Tradition, Safeway Classic

Olympian Shaun White will join Ryan Sheckler, Dave Mirra and Jaime Bestwick to headline the list of action sports stars competing in the Dew Tour Wendy’s Invitational, tomorrow through Sunday at the Rose ...
Action Sports

Shaun White, Sheckler, Mirra to compete at Dew Tour

The Dew Tour returns to Portland for the sixth consecutive year for the Wendy’s Invitational, August 12-15 at the Rose Quarter. Neon Trees and Paper Tongues will co-headline the MTV2 Rock N Jock Concert Serie...
eNewsletter

View the Oregon Sports Authority’s 2010 Annual Report

The Oregon Sports Authority’s 2010 Annual Report features news and events from the past year, including the “Sports Commission of the Year” award, Skate America and Major League Soccer expansi...
Run-Walk

Volunteer at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

The Oregon Sports Authority is seeking volunteers for the inaugural Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on September 4-5 in Yamhill County. The event is part of Destination Races highly acclaimed series of wine ...
Auction

Video: School board saves PE

Physical Education in Portland Public Schools won’t be cut completely after all, board members and the superintendent agreed Monday night. District leaders modified the proposed budget and said PE will still ...
Sports Festival

Video: World Cup final party at Pioneer Square – KGW

Hundreds of millions of people around the globe gathered at pubs and street parties to be a part of the World Cup Finals frenzy. In Portland, the big World Cup gathering was at Pioneer Courthouse Square. There...
eNewsletter

eUpdate: World Cup Final at Pioneer Square, Save Portland PE

You’re invited to a free public viewing of the World Cup final between Spain and The Netherlands on Sunday at Pioneer Square, broadcast live from South Africa on a giant 17′ by 23′ LED screen....
Sports Festival

Thousands expected to watch World Cup final at Pioneer Square

This Sunday, a crowd of several thousand is expected to gather at Portland’s Pioneer Square to witness the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and The Netherlands, broadcast live from South Africa on a gia...
Adventure Racing

Volunteer at Warrior Dash

Warrior Dash Northwest is seeking volunteers at the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes on September 11-12 at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains. This unique running series is held on some of the na...
Auction

Coalition releases poll: Portlanders support PE in schools

A coalition of health, education and business leaders, Save Portland PE, today released the results of a poll conducted over the last weekend by Davis, Hibbitts, & Midghall, Inc., which shows that 86 perce...
Auction

Help save Portland PE

In Portland, nearly 1 in 4 children are overweight or obese. The Portland School Board is now considering eliminating physical education in elementary and middle schools. These are difficult times, but the deci...
Figure Skating

Star-studded lineup to compete at 2010 Skate America in Portland

Medalists from three of the four disciplines at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will take the ice at 2010 Skate America, to be held Nov. 11-14 at the Rose Garden. Leading the way are American ice dancers Meryl Da...
Soccer - Pro

Timbers introduce season ticket information, virtual venue for MLS

The Portland Timbers have introduced season ticket information and an online “virtual venue” feature that gives fans architecturally accurate views of every seating section available at PGE Park when the te...
Figure Skating

Skaters announced for 2010 Skate America at the Rose Garden

The International Skating Union (ISU) and U.S. Figure Skating announced Sunday the skater selections for the 2010 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, which will begin Oct. 22-24 with the NHK Trophy in Nago...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – World Cup Party, Skate America, USA Cycling Nationals

Join the Oregon Sports Authority at Director Park this Saturday to celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup as the U.S. takes on England in one of the most anticipated matches in the history of U.S. Soccer. “Soc...
Soccer - Pro

World Cup viewing party for USA-England set for Saturday

This Saturday the Oregon Sports Authority, Portland Timbers, TAOW Modern Marketing and Alpha Broadcasting will host “Soccer City Celebration” presented by McDonald’s, featuring the USA-England...
Figure Skating

All-event packages for 2010 Skate America now on sale

U.S. Figure Skating announced today that reservations are now being taken for the 2010 Skate America All-Session Ticket Packages. The international event is one of six stops in the International Skating Union (...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – World Cup Viewing, NCAA Track Championships

In partnership with the Portland Timbers, Alpha Broadcasting and TAOW Modern Marketing, the Oregon Sports Authority is thrilled to announce “Soccer City Celebration presented by McDonald’s,” f...
Sports Festival

World Cup viewing parties coming to downtown Portland

The Oregon Sports Authority, Portland Timbers, Alpha Broadcasting and TAOW Modern Marketing are teaming up to present two free public viewing parties that will offer thousands of area soccer fans the chance to ...
eNewsletter

Foundation seeking applicants for $10,000 signature grant

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation announced today it will begin accepting applications for its new Healthy Youth Initiative, a signature grant available for high school youth in Multnomah County. The gran...
Figure Skating

Possible figure skating payoff keeps PDX on its toes

The City of Roses will play host this November to international figure skating competition Skate America in hopes of getting a shot at getting the National Championships back after five years. The national was ...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Sports Commission of the Year, Healthy Youth Initiative and Upcoming Events

On April 15 the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) named the Oregon Sports Authority “2010 Member of the Year” at its annual symposium in Columbus, Ohio. The NASC Member of the Year a...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef surf contest joins Big Wave World Tour

Behemoth, LLC is proud to announce that the 2010 Nelscott Reef surf contest will be a paddle in event and will be part of the Big Wave World Tour. After five years of operating as a Tow In focused event, the co...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority named Sports Commission of the Year

The National Association of Sports Commissions today named the Oregon Sports Authority its “2010 Member of the Year” at the annual NASC Symposium in Columbus, Ohio. The NASC Member of the Year awar...
Soccer - Pro

Design goal for Major League Soccer: Old school is cool

It won’t have the sparkle of 4-year-old Toyota Park outside Chicago or brand-new Red Bull Arena outside New York City. But the people remodeling PGE Park hope to send a message to the city and beyond when...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Skate America, ABA BMX Nationals and New Members

The Oregon Sports Authority is delighted to announce that Portland has been selected by U.S. Figure Skating to host 2010 Skate America, November 11-14 at the Rose Garden. Skate America is an Olympic-style inter...
Figure Skating

Portland selected to host 2010 Skate America

U.S. Figure Skating announced today the selection of Portland as the host city for 2010 Skate America. The international event is one of six stops in the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure S...
Action Sports

Dew Tour returns to Portland

The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced its complete schedule for the 2010 season, which includes its return to Portland for the third stop of the five-city circu...
Track and Field

Nike announces inaugural “Nike Track Nationals” competition

Today Nike opened registration and announced details for the Nike Track Nationals competition, the first ever national championship competition to name the best high school track and field program in the United...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Coming to Salem, USA Cycling Nationals to Bend

The Oregon Sports Authority is excited to announce that the 25th anniversary season of the world-renowned STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series, shown nationwide on ESPN2, will highlight the opening weekend of the Oreg...
Timbersports

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS celebrates 25 years as original extreme sport

STIHL Inc., creator and owner of the premier lumberjack sports event, the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series presented by Carhartt, today announced that it has selected the Oregon State Fair in Salem, as the host ve...
Timbersports

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series coming to Oregon State Fair

The Oregon State Fair in Salem will host the U.S. championships of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series this August, with competitions that test top lumberjacks in chopping, sawing and speed climbing. The series’...
Cycling

USA Cycling awards Masters Road National Championships to Bend

USA Cycling has awarded the 2011 and 2012 Masters Road National Championships to Bend. Following the city’s successful hosting of the Elite/U23/Juniors Road and the Cyclo-cross National Championships, the cyc...
Triathlon

Portland Triathlon the “Greenest Race” – Triathlete magazine

The Freshwater Trust Portland Triathlon has been named the “Greenest Race in the World” by Triathlete magazine in its March 2010 issue. Citing integral race elements like bamboo bike racks, a “...
Sports Festival

Governor Kulongoski to join Winter Celebration at the Square

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski will join Oregon Olympians and Paralympians Friday evening at the Oregon Sports Authority’s “Winter Celebration at the Square,” a free public viewing event featu...
Run-Walk

Destination Races introduces Wine Country Half Marathon

Destination Races, LLC is expanding its popular Wine Country Half Marathon Series to Oregon. The fourth, and newest, edition to this series, the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, will be held on September 5, ...
Sports Festival

Portland goes for the gold with local links to Vancouver events

Athletes are gearing up, organizers are planning to use artificial snow and the 21st Winter Olympics are set to kick off with the opening ceremonies Friday, Feb. 12, in Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s the c...
Soccer - Pro

Portland Timbers officially launch MLS work

As Merritt Paulson faced 50 PGE Park employees Thursday morning in the first official staff meeting of the Major League Soccer Portland Timbers, he spoke in grand terms of the franchise that begins play in 2011...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Winter Celebration at the Square, MLS Finalized, Wine Country Half Marathon

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce “Winter Celebration at the Square,” a free public viewing event of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games Opening Ceremony at Pioneer Square on Friday, F...
Soccer - Pro

Finally, MLS comes to Portland

In big Timbers news, the Portland City Council provided their official approval of the operating deal between the city and Peregine Sports to bring MLS to the Rose City. The resolution passed by a four to one v...
Sports Festival

Join the Oregon Sports Authority’s Winter Celebration at the Square

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce “Winter Celebration at the Square,” a free public viewing event of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games Opening Ceremony at Portland’s Pioneer Co...
Soccer - Pro

MLS in Portland a go, but Beavers baseball still stymied

Soccer: 4. Baseball: 0. A deal to renovate PGE Park for Major League Soccer will have at least four “yeas” when it comes up for a vote next week, with all Portland city commissioners except Amanda ...
Soccer - Pro

Video: Major League Soccer at PGE park is a done deal

Portland’s mayor announced Thursday that an agreement has been reached to renovate PGE Park in preparation for the city’s first Major League Soccer team. A city council vote on the deal is scheduled for Ja...
Baseball

Video: What about the Beavers?

The City of Portland ironed out a final deal with Merritt Paulson to renovate PGE Park for Major League Soccer, but the Portland Beavers AAA baseball team are still looking for a home. Click below to watch the ...
Track and Field

NCAA Track & Field Championship tickets to go on sale January 22

All-session tickets for the 2010 NCAA Track & Field Championships will go on sale to the public on Friday, Jan. 22. The University of Oregon is hosting the NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field June...
Sports Festival

Two proposals stand out for Memorial Coliseum

The city of Portland received approximately 80 proposals to redevelop Memorial Coliseum; close to 30 came in on the Jan. 8 deadline date. While the proposals range from detailed to whimsical, the Daily Journal ...
Run-Walk

Carlton lands big wine country run

A brand new annual event called the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon has been scheduled for Sept. 5 – the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. According to event director Matt Dockstader, the race is expected to...
Soccer - Pro

MLS deal expected next week

Mayor Sam Adams said Wednesday negotiators are pushing through months of delay and by next week will finish the final $31 million deal to refurbish PGE Park in time for an April 2011 season opener for Major Lea...
Soccer - Pro

Portland Timbers reveal design plans for PGE Park

PGE Park’s field will slide toward home plate, snug in the crook of the stadium’s grandstand. A larger video screen will appear against the Multnomah Athletic Club, along with a standing-room/stage ...
Track and Field

Hayward Field to host 2013 & 2014 NCAA Track Championships

The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee has selected Des Moines, Iowa for the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship...
Rally Cars

Red Bull New Year No Limits – Barging into 2010

With four consecutive Rally America championships, nine X Games gold medals, the first double backflip on a motorcycle and a hit television series under his belt, it is safe to say that Travis Pastrana has reac...
Cyclo-cross

A favorite venue for cycling: Bend

The usually peaceful Old Mill District exploded into a deafening roar as the cyclocross national championships entered the final hours of a four-day run in this central Oregon city Sunday. The crowd — es...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Cyclo-cross Nationals in Bend, FIMBA Basketball in Eugene

The largest-ever USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships kick off tomorrow in the heart of Bend’s Old Mill District. Over 1,600 riders from across the nation will brave the winter weather to compet...
Cyclo-cross

Cyclo-cross championships descend on Bend, showcase the sport’s heritage in Oregon

Although the expected frigid temperatures and possible snowfall might seem better-suited to boards and bindings, a different kind of racer will invade Bend this weekend as the city hosts its second cycling nati...
Cyclo-cross

USA Cycling Cyclo-cross Nationals invade Bend this week

The largest-ever USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships are set to go off Dec. 10-13 in the heart of Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District. Over 1,600 unique riders will make over 2,000 starts and compete ...
Soccer - Pro

Talks continue on converting PGE Park for soccer play

Nearly two months after an initial deal expired, negotiators for the city and Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson are still pounding out details for a final agreement to reconfigure PGE Park for Major League...
Soccer - Pro

Don Garber and Merritt Paulson interviewed on 95.5 The Game

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber talks about the Timbers making the leap to MLS with John Strong on 95.5 The Game. Then John is joined live in studio for two segments by Portland Timers and Beavers o...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Nelscott Reef Premiere, Beavers Update and More

Surfers from around the globe traveled to Lincoln City last month to compete in the 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic and Big Wave Paddle In. Perfect conditions and 30′ waves greeted the world’s bes...
Baseball

Beaverton stadium negotiations suspended

Earlier today Portland Beavers owner Merritt Paulson notified Beaverton city officials of his intention to suspend negotiations for a new stadium in Beaverton. As detailed in a letter sent to Beaverton official...
Basketball - Men's College

UO Athletics to host Matthew Knight Arena open houses

The University of Oregon’s Athletics Department will host open houses for the new Matthew Knight Arena at locations throughout the state during the month of November. The open houses will feature a hands on t...
Surfing

Video: Big wave surfers converge on Lincoln City

Waves the size of four- and five-story buildings are drawing dozens of surfers from around the world to the Oregon coast. Click below to watch the story on KATU.com.
Surfing

Surfers worldwide gather on Oregon Coast for big ride

Clad in parkas and hoodies, flip flops and knit caps, the surfers gathered Thursday in the parking lot of a local coffee shop under a sky not yet lit by day. They came from Australia, Ireland, Hawaii, South Af...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic changes status to green

The event status has been changed from Yellow to Green for the 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic and Big Wave Paddle In. Organizers made the call tonight for the event to be held on Thursday October 22, 2009. ...
Baseball

Drew Mahalic discusses Beaverton stadium on KGW’s Straight Talk

Drew Mahalic, CEO of the Oregon Sports Authority, is a guest on KGW’s Straight Talk program to discuss the proposed Portland Beavers stadium in Beaverton. Click below to watch the program.
Baseball

It fits Beaverton like a glove – Oregonian Editorial

The ability to catch is sometimes underrated both in baseball and in urban affairs. As legendary manager Casey Stengel once put it, “Why has our pitching been so great? Our catcher, that’s why. He l...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Portland to host 2012 NCAA Tournament, agreement reached for Beaverton stadium

Following the incredible return of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship earlier this year, the NCAA announced last month that Portland will again host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament ...
Baseball

Video: Beaverton reaches deal for new Beavers stadium

You might just see professional baseball in Beaverton after all. Officials from the City of Beaverton have reached a deal with officials from the Portland Beavers on how to pay for a new stadium. Click below ...
Baseball

News Release – Preliminary deal reached for Beaverton stadium

Together with business and community leaders, Mayor Denny Doyle announced today that the City of Beaverton has reached a preliminary understanding with Peregrine LLC to help build a new publicly-owned multi-pur...
Baseball

Stadium deal is $59 million

The deal proposed to bring the Portland Beavers to Beaverton is estimated to cost $59 million with taxpayers expected to foot nearly 60 percent of the bill through higher property and utility taxes for 25 years...
Baseball

Beaverton reaches preliminary deal with Beavers for stadium

Portland Beavers owner Merritt Paulson and Beaverton negotiators have reached terms for a preliminary deal to pay for a new baseball stadium, but the would-be agreement does not include a ballpark location. Bea...
Baseball

It’s essential to keep the Beavers in town – Harvey Platt

While I offer my support to Mayor Denny Doyle and members of the Beaverton City Council for the development of a public facility in Beaverton that can accommodate the Portland Beavers baseball team, I may also ...
Marathon

Video: Portland Marathon ‘best organized’ in U.S.

It is known for being one of the friendliest and best organized marathons in the country. Today the Portland Marathon continued to impress with more than 12,000 runners. Click below to watch the full story on ...
Surfing

Holding period opens for 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic

Today marks the opening of the holding period for the 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic and Big Wave Paddle In. The holding period opens today and extends through December 31, 2009. Organizers will be monitor...
Handball

Volunteer at the 2009 World Handball Championships

The 2009 World Handball Championships is seeking volunteers to help with the event on October 4-11. Learn more and sign up at http://www.handball09worlds.com/volunteer.html. Volunteers who work two 4-hour shf...
Baseball

Video: Beaverton stadium could mean dollars for community

A privately commissioned report released Wednesday said a new stadium to host Triple-A baseball could generate millions of dollars for the community. Click below to watch the story on KATU.com.
Basketball - Men's College

NCAA basketball tournament to return to Portland in 2012

When the Oregon Sports Authority spearheaded an effort to get the state to eliminate the Sports Action lottery games in 2005, the aim was to get the NCAA Basketball Tournament to become a regular event in the s...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Beavers to Beaverton, Marathon and Race for the Cure

In just a few short weeks, the Oregon Sports Authority’s campaign to bring the Portland Beavers to Beaverton has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and support. At a Beaverton City Counc...
Baseball

Bring the Beavers to Beaverton – Campaign Update

Last night, Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic presented to the Beaverton City Council a report on the substantial progress made thus far by the campaign to bring the Beavers to Beaverton. He detailed the...
Auction

Schools try to reduce playground conflicts

Recess at many public schools isn’t what it used to be. Many schoolyard games – such as tag – have been discouraged because kids play too rough and the conflicts carry over into class time afterward, educ...
Baseball

Rumors swirl about moving Triple-A baseball to Beaverton

Unconfirmed speculation is still the rule of the day when it comes to the proposed Triple-A baseball stadium in Beaverton – and it doesn’t seem like the council meeting on Monday will do much to change that...
Baseball

Video: With sketch of stadium comes questions

Beaverton is ramping up its bid for Triple-A baseball as the Portland Beavers released on Friday it first rendition of what a stadium might look like. Click below to watch the story on KATU.com
Baseball

There’s no crying over Portland-area baseball sites

Minor league baseball in Beaverton or Clackamas County? Portland Beavers owner Merritt Paulson may get to choose. On Thursday, Clackamas County officials confirmed they have approached the Triple-A baseball tea...
Baseball

Bring the Beavers to Beaverton – Campaign Update, Sept. 3

Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey will arrive in Beaverton next week to meet with members of the City Council and speak at a reception hosted by the Oregon Sports Authority, Beaverton Area Chamber of...
Baseball

Bring the Beavers to Beaverton – Campaign Update, Aug. 27

Momentum continues to build following last week’s official launch of the campaign to bring the Beavers to Beaverton. Within days of the announcement, the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce and Washington ...
Run-Walk

Volunteer at the Run Portland Run Half Marathon, 5K and 10K

The Run Portland Run Half Marathon, 5K and 10K is seeking volunteers to help with several aspects of the event on September 5 and 6.  Please see details below and e-mail info@usaproductions.org to sign up or r...
Baseball

Talks heat up over plan to bring baseball stadium to Beaverton

The hits for Triple-A Beaverton Beavers baseball – and the possible construction of a stadium – just keep on coming. This week saw the launch of the Oregon Sports Authority’s official campaign to bring t...
Cycling

A lucrative finish line in sight

Building on the success of USA Cycling’s recent national championship event that pumped an estimated $1.5 million into the local economy, Visit Bend is in preliminary discussions with the cycling organization...
Baseball

Video: Momentum builds for Beavers move to Beaverton

Today the Oregon Sports Authority launched an official campaign to bring the Portland Beavers to Beaverton.  With Major League Soccer taking over PGE Park, the Portland Beavers need a new home, so now some cit...
Baseball

Campaign for Beaverton baseball gains momentum, controversy

The baseball grandstanding began today as a sports advocacy group and local politicians launched a campaign to move the Portland Beavers to Beaverton. But in the backdrop: Picketing small-business owners concer...
Baseball

The Beavers’ future resides in Beaverton – Drew Mahalic

The recent resolution by the Portland City Council paving the way for the renovation of PGE Park and the acquisition of a Major League Soccer expansion franchise marked a tremendous accomplishment for the city ...
Baseball

Oregon Sports Authority Launches Campaign to Bring the Beavers to Beaverton

Today the Oregon Sports Authority officially announced the launch of a public campaign to bring the Portland Beavers to Beaverton.  Backed by a 39-member advisory board composed of business, community and yout...
Action Sports

Tour’s Portland stop is big success to participants, officials, fans

For the fifth consecutive year, athletes, officials and fans labeled the Dew Tour’s stop in Portland, held over the weekend at the Rose Quarter, nothing short of a success. A total of 47,680 attended over...
Baseball

Beaverton adds Oregon Sports Authority to its baseball lineup

Beaverton’s plan to bring the Portland Beavers to the suburbs is getting a big assist. The Oregon Sports Authority launches Tuesday a campaign to help the city attract the Triple-A baseball team. The statewid...
Baseball

Video: Beaverton ramps up effort to snag Beavers

Momentum is building to move the Beavers to Beaverton.  The Oregon Sports Authority is set to launch a campaign to draw support for a Beavers stadium and Beaverton baseball is looking like more and more of a r...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Dew Tour, Beavers to Beaverton, JELD-WEN Tradition, Safeway Classic

The Dew Tour is underway! Paul Rodriguez, Jamie Bestwick, Nate Adams and more than 140 of the world’s best athletes in skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross are competing in the Wendy’s Invitat...
Baseball

Beaverton better than Lents, and may be only place for Beavers

If it were the film industry, you might call it “Romancing the Stone,” or something of that ilk. If you consider “stone” or “rock” a suitable synonym for a baseball, it works. And guess what? Beaver...
Baseball

Paulson says Beavers will help bring identity to Beaverton

Portland Beavers owner Merritt Paulson broke his one-month silence Thursday about moving his baseball team to Beaverton, saying the potential partnership could help reinvigorate the city and give it an identity...
Softball

Softball World Series comes to Portland, as do tourism dollars

When the Little League Softball World Series gets under way Thursday at Alpenrose Dairy in Southwest Portland, it will mark the final chapter of this summer’s championship odyssey for 10 teams of 11- and ...
Surfing

Local invitees announced for Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic

Behemoth, LLC today announced the list of this year’s local surfers invited to compete in the 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic and Big Wave Paddle Exhibition. The winner of the paddle in event, and their tow...
Action Sports

Dew Tour announces athlete list

World class action sports athletes will be coming out for the third stop of the 2009 Dew Tour season, the Wendy’s Invitational, August 13-16 at the Rose Quarter. The Dew Tour returns to Portland for the f...
Soccer - Pro

Vision for PGE Park: A place that says ‘soccer’

In 2011, soccer fans coming to PGE Park will be able to step off the MAX train and step through an expanded park entry. As they head to the new seats on the stadium’s east side, they’ll see the rauc...
Soccer - Pro

Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps meet on the way to MLS

The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps game Thursday night marks the final meeting between the two teams during the 2009 regular season. However, off the pitch, the two teams will share many concerns over...
Baseball

Beaverton gets the ball rolling for Beavers’ baseball

The Beaverton City Council voted Monday night to spend nearly $100,000 to get the ball rolling to bring the Portland Beavers to town. With a 4-0 vote and one abstaining, the Triple-A baseball team is one step c...
Cycling

Bend cycling attracts top riders while boosting region’s economy

Although the sun set Sunday on two weeks of top-level bike racing in the high desert, Bend’s opportunity to lay claim to the title of cycling capital of the United States is just dawning. By seamlessly ho...
Baseball

Video: Beavers’ home team status in question

Portland’s minor-league baseball team is one step closer to moving out of Portland.  KATU’s Margy Lynch has the latest on Portland’s schedule for moving the Beavers out, and Beaverton’s...
Baseball

Beaverton mayor says city could pay for Beavers stadium

Mayor Denny Doyle on Tuesday said the city could afford to build a baseball stadium for the Portland Beavers, and is looking at two privately owned locations in addition to the publicly owned Westgate site. ...
Cycling

USA Cycling Road Nationals up next for top cyclists

Just two days after the conclusion of the 30th annual Cascade Cycling Classic, Central Oregon is back in the bike saddle with the USA Cycling Junior/U23/Elite/Paralympic Road National Championships, which will ...
Soccer - Pro

Video: Portland and Paulson make Major League Soccer deal

Portland’s City Council signed on to a $31 million deal with Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson, taking PGE Park from the minor leagues to Major League Soccer. “Today, the city council scored a big ...
Baseball

Beaverton steps up to the plate

In case you haven’t talked to any baseball fans lately, take it from us: There are a lot of irritated followers of the Portland Beavers out there. They are unhappy about any prospect that the team could m...
Baseball

Bringing baseball to Beaverton might be a bit of a squeeze play

Long before anyone from this city began believing in minor league baseball, city leaders had big-league ideas for property next to the Round at Beaverton Central. But now, all that’s on hold as officials ...
Baseball

Beaverton in running for new Beavers baseball stadium

Beaverton has entered the picture as the possible new home for the Portland Beavers. Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle is pitching his city as an ideal setting for minor league baseball when the Beavers leave PGE Par...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – USA Cycling, Facebook/ Twitter, Portland Mile, Playworks

America’s road cycling culture will converge in Bend later this month for the USA Cycling Road Racing National Championships on July 28 – August 2. Six days of world-class cycling will decide the na...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority launches Facebook and Twitter pages

The Oregon Sports Authority today announced the launch of Facebook and Twitter pages to provide frequent updates about upcoming sports events, franchise campaigns and many other developments relating to the fut...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority releases 2009 Annual Report

Learn more about upcoming Oregon Sports Authority events and take a look back at the last year of activities, including the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, Major League Soccer expansion award and two ...
Soccer - Pro

Video: PGE Park one step closer to being an MLS stadium

The City of Portland has officially agreed to the financing plan to remodel PGE Park for Major League Soccer. The City Council plans to vote on the final deal on July 23.  Click here to watch the entire story ...
Soccer - Pro

City, Paulson strike deal to revamp PGE Park

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson, Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Randy Leonard emerged from their final negotiating session just before 2 p.m. today after finalizing a $31 million deal to renovate PGE P...
Soccer - Pro

Video: Soccer’s future looks bright

It was a big night over at PGE Park — the Timbers hosted the Seattle Sounders, a Major League Soccer team.  It’s been advertised as a preview of what’s to come when our very own Major League ...
Auction

Playworks to expand to Portland

Playworks will bring its trademark brand of safe and inclusive play to eight Portland Public Schools when classes start up after the summer break. The debut marks Playworks’ entry into the Pacific Northwe...
Basketball

AC Green acquires the rights to a 3BA franchise for Portland

AC Green, author, speaker and successful businessman announced today he has acquired the rights to the Portland 3BA franchise team.  Green, a 3-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and reigning “NBA...
Baseball

Portland still searching for just-right site for baseball stadium

It may take a little magic to find a big enough piece of property for a new minor league baseball stadium in Portland. The land must be large enough to accommodate a 6,500- to 9,000-seat stadium and at least 1,...
Soccer - Pro

MLS plan still alive as Portland council endorses latest plan

Consider it a little necessary breathing room. That doesn’t mean the race to negotiate a complex set of agreements to remodel PGE Park for Major League Soccer while finding a new home for the Triple A Por...
Soccer - Pro

Video: Soccer fans find inspiration in Seattle

Portland is working hard to bring Major League Soccer to the city in 2011.  The Timbers and their fans have great role models and a pretty tough act to follow already in the Northwest.  KGW’s Joe Becker...
eNewsletter

Video: Drew Mahalic interview on Medford/Klamath Falls NBC station

Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic is interviewed by KOBI5/KOTI2 reporter Nate Bynum about the organization’s role in promoting sports tourism and his current trip to southern Oregon. Click here to ...
Fishing

$7.1 million Walmart FLW Series to visit Columbia River

The $7.1 million Walmart FLW Series will visit the Columbia River in Umatilla, Ore., June 24-27 for the second National Guard Western Division tournament of the season. The tournament, hosted by the City of Uma...
Golf

USGA championships awarded to Bandon Dunes for 2011

Bandon Dunes, the highly-regarded Oregon Coast resort, will be host to two United States Golf Association championships in 2011, the organization announced Wednesday. The U.S. Amateur Public Links and the U.S. ...
eNewsletter

Sports and entertainment attorney joins board of directors

Rosemary A. Colliver has been elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Sports Authority.  An intellectual property attorney with Tonkon Torp, LLP, Colliver focuses her practice on sports and entertainme...
Baseball

Beavers baseball may hinge on Lents decision

A decision is due this week on whether the Portland Beavers get a new baseball stadium in the Lents neighborhood.   If the answer is “no,” it’s starting to look like Portland will need to le...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Sports Medicine Conference, Run the Oregon Prelay, New Members

The Oregon Sports Authority and Travel Portland are pleased to announce that Portland has been selected to host the 2012 annual conference of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Science (JCSMS). The ...
eNewsletter

Drew Mahalic interview on 95.5 The Game

Brian Wheeler, Kenny Vance and Jay Allen chat with Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic about pro sports in Portland during the Wheels at Work Show on 95.5 The Game. Click here to listen to the interview (M...
Swimming

Introducing the $25,000 Aqua Zone Portland Mile

Organizers of the annual Freshwater Trust Portland Triathlon and Musselman Triathlon (Geneva, NY) announce the addition of a major open water swim race in downtown Portland slated for August 22, 2009. Four gene...
Soccer - Pro

Major League Soccer sets its sights on the Northwest

While Women’s Professional Soccer its first season in seven years across the country, Major League Soccer has its eyes set firmly north and west. In March, MLS announced that its next two teams will play ...
eNewsletter

Portland selected to host sports medicine and science conference

Portland has been selected to host the 2012 annual conference of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Science (JCSMS), Travel Portland and the Oregon Sports Authority announced today.  The annual gat...
Baseball

Rose Quarter plan shields coliseum

Memorial Coliseum is spared. The Rose Quarter is officially off the table as a possible site for a new Triple A baseball stadium, Mayor Sam Adams said Wednesday. The city and the Portland Trail Blazers are nego...
Lacrosse

Video: Too many pro sports in Portland?

Portland’s professional lacrosse team is leaving town.  The Portland LumberJax owner told fans it was having a hard time selling tickets and getting corporate sponsors.  And in a town dominated by the P...
Lacrosse

Jax’s exit opens door

You can have your indoor soccer leagues. You can keep your tractor pulls and motocross. You can have the WNBA, and the USFL, and the various and sundry minor league professional sports leagues that have attempt...
Cycling

Cycling races a boon for Bend

Tucked along the Deschutes River on the eastern edge of the Cascades, Bend is surrounded by some of the West Coast’s most rugged, breathtaking and adventurous terrain. From skiing and boarding on Mount Ba...
Basketball - Men's College

Men’s college basketball in Oregon enjoys big season

Instead of the smell of bread permeating the area, University of Oregon students living in the dorms wake each morning to the unmistakable sounds of construction. The Williams Bakery, which resided near the nor...
Baseball

Vote on stadium delayed; Lents Park site back on the table

Mayor Sam Adams and sports team owner Merritt Paulson agreed Thursday to indefinitely delay a City Council vote on where to put a new minor league baseball park so they can explore the once-discarded option of ...
Baseball

Talk of compromise, new deal delays vote on Coliseum’s fate

The fate of the 48-year-old Memorial Coliseum will wait another week as Portland’s City Council considers alternatives to a plan that would demolish the building to build a new baseball stadium in the Rose Qu...
Baseball

Bring the Beavers to the Rose Quarter

As Portland finalizes a decision on the specific Rose Quarter site to build a new and better home for the Portland Beavers, let’s first remember what the team already means to Portland and acknowledge the...
Hockey

Memorial Coliseum advocates weigh their options

The talk of tearing down Memorial Coliseum is still just talk. People who regularly use the arena for sports, trade shows and graduations say they’re not panicking because nothing’s final yet. Still...
Mountain Biking

$1 million might get park on track

A private backer has pledged $1 million to help build a new destination bike park in a 35-acre no-man’s land between Interstates 84 and 205 near the former Rocky Butte jail. For now, the supporter wants t...
Auction

Learning to play, an important lesson for schools

What is the most basic thing that kids should learn in school? How to read? How to do math? What about — how to play? In a time of extremely tight budgets, the Oregon school district with one of the  tig...
eNewsletter

eUpdate: a historic week, MLS tickets, Sports4Kids, hoop summit

One of the most exciting and meaningful weeks in the history of Oregon sports culminated on March 21 with the thrilling drama of March Madness, just one day after Portland was named the future home to a Major L...
Auction

Portland area schools make recess fun, safe

Deadra Hall is holding kids back — literally. Her arms splayed, the assistant principal blocks fifth-graders from entering the crowded playground. She makes them do multiplication tables, count by sixes a...
Basketball - Men's College

Video: How the NCAA Tournament came to Portland

KOIN Local 6 takes a look back at the Oregon Sports Authority’s successful effort to bring the NCAA Tournament back to Oregon after a nearly three decade absence. Click here to watch the entire story.
BMX

BMX invasion

The races were staged one right after another, each lasting barely a minute. A spectator could blink and miss some of the action. Parents cheered on their children. Children cheered on their parents. The quick,...
Sports Festival

Video: A landmark week in the history of Portland sports

KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 recaps a historic week as Portland hosts the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and lands a Major League Soccer expansion franchise. Click here to watch the entire story.
Soccer - Pro

Soccer decisions coming up fast

The City Council must sign its first agreement on the Major League Soccer deal in less than three weeks, according to new franchise owner Merritt Paulson. The council must by April 15 approve the pre-developmen...
Motorsports

Roadblocks remain for IRL

After he worked in operations for NHL teams Edmonton and Carolina, and before he took the job as president of the Portland Winter Hawks last fall, Doug Piper inquired about bringing an Indy Racing League event ...
Basketball - Men's College

March Madness returns to Oregon

It’s been 44 years since the Final Four was played in Portland, Oregon, and 26 years since the state hosted any round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  But thanks to the recent removal of s...
Soccer - Pro

Timbers announce MLS 2011 ticket details

The Portland Timbers today announced additional details regarding the priority system and the deadline for the first round of 2011 Major League Soccer (MLS) season-ticket procurement. The Timbers, who were awar...
Basketball - Men's College

Drew Mahalic interviewed by John Canzano on 95.5 The Game

John Canzano interviews Oregon Sports Authority CEO about the NCAA tournament games at the Rose Garden and the plans for future tournament bids. Click here to listen to the entire interview (interview starts at...
Basketball - Men's College

Ready for more Madness?

The man in the Washington Huskies hat on the No.77 bus was a tourism director’s dream. “I’ve sure enjoyed my stay out here,” Tim Carey, a doctor from Seattle, told his friends as they ro...
Soccer - Pro

Timbers go big time in 2011

You can reserve tickets to the Portland Timbers’ first Major League Soccer season in 2011 by putting down a $50 deposit. If you buy tickets for the 2009 minor-league season, you are in the front of the li...
Soccer - Pro

Video: New MLS Team will bring a Kick to the Portland Economy

Today’s announcement is already causing the business community to take notice.  Adding another professional sports team in town is positive news for the local economy. Click here to watch the entire stor...
Basketball - Men's College

NCAA basketball universe revolves around Portland for a few days

When a dozen towering young men in dark blue warm-up suits with orange trim settled beneath the chandeliers and ferns of Mother’s Bistro in Portland for breakfast, the onlooking coffee sippers knew this w...
Basketball - Men's College

March Madness, welcome back

A respected economist recently criticized Oregon lawmakers, saying they were “stupid” to do away with state-sponsored sports gambling. That potshot, in our view, was the equivalent of an air ball. T...
Soccer - Pro

New MLS team coming to Portland

Major League Soccer will award an expansion franchise to Portland on Friday, sources close to the deal said Wednesday. Although the league would not confirm an announcement was scheduled, owner Merritt Paulson,...
Basketball - Men's College

March Madmen

If you have no interest in teenage pituitary cases wearing baggy shorts, suck it up: This week you are outnumbered. March Madness. The Big Dance. One Shining Moment. Call it what you will, but the three weeks i...
Basketball - Men's College

Video: Drew Mahalic on NCAA Tournament, MLS

KOIN Local 6 interviews Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic about the NCAA Tournament at the Rose Garden, as well as the campaign to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Portland. Click here to view th...
Basketball - Men's College

NCAA ticket chances are rated slim to none

There remains a chance for fans to buy tickets to the NCAA Tournament subregional that begins Thursday at the Rose Garden, but their odds might be longer than a No.16 seed winning a first-round game. Officially...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – March Madness, City Backs MLS Bid, BMX Nationals

The first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tips off Thursday at the Rose Garden, officially marking the end of the tournament’s 34-year absence from Portland and 26-year absence fr...
Basketball - Men's College

Video: Portland to cash in on NCAA Tourney action

It’s a big week for basketball in Bridge City. For the first time since the 1970s, Portland will host NCAA tournament action at the Rose Garden. City hopes to cash in on hoops Portland is one of eight cities ...
Basketball - Men's College

Video: March Madness in Portland

The Rose Garden is getting a makeover for March Madness.  The NBA is out this week and the NCAA is in town. Click here to view the story on KOIN Local 6.
Basketball - Men's College

Portland seeds announced: Washington, Gonzaga coming

Pairings for the NCAA Tournament were just announced. The matchups in Portland, which will be played on Thursday, are: From the West Regional No. 4 seed Washington vs. No. 13 seed Mississippi State. No. 5 seed ...
Basketball - Men's College

After 34 years, tourney returns

After a 34-year absence, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is coming to Portland for first- and second-round games March 19 through 21. And organizers are already thinking about future March Madness. Drew ...
Soccer - Pro

Soccer deal passes council with one major change

Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman voted this afternoon in favor of bring Major League Soccer to Portland to loud cheers, giving a 3-2 edge to the city’s involvement in a complicated financial deal a...
Soccer - Pro

MLS deal reached

Timbers and Beavers owner Merritt Paulson reached a tentative agreement Monday with Portland leaders that would give him access to more than $60 million in city-backed loans to build a new Triple A baseball sta...
Basketball - Men's College

Video: March Madness returning to Portland

Three weeks from today, eight college basketball teams will converge on Portland for opening round games of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and they will bring thousands of their fans with them.  It has been 3...
Soccer - Pro

Time to bend it, like Portland

A decade ago, the city of Portland sealed a public-private partnership to renovate a rat (and feral-cat-infested) trap, then known as Civic Stadium. In the process, the city did three things wrong. It swaddled ...
Soccer - Pro

Yes to MLS

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to attend a rally at City Hall with over 300 Portlanders of all ages, ethnicities and political persuasions who were united in sending a common message to our City Counc...
Soccer - Pro

Soccer task force says: Play ball!

Portland’s Major League Soccer Task Force today backed a proposal to use city money to renovate PGE Park for the Portland Timbers and build a new baseball stadium for the Portland Beavers. The group voted...
Track and Field

Pre Classic to join international series in 2010

Track Town USA’s place in the world became a little bigger and brighter Monday when the Prefontaine Classic was announced as one of at least 12 meets that will participate in the new IAAF Diamond League i...
Basketball - Men's College

Oregon Sports Authority celebrates return of NCAA Tourney

Three weeks from today, four first round games of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off at the Rose Garden, officially bringing to an end the tournament’s 34-year absence fr...
Basketball - Men's College

Betting on March Madness payoff

Call it the new March Madness: trying to determining Oregon’s reward for hosting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in three weeks. The arrival of college sports’ biggest show may not be qui...
Soccer - Pro

Seeking the green for MLS

We didn’t actually count the kelly-green high-tops, jerseys, scarves, etc., at the Portland Building on Tuesday. Which is too bad. Clearly, though, the Portland Timbers-infused crowd was going for an unde...
Soccer - Pro

Portland soccer fans turn out to support stadium

The Portland Timbers Army, clad in green soccer jerseys and telltale wool scarves, invaded the Tuesday night meeting of the city’s Major League Soccer Task Force to show support for a bid to bring another...
Soccer - Pro

An investment in more than sports

Very soon, Portland will make a once-in-a-generation decision. We have an opportunity to create more than 600 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs, an opportunity to leverage at least $40 million in private...
Soccer - Pro

Task force takes its shot at goal

A citizen task force studying whether to bring a Major League Soccer team to Portland will consider recommending the move Tuesday afternoon. The proposed recommendation notes that the plan is $20 million to $40...
Soccer - Pro

Portland sets goals for MLS deal

When the city and the Portland Trail Blazers worked out a 750-page deal to build the Rose Garden, the team took most of the risk and the city got some of the reward when the arena opened in 1995. The city wants...
Soccer - Pro

Citizen task force likes the idea of MLS, loathes the risk

The soccer ball is getting kicked back and forth a bit. A task force looking at a proposal to bring Major League Soccer to Portland said it likes the idea of bringing another major league team here, but has ser...
Soccer - Pro

MLS debate remains a matter of money, and more

Pro soccer in Portland, featuring the Portland Timbers, would move up a notch if team owner Merritt Paulson gets the city to agree on terms for remodeling PGE Park and building a new baseball stadium for the Be...
Soccer - Pro

Portland’s shot at the MLS

In the editorial board meeting yesterday, the subject of Merritt Paulson’s effort to win a Major League Soccer franchise for Portland came up. It was mostly a conversation about taxpayer protection, the p...
Soccer - Pro

A fresh idea for the Rose Quarter

Could a new minor league baseball stadium help resuscitate Portland’s ailing Rose Quarter? Portland’s Rose Quarter with the Rose Garden arena at left and Memorial Coliseum at right, as seen in 2004....
Multisport

Video: Drew Mahalic interview

Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic is interviewed on KGW’s Live @ 7 program, discussing Portland’s connection with the Vancouver Olympics, as well as the possibility of Major League Soccer exp...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – USA Cycling, NAIA Cross Country and Oregon Sports +20

The Oregon Sports Authority and Visit Bend are excited to announce that USA Cycling has awarded the 2009 and 2010 Junior, U23 and Elite Road National Championships to Bend. The announcement comes barely a month...
Baseball

Portland considers Rose Quarter for baseball stadium

The Rose Quarter is now in the running for a new minor league baseball stadium as the city and the Trail Blazers explore how to boost business in the underperforming eastside entertainment zone. The area has st...
Basketball - Men's College

ESPN’s Bracketology predicts the NCAA Tournament field

View this week’s projections from ESPN’s Bracketology, which predicts the teams that will compete at the Rose Garden when the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship returns to Oregon for the first...
Cycling

USA Cycling Awards Junior, U23 and Elite Road Nationals to Bend

Visit Bend today announced that USA Cycling has awarded the 2009 and 2010 Junior, U23 and Elite Road National Championships to Bend. Dates for the 2009 event are July 28 through August 2, and the announcement c...
Cross Country

Cross Country Meets Awarded to Portland-Vancouver Area

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that the Cascade Collegiate Conference and Concordia University have been awarded the 2009 and 2010 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Nat...
Soccer - Pro

The best football city in America

Portland, Oregon is a different type of city. It’s a national and international model for urban planning, public transit and sustainability. City leaders have never shied away from making visionary choice...
Winter Triathlon

Video: Winter Triathlon National Championship at Mt. Bachelor

KOHD recaps the USAT Winter Triathlon National Championship at Mt. Bachelor during the Monday Morning Sports segment.
eNewsletter

eUpdate – MLS Visit, Cyclo-Cross and Winter Tri Nationals

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and President Mark Abbott visited Portland last month to meet with city leaders and discuss the league’s plans for adding two expansion teams in 2011. “We...
Soccer - Pro

Plan to bring MLS to Portland wouldn’t turn a profit until 2015, analysts predict

The company seeking the city’s financial help to renovate PGE Park to bring major league soccer to Portland and to relocate the Beavers minor league baseball team to a new stadium, released financial proj...
Cycling

Video: Bend wins Cyclo-Cross National Championships

Cyclist Carl Decker, from Bend, has been competing in Cyclo-Cross races since 1984. Tuesday the news came; the National Championships will be at the Old Mill District in December 2009 and December 2010. “...
Cycling

USA Cycling Awards Cyclo-Cross Championships to Bend

USA Cycling today announced that it has awarded the 2009 and 2010 Cyclo-cross National Championships to Bend. The announcement comes on the heels of a recent site inspection and city tour by USA Cycling’s nat...
Soccer - Pro

Stoking the hopes of MLS

It’s hard to think big in a contracting economy, but it would be unwise for Portland to do anything else Portlanders have a bad habit of thinking small even when times are terrific. And right now, the dis...
Soccer - Pro

MLS commissioner likes Portland’s franchise chances

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber on Tuesday pumped up Portland’s chances of landing an expansion team in 2011. In one interview after another — more than a dozen in all during a one-hour ...
Surfing

Repeat victory for Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic

Adam Replogle and Alistair Craft won the 2008 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic for the second year in a row.  The event was held on a beautiful day in perfect surf conditions. Keallii Mamala goes home with the win...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic changes contest status to green

Behemoth, LLC changed the contest status to Green as a large swell is forecast for the coming weekend.  The 2008 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic will be held Sunday November, 30th. This marks the second time this...
Soccer - Pro

PGE Park plans for soccer, baseball go ‘through the wringer’

A new task force will evaluate a controversial proposal to remodel PGE Park and build a new Portland baseball stadium, slowing the process and opening it to greater public scrutiny. The task force has been char...
Skateboarding

City ready to roll with Steel Bridge skatepark plan

Dude. The city of Portland hopes to hire a team by late February to help create a large new skatepark at the west end of the Steel Bridge. It’s part of a seven-year-old plan to build several skateparks around...
Cycling

Bend bids to host U.S. Cyclocross National Championships

Next year at this time, Central Oregon could be preparing to host the nation’s fastest cyclocross riders and one of the most fan-friendly of all bike races. Earlier this year, a local consortium announced its...
Lacrosse

LumberJax individual game tickets on sale December 3

All individual game tickets for the 2009 Portland LumberJax season will go on sale Wednesday, December 3rd starting at 10 a.m.  Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling the Jax ticket line at 1-866-9...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Winter Triathlon, New Members and USA Cyclo-Cross Bid

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce the USA Winter Triathlon National Championship will return to Mt. Bachelor on Sunday, January 11, 2009. The national championship features a run, mountain bike...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic changes contest status

Behemoth, LLC changed the contest status back to red last Friday after a week of monitoring the first big swell of the season.  A large swell was forecast for Saturday, but unfortunately, the wind did not want...
Winter Triathlon

Mt. Bachelor to host 2009 Winter Triathlon National Championship

The USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship will return to Mt. Bachelor on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, the Oregon Sports Authority announced today.  The national championship features a mass start run,...
Multisport

Whoa! in Oregon

The players had long entered the locker rooms. Most of the fans had left Qwest Field. But Seahawks fan Chris Corbray couldn’t quite let go of the day’s events that left his team 1-4 following Sunday...
Soccer - Pro

Beavers co-owner sees Portland as a two-sport star

To recruit Major League Soccer, Merritt Paulson says he needs taxpayers to put up $85 million to upgrade PGE Park and move Triple-A baseball to a new stadium in Southeast Portland. But Paulson faces a city and ...
Marathon

Video: Runners pound pavement in Portland Marathon

Watch video from OregonLive.com of the 2008 Portland Marathon.  John Ngigi of Glide, Oregon, won the men’s race and Kami Semick of Bend won the women’s race.
Marathon

Portland Marathon: Some facts and figures

Maybe you’ve wondered about the 7,000 or so runners and walkers who finish the Portland Marathon every fall — including this Sunday. Where do these sweaty people come from? Why do they race in Portl...
Trail Running

Nation’s top trail runners headed to Central Oregon

It is no secret that Central Oregon features some of the best running trails in the country. In 2006, the editors of Outside Magazine named Bend “America’s Best Trail Running Town.” But is Central Oregon ...
Triathlon

Reed, Ertel Win USA Triathlon Elite National Titles

Matt Reed and Julie Ertel each used a strong run leg to pull away from the competition and win USA Triathlon Elite National titles on Saturday. It was the second national title for each athlete. Reed won his fi...
Triathlon

Age Group National Champions Crowned in Oregon

More than 1,000 triathletes competed in the pinnacle event of the season — the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship on Saturday at Hagg Lake. The age groupers shared the spotlight with the elites, wh...
Triathlon

Volunteer for the XTERRA Trail Running National Championship

Amateur and professional runners will be competing for cash and the XTERRA National Trail Running Championship title on September 27 in Bend.  All volunteers will receive an XTERRA crew support t-shirt, drinks...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – USA Triathlon Nationals, MLS Campaign, Upcoming Events

Come support more than 1,500 triathletes from all 50 states as they compete in the 2008 USA Triathlon Age Group & Elite National Championship on September 20 at Hagg Lake. The Age Group Nationals is one of...
Soccer - Pro

It’s a bull market for soccer

When Bill Manning joined the front office of Major League Soccer’s fledgling Tampa Bay Mutiny in 2000, the question he said he recalled fielding the most was: “Is this league going to make it?”...
Soccer - Pro

Sports fans, neighborhood leaders, PSU and city officials kick off campaign for MLS, ballpark

Merritt Paulson, owner of the Portland Timbers and Portland Beavers, along with Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard and Portland State University Athletic Director Torre Chisholm, joined eastside neighborh...
Soccer - Pro

Portland talks $75 million deal to draw Major League Soccer

Merritt Paulson, a newcomer to Oregon and sports ownership, took a gamble last year when he bet he could turn around the Portland Beavers and build on the success of the Portland Timbers. Now the 35-year-old so...
Lacrosse

Jax open 2009 schedule on Jan. 3

The defending West Division Champion Portland LumberJax will begin their quest for the Champion’s Cup on Saturday, January 3rd at 7:30 p.m. PST at the Rose Garden Arena as they host the new division rival Min...
Triathlon

Beijing Olympians to compete at USA Triathlon Nationals

USA Triathlon is pleased to announce that all six athletes who competed for the U.S. at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games last month, will be racing at Henry Hagg Lake just outside Portland at the USAT Elite Natio...
Tennis

Davis Cup Final nominated for sports event of the year

The dramatic Davis Cup World Final held last December at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum has been nominated for sports event of the year by SportsTravel magazine.  Captained by Patrick McEnroe, Team USA’s And...
Action Sports

Portland and Dew Tour: A match made in midair

During the AST Dew Tour’s BMX park final competition Sunday at the Rose Garden, Drew Mahalic said he recalled hearing spectators note that one of the athletes, Mike Spinner, had landed a 720, or two midai...
BMX

ABA/BMX Great Northwest Nationals returning to Redmond

The ABA (American Bicycle Association) has signed a three-year extension to keep the ABA BMX Great Northwest Nationals bicycle motocross (BMX) competition at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon....
Trail Running

Plans finalized for XTERRA Trail Running National Championship

Bend will once again be cast in the national outdoor recreation spotlight this fall, when the XTERRA Trail Running National Championship plays out on Saturday, September 27. Hailed by editors of Outside Magazin...
BMX

Riders take BMX by storm — Dhers, Spinner to duel in Portland

When the BMX Park competition begins at the Rose Quarter on Aug. 21 in the Wendy’s Invitational, the third stop on the AST Dew Tour, all eyes will be on Daniel Dhers and Mike Spinner. This will be nothing new...
Action Sports

Nike 6.0 Rail Jam features top skiers and snowboarders

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced that the Wendy’s Invitational in Portland will host a Nike 6.0 Snowboard and Ski Rail Jam specialty competition ...
Action Sports

AST Dew Tour unveils street-inspired skate course

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced a new street-focused skate course for the Wendy’s Invitational, held August 21-24 in Portland. This is the first time in...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – AST Dew Tour, MLL, Summer Golf and USA Triathlon

More than 150 of the world’s top skateboard, BMX and freestyle motocross athletes are getting ready for the AST Dew Tour Wendy’s Invitational on August 21-24 at the Rose Quarter. The world’s p...
Triathlon

USA Triathlon to bring National Championships back to Portland

USA Triathlon is pleased to announce its 2008 Age Group National Championship and Elite National Championship will be held at Henry Hagg Lake outside Portland on Saturday, Sept. 20. With the success of last yea...
Soccer - Pro

Portland could know Major League Soccer fate by fall

Portland might know as early as this fall if it will join Major League Soccer in 2011. The league on Thursday announced the timeline for awarding its next two expansion franchises. Interested parties must apply...
Action Sports

AST Dew Tour announces schedule for Wendy’s Invitational

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced the schedule of events for the Wendy’s Invitational, held Aug. 21-24 at Portland’s Rose Quarter. More tha...
Soccer - Pro

MLS in Portland in holding pattern

Merritt Paulson has a favorite city in the race to land a Major League Soccer franchise. Understandably, it’s Portland. After all, he’s owner and president of the Timbers, who play in the United Soc...
Baseball

PGE Park to host Papé Grand Slam next March

The Oregon State baseball team will play host to perennial Midwest power Missouri State in a three-game series at PGE Park during the second-annual Papé Grand Slam, March 13-15, 2009, it was announced today. G...
Windsurfing

Gorge Games return, with new events and marketing plan

Riverboarding on the White Salmon River will be part of the new Gorge Games, which run Thursday through Sunday. Imagine racing down the White Salmon River, tumbling over Husum Falls with little more than a life...
Basketball - NBA

Local teams, local TV

Portland State offensive linemen are taped by DeSean Ray (left) and Trinity Webber of Portland’s Momentum Studios, which produces “Camp Glanville,” a reality show about the lives of PSU football players, ...
Track and Field

Athletes give Eugene’s hospitality a gold medal

For the 10-day span that ended Sunday, the sport of track and field moved through a living museum — freshly refurbished and unveiling exhibits daily. The U.S. Olympic trials were back in Eugene for the fi...
eNewsletter

Bank of the West contributes to Oregon Sports Authority

Bank of the West said today it is contributing $12,000 for the second year in a row to the Oregon Sports Authority to support a program that makes it possible for deserving children to attend Portland Winter Ha...
Rugby

Oregon to Host IRB North America 4 Rugby Tournament

On July 10, two elite representative teams from the U.S. will go against each other at Mt. Hood Community College in the first round of the North America 4 Rugby Tournament, presented by the International Rugby...
Track and Field

New plans for meets at Hayward

Some of the nation’s best track and field athletes might return to Hayward Field this month for an Olympic tuneup, kicking off what could become a summer circuit of meets in subsequent years, officials sa...
Multisport

Not every sport requires a ball

Portland wears its weird title like a badge of honor, so it should come as no surprise that the City of Roses has a wide list of sports available to the public. “I think that Portland is perhaps the most outs...
Motorsports

IRL wants Portland race

If Portland officials and Portland International Raceway can come up with financial support, Danica Patrick and the Indy Racing League could run at PIR. But 2009 has been ruled out for a Portland IRL event. The...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Olympic Trials, Rugby Tournament and Gorge Games

The 2008 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials currently underway at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon are emphatically marking Eugene’s official reemergence as “Track Town, USA.” The...
Sports Festival

Groundwork comes ahead of big league teams

Major League Baseball is coming to Portland, but it could take a decade or longer. A National Hockey League franchise won’t begin to happen until the Trail Blazers change their mind about direct competition. ...
Action Sports

Fourth annual Portland Action Sports Film Contest underway

The Oregon Sports Authority’s fourth annual Portland Action Sports Film Contest is offering amateur filmmakers the chance to show off their filmmaking skills as Portland gets set for the AST Dew Tour̵...
Multisport

Volunteer at Gorge Games

The Gorge Games began in 1994 and has a history of being one of the most exciting action and outdoor sporting events in the Pacific Northwest. The Gorge Games attracts world class athletes to spectacular sites ...
Cycling

3,000 walk, run and bike at LiveStrong Challenge

Lucas Martens, 3, was hot Sunday after walking 5 kilometers with his mom, Carolyn Martens, at the LiveStrong Challenge. “Mom poured water on my head,” Lucas said, smiling and wiping his head after c...
Track and Field

Sequel begins

Buky Bamigboye grinned and giggled as she checked text messages from the bend of an accordion bus, which carried her to her biggest competition ever. “I’m like the youngest one here,” said the...
Swimming

Mt. Hood tries to bring Olympic Swimming Trials to Gresham

The U.S. Olympic swim trials are going on 1,700 miles away this week, but a local committee is working on a proposal to bring the 2012 Trials closer to home. The 20-person committee is entering the initial phas...
Soccer - Pro

Plans afoot at PGE Park

By 2011, the landscape of Portland’s outdoor sports facilities could have an entirely different look. PGE Park could be the home of the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, and a new 8,000- to 10,000-seat...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority receives 2008 Rose City Award

The Oregon Sports Authority was honored today as the recipient of the 2008 Rose City Award from Travel Portland at the 29th Annual Tourism & Hospitality Industry Awards Celebration at the Oregon Convention...
Track and Field

World-class throw center ready for unveiling

Construction is complete on the Concordia University Throw Center — the first non-Olympic track and field facility devoted entirely to throwing events. It will be unveiled on July 2, an off-day during the U.S...
Track and Field

There’s only one Track Town

Any city with a stadium and enough population can summon the wherewithal to stage a successful U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field, as Atlanta, New Orleans and Sacramento have proved. But there is only one ...
Basketball - NBA

Trail Blazers pick AEG to manage the Rose Quarter

The Portland Trail Blazers have chosen entertainment giant AEG as the new manager of the Rose Quarter, a signal the team is serious about redeveloping the area and growing revenue streams for the ballclub. Los ...
Action Sports

AST announces Nike 6.0 as summer, winter Dew Tour sponsor

The AST, the umbrella brand and organization of the world’s most prestigious action sports properties, today announced that Nike 6.0 has signed on as an associate sponsor for the AST Dew Tour and AST Wint...
eNewsletter

View the Oregon Sports Authority’s annual report

View the Oregon Sports Authority’s annual report, featuring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament coming next March, the 2007 Davis Cup World Final, and the upcoming U.S. Olympic Track & Field T...
Kiteboarding

15 year old prodigy wins Nelscott Kiteboard Rodeo

The Nelscott Kiteboard Rodeo concluded Sunday with a ‘no go’ in the freestyle competition scheduled for the Siletz Bay due to the lack of adequate wind. Saturdays scheduled waveriding competition tu...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – LIVESTRONG, Travel Portland Award, Wakeboarding and Blackberry Curve Challenge

Unite with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to pick a fight with cancer. On June 29, thousands will descend on the Nike World Headquarters for the LIVESTRONG Challenge, the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s sign...
Action Sports

MTV and NBC announce action sports partnership on AST

MTV Networks Music Group, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks and NBC Sports, a division of NBC Universal, Inc. today announced a wide ranging, strategic partnership to expand  the AST (Action Sports Tour), ...
Baseball

Love of baseball seeds dreams

Keenan Longcor would always feel a little nostalgic twinge when he drove past a baseball field. It would remind him of the great times he’d spent with his son, Ben, bonding over their shared love of baseball....
Cycling

Success of cycling race has backers dreaming

The sixth annual Mt. Hood Cycling Classic accomplished a trio of firsts. For the first time, the six-day, six-stage race offered women riders a chance to bolster their Olympic hopes. It reached beyond the Hood ...
Windsurfing

Gorge Games secures national TV contract with Fox Sports

National attention will turn to the scenic Columbia River Gorge as owners of the 2008 Gorge Games announced today they have secured a contract with Fox Sports to broadcast the event nationally this summer. “W...
Track and Field

When tourists come calling

Oregon communities, from Portland to Coos Bay, are preparing to lay out the welcome mat for the thousands of visitors making their way to Eugene next month for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. Eugene...
Cycling

LIVESTRONG Day is May 13: half-price Challenge registration

Today is the day. May 13 is LIVESTRONG Day and in honor of the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s one-day initiative to raise awareness and funds for the cancer fight, the Lance Armstrong Foundation is offering...
Lacrosse

MLL comes to Portland

Portland’s taste for lacrosse continues to grow on a daily basis and the Portland LumberJax are here to feed the need. On Saturday, August 9, the organization will host a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) game betw...
Soccer - Pro

Price for MLS team going up

The cost to land a Major League Soccer expansion team in Portland is quickly climbing. The new entry fee: at least $40 million. That’s up from the $30 million MLS is charging ownership groups in Seattle a...
Action Sports

General admission tickets on sale for Wendy’s Invitational

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced that general admission tickets to the Wendy’s Invitational in Portland, Ore. are available for purchase beginning Mo...
Figure Skating

Portland bidding for figure skating championships

Portland is on the verge of landing an important sporting event, as it is one of four cities bidding on the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The 2010 event takes place Jan. 13-24 and serves as a de facto...
Sports Festival

Museum hunts for new home

Awareness? Concern? Outcry? They were no-shows last weekend as time ran out on a lot of history. Like some training camp invitee put on waivers, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is quietly packing up...
Track and Field

Trials cap resurgence for track

Apocryphal or not, the story goes that Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman returned from a 1962 trip to New Zealand and changed American culture. Bowerman brought back the concept that running could be a means to ...
Basketball - Men's College

After delays, NCAA 2009 tournament tickets site is working

Finally. On Tuesday, fans hoping to attend the first and second rounds of the 2009 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Portland’s Rose Garden were able to access the Web site (www.ncaa.com/tickets) ...
Basketball - Men's College

Ticket application now available for 2009 NCAA Tournament

The ticket application for the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first and second round games at the Rose Garden is now online. The deadline to apply is May 15. Tickets will be assigned according to ...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NCAA Tickets, Fencing Nationals and Cycling Classic

The ticket application for the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden is now available online. Portland will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament on March 19 and 21. T...
eNewsletter

Interview with Drew Mahalic on Oregon Sports Final

Fox 12 interviews Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic about the process of bringing the NCAA Tournament coming to Portland and its projected economic impact. Click here to watch!
eNewsletter

Sports do thrive in this town

I attended a recent City Club of Portland event where Merritt Paulson, owner of the Portland Beavers and Timbers, and Larry Miller, president of the Portland Trail Blazers, participated on a panel discussing ...
BMX

BMX racers come from all over for Great Northwest Nationals

They came from all over the United States and Canada — some from as far away as New York and Boston, others from right here in Central Oregon.And they raced through the day, one group right after the next, fr...
BMX

Time to drop the gate

John David calls 2008 an odd year for BMX racing. The best riders are currently vying to qualify for the Beijing Games, where BMX (bicycle motocross) will make its Olympic debut in August. It’s unknown territ...
Action Sports

AST announces tickets on-sale for 2008 Wendy’s Invitational

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced that premium seating tickets (Action Zone and Reserved Seating) to the Wendy’s Invitational in Portland, Ore. will b...
Basketball - Men's College

UPDATE: 2009 NCAA Tournament ticket application now available

UPDATED ON 4/15: The ticket application for the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first and second round games at the Rose Garden is now online. The deadline to apply is May 15. Tickets will be assign...
Basketball - Men's College

NCAA Tournament coming to Portland – KOIN News 6 Video

As Portland prepares to host the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in 34 years, KOIN News 6 looks at how the Oregon Sports Authority brought the event to Portland and explores its e...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NCAA Tournament Tickets, Women in Sports, BMX Nationals and Nike Hoop Summit

As March Madness continues across the nation today, Oregon is now just one year away from playing host to the incredible drama and excitement of the first and second rounds of the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basket...
Rugby

Oregon selected to host 2008 IRB North America 4 Tournament

The International Rugby Board has announced the playing schedule for the 2008 IRB North America 4. The popular cross-border competition, that involves two elite representative teams from both Canada and the USA...
Soccer

Goalie Wars to start in Portland

Watch out for flying soccer balls when the Goalie Wars start at East Delta Park. It won’t be real combat, just the nation’s fastest growing extreme sport. The National Goalie War Association (NGWA) will be ...
Basketball - NBA

Blazers turn up the charm

Blazer zealots clamored for autographs after the team beat the L.A. Lakers in 2005. Such enthusiasm seems even more widespread now. When the Trail Blazers defeated the Golden State Warriors in a game back in ea...
Multisport

2008 Gorge Games to be held in Hood River July 17-20

Gorge Games, LLC announced today the return of one of the most incredible events in the scenic Pacific Northwest. The 2008 Gorge Games will take place from July 17-20 with competition held in the host City of H...
Multisport

New Gorge Games adds events and ‘green’ tone

Updated and “green,” Gorge Games are coming back after a four-year hiatus. Director Josh Ryan and operations supervisor Sally Leach of Portland told the Heights Business Association (HBA) Thursday that 3,00...
Trail Running

Bend Named Host for XTERRA Trail Running Championships

The Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau, in partnership with the Oregon Sports Authority, today announced that Bend has been named the host destination for the 2008 and 2009 XTERRA Trail Running National Cham...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority Year in Review – YouTube Video

Watch highlights and news coverage from some of the Oregon Sports Authority’s remarkable events in 2007, including the Davis Cup World Final, U.S. Women’s soccer vs. Mexico, AST Dew Tour, the USA Tr...
Soccer - Pro

Timbers to face MLS’ San Jose Earthquakes in exhibition

The Portland Timbers announced today that the club will face Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes as part of a preseason doubleheader March 28 at the University of Portland’s Clive Charles Soccer Comp...
Motorsports

End of a love affair, for now

It was 26 years ago when Bill Hildick, chairman of the Rose Festival race committee, approached larger-than-life Championship Auto Racing Teams boss John Frasco about staging an event in Portland. Frasco was le...
Basketball

Legislature approves UO arena

After years of hoping, months of planning and a few hectic weeks of lobbying, the University of Oregon won approval Friday from the Legislature for $200 million in state-backed bonds to build a basketball arena...
Motorsports

Portland loses Champ Car race

Portland’s longstanding open-wheel race appeared dead Friday after officials from the Indy Racing League and Champ Car signed a deal to unify the two American open-wheel series. This year’s event, w...
Basketball

U.S. all-stars, world players coming to the Rose Garden

The Nike Hoop Summit, a basketball game that pits 10 of the best U.S. high school seniors against their counterparts from around the world, is coming to Portland. At a news conference Thursday, USA Basketball, ...
Basketball

Annual Nike Hoop Summit to be held April 12 in Portland

USA Basketball, Nike and the NBA Portland Trail Blazers announced today that the 2008 Nike Hoop Summit, the country’s premiere annual basketball game featuring America’s top senior boy high school p...
Action Sports

AST Dew Tour returns to Portland

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced Portland as the site of the Wendy’s Invitational, Aug. 21-24, at the Rose Quarter. For the fourth consecutive year, the ...
Auction

10 Oregon schools receive state grant funding for PE training

In an effort to restore physical education (PE) to every school in the state, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) awarded three Oregon school districts with grants to improve the quality of PE being taugh...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Women in Sports, New Members and Beach Volleyball

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation and University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center have partnered to bring the annual Women in Sports Business Symposium to the Multnomah Athletic Club in Por...
Basketball - NBA

Blazers revive RQ renewal

With the Rose Garden, fan sentiment and a winning record back in hand, the Portland Trail Blazers are again floating the idea of redeveloping the Rose Quarter, even testing the idea of retrofitting or razing ne...
Winter Triathlon

Snowathlon

Sean Bemis of Eugene was laughing as he talked about “the hardest fall I’ve ever taken on a mountain bike.” “Fortunately,” said Bemis, 29, a graduate teaching assistant in geology at the University of...
Track and Field

Throws facility: gold dream

Mac Wilkins’ vision was largely under water last week — not that it deterred the former Olympic gold medalist. When Wilkins walked a visitor around the Concordia Throws Center, he talked glowingly a...
Motorsports

PIR is calm though race could vanish in a merger

Maybe Mark Wigginton, the manager of Portland International Raceway, has the right idea: Don’t worry about doomsday until it arrives. The news that Champ Car and the Indy Racing League are close to a merg...
Winter Triathlon

Kloser, Best win Winter Nationals

In baseball, there was Cal Ripken, Jr., the “Ironman.” In commercials, it’s the Energizer Bunny-it just keeps going and going. In the world of endurance multisport, we have Mike Kloser. At 48 ...
Winter Triathlon

Brutal winter test

Mike Kloser, 48, of Vail, Colo., extends his lead on the final lap of the 8-kilometer cross-country leg on his way to winning the 2008 USA Triathlon Winter National Championships on Saturday. Michael Kloser of ...
Winter Triathlon

U.S. winter triathlon championship looking for traction in Oregon

When it comes to triathlons, the winter version has yet to gain much of a following in the United States. That is one reason the sport’s U.S. championship will be held Saturday morning at Mount Bachelor n...
Track and Field

They’d love to get U.S. on track

The nerve center for the audacious plan to transform American track and field is a small, cheaply furnished office in a nondescript building just off Coburg Road. It’s the home base for Dave Taylor, a ret...
Run-Walk

Diamond Lake to Mt. Bachelor Relay now Cascade Lakes Relay

The Smith Rock Race Group located in Bend Oregon today announced that the Diamond Lake to Mt. Bachelor Relay has been renamed effective immediately. The new name will be Cascade Lakes Relay – Diamond Lake...
Auction

Physical education teacher hire grant application now available

The Physical Education Expansion (PEEK-8 grant) was established by the state to support activities related to meeting the Physical Education requirements for instruction of students in kindergarten through grad...
Winter Triathlon

Wheelin’ on white

The mountain bikers churned slowly through the hard snow, their tires emitting crunching sounds as the riders made their way toward the Deschutes River Trail from Bend’s Farewell Bend Park. They expressed the...
Sports Festival

POVA unveils new name, brand

The Portland Oregon Visitors Association (POVA) has changed its name to Travel Portland. The agency has also unveiled its new logo and launched a redesigned website. These changes, which will be followed by ot...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic recap

The third annual Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic was held this weekend in perfect conditions off the Oregon Coast. Waves as high as 40 feet slammed the Oregon coast under sunny skies and windless conditions. Behem...
Soccer - Pro

PGE Park to install new playing surface for 2008

The city of Portland and Merritt Paulson, owner and president of the Portland Beavers and Portland Timbers, today announced that a new, state-of-the-art playing surface will be installed at PGE Park for the 200...
Cyclo-cross

Bend vies to host cyclocross championships in ’09, ’10

Bend tourism and city officials, professional cyclocross racers and the Oregon Sports Authority have signed on to support a bid to bring a national bike race to the city next year that would provide an estimate...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Nelscott Reef Surf Contest, Winter Triathlon and Foundation Grants

With just 48 hours notice, the world’s top tow-in surfers are making their way to the Oregon coast for the awe-inspiring Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic in Lincoln City. North America’s only tow in surf contes...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic gets green light for Friday

Behemoth LLC changed the contest status today to green as a large swell is forecast for Friday January 11, 2008.  The third annual Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic will be held in Lincoln City, OR on this Friday. ...
Auction

Foundation honored for restoring P.E. in public schools

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation was recently honored by the Physical Education for All Kids (PEAK) coalition in recognition of its advocacy and leadership in helping to restore physical education to Oreg...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic extends holding period

Behemoth, LLC announces that it will extend the holding period for the 2007 event through March 31st, 2008.  The holding period of October 1 through December 31st will be extended due to poor conditions this f...
Golf - Women's

Safeway Classic money tops LPGA

The Safeway Classic’s most successful year got this as an exclamation point: $1.1 million. That’s how much Portland’s LPGA golf tournament raised for local children’s charities in 2007, ...
Auction

K-8 physical education expansion grant application now available

The grant program created by the passage House Bill 3141 earlier this year to help provide funding to schools in meeting the new minute standards for teaching PE is now up and running. Grant applications are no...
Basketball - Men's College

Pilot three packs available now

Pick three of the biggest West Coast Conference Men’s Basketball games coming to the Chiles Center this year! Secure your seats to the Gonzaga game before tickets go on sale to the public. Saturday January 19...
Tennis

Cheers for tennis fans

Earlier this month, the wonderfully enthusiastic fans of Portland who packed the Memorial Coliseum witnessed the United States capturing its first Davis Cup title in 12 years (and its record 32nd overall), defe...
Track and Field

Eugene gets on fast track for five years of big meets

Craig Masback, head of USA Track & Field, announced the decision in a news conference at the Bowerman Family Building, adjacent to the University of Oregon’s newly-refurbished Hayward Field. Eugene a...
Winter Triathlon

Register now for the 2008 Winter Triathlon on Mt. Bachelor

Registration for the 2008 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship presented by Bend Bike N Sport has officially opened. Everyone regardless of age and ability level can register and learn more abou...
College Baseball

PGE Park to host OSU baseball

The Oregon State Beavers will play four non-conference baseball games at PGE Park in 2008, it was announced today. The slate of Oregon State games is highlighted by the Papé Grand Slam, pitting the two-time de...
Cycling

Top professional cyclists converge on Tower Theatre for celebration

They spend the majority of the year traveling across the country and around the globe for bike races, but for similar reasons they all choose to call Bend home. And now, Bendites have a rare opportunity to hear...
Tennis

Portland eyes ATP stop, other major events

Another Davis Cup or Federation Cup tie? Creation of a new pro event? All are possibilities for the City of Roses after a successful staging of the Davis Cup finals, which concluded Sunday at Memorial Coliseum ...
Tennis

Davis Cup is larger than American life

The Davis Cup is huge. Literally. It looks like someone set an oversized version of grandma’s candy bowl on the sawed-off trunk of a 100-year-old oak. Paul Bunyan should be standing next to it, an ax in o...
Tennis

Portland is welcoming hordes of fans to the Davis Cup

KOIN News reporter Eric Taylor reports on the substantial economic impact of the Davis Cup in Portland. View the Oregon Sports Authority press release about the estimated $7.1 million in minimum direct visitor ...
Tennis

City keeps U.S. loose for final

The U.S. Davis Cup team is set to play in its most important series of the new millennium, but you’d never know it from the players’ jovial moods. Less than two days away from taking on Russia in the 20...
Tennis

Davis Cup to generate more than $7.1 million in visitor spending

With more than 60 percent of ticket buyers coming from outside the state, the Oregon Sports Authority estimates that the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Final will inject a minimum of $7.1 million in direct visi...
Snowboarding

World’s preeminent winter filmmaker to feature Bend

They have spent nearly 60 years showcasing some of the world’s top winter destinations from A (Aspen) to Z (Zermatt), and for their 59th annual feature film Warren Miller Entertainment is bringing its film cr...
Tennis

Davis Cup = $7 million for area tourism

This weekend’s Davis Cup should generate at least $7.1 million of tourist spending for area hotels, restaurants, retailers and transportation providers, according to estimates by event organizers. The Ore...
Run-Walk

Oregon runs to its own beat

As a growing number of races nationwide ban earphones, Oregon event directors seem to be going the other direction. The Portland Marathon has even dubbed itself the “MP3 player-friendly marathon.” O...
Motorsports

Portland has tradition on its side

Portland made it, just barely, onto Champ Car’s 2008 schedule. It keeps alive an event that first came to Portland in 1984. “It makes a lot of good strategy sense for us to be in Portland,” sa...
Tennis

Enter for a chance to win tickets to the Davis Cup World Final

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to offer tennis fans the chance to win two tickets to all three days of the USA vs. Russia Davis Cup World Final at Memorial Coliseum on November 30 – December 2. ...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority Launches Central Oregon Chapter – TV News Coverage

The Oregon Sports Authority launched its Central Oregon chapter at a luncheon attended by more than 80 business and community leaders from the region on October 30.  Click here to watch TV news coverage of the...
Tennis

Transportation volunteers needed for Davis Cup World Final

Volunteers are needed to fill ONLY TRANSPORTATION ROLES during the 2007 Davis Cup Final being held in Portland at the Memorial Coliseum Friday, November 30-Sunday, December 2.  Transportation volunteers will b...
Basketball

U. of Portland basketball offers youth and group ticket programs

Basketball season is almost here and we don’t want you and your team/organization to miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the PILOT family! One way your team/organization can get involved with Pilot ba...
Multisport

Local high schools get $20,000 gift

In connection with the official unveiling of its Central Oregon chapter, the Oregon Sports Authority Foundation has donated $20,000 to high schools throughout the region. The money is intended to go toward cove...
Run-Walk

Smith Rock Race Group announces new running relay

The Smith Rock Race Group headquartered in Bend Oregon and the producer of the Smith Rock 15K Sunrise Summer Classic (smithrockrace.org) is pleased to announce a new running relay in Central Oregon.  The event...
Multisport

State sports authority eyes Central Oregon region for events

Central Oregon already has the reputation of being a training ground for many top athletes and is admired for the quality of its golf courses, cycling and winter recreation. If the Portland-based Oregon Sports ...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority to Launch Central Oregon Chapter

The Oregon Sports Authority, a non-profit organization that has served as the state’s sports economic development arm for more than a decade, will officially unveil its new Central Oregon chapter as part ...
Motorsports

Room to vroom

On-again off-again plans to build a race track near this eastern Oregon farming and food-processing town finally have gotten the checkered flag for construction. But the project has morphed from a $500 million ...
Tennis

The Davis Cup Primer

So the Davis Cup Final is coming to town. The Cup doesn’t get much attention in the U.S. these days, so you might be wondering why you should care. Here’s one reason: The Davis Cup has a storied his...
Multisport

Mt. Bachelor to Host USA Triathlon Winter National Championships

On February 9, 2008, the top winter triathletes in the country will emerge in Central Oregon as Mt. Bachelor will host the USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship.  The sport involves running, mou...
BMX

National-caliber BMX race coming to Redmond in ‘08

The 2008 Great Northwest Nationals will be held at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center April 4-6. The American Bicycle Association (ABA) recently signed an agreement with the fairgrounds to host the ra...
Basketball - Men's College

U. of Portland Basketball Pre-Sale

Access the pre-sale for tickets to the University of Portland men’s basketball season, including the game with the University of Oregon on November 17.  Click below to get the password and purchase tic...
Multisport

Comcast channel targets fans of sports in Oregon

The foundation of Oregon sports broadcasting will undergo a seismic shift at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 when Comcast SportsNet flips the switch on its new regional television channel, bringing more local sports programming ...
Soccer - Pro

MLS boss impressed with Portland’s passion

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said he felt Portland’s passion for the sport Wednesday. From his chauffeur, who plays in an adult league, to the buzz at City Hall about Wednesday night’...
Soccer - Pro

MLS sets second Portland visit

Major League Soccer’s top brass plans to revisit Portland today to analyze more closely the possibility of fielding an expansion team at PGE Park, officials said Tuesday. MLS commissioner Don Garber and l...
BMX

News Release – Redmond to host ABA BMX Nationals

The ABA (American Bicycle Association) has signed an agreement with the Deschutes County Fairgrounds to host the 2008 ABA BMX Great Northwest Nationals bicycle motocross (BMX) race.  The event, presented by Te...
Tennis

First ‘out’ of Davis Cup: Tickets

So much for a lack of interest in the Davis Cup. Tickets to the tennis tournament finale Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Portland sold out in less than 30 minutes after their 10 a.m. offering Monday. The rapid sale guarantee...
Tennis

Bank of the West Inks Presenting Sponsorship of 2007 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final

When the highly-anticipated 2007 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final takes place in Portland next month, Bank of the West will have a very visible presence alongside its corporate parent. The Bank announced today th...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Women’s Soccer, Davis Cup and Central Oregon Chapter

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team takes on Mexico Wednesday night at PGE Park – don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Abby Wambach, Kristine Lilly and the newest stars of women’s soccer, includ...
Soccer - Pro

Seattle, Portland play MLS-franchise game

Portland still has a shot to land a Major League Soccer expansion team within five years even if the league awards a new franchise to Seattle first, league officials said Tuesday. Commissioner Don Garber said i...
Cycling

Survivors run and ride strong

Yellow was the color of the day Sunday as nearly 2,800 cyclists, walkers and runners — most of them cancer survivors or friends and family of survivors — raised money for cancer research as part of ...
Tennis

City due cash, publicity bonanza

The three-day Davis Cup final that Portland will host later this fall is expected to serve up more than $15 million in revenue for the city, U.S. Tennis Association officials said Monday. “We’ll fin...
Surfing

Nelscott Reef holding period open

The holding period for the 2007 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic opens today.  The holding period opens October 1 and extends through December 31st 2007.  Contest organizers, Behemoth LLC, will be monitoring swel...
eNewsletter

Portland to Host Davis Cup, U.S. Women’s Soccer, LIVESTRONG Challenge and Marathon

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce that the United States Tennis Association has selected Portland to host the USA vs. Russia Davis Cup World Final on November 30 – December 2 at the Memor...
Tennis

Portland sweeps up the Davis Cup

Memorial Coliseum might seem archaic to Portland sports fans and Paul Allen, who once pitched converting it into a big-box retail center. But to U.S. tennis officials, the Glass Palace was good as gold — ...
Surfing

Competitor line up announced for Nelscott Reef Tow-In Classic

Behemoth LLC and TAOW Productions today announced the line up for the upcoming 2007 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic.  The competition will take place in Lincoln City, Oregon, sometime between October 1 and Decemb...
Track and Field

Olympic Trials all-session tickets will go on sale October 5

The 2008 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials 8-day all-session ticket packages go on sale online (click link below) on October 5 at 8:00 a.m.  Phone orders to 1.800.WEBFOOT and walk-in sales at the Casano...
Tennis

Portland one of two Davis Cup finalists

Portland and Winston-Salem, N.C., are the two finalists to play host to the 2007 Davis Cup finals if the United States and Russia win semifinal ties next week, the U.S. Tennis Association revealed Friday. The U...
Tennis

Portland in good shape to land Davis Cup World Final

Maybe I’m misinterpreting signals here. But assuming the United States and Russia win semifinal ties later this month, I think the Davis Cup finals are coming to Portland. After a half-hour interview at the U...
Triathlon

City of Portland Triathlon

Local athletes dominated in the first-ever Oregon Trout City of Portland Triathlon in downtown Portland on Sunday, September 2, 2007. More than three hundred athletes from as far away as New York and Florida en...
Tennis

Portland a finalist for Davis Cup

Global Spectrum, which this week secured a one-year extension to manage the Rose Quarter for Paul Allen, is pursuing a marquee event not seen in Portland in two decades: Davis Cup tennis. U.S. Tennis Associatio...
Soccer

News Release – U.S. Women’s Soccer vs. Mexico at PGE Park

The Oregon Sports Authority announced today that the U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team will play Mexico in a match at PGE Park on October 17 at 7 p.m. The game will follow the 2007 FIFA Women’s Wor...
Action Sports

AST Dew Tour: Tricks, crowds getting bigger

Shaun White let out a big sigh Saturday evening inside the bowels of the Rose Garden arena after his third consecutive Skateboard Vert victory on the AST Dew Tour this year. The world’s most recognizable ...
Golf

JELD-WEN Tradition: high praise for move to central Oregon

Even with steady rain Sunday, the Jeld-Wen Tradition’s move to Sunriver’s Crosswater course was successful on several fronts. According to an estimate in a release issued by tournament organizers, 3...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – AST Dew Tour, JELD-WEN Tradition, Safeway Classic and Criterium

Action sports, music and interactive elements come together this week to form an epic community festival at the AST Dew Tour Vans Invitational at the Rose Quarter. Olympic Gold Medallist Shaun White, Jamie Best...
Baseball

Triple A All-Star Game on the way

The Triple A baseball All-Star Game is coming back to one of the cities where it all started. The new ownership of the Portland Beavers baseball club teamed with Portland Mayor Tom Potter and the president of t...
Auction

Now the real PE workout begins

After years of campaigning, a coalition of child health advocates had plenty to celebrate last week when Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill to restore physical education in Oregon schools.   Now, however, it...
Auction

Schools told to get kids moving

The legislature has told Oregon schools to restore physical education to keep children from getting too fat. It’s not clear how much of a difference the mandate makes. In Albany schools, for instance, middle ...
Triathlon

Triathlon will get city racing

Since moving here two years ago, Jeff Henderson has thought of Portland as the “perfect place for a downtown triathlon.” He’ll make it happen Sept. 2, when the athletes take to the river at Gov. Tom McCal...
Action Sports

AST Dew Tour Announces “AST Drops In” Charity Initiative

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced AST Drops In, the tour’s new national charity initiative, will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Portland when t...
Auction

Governor Signs PE Reform Bill

Representing a first step of many in restoring physical education to Oregon schools, Governor Ted Kulongoski signed House Bill 3141 into law today to arrest the obesity epidemic and the growing levels of inacti...
Golf

Safeway Classic has Wie in field

Michelle Wie, the teenage prodigy whose rapid rise in women’s golf and flirtation with the PGA Tour have made her one of the most famous golfers in the world, will return to Portland to play in the Safewa...
Baseball

Letting Portland in on a secret

Merritt Paulson’s friends and family quickly speak of the 34-year-old’s energy when describing the new majority owner of the Portland Beavers. Paulson will need all that zeal as he begins the task o...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Sports in the Park Blocks, Central Oregon Expansion, Wakeboarding and Dew Tour

Rediscover the joy of recess during “Summertime Sports in the South Park Blocks” today from 11:00am – 1:00pm at SW Salmon and Park in downtown Portland. Challenge your friends and co-workers t...
Soccer - Pro

Field expands to court MLS

Got $30 million to spare? And want to own a Major League Soccer team in the Northwest? Get in line. The exclusive negotiating period a California family had to land a potential MLS franchise in the Portland or ...
Golf

Win two weekly Deschutes Club passes to the JELD-WEN Tradition

Visit OregonLive.com to enter to win two weekly Deschutes Club passes to the JELD-WEN Tradition, featuring private hospitality with first class amenities and a weekly parking pass! The final major championship...
eNewsletter

View the Oregon Sports Authority’s 2007 Annual Report

Click below to view the 2007 Annual Report, featuring information on area sports events and the exciting activities of both the Oregon Sports Authority and Oregon Sports Authority Foundation.
Sports Festival

Summertime Sports in the South Park Blocks – News Release

The Oregon Sports Authority and OregonLive.com are proud to announce the launch of “Summertime Sports in the South Park Blocks,” beginning this Thursday from 11:00am – 1:00pm at SW Salmon and ...
Golf

Portland needs to take major step

It’s midsummer. What’s a Portland-area golf fan to do? This year will go down as the area’s slowest for world-class tournament golf in more than two decades. Four years ago, we had the U.S. Wo...
Action Sports

Portland Action Sports Film Contest Underway

The 2007 Portland Action Sports Film Contest, a creation of the Oregon Sports Authority Advisory Council, is just getting rolling.  Last year the winner of the Portland Action Sports Film Contest won ticket...
Basketball

U.S. preps face world in Portland

With an emphasis on fundamentals and an eye on international play, Nike reorganized its summer camps for elite high school basketball players this year. And the culmination of the shoe giant’s efforts wil...
Triathlon

USA Triathlon Championships Highlight DVD Now Available

USA Triathlon has partnered with Endurance Films to produce the ultimate highlight reel featuring race footage from the age group national championship in Portland on Saturday, June 30, 2007.  Witness all of t...
Multisport

Advent of magic in Oregon sports

I left this paper’s Sports section almost 20 years ago because Darwin Barney wasn’t around to make that flawless relay and cut down a North Carolina base runner at the plate. I moved on because Bryc...
Triathlon

Collins puts his all into triathlon

Ben Collins wades in the green-brown water of the Henry Hagg Lake shoreline, his white swim cap soon to be lost in the distance among other competitors at the 2007 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship....
eNewsletter

Triathlon Championships, PE in Schools and Summertime Sports

The Oregon Sports Authority and the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Washington County are proud to be hosting more than 1,300 participants from throughout the nation in the 2007 USA Triathlon National Age Gro...
Auction

P.E. bill clears the Legislature

The Senate on Tuesday gave final legislative approval to a bill that will require 2 1/2 hours a week of physical education in Oregon elementary schools. The requirement for middle school will be 3 hours, 45 min...
Sports Festival

OSU Beavers Welcome Home Celebration

Wow!  What a couple of weeks.  If I remember correctly I stood on the platform outside of Reser Stadium at about this time last year and said something to the effect – `I guarantee Oregon State won’t wait...
Track and Field

Securing Trials came quickly after UO hired Lananna

Late in 2004, Greg Erwin applied to USA Track & Field for a bid packet when there was scarcely a glimmer of hope that Eugene could successfully secure the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. Erwin, then acting as pr...
Triathlon

Volunteer for the USA Triathlon National Championships

The Oregon Sports Authority and USA Triathlon are seeking several hundred volunteers to help with the upcoming National Age Group Championship Festival at Hagg Lake near Forest Grove and the Washington County F...
Auction

Still time to tackle a weighty issue

Denise Martin of Vancouver had an excellent letter in The Oregonian’s June 13 edition. She described how much she and her family enjoyed watching the Grand Floral Parade during this year’s Portland ...
Track and Field

More tickets available this year

The Olympic Trials are a hot ticket. The initial release of ticket packages sold out more than a month ago for the 10-day run from June 27 to July 6, 2008. But fans still hoping to buy tickets should have anoth...
Basketball - NBA

Blazers go to Nike for president

On Tuesday, Larry G. Miller was head of a Nike division that brings in billions of dollars in revenue a year, counts the NBA’s biggest names among its endorsers and owns about 90 percent of the footwear m...
Auction

Vote provides money for PE

A budget subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday that starts the ball rolling toward mandatory physical education classes for elementary and middle school students.The Ways and Means Subcommittee on General...
eNewsletter

Sports enhance economy

As the organization charged with enhancing the state’s economy through sports, our attention was caught by something on June 10. Viewers nationwide tuned in to watch events that were almost exclusively Or...
Motorsports

Champ Car might bump Portland

Mike Nealy, the president of Global Events Group, says he would love the chance to promote Portland’s 25th Champ Car race next summer. But that is entirely up to Champ Car. A disappointing three-day atten...
Football

Fake grass gets toehold in Oregon

Oregon might be the natural grass capital of the planet, but its high schools are in an athletic arms race to add artificial turf. In 1999, Jesuit High was one of the first Oregon high schools to take the synth...
Motorsports

Champ Car could get on track
by going off track

When the first Champ Car practice session ended at 11:30 a.m. Friday, I’m guessing there were an equal number of paying customers and Porta Potties on hand at Portland International Raceway. It might not ...
Gymnastics

OSU to host gymnastics regional

In 2008, Oregon State will host the NCAA Gymnastics West Regional for the 12th time in history, as announced recently by Christie Purks, chair of the NCAA’s Women’s Gymnastics Committee. “This is a great ...
Golf

Safeway Classic seeks volunteers

The Safeway Classic, the Northwest’s premier LPGA tour stop since 1972 is seeking volunteer help for this year’s event, August 20-26 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.  There are a variety of jobs availab...
Motorsports

Vasser likes race in Portland

Jimmy Vasser became one of the greatest open-wheel racing drivers of his generation in the 1990s when he claimed a Champ Car title in 1996, was third in 1997 and second in 1998. In each case, the road to succes...
Triathlon

Portland to host amateur triathlon’s premier event

For three days in June, Portland will serve as home to more than 1,300 athletes taking part in one of the premier events for USA Triathlon: the 2007 Age Group Triathlon National Championship. The Intermediate d...
Soccer - Pro

MLS site search shifts to suburbs

The city of Hillsboro has vaulted into a viable option for the owners of a potential Major League Soccer expansion franchise in the Pacific Northwest. James Keston, a member of the California family that said i...
Baseball

Owner acquires potential gold mine

It was amusing to note that when the Portland Beavers and Timbers changed hands last week, a whole lot of people seemed to think it was a sign that there was something wrong with our minor-league franchises. No...
Baseball

Award Recognizes Coaches’ and Volunteers’ Contributions

Friends of Baseball (FOB) has partnered with the Portland Beavers and the Oregon Sports Authority Foundation to present the first annual Coach and Volunteer of the Year Awards to two individual honorees who hav...
eNewsletter

eUpdate: Champ Car, Triathlon Championships, Sports Exhibits and USA-France Volleyball

Get ready for heart pounding, non-stop racing action as the Mazda Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland presented by Joe’s Sports & Outdoor returns to Portland International Raceway’s scenic road co...
Basketball - NBA

Draft rekindles fans’ passion

As Kevin Pritchard, the Portland Trail Blazers general manager, stood glowing outside the Rose Garden on Wednesday, the Blazers’ ticket office was buzzing. Beyond the glass doors of Suite 100 and just pas...
Baseball

Beavers, Timbers get new owner

Merritt Paulson, the son of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, today will be introduced as majority owner and president of the city’s minor league baseball team, the Portland Beavers, and its professional ...
Basketball - NBA

Blazers anchor Comcast effort

Comcast Corp. plans to air 55 Portland Trail Blazers games next season as part of a much-anticipated Oregon-focused sports cable channel scheduled to launch in October. Now, the question is, what will Comcast b...
Action Sports

AST Dew Tour Announces “AST Drops In”

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced the creation of a new national charity initiative, AST Drops In.   In each AST Dew Tour host city, AST Drops In will...
eNewsletter

Sports Web site’s got ’em all

As the days heat up, so does the passion for sports. Your own passion may involve hitting a ball, getting wet, pounding asphalt, rolling on wheels or going airborne — or watching someone else do it. If so...
Motorsports

Mazda, PIR race join forces

If Global Events Group president Mike Nealy was walking with a little zoom-zoom in his step Wednesday, he had every right. Nealy has signed Mazda as the title sponsor for the June 10 Champ Car Grand Prix of Por...
Auction

Physically Correct

If our legislators want to really make a difference in the lives of Oregonians, they can start by passing a trio of bills headed for the Oregon Senate. Simply stated, the bills are trying to reverse a trend of ...
Triathlon

Volunteer for USA Triathlon

The Oregon Sports Authority and USA Triathlon are seeking several hundred volunteers to help with the upcoming National Age Group Championship Festival at Hagg Lake near Forest Grove and the Washington County F...
Soccer - Pro

California dreamer eyes MLS

The owner of a potential Major League Soccer franchise in Portland is a California real estate developer with ties to former Trail Blazers owner Larry Weinberg. Michael Keston said this week he retains the excl...
Auction

Bring gym classes back to schools

Unless you are among the 30 percent of residents with a child enrolled in the Corvallis public schools, you might not know that gym class — as we who graduated from high school at least 15 years ago know it ...
Nascar

NASCAR plans veer off track

Twice rebuffed by Washington counties, NASCAR promoters say they’re not giving up on the Northwest, but the number of places suitable for a major stock car racing track — and willing to build one &#...
Nascar

Track welcome in Boardman

An Eastern Oregon port district would welcome a NASCAR track on its 1,400 acres of sagebrush near the Columbia River town of Boardman. “This is a place that wants them,” Port of Morrow manager Gary ...
Sports Festival

Red Bull Illume comes to Portland

This August, Red Bull Illume – a first of its kind international action and adventure sports photography exhibition – will visit Portland’s Pioneer Square offering residents and visitors alike a spect...
Basketball - NBA

Blazers look to Comcast for deal

Comcast Corp. is in negotiations with the Trail Blazers on a TV deal that would make the NBA franchise the cornerstone of a new Portland-based sports cable channel. The negotiations come as the team’s cur...
Action Sports

Extreme sports attract crowds

High-energy music, from hip-hop to metal to alt rock, blared at a crowd of a couple hundred spectators inside a North Plains warehouse. Their necks moved in sync, craning from right to left and back as dozens o...
Rally Cars

Time to rally ’round the cars

His world is fishtailing at 97 miles per hour and showering the Portland International Raceway with gravel and dust. Accelerating inches from boulders and stakes, careening past fences and trees, Travis Pastran...
eNewsletter

eUpdate: Rally Cars, Women’s Sports Luncheon, Dew Tour and New Members

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Oregon Trail Rally this weekend as many of the top race car drivers in the country drive real cars on real roads during the 2007 Rally America National Championship Series. Sp...
Auction

Legislature should restore PE

It’s not often that I get involved politically, but an issue affecting Oregon’s children compels me to speak out. During the past couple of decades, we have seen a decline in physical education clas...
Sports Festival

Sports network could be a reality

I’m sure you’ve watched cable’s Fox Sports Northwest. We all have. On the whole, the channel does a fine job of covering regional sports – if you live in Seattle. I know, FSN covers sports in Oregon, to...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority banner ad available

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to make our banner ad available for display on your website.  To display the banner ad on your site, please copy and paste the html code below:
Cycling

Velodrome bill gains traction

A bill that calls for the construction of two, and now possibly three velodromes, won unanimous support Thursday from a Senate committee. Velodromes are oval, highly banked bicycle tracks used for competitive c...
Golf

The Tradition starts over

When it was announced last summer that the Jeld-Wen Tradition was bolting Aloha, its home the past three years, for Central Oregon, it would not have been an unreasonable reaction to say, “Huh?” Dur...
Soccer - Pro

Investors plan bid for MLS

A group of investors, led by a local real estate developer, is pulling together a proposal aimed at bringing a Major League Soccer franchise to Portland by 2010. Ben Stutz, of JB Equities of Portland, said Thur...
Soccer - Pro

MLS takes a look at Portland

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber touched down Tuesday in Portland to see for himself: Could the city support an MLS club? “Here we are in ‘Soccer City USA’ and we don’t have M...
Marathon

Race to chase dollars?

Oregonians jogged before it was cool, before they had iPods to entertain them or high-tech fabrics to wick away sweat. But even Portland is part of a national push to transform the marathon — the ultimate...
Mountain Biking

Wham Bam Thank You Jam ’07

There are moments in life when you realize that you simply just are not as young as you used to be. Watching a 20 year old pound down two full Denny’s breakfasts at midnight is one of those times. Witnessing ...
Martial Arts

Volunteer – USA Taekwondo Event

USA Taekwondo is seeking volunteers to help with a number of duties at the National Qualifier event at Memorial Coliseum on April 12-15.  The National Qualifier is the regional qualifying event for hundreds of...
Basketball - Men's College

Morrison Bridge to be lit in yellow and green to support Ducks

The decorative lights of the Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland will glow yellow and green at night to honor the University of Oregon’s advancement through the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Pa...
Multisport

Lim aims for Winter Games

Rep. John Lim, R-Gresham, introduced a bill Tuesday to study possibilities and ways to bring the Olympic Winter Games to Oregon. Passage of HB 2804 would allow Gov. Ted Kulongoski to appoint a task force to exp...
Lacrosse

All-Stars impress, and impressed

The question of whether Portland would embrace the National Lacrosse League All-Star Game was answered Saturday night at the Rose Garden. NLL commissioner Jim Jennings acknowledged there was some skepticism whe...
Lacrosse

League sees new field on horizon

National Lacrosse League commissioner Jim Jennings has ambitious plans for the indoor game. In five years, Jennings hopes for a more lucrative TV package, expansion from 13 to 24 teams and a 20-game regular sea...
eNewsletter

eUpdate: NLL All-Star Game, PE in Schools, Sportlandia and Skiing

The best lacrosse players in the world will be in Portland this weekend for the National Lacrosse League’s 2007 All-Star Game at the Rose Garden, marking the first time the arena has ever hosted an All-St...
Cycling

A golden opportunity for Oregon cycling

Oregon has a golden opportunity to build two new velodromes, to further solidify our reputation as the premier state for cycling participation in the country, and to build lasting links between our elected offi...
Auction

Bring PE Back to Oregon Schools

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation is proud to be a driving force in the coalition that has introduced state legislation to reverse the trend of childhood obesity among Oregon youth.  House Bill 3141 w...
Basketball - Men's College

Pac-10 tournament preview: stability vs. mobility

The Pacific-10 Conference men’s basketball tournament tips off today in Los Angeles for the sixth consecutive year, but some conference coaches are wondering if it’s time for a change of scenery in ...
Basketball

Old-school excitement for prep basketball

Hotel rooms are scarce, tickets are in demand, and the city of Eugene is bracing for one of the largest tourism and economic windfalls in a decade. Welcome to the new era of Oregon high school basketball. Just ...
Cycling

Atkinson wants to build velodromes in Medford, Portland

A Jackson County state senator who used to be a semi-professional bicycle racer has introduced legislation to build two velodromes, one in Southern Oregon and another in Portland.  Sen. Jason Atkinson, R-Centr...
NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins look to leave

The Pittsburgh Penguins sent a letter to state and county officials today saying that they are at an impasse in negotiations to build a new arena and that the team is actively looking to relocate. Which brings ...
Run-Walk

RunOregon blog launches on OregonLive.com

RunOregon is a blog dedicated to running in Oregon. This includes but is not limited to road, trail, ultras, track, training, racing, results, running stores, running movies, running books… and maybe even you...
eNewsletter

Oregon Sports Authority Elects New Officers

For Immediate Release March 2, 2007   The Oregon Sports Authority today elected the following individuals as officers of the organization: Karen Whitman | Chair Karen Whitman Projects John Herman | President H...
Auction

P.E. bills carry money with muscle

A yellow blob of simulated fat and a Nike basketball were prominently featured during testimony Tuesday on a bill that would require physical education classes for all Oregon elementary and middle schools. R...
Auction

Put PE back in Oregon schools

We Oregonians need to take off our baggy sweat suits and take a good look at ourselves in the mirror. We’re not just pleasantly plump. We’re the chubbiest state west of the Rockies, with an adult ob...
Volleyball

Portland’s going to get spiked

World-class volleyball is coming to Portland. The U.S. men’s national team will play two matches against France in a two-day World League tournament stop at the University of Portland’s Chiles Center. The e...
Golf

Nike’s no Portland patron for PGA

Portland one day may be the site of a PGA event. It won’t be the replacement for the International in July — Washington, D.C., likely will take that spot on the tour — and for now, Nike isn’t interested...
Track and Field

Concordia hopes to develop arena and community center

Concordia University is pursuing the possibility of developing an indoor sports arena and community center on the site of the old Whitaker Middle School along Northeast 42nd Avenue. Randy Dalzell, track and fie...
Golf

Portland on PGA Tour list, behind D.C.

Portland is on a shortlist of cities being considered for the Fourth of July spot on the PGA Tour, commissioner Tim Finchem said Friday. However, Finchem also told The Associated Press that Washington, D.C., wa...
eNewsletter

eUpdate: New Website, Sportlandia and Upcoming Events

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to officially unveil our entirely new website, featuring the state’s most comprehensive calendar of sports events, the latest sports news and developments from all r...
Basketball - NBA

Allen puts together bid to get arena back

More than two years after Paul Allen surrendered ownership of the Rose Garden during contentious bankruptcy proceedings, the billionaire owner of the Portland Trail Blazers is poised to buy it back. Allen said ...
Mountain Biking

Riding the edge of Falls City

Log trucks loaded with fir trees still roll past the Boondocks Tavern on Main Street in this bucolic corner of Polk County, but inside, bright biking jerseys mix it up with the plaid shirts. Most Oregonians pro...
Action Sports

Dew Action Sports Tour Returns to Portland for 2007 Season

The Dew Action Sports Tour, the pro tour of action sports, today announced Portland as the site of the Vans Invitational, August 16-19, at the Rose Quarter. For the third consecutive year, the Portland event wi...
MLB

Relocating a team to Portland makes sense

The idea of baseball in Portland, Ore., is new for a lot of people. But it has been a lifetime habit for Boston Red Sox icon Johnny Pesky, and he’s 87 years old. Pesky was born in 1919 and grew up followi...
Snowboarding

U.S. Grand Prix back at Bachelor

The top snowboarders in the country will once again showcase their skills in Central Oregon. Mount Bachelor was selected Tuesday as the second stop for this season’s U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, according t...
Marathon

Running notebook Eugene Marathon to honor city’s past

With all that has gone on in recent years to reinforce Eugene’s reputation as a runner’s sanctuary, Richard Maher figures there is no better time than now to bring back a marathon event to the city....
Cycling

Cyclists seek all-weather velodrome

Three members of the burgeoning Portland bicycle racing scene have launched an effort to build an indoor track racing facility. They plan to gather $1,000 pledges from 100 people, then solicit the city, busines...
NHL

Penguins to consider move; Portland on list

The Pittsburgh Penguins are off the market, and owner Mario Lemieux says the team will look at relocating while it attempts to reach a deal for a new arena. Portland is among the potential destinations. “...
Snowboarding

Gearing up for a flurry of big-time events

Snowboard wunderkind Shaun White might not be competing in Oregon this winter. But the future Shaun Whites of the world will have ample opportunities to test their shredding, spinning and speed skills at events...
Surfing

Having a swell time in Oregon

Sunrise. Friday. On the corner of Southwest 11th Drive and Southwest Coast Avenue.It looks like a small-scale military invasion is getting ready to launch. Jet Skis are being unloaded from trailers onto rollers...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Nelscott Reef Surf Contest, Sportlandia Auction & New Members

The Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic, an awe-inspiring surf event that debuted last year off the coast of Lincoln City, is set to take place this Friday.
Motorsports

Champ Car joins festival fete – The Oregonian

The Champ Car World Series’ 2007 schedule was announced Wednesday, with Portland’s 24th open-wheel race scheduled for June 10 at Portland International Raceway.
Swimming

MHCC Aquatic Center Chosen To Host Prestigious Events

The Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center has been chosen to host two prestigious swimming competitions that could have an estimated $4 million economic impact to the Gresham-Portland area.
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Triathlon Championships, Marathon, Race for the Cure & HOF Inductees

USA Triathlon recently announced that the Oregon Sports Authority, in partnership with the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Washington County, has secured the right to host the 2007 and 2008 USA Triathlon Age ...
Action Sports

Newton’s Third Law tested – The Oregonian

The Dew Action Sports Tour returns to Portland today in the second year of a two-year contract. The tour stop, known as the Vans Invitational, attracted more than 50,000 spectators over the tour’s four-da...
Triathlon

Age Group Nationals Headed to Pacific Northwest – USA Triathlon

The 2007 and 2008 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships will be held at Hagg Lake, just outside Portland, Oregon, USAT Executive Director Skip Gilbert announced today.
eNewsletter

eUpdate – March Madness Coming in ’09, Dew Tour and Summer Golf Events

As a result of the Oregon Sports Authority’s relentless work to eliminate sports lottery games, the NCAA announced last month that it has awarded the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basket...
Lacrosse

Portland to host the 2007 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game – KGW.com

The Rose Garden arena will host the 2007 National Lacrosse League All-Star game, league and city officials announced Tuesday.
Basketball - College

July Madness – Eugene Register-Guard

The Oregon Legislature bucked tradition last year when it shrunk instead of expanded the state’s lottery empire by eliminating the state lottery’s professional football betting game, Sports Action.
eNewsletter

2006 Annual Report

Oregon Sports Authority Annual Report
eNewsletter

eUpdate – World Cup Viewing Parties, Wakeboard Tour, LIVESTRONG & New Members

Join in the pageantry and excitement of the world’s biggest sporting event as the final World Cup soccer matches are broadcast live from Germany on a giant LED screen at Pioneer Square on July 4, 5 and 9....
eNewsletter

eUpdate – World Cup Viewing, Champ Car, PIL Donation & New Blog

The Oregon Sports Authority and TAOW Productions have partnered with local international businesses to offer soccer fans the chance to watch the 2006 FIFA World Cup on the big screen in downtown Portland.
MLB

Portland’s quiet campaign for Marlins still simmers – Portland Tribune

You might have noticed the recent news out of San Antonio, that the city’s deadline for the Florida Marlins to commit to relocation has passed and pursuit has ended.
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NCAA Tournament Bid, Champ Car Forum & Upcoming Events

Oregon sports fans are one step closer to enjoying March Madness in our home state. The NCAA recently named Portland as a finalist to host the 2009 or 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, with final sit...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Marlins Visit, NCAA Tournament Bid & Upcoming Events

The Oregon Sports Authority hosted an introductory site visit last week by Florida Marlins’ President David Samson, Vice Chairman Joel Mael and Vice President of Stadium Development Claude Delorme.
MLB

Drew Mahalic’s Response to Mayor Potter’s Comments on Major League Baseball

Yesterday was without question a landmark day in Portland’s quest to land a Major League Baseball franchise. We had a very productive set of introductory meetings with the Governor, Mayor, and many others...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Winter Action Sports, MLB & Portland LumberJax

Oregon’s winter action sports scene will be hotter than ever tomorrow as Mt. Hood Meadows hosts the inaugural U.S. Snowboardcross Championships, while later that evening the spectacle known as Motorcycle ...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Track & Field Olympic Trials, Big-Time Boxing, Trail Blazers

In a pivotal moment for both the sport of track & field and for the Oregon sports landscape, the 2008 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials have been awarded to Eugene’s hallowed Hayward Field at th...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Floyd Mayweather at the Rose Garden, Hall of Fame Events & New Members

Undefeated Light Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. headlines the November 19 HBO Championship Boxing event “Pound for Pound King – Battle of Champions” at the Rose Garden, and you hav...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Race for the Cure, Portland Marathon, LIVESTRONG Ride

The Oregon Sports Authority is proud to partner with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to increase participation in the 2005 Race for the Cure, already one of Portland’s most successful and mean...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Dew Tour, NCAA Bill Passes & Safeway Classic

Get ready for an event unlike anything Oregon has ever seen! NBC’s Dew Action Sports Tour Vans Invitational will electrify the entire Rose Quarter this Thursday through Sunday with world-class skateboardi...
eNewsletter

Summer 2005 Sports Quarterly

Oregon Sports Authority Summer 2005 Newsletter
eNewsletter

eUpdate – The Summer of Action Sports

The world’s best action sports athletes will display their brilliance in Oregon this summer and you’re invited to the party. The Dew Action Sports Tour Vans Invitational brings world-class skate, BM...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – March Madness Bill, Champ Car, Statewide Events

With a unanimous endorsement last week from the Oregon House of Representatives, House Bill 3466 and the Oregon Sports Authority’s campaign to attract the NCAA Basketball Tournament surged forward to the ...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – NCAA Tournament, Sports Event Symposium, UP Soccer vs. Mexico & Rose Festival Duathlon

The Oregon Sports Authority unveiled this week an innovative new plan that will enable Oregon to host the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and pour millions of dollars into our state’s economy. Through the eli...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Sportlandia 2005, Big Sky Tournament & Adventure Race

Reserve your seats now for Sportlandia 2005, a benefit dinner and auction for Oregon youth sports and fitness on March 15 at the Brewery Blocks.
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Sportlandia 2005, Alpine Skiing Junior Olympics & Upcoming Events

Join the Oregon Sports Authority Foundation at the Brewery Blocks on the evening of March 15 for Sportlandia 2005, a benefit dinner and auction to raise funds for Oregon youth sports and fitness.
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Figure Skating Championships, New Members and Business Forum

The nation’s most graceful athletes have arrived in Portland and are now competing at the Rose Quarter for national figure skating titles in ladies, men’s, pairs and dance events.
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Figure Skating Tickets, Sled Dog Championships and 2005 Events

Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen and Timothy Goebel are among the many stars of figure skating who will descend on Portland and the Rose Quarter on January 9-16 for the 2005 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championshi...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Dew Action Sports Tour, U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Marking one of the most significant accomplishments in our organization’s history, the Oregon Sports Authority has secured an annual stop on the five-city Dew Action Sports Tour, a major new action sports...
eNewsletter

Coliseum may get funds for remake – Portland Tribune

A proposed recreation complex at Memorial Coliseum and the Moore Street Corps Center in North Portland will compete for a multimillion-dollar pot of Salvation Army grant money.
Marathon

Fans Come Running to Marathon – Portland Tribune

Les Smith is world-renowned for putting on a good show. As longtime director of the Portland Marathon, he takes it all in stride.
eNewsletter

Fall 2004 Sports Quarterly

Oregon Sports Authority Fall 2004 Newsletter
eNewsletter

eUpdate – U.S. Women’s Soccer, Safeway Classic and MLB Campaign

Following a thrilling Gold Medal overtime victory at the Olympics last month, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is bringing its “Fan Celebration Tour” to PGE Park for a match against New Zealand on...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Dew Action Sports Tour Bid, Statewide Events

In partnership with the Portland Oregon Visitors Association, Oregon Arena Corporation, City of Portland, KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 and Clear Channel, the Oregon Sports Authority has submitted an aggressive b...
Soccer

Soccer City’ plots comeback – Portland Tribune

Could Portland someday return to being “Soccer City USA?”
Action Sports

Portland petitions for action sports – Portland Tribune

Portland is one of 13 cities vying for a chance to host the NBC “Action Sports Tour,” an annual event beginning next summer that will feature skateboarding, BMX bike riding and freestyle motocross.
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Spring and Summer Sports Events

Oregon’s beautiful summer weather is poised to welcome some of the world’s best athletes to our state in the coming weeks, starting with the adidas Oregon Track Classic at Mt. Hood Community College...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – Blazers Street Jam, Meaning of Ichiro…

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to join the Portland Trail Blazers, Nike and Special Olympics Oregon in launching the inaugural Blazers Street Jam, an outdoor 3-on-3 basketball extravaganza at the Rose Q...
eNewsletter

eUpdate – The Future of Oregon Sports

Welcome to the all-new Oregon Sports Authority eUpdate ? a fresh look into the future landscape of Oregon sports. Bolstered by a remarkable 2003, in which the campaign for an Oregon Major League Baseball franch...
Nascar

Pole Position – area cities vie for a Northwest track – Portland Tribune

Portland is gearing up for an emerging contest with Seattle for a track that would bring NASCAR racing, billed as America’s fastest-growing sport, to the Northwest.
eNewsletter

2003 Oregon Sports Authority Foundation Annual Report

Oregon Sports Authority Foundation Annual Report
eNewsletter

Fall 2003 Sports Quarterly

Oregon Sports Authority Fall 2003 Newsletter
Soccer

Portland selected to host Women’s World Cup — KGW.com

A mysterious disease in China and an offer by the Oregon Sports Authority that soccer officials couldn’t refuse made Portland one of six venues to host the 16-nation, three-week Women’s World Cup to...
MLB

Baseball is a hit in Portland: Drew Mahalic – Portland Tribune

Throughout the five-year campaign to bring major league baseball to Oregon, there often has been skepticism about whether a team might actually move to Portland.
eNewsletter

Winter 2003 Sports Quarterly

Oregon Sports Authority Winter 2003 Newsletter
eNewsletter

2002 Oregon Sports Authority Foundation Annual Report

Oregon Sports Authority Foundation Annual Report
eNewsletter

Behind-the-scenes group makes local, major plays — Portland Tribune

If you have lived in these parts for any period of time and are a sports fan, you probably vaguely recognize the name: Portland Oregon Sports Authority.
eNewsletter

Summer 2002 Sports Quarterly

Oregon Sports Authority Summer 2002 Newsletter
eNewsletter

Summer 2001 Sports Quarterly

Oregon Sports Authority Summer 2001 Newsletter
eNewsletter

2000 Oregon Sports Authority Foundation Annual Report

Oregon Sports Authority Foundation Annual Report
eNewsletter

Fall 2000 Sports Quarterly

Oregon Sports Authority Fall 2000 Newsletter
eNewsletter

Summer 2000 Sports Quarterly

Oregon Sports Authority Summer 2000 Newsletter
eNewsletter

Spring 2000 Sports Quarterly

Oregon Sports Authority Spring 2000 Newsletter
eNewsletter

1999 Oregon Sports Authority Foundation Annual Report

Oregon Sports Authority Foundation Annual Report

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