Brian Doyle was the editor of the University of Portland's quarterly Portland Magazine—"the finest spiritual magazine in America," wrote Annie Dillard—and the author of nine books of essays, nonfiction, and poems. His essays were published in the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Orion, the New York Times, and the Times of London, and his novel, Martin Marten, won an Oregon Book Award in 2016. He died in 2017.
Clyde Drexler (1962-)
When people think of the Portland Trail Blazers, many find it difficult not to envision Clyde Drexler gliding through the air time and again. Known as Clyde the Glide, the All Star shooting guard played eleven seasons for the Blazers, from 1983 to 1995, and is one of the most …
Danny Ainge (1959-)
Danny Ainge, one of the greatest athletes in Oregon history, is the only high school athlete ever named first-team All-American in football, basketball, and baseball. Born in Eugene, Ainge led North Eugene High School to the Oregon state basketball championship in 1976 and 1977. He played basketball for Brigham …
University of Portland
"Founded on a bluff and run on that principle," as historian Jim Covert writes, the University of Portland was born on the morning of September 5, 1901, when the president casually rang a bell and summoned the other seven professors and forty boys to classes. From that moment on the …