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The Veterans Memorial Coliseum (originally known as The Memorial Coliseum) is an indoor arena located in the oldest part of the Rose Quarter area in Portland, Oregon. The arena is the current home of the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, and was the original home of the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.

For decades it was the central hub for all things Portland Sports. In 1965, it hosted the NCAA Championships which saw the 2nd title of the historic UCLA domination of the sport in the 1960s and 70s. It was home to not only the aforementioned Blazers and Winterhawks but was the home to the original Portland Timbers of the NAISL; Portland Power of The American Basketball League and the University of Portland Pilots basketball teams until 1984.

Other events seen at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum included Gerald Ford attending a Blazers game as the sitting US President, the first one to do so. Ralph Nader and Barack Obama in 2000 and 2008 respectively, both ran large campaign rallies in their bids for President of the United States.

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