Tag Archives: Portland (OR)

Portland Diamond Project to Shift Summer Gears

The plan to bring Major League Baseball to Portland (OR) is rounding the bases, and its founder believes this summer is going to be a grand slam.  Read more here.

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Pickles In First-Ever Cannabidiol Sponsorship

In case you missed it, the Portland Pickles (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) announced last week the first-ever Cannabidiol (CBD) sponsorship deal in baseball, when it inked a two-year partnership with Lazarus Naturals, a CBD brand headquartered in Portland (OR).  CBD is a compound that is part of the cannabis plant that is minus the THC compound that is known to get individuals intoxicated.  Read more here.

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Portland Diamond Project Faces Deadline

The clock is ticking for the Portland Diamond Project to start paying real money to reserve a marine cargo terminal for its billion-dollar baseball park — or give up on building at the site.  Read more and view new renderings gallery here.

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Talking Portland Ballpark Site, Investors

There’s a six-foot cyclone fence surrounding the waterfront parcel located at 3556 NW Front Ave. in Portland.  On top of that fence, three strands of barbed wire stretch the length of the property, keeping people like me out.  Read more here.

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Potential Bonding for Proposed Portland Ballpark in Jeopardy?

Those who understand the legislative process know that there is a big difference between introducing a bill and actually getting one passed into law.  That said, two bills “introduced” in the Oregon Legislature would repeal laws passed by the Legislature in 2003 that allowed for up to $150 million in state-issued bonds to help pay for the construction of a major-league stadium in Portland (OR).  Under the 2003 law, the bonds would be paid back with an income tax on the salaries of players and team managers.  Read more and view renderings here.

 

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Portland Diamond Project Announces Land Deal

The group seeking to lure a MLB baseball team to Portland is expected to announce Today that it’s reached a tentative deal to buy land for a new stadium. The leading candidate appears to be the Port of Portland’s Terminal 2, a marine cargo terminal in Northwest Portland. Read more and view photos here.

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Portland Baseball Project Withdraws Offer for Potential Ballpark Site

The Portland Diamond Project has reportedly withdrawn its offer on the Portland Public Schools site on which to build a proposed new Major League Baseball ballpark.  The chosen site will apparently be announced in the next three weeks.  Read more here.

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