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Gang Green

The Timbers Army is rowdy, raucous and rebellious. It also wields enormous power.

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No one should have more power when the Portland Timbers play at Jeld-Wen Field than Merritt Paulson. He bought the team in 2007, built it into a Major League Soccer   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Timbers Take Their Lumps, Pull Out 1-0 Win


Avoiding the rapture didn’t save Portland from punishment Saturday night. The team had hell to pay from referee Edvin Jurisevic, who shrugged off multiple bludgeonings delivered by the Columbus Crew.   More
Sunday, May 22, 2011 by JONATHAN CROWL

Cutting The Ribbon

Five things we learned from the Portland Timbers’ first two home games in Major League Soccer.

Portland’s initiation into Major League Soccer played to sellout crowds last week and produced the Timbers’ first wins of the season. For those who weren’t among the 18,600-plus fans to pack    More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Timbers Win Second Straight at Home

Portland Timbers vs. Dallas

Portland Timbers fans are learning quickly to expect wall-to-wall action with their Major League Soccer team at home.After giving up two goals with a 3-0 lead against Chicago on Thursday in their MLS home opener, the Timbers did the same thing against F.C. Dallas on Sunday...   More
Sunday, April 17, 2011 by JONATHAN CROWL

Timbers' Home Major League Soccer Debut A Huge Success

Portland Timbers' Major League Soccer home opener

Playing their Major League Soccer home opener last night, the Portland Timbers were easily recognized in their green and yellow.

But everything else last night at newly christened Jeld-Wen Field seemed newer and larger than ever in the context of Portland's long soccer history. From the heavy downpour and the banners to the national telecast on ESPN2 and the high scoring in Portland's 4-2 ...   More
Friday, April 15, 2011 by JONATHAN CROWL

Splitting Timbers

The Timbers’ new season in a new league will mean bigger revenues and salaries—but at a cost.

The Portland Timbers’ inaugural season in Major League Soccer kicks off this Saturday, March 19, at Colorado.  Before that happens, here’s a guide for casual fans to some of the big differe   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL


What’s better than racing motorcycles? Racing motorcycles with spiked tires on ice.

IMAGE: Courtesy of the Rose QuarterWhen winter hit Tucson in 1977, Brent Densford’s dad wasn’t ready for the dirtbike season to end. So he and his buddies took the next logical step: plugg ...   More
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Former Grant High Star Named Heisman Finalist

Ndamukong Suh, who was a standout at Portland's Grant High School, has been selected as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy —awarded annually to the best player in college football. Suh is a senior defensive tackle at the University of Nebraska, where he anchored one of the top defenses in the nation.

Suh is considered a long shot to win the award because the Hei...   More
Monday, December 7, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Oregon Health News Folds

Nineteen years after its founding as a pioneering watchdog in the health-care industry, the Oregon Health News is folding, according to the online Lund Report. The newsletter had a reputation as a hard-hitting source of information, and it was a valuable resource to lawyers, lawmakers and journa...   More
Thursday, December 3, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

What the World Is Tweeting About the Civil War

If you're reading this, odds are you're sitting at work counting down the minutes to tonight's 6 pm Oregon-Oregon State game. You're not alone. Twitter is ablaze with commentary and anticipation for the game. Here's a quick sampling of what's being tweeted:

@annesaw17 I hear Mission Theater already has a line for the civil war game. We might end up hosting a last-minu...   More
Thursday, December 3, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL
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