tiant, boston

The Legend Of Luis Tiant And The Final Chapter Of Baseball In Portland

Looking back on my time writing about sports in Portland, there is one story that continues to resonate as a personal favorite  — Luis Tiant and his time with the Portland Beavers. For those Boston Red Sox die hards out there, the name is simply as legendary as the memorable delivery from the pitcher who […]


Friday Five: Portland’s Defunct Franchises

Even if it will never be confused for New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, Portland has a rich and proud professional sports history, much of which, unfortunately, is just that… history. Today, we’re obviously huge fans of our Trail Blazers, Winterhawks, Timbers, Thorns, Hops, and Thunder, but there are some teams from the past that […]


Meet the Hillsboro Hops

This is the sixth installment of our series “Introducing Portland’s Sports Teams,” where we introduce you to every professional, semi-professional and college sports program in Portland. Who are the Hillsboro Hops? The Hillsboro Hops are the short season Single-A baseball affiliate to the Major League Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks. They moved to Hillsboro after spending more […]