5 Portland Sports Accounts You Should Be Following On Social Media


Portland is home to some of the most social savvy athletes, teams, reporters and fans in the country. With dozens of teams to choose from, whether it’s the Blazers or Timbers down to the Hillsboro Hops and Rose City Rollers, you could fill an entire social feed with hundreds of athletes.

We’ve combed through Twitter, Instagram and more to find a unique group of talent you don’t want to miss.

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Damian Lillard

Athlete / Portland Trail Blazers

Instagram: @damianlillard
Twitter: @dame_lillard

He’s got more than four times the number of Instagram followers (3.2 million) than the team he plays for (@trailblazers: 769,000). But the numbers aren’t important here. Dame gives you a peek behind the basketball court, sharing photos from charity events, music events and shoe release parties. He started the Instagram rap challenge #4barfriday, where fans submit their own videos in a weekly contest.

? BHM #Dame3 /// #KicksOnCourt

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John Canzano

Journalist / The Oregonian & 750 AM The Game

Twitter: @johncanzanobft

Here’s the deal: Whether you love this guy or hate him, he’s usually the first one in Portland to scoop a big story. And if he’s not first, he knows who will be. Sure, Canzano can be a little controversial, but he was on the front lines during the Oregon Ducks’ search for a new head coach and you can bet he’ll be there when the Blazers finally make a trade.

Allie Long

Athlete / Portland Thorns

Instagram: @allie_long_
Twitter: @allie_long

Allie Long has been with the Portland Thorns since their inaugural season in 2013 and joined the US National Team in 2014. Her IG feed is chock full of her teammates and friends from Portland and across the country. She gave fans plenty of behind the scenes pics from her star-studded wedding and routinely features community outings both in Portland and on the road.

??❤️. @tobinheath pc: @bradsmithimages #isiphotos

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Bill Walton

Retired Athlete & Broadcaster

Twitter: @billwalton
Instagram: @billwalton

While he doesn’t live in Portland anymore, this former Blazer will keep your feed colorful and spontaneous. It’s not always sports with him, though he currently provides some of the most colorful of commentary for Pac 12 basketball.

Portland Timbers

MLS Soccer

Twitter: @timbersfc
Instagram: @timbersfc
Facebook: facebook.com/portlandtimbers

The official team accounts for the Timbers are some of the best in all of sports. As one fan put it last year: “Instead of being a customer, you actually feel like you’re a part of the whole thing.” Following the Timbers on gameday offers a deluge of updates, stats, info and media. You can almost watch the match on your phone if you can’t watch live. They don’t shy away from other teams, either.

Jake Donahue
Jake Donahue is more of a Ron Burgundy than he is a Ben Simmons. He does have a background in journalism, sports writing and marketing, though. And he owns the Donahue Media Group, a local web design and project management company, as well as a real estate marketing firm, Portland Picture. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he grew up a Mariner fan before launching his own Little League coaching career.