Why Spending a Day with Dillon is a Big Dill

Lents is one of Portland’s oldest, largest, and most diverse neighborhoods — and no offense to Blaze, but it’s also the home of our city’s most beloved mascot, Dillon the Pickle.

Since 2015, Dillon has been the face of the Portland Pickles, a collegiate wood-bat baseball team that’s gained quite a following for its home games at Lents Park.

So to kick off our Lents spotlight series, we spent a day with Dillon exploring the neighborhood, from the baseball diamond at Walker Stadium to the best spot for carne asada tacos.

Check out our latest video for Dillon’s full tour of the town, because as Schlomo says, “he’s a really big dill.”