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Top 20 Must-See Sporting Events This Fall

Saturday, September 27, 2014

 

Portland sports fans, what more could you ask for? Football, basketball, hockey, fencing, climbing, and, of course, roller derby!

This fall, Portland’s sports scene will be as lively as ever, so to help you prioritize, GoLocalPDX has created a list for you!

Below are the Top 20 must-see sporting events for this fall.

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Hockey

Portland Winterhawks v. Seattle Thunderbirds

Looking for a fight? Portland and Seattle have brawled 354 times since the their respective inductions into the Canadian Hockey League, according to http://www.hockeyfights.com.

When: Friday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR

Tickets: here

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Portland Marathon Weekend

Rated as "The Best People's Marathon in the West" by Runner's World, the Portland Marathon has tons of activities for all ages, whether you plan on running or just want to experience the weekend festivities.

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 3-5

Where: Marathon starting line - SW 4th and Taylor Street

Register: here

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Portland Boulder Rally

Considered to be the largest single day bouldering event in the nation, the Rose City welcomes back the 4th annual Portland Boulder Rally.

Watch the pros battle it out for a $10,000 grand prize while enjoying the outdoor beer garden, local food carts, an outdoor industry exhibition, and much more.

When: Oct. 4, event start time set for 8 a.m.

Where: The Circuit Bouldering Gym, Tigard, OR

Register: here

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MLS Soccer

Portland Timbers @ San Jose Earthquakes

As the Timbers continue their MLS playoffs push, the Timbers will look to take advantage of a favorable strength of schedule, starting with the 'Quakes out of San Jose. Portland sits in the Western Conference's fifth and final playoff spot.

When: Saturday, Oct. 4, 8:00pm

Where: Buck Shaw Stadium, San Jose, CA

Tickets: here

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Golf

AJGA Junior Golf Invitational

This fall, check out the next slate of up-and-coming golfers as Nike brings together 72 of the nation's top junior golfers to Oregon.

When: Friday-Monday, Oct. 10-13

Where: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, North Plains, Ore.

More info: here

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Fencing

USA Fencing North American Cup

The world's "oldest modern sport" is coming to Portland this October, and it is a great showcase of balance, coordination, and sportsmanship that you wouldn't see in the mainstream sports enivornment.

When: Friday-Monday, Oct. 10-13

Where: Oregon Convention Center

Event is free. More info: here

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Roller Derby

Guns 'n Rollers vs. Cherry City All-Stars

Watch Portland's all-female roller derby team go toe-to-toe against the Cherry City All-Stars from Salem, Ore., in what is being announced as "the Capitol of Oregon Roller Derby v. the Capitol of Oregon!"

When: Saturday, Oct. 11, 7:00pm

Where: Oaks Park (& The Hanger), Portland, OR

Tickets: here

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NCAA Football

No. 2 University of Oregon @ No. 11 UCLA

The top two teams in the Pac-12 clash in a season-defining matchup that has College Football Playoff implications on the line.

When: Saturday, Oct. 11, Time: TBD

Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Tickets: here

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NCAA Football

No. 2 University of Oregon v. University of Washington

We know the standard rivalries; Ohio State-Michigan, Auburn-Alabama, Texas-Oklahoma, and the list goes on.

Then there is University of Oregon v. University of Washington.

When: Saturday, Oct. 18, Time: TBD

Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR

Tickets: here

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CCL Soccer

Portland Timbers @ CD Olimpia (Honduras)

Come this October, the Portland Timbers will be playing for a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals.

Rarely is it that an MLS team will have the opportunity like the one the Portland Timbers have.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m.

Where: Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tickets: here

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MLS Soccer

Portland Timbers @ FC Dallas

This is the last regular season game for the Portland Timbers, and it could very well be a win-or-go-home type game for the Timbers as they only lead Vancouver Whitecaps FC by 2 points for that last playoff spot in the Western Conference.

When: Sunday, Oct. 25, 5:30pm

Where: FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco, TX

Tickets: here

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NBA Basketball

Portland Trail Blazers v. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Blazers will host Kevin Durant and company as they open the NBA regular season at home against OKC's young, high-powered offense.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR

Tickets: here

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NCAA Football

No. 2 University of Oregon v. No. 16 Stanford

The Ducks continue their tough Pac-12 schedule with a visit from the boys out of Palo Alto.

Oregon's offensive pace against Stanford's stout defense will make for a fun game.

When: Saturday, Nov. 1, Time: TBD

Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR

Tickets: here

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NBA Basketball

Portland Trail Blazers v. Cleveland Cavaliers

Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers look forward to hosting King James as he begins his second stint in Cleveland with a roster full of experience and youth.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR

Tickets: here

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NCAA Women's Soccer

University of Oregon v. Oregon State University

The Oregon rivalry continues in the form of women's soccer this fall, as both Pac-12 teams look to gain a leg up on each other in a quest for the conference regular season championship.

When: Friday, Nov. 7, 3 p.m.

Where: Eugene, OR

Tickets: here

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NCAA Basketball

University of Oregon v. University of Toledo (Legends Classic)

The Pac-12's best basketball team will play host to Toledo this fall in a warm-up tournament known as the Legends Classic.

When: Friday, Nov. 21, 4 p.m.

Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore,

Tickets: here 

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NFL

Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers

There is no doubt as to whether if this will be the NFC West's biggest game of the year.

The reigning Super Bowl Champs will take on the second-best West Coast team in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship game.

When: Thursday, Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

Tickets: here

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NCAA Football

No. 2 University of Oregon v. Oregon State University

Civil War!

Notice a trend here? The Ducks are good, but Oregon State always puts up a fight, and they will certainly go down swinging in what is the last regular season game for both teams.

When: Saturday, Nov. 29, Time: TBD

Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Ore.

Tickets: here

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NCAA Basketball

Portland State v. University of Oregon

The Ducks will take on intra-state rival, Portland State, as both teams look to start off the regular season in full form.

When: Sunday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m.

Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore.

Tickets: here

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Hockey

Portland Winterhawks v. Spokane Chiefs

Remember how I said the Portland v. Seattle hockey rival featured quite a few brawls (354 to be precise)?

In second place is the Portland v. Spokane rivalry, which has hosted 210 fights throughout the years, according to http://www.hockeyfights.com.

When: Friday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR

Tickets: here

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