PDX Athletes Archive

Danny Way – Portland’s Most Well-Known Professional Skateboarder

By PDX People Although skateboarding has been around since the 1960’s and 1970’s to some degree, the sport didn’t really take off until the 1980’s when skateboarders like Tony Hawk and Danny Way captured the imagination of skaters everywhere with their tricks and moves that were frequently published in magazines like Thrasher, movies and music …

Lance Blankenship – Former Major League Baseball Player, Coach And Business Owner From Portland

By PDX People PORTLAND, Ore. – Lance Blankenship is one of the most well-known Major League Baseball Players from Portland Oregon. Lance Robert Blankenship (born December 6, 1963) in Portland Oregon. Blankenship played during 1989 baseball season. Most fans remember the 1989 season well because of the World Series, and the earthquake which occurred on …

Ahmad Rashad

Born in Portland Oregon in 1949, Ahmad Rashad knew early on in life that football was his passion and after going to various high schools in Oregon and Washington, he received an athletic scholarship from the University of Oregon. Rashad excelled as a wide receiver and running back with the Oregon Ducks, and he was …

Randy Couture – An Incredible Athlete, Actor, and Superstar

By PDX People PORTLAND, Ore. – Ultimate Fighting Championship fans are familiar with Randy Couture because he’s been a fixture in the MMA community for over 20 years thanks to his many championship titles and the impact he’s had on the sport including winning four championship fights after the age of 40. Movie fans are …