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  • Here’s how to get $50 gift cards to spend in downtown Portland

    05/24/2022 9:08:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    KOIN ^ | by: Gabby Urenda
    In an effort to boost downtown businesses, thousands of dollars will be distributed for downtown workers to spend directly. According to the Portland Business Alliance, it has partnered with the city of Portland, Worksystems and Kuto — a local Black, Indigenous, People of color start-up — to issue 500 $50 Kutu app stimulus credits to downtown workers that can be spent at participating small businesses in the downtown area.
  • Portland Trail Blazers No Longer Partnering with Military Contractor Who Supplies Israel

    10/11/2019 1:03:41 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Oct 2019 | DYLAN GWINN
    After a series of protests led by several radical anti-Israel organizations, the Portland Trail Blazers recently announced the termination of their relationship with an Oregon-based rifle scope manufacturer who supplies rifle optics to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). An assortment of various activist groups, many of which are affiliated with the anti-Israeli Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, have put pressure on the Blazers to end their relationship with Leupold & Stevens. According to Oregon Live: Members of the Portland Democratic Socialists of America, Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land, Portland’s Resistance and Jewish Voice For Peace staged protests last...
  • Portland Trail Blazers Join Boycott Against Israel

    10/10/2019 6:35:08 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 63 replies
    WFB ^ | 10 Oct 2019 | Adam Kredo
    he Portland Trail Blazers announced that they have severed relations with a company that does business with Israel following a pressure campaign by activists tied to the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. As the NBA is facing outrage after the general manager of the Houston Rockets capitulated to censorship by the Chinese communist government, the Trail Blazers quietly severed ties with the manufacturer Leupold, which has a contract to produce accessories for the Israeli Defense Forces. Trail Blazers president and CEO Chris McGowan recently announced the decision to bow to pressure from BDS activists, telling a reporter for the...
  • Trail Blazers posted anti-Spanish-players sign in locker room

    04/20/2015 6:10:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ABC/ESPN ^ | April 20, 2015 | BAXTER HOLMES
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Portland Trail Blazers had a laminated card in their locker room at the FedExForum on Sunday that included the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players." The Memphis Grizzlies, the Trail Blazers' opponent in their Western Conference first-round series, feature one of the NBA's most prominent Spanish players, All-Star center Marc Gasol.
  • Trail Blazers long walk out of the season interrupted by an unlikely greeter

    05/15/2014 7:32:13 AM PDT · by laotzu · 17 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 5/15/14 | John Canzano
    SAN ANTONIO — The game ended. The Trail Blazers' season ended. There was no escaping. There was no hoping. There was no "0.9" left. In the end, all that remained of the season was a merciful walk back to the locker room. Game 5's score: San Antonio 104, Portland 82. And if we're being real, this series was so lopsided at times it felt like a five-game sweep. Still, here were the Blazers leaving the season, and along the black carpet back to their locker room a bespectacled, graying R.C. Buford waited for them. The Spurs' general manager and the...
  • LeRoy Ellis, former Lakers center, dies at 72

    06/03/2012 6:05:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 3, 2012
    LeRoy Ellis, 72, a first-round draft pick of the Lakers in 1962 who was the backup center to Wilt Chamberlin on the 1971-72 NBA championship team, died Saturday in Portland, Ore., after battling cancer.
  • It's inept business and cynicism that drive this wreck

    02/26/2006 8:37:11 PM PST · by DuckFan4ever · 113+ views
    Oregonlive ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2006 | Steve Duin
    T he Trail Blazers are begging for charity and threatening to leave? You can't be serious! You mean, they're still here? As a Portland institution, a point of pride, a civic treasure, the Blazers disappeared a long time ago. All that remains is a nasty little vaudeville act, stumbling about a half-empty arena, insulting our intelligence and posing as street-corner vagrants who need a curbside handout to get through the night. As a sports franchise, the Blazers are merely passive underachievers. As a business operation, this gang is breaking new ground in terms of cynicism and audacity. In the space...
  • Portland "Jailblazers" Strike Again: Zach Randolph Arrested for DUI

    12/02/2003 9:36:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 2 replies · 256+ views
    ESPN.com: NBA Tuesday, December 2, 2003 Team has litany of legal issues Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. -- Trail Blazer forward Zach Randolph was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence of intoxicants, a spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau said. Randolph, the latest in a string of Trail Blazers to have brushes with the law, was stopped by police in North Portland, said Sgt. Cheryl Robinson. A team spokesman did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment. But KGW-TV in Portland reported that Randolph had spent Monday signing basketballs at a charity event in...
  • Latest from the "Jailblazers": Bonzi Wells Suspended for Cursing Out Coach

    11/18/2003 2:03:26 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 115+ views
    Tuesday, November 18, 2003 Portland forward stripped of co-captaincy Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers have suspended guard Bonzi Wells for two games without pay. The team also relieved Wells of his title as co-captain. The penalties are for his conduct during the Blazers 105-98 loss to Dallas Monday night. Wells reportedly cursed at Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks upon being taken out of the game in the third quarter. Wells sat for the rest of the game and did not return. "We have said all along that we expect our players to conduct themselves in a responsible...
  • Wells Apologizes -- for whatever it was he did

    11/11/2003 8:33:21 AM PST · by Texas Federalist · 15 replies · 193+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 11/05/03
    The following is a transcript of Bonzi Wells' exchange with reporters on Tuesday at the Trail Blazers' practice facility in Tualatin: Q: Can you comment on Monday's game? A: We lost. Tough game. Q: What about the incident with the fan? A: It was a tough game last night. I wish we could have won. That's about it. Q: Did you flip off a fan, Bonzi? A: I don't remember nothing like that, but if I did, I was probably wrong. But I don't remember doing nothing like that. I black out sometimes. (He winks). Q: You also didn't remember...