Portland: The nation’s “pétanque” capitol

Portland: The nation’s “pétanque” capitol

Those driving by, or strolling in, Westmoreland Park may have noticed all the activity at the north end, near the dark green cinderblock clubhouse, on the weekend of June 13-14.

More than 100 people, clutching metal spheres, were playing pétanque – in graveled, rectangular marked “terrains” (also known as “lanes”).