Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1004-1-.html Sat, 20 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Gang Green - The Timbers Army is rowdy, raucous and rebellious. It also wields enormous power. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17915-gang_green_the_timbers_army_is_rowdy_raucous_and_rebellious_it_also_wields_enormous_power.html 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]]> Splitting Timbers - The Timbers’ new season in a new league will mean bigger revenues and salaries—but at a cost. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17226-splitting_timbers_the_timbers_new_season_in_a_new_league_will_mean_bigger_revenues_and_salaries%E2%8.html 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]]> Cutting The Ribbon - Five things we learned from the Portland Timbers’ first two home games in Major League Soccer. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17386-cutting_the_ribbon_five_things_we_learned_from_the_portland_timbers_first_two_home_games_in_major_le.html 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 ]]> Tough Crowd - Odds are, any one of these women could kick your ass. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11283-tough_crowd_odds_are_any_one_of_these_women_could_kick_your_ass.html IceCycles - What's better than racing motorcycles? Racing motorcycles with spiked tires on ice. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11427-icecycles_whats_better_than_racing_motorcycles_racing_motorcycles_with_spiked_tires_on_ice.html The Bitching Hour - Will the Internet kill Oregon's restrictions on Happy-Hour promotions? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11128-the_bitching_hour_will_the_internet_kill_oregons_restrictions_on_happy_hour_promotions.html Changing Gears - A new city plan wants one in four commuters riding bikes by 2030. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11158-changing_gears_a_new_city_plan_wants_one_in_four_commuters_riding_bikes_by_2030.html Gimme A Break - Earl Blumenauer's bill pays people to ride their bikes to work, but not everyone's cashing in yet. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11264-gimme_a_break_earl_blumenauers_bill_pays_people_to_ride_their_bikes_to_work_but_not_everyones_cashin.html Jerry’s Skid - Is time running out on PSU football coach Jerry Glanville? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11286-jerryrss_skid_is_time_running_out_on_psu_football_coach_jerry_glanville.html Tom Krattenmaker <i>Onward Christian Athletes</i> - Is Christianity's monopoly in sports evangelism fair? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11293-tom_krattenmaker_onward_christian_athletes_is_christianitys_monopoly_in_sports_evangelism_fair.html By The Numbers - Fare Trade http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11318-by_the_numbers_fare_trade.html First And 10 - Must-know numbers for the Civil War game. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11378-first_and_10_must_know_numbers_for_the_civil_war_game.html