Astoria Royal Chinooks

The Astoria Royal Chinooks, known also as the Lower Columbia Royal Chinooks, were a professional basketball team based in Astoria, Oregon who played in the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League (PCBL) during the 1947–48 season. Wally Palmberg, a graduate of Oregon State University, was their player-coach and part-owner.[1] At the start of February, 1948 the Royal Chinooks called a team meeting to announce that they were folding due to low attendance. All of their roster were declared free agents and most of them signed with other clubs.[2] Their home court was Astoria Armory.



  1. ^ "Indians open slate Saturday". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. 30 November 1947. p. 35.
  2. ^ "Astoria quits pro league". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. 3 February 1948. p. 15.