Portland Sports and Recreation

Portland Sports and RecreationFrom spectator sports to getting in the game yourself, Portland has a variety of ways for you to experience sports and recreation. Check out some of the city's finest fishing holes, the best places to kayak, hot spots to commune with nature, ways to get your adrenaline pumping and much more. Here are our favorite destinations for sports action in Rose City.

 

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Pro Sports

Portland Trail Blazers
Catch the Portland Trail Blazers in action on their home court at the Rose Garden Arena. With one league championship and several titles under their belt, you're guaranteed to see some stiff competition take place out on the court. You'll have the opportunity to see this sports team battle it out with other teams like the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers, the New York Knicks, and the Chicago Bulls.

Phone: (503) 234-9291
Web: www.nba.com

Portland Timbers
Be there as the Portland Timbers dominate the soccer field. This sports team plays at Portland's Jeld-Wen Field and is a young franchise of Major League Soccer. Come show your support for this new team as they fight for a team victory against rivals like the Seattle Sounders FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Phone: (503) 553-5400
Web: www.timbers.com

Portland Winterhawks
Watch the Portland Winterhawks battle out on the ice as they attempt to defeat their competition. The sports team is a franchise of the Western Hockey League. Although the team is comprised of junior players, the games are fierce and entertaining, and with alumni players like Hall of Famers Mark Messier and Cam Neely, you might just see the next big name in hockey get their start here.

Phone: (503) 236-4295
Web: www.winterhawks.com

Rose City Rollers
Here's a sport you don't see every day; make plans to be in the stands at the next Rose City Rollers derby bout. This roller derby league is comprised of four local teams: Break Neck Betties, Guns N Rollers, Heartless Heathers, and High Rollers. If you've never seen one of their competitions, prepare yourself for some fast-paced, hard-hitting action.

Web: www.rosecityrollers.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Enjoy some of Portland's outdoor beauty as you explore the area surrounding Forest Park Wildwood Trails. The trails stretch around 40 miles and in the wilderness throughout live a variety of mammals, birds, and lush vegetation. With much of the park overlooking the Willamette River, you're guaranteed some of the best views of the city.

Web: www.forestparkconservancy.org

Council Crest
For adventure within the city, climb to the summit of Council Crest to get a supreme view of Portland and surrounding areas. The 3.3 mile hike boasts an elevation gain of 820-feet, making the climb quite a workout if exercise is what you're looking for. This hike is a great way to see the city and commune with the nature that lives within it.

Web: www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org

Mount Hood Territory
Explore one of the best mountains in the Cascades for hiking and check out some of the trails that stretch throughout Mount Hood. These recreation trails will take you through lush forestry, along mountain streams, up slanted hillsides and inclines, and all with a view of Portland's gorgeous nature. The trails are suitable for most hikers of any strength and stamina.

Web: www.mthoodterritory.com

Mount Hood Territory
Oregon's Mount Hood Territory provides bikers with some of the best landscapes and recreation trails in the state. Grab your bike and explore a few of our favorite trails, including the Historic Oregon Trail Tour, the Clackamas River Ride, the Tri-Park Trip, and the Timothy Lake Challenge for awesome views of the region.

Web: www.mthoodterritory.com

 

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Watersports

Mount Hood Territory
If you love water sports, Oregon's Mount Hood is one of Portland's best destinations to do it all. Take the boat out, man a kayak, fight rushing waters on a raft, canoe across a lake and much more. This region is home to a number lakes and popular rivers like the Willamette and the Clackamas.

Web: www.mthoodterritory.com

Mount Hood Territory
Enjoy a soak in a nature-provided hot tub at Bagby Hot Springs. This cozy natural tub is created by two hot springs flowing together into a rush of cold springs, creating a 136-degree relaxing oasis. These hot springs have three bathhouses that include communal hot tubs, private stalls, and “canoe-style tubs” - take your pick and get ready to relax.

Web: www.mthoodterritory.com

Columbia River Gorge
Get a tight grip on your paddle and get ready to battle some rapids. Head to the Columbia River Gorge for some of the region's best whitewater rafting and kayaking. There are several rivers to choose from throughout the gorge that are perfectly suited for both experienced and novice rafters, along with a few perfect places to relax and float.

Web: www.crgva.org

Columbia River Gorge
Windsurfing and kite boarding know no better home in Oregon than the Columbia River Gorge. The gorge is a natural wind tunnel, making it the perfect haven for wind sports. Cliffs, waterfalls, and forestry provide beautiful scenery for a day on the water enjoying recreation in the sun.

Web: www.crgva.org

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Timberline Lodge
Grab your skis and get ready to conquer a mountain with a little help from the Timberline Lodge. The lodge is located on the south side of Mount Hood and provides the nation's longest skiing season. Along with skiing, Timberline's recreation area hosts snowboarding, hiking, and climbing. Fun fact: aerial shots of the lodge were used as part of the opening scenes of Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining.

Address: 27500 E Timberline Rd., Timberline Lodge, OR 97028 - MAP
Phone: (503) 272-3158
Web: www.timberlinelodge.com

Skydive Oregon
Jump into an extreme sports adventure with the people at Skydive Oregon. You'll dive from 13,000-feet, feeling a rush like no other, and getting a view of Oregon that you can only experience from a plane – without the plane.

Address: 12150 S. Highway 211, Molalla, OR 97038 - MAP
Phone: (503) 829-3483
Web: www.skydiveoregon.com

 

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Leisure

Mount Hood Territory
Mount Hood is home to a large number of Portland's sports and recreation opportunities, so it's no surprise that this area is a great place to experience great fishing holes as well! Get your fishing pole and cast a line in the Willamette or Clackamas rivers, or try your luck in a stream or lake of your choice.

Web: www.mthoodterritory.com

Columbia River Gorge
Along with being a perfect avenue for water sports and recreation, the Columbia River Gorge is also a popular spot for fishing throughout the year. The gorge provides it all: streams, lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. So take your pick, because either way you'll be catching fish like chinook, sturgeon, walleye, bass, trout and more.

Web: www.crgva.org