Sports & Dog Parks


If you’re a sports fan—no worries. Portland has plenty of teams and sports for you to follow. Below are a few of our teams, sport, league, and their home venue.

Portland Trail Blazers (basketball) NBA—Moda Center

Portland Timbers & Thorns (soccer) MLS—PGE Park

Portland Winterhawks (hockey) WHL—Moda Center

Rose City Rollers (roller derby) WFTDA—the Hangar at Oaks Amusement Park

Portland State University has football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball. Visit their website for teams and schedules.

While Portland doesn’t have a football team, people here are very much either a Duck or Beaver fan: U of Oregon Ducks (football) Oregon State Univ. Beavers (football) Both in Division 1A Portland also has a number of adult leagues in the area: hockey, soccer, badminton, kickball, etc.

Dog Parks

Portlanders love their dogs; you’ll  see four-legged companions outside restaurants, inside Walgreens, and riding along with their owners on public transportation.

Something most dog owners look for when moving to a new town are dog friendly parks and trails. Portland, and the greater area, have a number of dedicated dog parks as well as shared dog parks. Visit for lists and maps of dog parks in your area. For times and restrictions visit the Portland Parks and Recreation website.

If your puppy companion is an outdoors lover and enjoys tagging along on weekend hikes, don’t despair. Portland has a number of dog friendly trails as well.