Oregon Sports Championship Team Appearances

Portland Trail BlazersPortland Timbers

Total Number of state appearances: 6

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View Oregon appearances by sport: NBA (3) MLS (3)

Year Winner Loser Sport
2021 New York City FC Portland Timbers MLS
2018 Atlanta United Portland Timbers MLS
2015 Portland Timbers Columbus Crew MLS
1992 Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers NBA
1990 Detroit Pistons Portland Trail Blazers NBA
1977 Portland Trail Blazers Philadelphia 76ers NBA


Oregon has a vibrant sports history and is home to teams in several major professional sports leagues, including Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and Major League Soccer (MLS). While the state does not have representation in the National Football League (NFL) or the National Hockey League (NHL), it has a passionate sports culture with dedicated fans. Here's a detailed summary of the sports history in Oregon for the major sports that exist in the state:

1. Major League Baseball (MLB):
Oregon does not have its own MLB team. However, the state has a strong baseball culture, with minor league teams and collegiate baseball programs garnering support and enthusiasm. The Hillsboro Hops, a Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, play their home games in Hillsboro and have gained a loyal following.

2. National Basketball Association (NBA):
Oregon is represented in the NBA by the Portland Trail Blazers, a team established in 1970. The Trail Blazers have a dedicated fan base known as "Blazermania" and have been an integral part of Oregon's sports culture. The team has had periods of success, including winning the NBA championship in 1977. The Trail Blazers have featured notable players like Bill Walton, Clyde Drexler, and currently, Damian Lillard. They play their home games at the Moda Center in Portland.

3. National Football League (NFL):
Oregon does not currently have representation in the NFL. However, the state has a passionate fan base that supports neighboring NFL teams, particularly the Seattle Seahawks, which are located just north of Oregon in Seattle, Washington. Many fans from Oregon closely follow and root for the Seahawks.

4. National Hockey League (NHL):
Oregon does not currently have representation in the NHL. However, the state has seen growing interest in hockey, and the city of Portland has expressed aspirations to bring an NHL team to the area in the future.

5. Major League Soccer (MLS):
Oregon is represented in MLS by the Portland Timbers, a team established in 2009. The Timbers have a devoted fan base known as the "Timbers Army" and have become an integral part of Oregon's sports culture. They won the MLS Cup in 2015 and have consistently competed at a high level in the league. The team plays their home matches at Providence Park in Portland.

In addition to the major professional sports leagues, Oregon has a thriving sports scene at the collegiate level, with the University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State University Beavers competing in various sports, including football, basketball, and baseball.

In summary, Oregon's sports history is highlighted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA and the Portland Timbers in MLS. These teams have brought excitement, championships, iconic players, and passionate fan bases to the state, solidifying Oregon's reputation as a sports-loving region. While Oregon does not have representation in MLB, NFL, or NHL, the state's love for baseball, basketball, and soccer contributes to its vibrant sports culture.
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