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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 outstanding in the country when it comes to the diversity of sports it offers,” says Drew Mahalic, chief executive officer of the nonprofit Oregon Sports Authority.

    On paper, the Northwest rain and outdoor sports are not a good mix. But the city makes up for that with gorgeous summer and fall weather (usually).

    “During the summer, I don’t think there is any better place in the world to play or watch a sport than in Portland,” Mahalic says.

    — Excerpt from The Portland Tribune, July 3, 2008


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