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 on Thursday, March 15, and two third-round games on Saturday, March 17.

Tickets can be purchsed starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at or by calling 1-877-789-7673. Prices range from $198 to $243 and will gain admission to two Thursday sessions and the single Saturday session. No single-session tickets will be sold.

The NCAA tournament will be back at the Rose Garden after making a successful run in 2009, when it returned to the state of Oregon for the first time since 1983. The 2009 event quickly sold out, with Pacific Northwest teams Washington and Gonzaga drawing large partisan crowds for their games.

— Excerpt from, October 12, 2011

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 Downhill Dash, 10K Family Walk and Kid’s Run & Festival. The Portland Marathon began 40 years ago as a humble run on Sauvie Island with 173 marathoners in its first year. Now one of the nation’s biggest and best marathons, an astounding 72 percent of participants travel here from outside the region. This year, marathon participants will represent all 50 states and 21 foreign countries.

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