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  1. Portland Ee-nas: - Chinuk Wawa word for beavers (using this popular choice for a team name as an example) - very unique - the Chinook Indian Nation were the early inhabitants of the Lower Columbia river area, including Portland - Chinuk Wawa was the first language of Oregon - would bring attention to the efforts to revitalize Chinook Jargon - would honor without offending - could enlist tribal language experts to help choose a name If the team was named the Ee-nas, the logo could look something like this...
  2. MLB in Portland is now more than just a pipe dream: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/392774-284979-mlb-portland-team-takes-another-key-step https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/04/mayor_ted_wheeler_in_talks_to.html https://ballparkdigest.com/2018/04/16/report-portland-mlb-pitch-gathering-momentum/ https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/04/16/as-major-league-baseball-to-portland-supporters.html https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2739195-portland-montreal-reportedly-target-cities-for-mlb-expansion http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2018/04/canzano_mlb_ballpark_in_portla.html http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2018/04/canzano_portland_diamond_proje.html http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2017/10/canzano_mlb_to_pdx_its_portlan.html http://www.kgw.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/straight-talk/straight-talk-could-portland-get-mlb-expansion-team/283-2783638 https://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2018/01/23/seattle-mariners-ceo-john-stanton-talks-potential-of-mlb-to-portland/ http://www.oregonlive.com/mlb/index.ssf/2017/10/portland_a_target_city_for_mlb.html http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2017/10/canzano_former_trail_blazers_b.html http://www.oregonlive.com/mlb/index.ssf/2017/10/if_mlb_comes_to_portland_where.html http://mustlovebaseball.com/ http://mustlovebaseball.com/type/video/
  3. Portland Totems: - unique - the totem pole originated in the Pacific Northwest - pays homage to early inhabitants of the region - a wide range of potential logos from which to select and design - totem poles could be displayed in and around a new wooden stadium - Northwest Coast art could be nicely incorporated into the stadium design for a team named the Totems Befitting of a wooden stadium built in the Pacific Northwest, I propose that it be called: The [insert corporate sponsor's name] Lodge. http://www.koin.com/news/mlb-in-portland-wood-stadium-may-be-game-changer_20171130085834477/870122757 https://ballparkdigest.com/2017/07/20/how-to-lure-mlb-to-portland-an-all-wood-ballpark/ http://portlandtribune.com/but/239-news/368256-250036-wood-products-ninth-inning-comeback
  4. Portland Sticks: - unique - the name capitalizes on that early form of baseball -- stickball - much of the US considers the Northwest to be "out in the sticks" - a new stadium will be built using some very big sticks that will be sticking together in the form CLT (cross-laminated timber) - Oregon is full of big sticks and would be full of Portland Sticks fans - of course the team would carry "big sticks" - our team and fans would always "stick it out" and "stick in there" until the end - the team would always "stick it to" our opponents I think this will be a name that sticks.
  5. Suggested Portland team nicknames listed in this thread: A's (Athletics)6 Beavers Cascades Dragons Ee-nas4 Evergreens Firs Golden Beavers Herons* Lagers Larks Loggers Lookouts Lumberjacks Lumberjax Mavericks Mountains Oregonians1 Pacifics Peddlers Penny Farthings Pickles Pine Barons Pines Pioneers Plaid Sox Platypus Porters1 Portlandos4 Ports* Port Sox1 Raindrops5 Roasters Sentinels Settlers* Stags Sticks* Swallows Thorns Totems2 Wagons* Webfeet3 Wildcats Woodlanders* Woodsmen Wool Sox * added between 01/22/18 - 02/20/18 1 added 02/21/18 2 " 03/15/18 3 " 03/30/18 4 " 04/16/18 5 " 04/17/18 6 " 04/18/18
  6. Portland Woodlanders: - unique - relevant geographically and historically, as well as today - appeals to all types who like to spend time in Oregon's forests - fits well with a team that would play in a wooden ballpark - will not alienate either side of the forest use debate - anybody can be a Woodlander Go Woodlanders!
  7. Portland Roasters: - unique - relevant throughout the state - relevant across age groups - widely associated with one of Portland's reputations - can be spun in numerous positive ways - sort of has a vintage feel about it, much like the nostalgia baseball can conjure up And the list goes on. Is there really a better or more natural fit?