I asked Brian a few weeks ago if he would like to go see the University of Portland Men's basketball team. He was in town last Thursday and Friday teaching and I thought it would be fun to go to a game together.
Thursday night was date night! I hadn't been to Red Robin in years (that was my first job back in 1988 when I first moved to Seattle) and I was hungry for a good burger. I still think they make one of the best, for a chain restaurant.
The game was great - and we had awesome center court seats! Portland defeated San Diego, 69-55, before a sparse crowd at the Chiles Center in North Portland. Neither of us has been to a WCC game in Portland before. It was a quaint setting filled with what appeared to be long-time supporters of the Pilots. This is an exciting year for the Pilots - who will play St. Mary's on Saturday night for sole possession of second place behind powerhouse Gonzaga. Saturday night's game is arguably the biggest conference game the Pilots will have at the Chiles Center in more than a decade. GOOD LUCK!