Live Review: The Flaming Lips at Waterfront Park, 8/3

Plus: A bonus Q&A with Wayne Coyne. (Spoiler: No talk of Native American headdresses.)

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Earlier this year, the Flaming Lips released a series of videos on Funny Or Die in which they “sold out,” licensing the band name for a Michael Bay-directed film, a tie-in chapstick and e-cigarettes. It was all a big April Fool’s prank, but as the Lips took the stage at Waterfront Park on Sunday, surrounded by banners emblazoned with the AT&T logo and ads for the MLS All-Star Game, the joke ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Native American Rights Group Protests the Flaming Lips at Waterfront Park

Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry also plans to protest Ted Nugent at Portland Expo Center on Tuesday.

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The free Flaming Lips concert at Waterfront Park last night drew more than just fans of the psychedelic rock veterans: A small group of activists were also in attendance, protesting the band over incidents involving frontman Wayne Coyne and the appropriation of Native American iconography. Spearheaded by the national organization Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, about 20 protestors gathered near ...   More
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Flaming Lips to Play Free Show in Waterfront Park

The psych-rock vets will perform Aug. 3 as part of Major League Soccer's All-Star Week festivities.

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Get your sparkly capes, confetti blasters, fake blood and furry costumes ready, Timbers fans: Alt-rock acid casualties the Flaming Lips are playing a free show in Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Sunday, Aug. 3. It's part of Major League Soccer All-Star Week, and a nice aperitif for MusicfestNW which will be in the same park two weeks later.While they might seem like an odd choice for a sporting ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Yellow Card

It’s not too soon for a warning: The Portland Timbers, absent big change, are headed for trouble.


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The Portland Timbers are supposed to be one of the dominant teams in Major League Soccer. The 2013 campaign saw the team soar to the Western Conference final after an abysmal performance a year    More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

WW Liveblog: Portland Timbers v. Seattle Sounders

Portland 4-4 Seattle (Chara 10', 55', Valeri 14', Urruti 57'; Cooper 3', Dempsey 24', 85', 87'P)

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To see the latest updates, refresh and scroll to the bottom. The game starts at noon on Saturday, Apr. 5. If you have thoughts or comments on the game, please email me or tweet @atomchak.PREAMBLE: Soccer derbies — games between regional rivals — are all about emotion and sentiment and lumps in the throat. Let's dedicate this one to a uniquely verklempt figure: ex-Timbers and current Sounders striker ...   More
 
Friday, April 4, 2014 by Alex Tomchak Scott

WW Liveblog: Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake in the MLS Western Conference Final

Portland Timbers 0-1 Real Salt Lake (2-4 on aggregate)

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Live updates will be posted at the bottom of the page. Hit refresh to see the latest. The game starts at 6 p.m. I'll try to post updates throughout the day, and they'll grow in frequency as the game progresses. Get at me on Twitter (@atomchak) or via e-mail at ascott@wweek.com.Preamble: All seems lost for the Portland Timbers right now. I don't mean to be too negative, but in the first leg of the tie, ...   More
 
Sunday, November 24, 2013 by Alex Tomchak Scott

Cutting The Ribbon

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


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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

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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 and survived with a 3-2 win at Jeld-Wen Field following multiple Dallas assaults on the goal in extra time. “Obviously, fatigue ...   More
 
Sunday, April 17, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Timbers' Home Major League Soccer Debut A Huge Success

Portland Timbers' Major League Soccer home opener

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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 victory over ...   More
 
Friday, April 15, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

City Hall: Commissioners Approve Parking Plan

Portland City Hall in January

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In a 4-0 vote with Commissioner Nick Fish absent on vacation, City Council today approved the parking plan for the streets around Jeld-Wen Field formerly known as PGE Park.That plan, which Mayor Sam Adams introduced as an emergency ordinance, calls for expanding the hours for paid parking around the revamped stadium on Portland Timbers game nights and increasing the hourly rates from $1.60 to $3.50 ...   More
 
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