It wasn’t Disneyland, but Depoe Bay as Mayor A.J. Mattila found himself surrounded by iconic animal attractions last Thursday. Mattila met the Portland Trail Blazers mascot at the town’s water-spouting gray whale where he autographed a ceremonial game ball that bounced its way up the Oregon coast from Coos Bay to Saturday’s home opener in Portland against the Phoenix Suns. The five-day “Rip City Relay” was undertaken to promote the Blazers’ new home, the Moda Center.For the complete article see the 11-06-2013 issue.
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