Thunder to be Nationally Televised Twice in 2015

The Portland Thunder will play before a national television audience in May and August during the upcoming Arena Football League season.


AFL Announces Divisional Realignment

The Portland Thunder, San Jose SaberCats, and Spokane Shock will again make up the National Conference Pacific Division.


Thunder Finalize 2015 Coaching Staff

The Thunder announced Ernesto Purnsley as the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, and Lee Johnson as Special Teams Coordinator and Assistant Defensive Coordinator.


Thunder Announce Open Tryout Dates

The Portland Thunder will hold open tryouts for players hoping to make the 2015 roster on December 1-2 at the Oregon Soccer Center in Clackamas.


Thunder Hire Head Coach Mike Hohensee

Hohensee, a 28-year veteran of Arena Football, threw the first touchdown pass in league history, won an ArenaBowl as a head coach in 2006, and will enter his 29th year in the league as the head coach of the Portland Thunder.


Portland Thunder Cut Ties with Head Coach Sauk

Portland Thunder President Brian Sandy announced today that Head Coach Matthew Sauk has been relieved of his duties.

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Thunder Finally Grab First Franchise Win

The offense finally had its breakthrough, and the Thunder capitalized with a 69-62 win over the Jacksonville Sharks. The game started perfectly for the Thunder, as they won the coin toss, deferred, and opened the game with the ball anyway as Jacksonville’s Terrance Smith fumbled the opening kickoff. Rowley hit Alvance Robinson as Robinson flew […]

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By the Numbers: Portland Thunder Defense

While the Portland Thunder have struggled offensively to an 0-5 record in their inaugural season, one thing that has been overlooked is the increasingly impressive play of their defensive unit. In fact, especially considering the relative youth and inexperience of the Thunder team, it might be surprising to say that the defense is one of […]


Thunder Fall to San Jose in Heartbreaker

In a rematch of their week one matchup, the Portland Thunder (0-5) led the San Jose SaberCats (3-3) for most of the game before San Jose took control with 5:28 remaining to win 38-32. Each team committed two turnovers before Portland scored the first touchdown of the game when Ayo Idowu ripped the ball from […]

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In Time, There Will Be No Doubting Darron Thomas

Portland Thunder quarterback Darron Thomas can be counted among the things this young team has done right. Not only was Thomas an unparalleled success at the U of O and an obvious choice for the face of this team, but he is a player fans can grow to love … again. First of all, he […]