In addition to being nicknamed “Soccer City, U.S.A.” (thanks to the thriving fútbol culture fostered by Portland’s Timber and Thorns), Portland is proudly home to NBA team the Portland Trail Blazers, the Winterhawks hockey league, multiple minor league baseball teams and the international championship-winning Rose City Rollers roller derby team. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking to enjoy the city’s sports culture, Portland guarantees a winning time. Read on to learn more about the city’s many sports teams, their surrounding cultures and places to enjoy a game — then head to our events calendar to find even more things to do in Portland.
With a fervent following, every Portland Timbers and Thorns match has a festive atmosphere that's enjoyable whether you're a soccer fan or not.
The Portland Trail Blazers joined the NBA in 1970 and have always called Portland home — and they have the lifelong fans to prove it.
The Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks may not boast big-name talent, but make no mistake — the NHL starts here.
The Portland Pickles and Hillsboro Hops have captured the hearts of Portland baseball fans with inventive promotions and plenty of nods to local culture. Here’s how to get in on the fun.
The all-female, volunteer-run roller derby team battled its way to the top of Portland’s sports fandom, and a world championship, in recent years.
The Columbia River Gorge is a recreational biker’s paradise, with options including car-free blacktop, smooth single-track flows and canyon trails with tricky switchbacks.
Winter Sports on Mount Hood
Just a 90-minute drive from downtown, Mount Hood sits right in the city’s backyard and makes for a heck of a winter playground.
Whitewater Rafting Near Portland
Conquer rapids, spot wildlife and experience nature in a new way at these favorite spots for whitewater rafting near Portland.
Kayaking in and Around Portland
When the weather heats up, folks flock to the water. For paddlers, that typically means hitting one the many rivers in and near Portland.
Windsurfing in the Columbia River Gorge
Grab your board and head to the Columbia River Gorge, the windsurfing capital of the world, located a short drive east of Portland.
Snowshoeing on Mount Hood
Snowshoeing is a peaceful way to enjoy Mount Hood with friends and minimal gear and expense.
Where to Stand-Up Paddleboard Around Portland
Find out where to stand-up paddleboard in Portland, as well as where to find SUP lessons, paddleboard rentals, guided lake tours and SUP yoga classes.
Fishing Near Portland
These four waterways — all less than an hour away from Portland — provide the perfect setting for your next fish tale.
Every fall since 2018, Portland International Raceway has hosted the celebrated open-wheel racing with the Grand Prix of Portland.
Portland International Raceway hosts a spectrum of exciting events, including cycling, drag racing and motocross, auto shows and obstacle course events.
Every year, the One Moto Show draws thousands of bikers and enthusiasts to Portland to celebrate all things motorcycle.
Come cheer on the Winterhawks, Portland's junior ice hockey team and three-time WHL champs. Winterhawks games are a great night out for fans of all ages, whether you want to sit right by the glass or a little higher up for a full-ice view.
The Rose City Rollers league is made up of over 400 smart, tough, accomplished women, girls and gender-expansive individuals who skate fast, hit hard, and defy stereotypes about athletes in women’s sports. The sport is exciting, the competition is fierce, and special attention is given to lighting, announcers, video, DJ, merchandise, entertainment, giveaways, raffles, fan…
Bring your family to watch Junior Roller Derby. Kids and teens will love watching these youth athletes battle it out on the track. Cheer on the Junior Rosebuds, ages 12-18, with home teams Bleeding Hearts, Death Scar Derby Droids, The Undead Avengers, and the Rainbow Bites. The Junior Rose Petals are ages 7-12, with home…
Roll out with your friends and loved ones to the monthly Gay Skate Session, held the 1st and 3rd Monday night of the month. Everyone is welcome at this all-ages event at this all-ages event. Admission tickets allow the Oaks Park Roller Rink access for the selected Gay Skate Session date/time. Includes standard skate rental.
Watch the Pacific Northwest's only NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers compete this season. Cheer along with Rip City at the Moda Center and become part of a Portland tradition.
Join Portland's NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers, at their annual Celebration of Black History. This event honors the city's Black and African American community and celebrates their contributions nationwide. The night will feature special performances, retail items and multiple fundraising efforts benefiting Imagine Black, a nonprofit whose mission is to build political participation and…
The Worst Day of the Year Ride is a costumed bike ride benefiting the Community Cycling Center. On Sunday, March 24 — regardless of the weather — grab your friends, don your costume, and jump on your bike to honor this historically terrific day. After scoffing at the elements, participants return to the Lucky Labrador…
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