Thorns Coach Quits

Cindy Parlow Cone cites family as reason for decision


The Trail Blazers’ impressive early-season toughness and the Timbers’ deep run in the playoffs may have Portland dreaming of titles—but it only took the Portland Thorns FC one season to win as many championships as the two marquee men’s franchises have in their entire history put together. As Thorns writer Jonanna Widner pointed out in October, "you can't argue with hardware."Which makes it ...   More
Thursday, December 5, 2013 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Rip City vs. No Pity: The Owners

A Mad Lib for knowing your moguls.

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All fans feel a symbolic ownership of their team. In Portland, this tribal pride has manifested itself in touching and bizarre displays: gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to honor the arr   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Liveblog: New Portland Timbers Coach Caleb Porter in Press Conference at Jeld-Wen

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At 10:30 am today in a press conference at Jeld-Wen field, former University of Akron soccer coach Caleb Porter introduces himself to the press and public as the new coach of the Portland Timbers. In his career with Akron, Porter had the highest winning percentage of any coach in college soccer, and is expected to bring a faster, pass-oriented game to the Portland team. WW is on hand to report ...   More
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Merritt’s System

As a miserable season ends, the Portland Timbers again gamble on a first-time MLS coach.

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Portland Timbers fans have learned one thing for certain about the team’s owner, Merritt Paulson: He’s not afraid to gamble. He launched the team’s freshman season in Major League Soccer las   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Timbers Fire Spencer


Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson fired coach John Spencer today, ending the tenure of the team's first Major League Soccer coach after a season dotted inconsistency and embarrassment. The Timbers (5-8-4, 19 points) have spent the entirety of this second season in or near the cellar their conference. They've shown themselves able to beat some of the best teams in the league at home (Sporting ...   More
Monday, July 9, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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 Bank on The Changing Face of Jeld-Wen

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Look for some unhappy Portland Democrats after today's announcement that PGE Park will be renamed Jeld-Wen Field when the Timbers begin play in Major League Soccer.Not because there's any great sentiment for PGE, the state's largest utility and a subsidiary of Enron when it hung its name on the old Civic Stadium a decade ago.But rather because of the political activities of Jeld-Wen's founder, the ...   More
Monday, March 14, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

PGE Park Renovation On Time But Over Budget

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As the Portland Timbers' April 14 home opener approaches, City of Portland records show the renovation of PGE Park from a multi-purpose stadium to a Major League Soccer facility is on time but about $5 million over the project's $31 million budget. (The original development agreement calls for the city to contribute $11.9 million to the project and Timbers owner Merritt Paulson to contribute $19.3 ...   More
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Paulson to Portland: Read My Lip$

Merritt Paulson, owner of the Portland Beavers and Timbers, wants the City of Portland to spend $85 million to renovate PGE Park for Major League Soccer and to build his Beavers a new ballpark. That's a pretty big ask in the best of times, which these are not. And Paulson, the son of U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, is anything but another thinly-financed wannabe looking to leverage ...   More
Saturday, November 8, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS


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