Sports

From seeing a soccer match with the Timbers Army to rooting for Rip City and the Trail Blazers, Portland loves its sports.

In addition to being dubbed “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.

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Professional Sports Teams

From ice rinks to soccer pitches, Portland athletes are dominating the game.

Portland Soccer: Timbers and Thorns

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.

Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers joined the NBA in 1970 and have always called Portland home — and they have the lifelong fans to prove it

Portland Winterhawks WHL Hockey

The Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks may not boast big-name talent, but make no mistake — the NHL starts here.

Portland Sports Bars

Whether you're cheering on our trusty Timbers or Trail Blazers or rooting for your own hometown heroes, here's where to watch sports in Portland.

More Sports

Portland's roller derby, minor league baseball and mountain sports scenes thrive year-round.

Baseball in Portland

The Portland Pickles and Hillsboro Hops are two local baseball teams pitching summery good times.

Rose City Rollers Roller Derby

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.

Biking in the Columbia River Gorge

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.

Top 5

Sporting Venues

These major local venues play host to some of the city's grandest sporting events.

  • Moda Center

    This multipurpose arena — with a capacity of nearly 20,00 — is home to the Portland Trail Blazers and the Portland Winterhawks. It also hosts a wide variety of events, concerts and more.

  • Providence Park

    Home to the Timbers and Thorns soccer teams (and their fans), this stadium was built in 1926 and was expanded in 2019 to offer sweeping views and local food and drink.

  • The Hangar at Oaks Park

    Proud home of Portland's Rose City Rollers roller derby team, the Hangar at Oaks Park is host to rowdy annual roller derby championships and regular matches between local and traveling teams.

  • Portland International Raceway

    Portland International Raceway is a multi-use park built around a two-mile road course, drag strip and motocross track. It's home to the Grand Prix of Portland, held every Labor Day weekend.

  • Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    This 12,000-seat venue is home to the Portland Winterhawks hockey team, and was the original home of the Portland Trail Blazers. Opened in 1960 as a memorial to veterans of all wars, it hosts over 150 events per year.

Pregame a Soccer Match at Bars Near Providence Park

Even if you can’t score tickets to a game itself, you can cheer on the home team at these bars near Providence Park.

Adventure Sports

Find excitement outdoors from the sea to the mountain.

Start Your Engines

Racing sports build anticipation is the stands for competition on two or four wheels.

Grand Prix

Every fall since 2018, Portland International Raceway has hosted the celebrated open-wheel racing with the Grand Prix of Portland.

Portland International Raceway

Portland International Raceway hosts a spectrum of exciting events, including cycling, drag racing and motocross, auto shows and obstacle course events.

One Moto Show Brings Motorcycle Fans to Portland

Every February, the One Moto Show draws thousands of bikers and enthusiasts to Portland to celebrate all things motorcycle.

Upcoming Sports Events

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Trail Blazers: Celebration of Black History
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Trail Blazers: Celebration of Black History

Moda Center Prices Vary

Join Portland’s NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers, at their annual Celebration of Black History on Friday, February 21. This event honors the city’s Black & African American community, and celebrates their contributions across the country. The night will feature special performances, retail items and multiple fundraising efforts benefiting Elevate Oregon, a nonprofit whose mission…

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Black History Month
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Portland Golf Show
Feb. 28–Mar. 1, 2020

Portland Golf Show

Oregon Convention Center Prices Vary

The longest-running and most successful golf show on the West Coast returns to the Oregon Convention Center. The Portland Golf Show features the lowest prices of the year on name-brand clubs and equipment from the industry’s leading manufacturers in the Fiddler’s Green Golf Shop, a free driving range lined with manufacturer’s reps showing off the…

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Conventions
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Shamrock Run
Sunday, Mar. 15, 2020

Shamrock Run

Tom McCall Waterfront Park $0-$89

Founded in 1979, the Shamrock Run Portland is the largest running and walking event in Oregon and is the third largest running event in the western United States. In 2020, 25,000 participants will celebrate the 42nd edition of the event on Sunday, March 15th at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

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Outdoors
Sports
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Bridge to Brews
Sunday, Apr. 5, 2020

Bridge to Brews

Tom McCall Waterfront Park Varies

The annual Bridge to Brews foot race is back with a new route in 2020, taking participants over the Broadway, Steel, Morrison and Hawthorne Bridge. Head to Waterfront Park after the race for the “brews” section of the event which features a classic Portland beer festival where you can sample local beer, cider and distilleries….

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Beer
Outdoors
Sports
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Portland Sunday Parkways
Ongoing

Portland Sunday Parkways

Various Routes Free

Sunday Parkways is an annual summertime event series that’s offered on one Sunday a month from May–September. Perfect for riders of all skill levels, these community rides let cyclists take their time and roll through the neighborhoods that make up the heart of the city. Southeast Portland, May 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (7…

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For Kids
Sports
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Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races
June 6–7, 2020

Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races

Tom McCall Waterfront Park Free

The Rose Festival is proud to host the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races, an event that has been bringing an exciting Chinese tradition to Portland for more than two decades, beginning in 1989. Held on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge, the races feature exciting four-team heats held every nine minutes. More than…

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Outdoors
Portland Rose Festival
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Grand Prix of Portland
Sept. 4–6, 2020

Grand Prix of Portland

Portland International Raceway

Every fall since 2018, Portland International Raceway has hosted the celebrated open-wheel racing with the Grand Prix of Portland.

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Cambia Portland Classic
Sept. 10–13, 2020

Cambia Portland Classic

Columbia Edgewater Country Club Varies. Kids 17 & under enter free with purchase of adult admission.

The Portland Classic is the longest-running stop on the LPGA tour, and 2020 marks its 49th year. Watch world-class women golfers who are “keeping Portland diverse, legendary, strong and powerful.”

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Outdoors
Portland Rose Festival
Sports
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Portland Dragon Boat Festival
Sept. 12–13, 2020

Portland Dragon Boat Festival

Tom McCall Waterfront Park Free

Enjoy Portland’s annual Dragon Boat Festival, featuring dragon boat racing along with food vendors, a beer garden and more. The event features as many as 96 dragon boat teams from all over the world who race in Taiwan-style dragon boats.

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Festival
Outdoors
Sports

LGBTQ+ Sports & Recreation

Located only a few hours from the beach, the mountains and the high desert, Portland is a sports and wilderness lover’s fantasy come true.