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Goooal!: Latino Fans

The Timbers fight to attract—and keep—new spectators.

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The scene was what every soccer fan in Portland dreams of: nearly 12,000 people streaming into PGE Park, flying the team colors and blowing horns in support of their squad, and begging players for aut ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Paul Gerald

Broadcast Dues

While Portland Beavers go up to the major leagues, the team’s broadcaster soldiers on.

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Nobody really wants to be in baseball’s minor leagues and traveling to “hot spots” like Fresno, Calif., and Round Rock, Texas. Yet as the Portland Beavers gear up for what’s us ...   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Paul Gerald

Billet, Sweet Billet

Off the ice with your average Portland Winter Hawk in his adopted home.

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It’s one thing to have a teenager in your house, but things can get really weird if you happen to be hosting a young, athletic foreigner with a certain amount of notoriety. Consider Randy Malin; ...   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Paul Gerald

When in Rome

It’s Chad in Portland—but 2 million radio listeners already knew that.

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“Chad in Portland” figures he’s taken care of “Mike in Wichitard,” who has descended into farm animal “smack” and keeps getting run by the “Pimp.” ...   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Paul Gerald

Cold As Ice

A longtime local small business hits hard times. Will it skate away?

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When the current Portland Winter Hawks season picked up where the last one left off—namely, in the gutter of the Western Hockey League—players and fans knew something had to change. But th ...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Paul Gerald

PDX’s Ball Bearings

Trying to make sense of what’s next for the Timbers and Beavers.

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Portland Beavers and Timbers owner Merritt Paulson hasn’t taken long to try a shake-up of the two minor-league teams he bought last spring. He’s been meeting with the commissioner of Major ...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Paul Gerald

Touchdown, Jesus

Who says you can’t worship God in between wings and a beer on a Sunday?

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The way Mike Unverzagt sees it, Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-19, “Go into all the world and make disciples”—he didn’t say, “Open a church and hope folks show up.” So ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Paul Gerald

Cain Remains Able

With new baseball ownership in Portland, an old face remains.

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The Portland Beavers may have new ownership in 34-year-old Merritt Paulson, but 63-year-old Jack Cain will remain a fixture with the minor league team—even if nobody's real clear on his job desc ...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Paul Gerald

Jerry Glanville

PSU's new football coach isn't "young," but he's plenty "creative."

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Jerry Glanville isn't exactly one of the "young creatives" progressive Portland is famous for attracting. Instead, he's a 65-year-old, avowedly apolitical, cowboy-hat-wearing race car owner who's bee ...   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Paul Gerald

Looking up

What's new this soccer season? Better video, a buttoned-down army, a "Beckham Factor" and oh yeah, maybe a better team.

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When he took over as coach and general manager of the Portland Timbers in September, Gavin Wilkinson inherited a franchise in chaos. After a 2006 season with only seven wins in 28 games and three shu ...   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Paul Gerald
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