2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.

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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

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.--- But even if the team is sore on Sunday, it can thank its blessings for escaping the night with a 1-0 victory. Plagued by several no-calls and some physical play from Columbus, the Timbers were able ...   More
Sunday, May 22, 2011 JONATHAN CROWL

Timbers Army Gives Three Fans the Axe


Several dozen people identifying themselves as members of the Timbers Army engaged in a mass bout of "cyber-bullying" against three fellow fans earlier this week. Officials with the Portland Timbers, who are days away from the franchise's Major League Soccer home opener April 14 after starting the inaugural season on the road, said the team is investigating the abuse from self-described members ...   More
Friday, April 8, 2011 AILIN DARLING

Timbers Army Form New Non-Profit; City of Portland Increases Fees to Soccer Lawyer

Last night's sold-out soccer game between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders has fans preparing for more big crowds at PGE Park in 2011, when the Timbers officially join the Sounders in Major League Soccer competition. In the meantime, the Timbers' biggest fans, the Timbers Army, are taking steps to prepare for another development: the creation of a new nonprofit group in Portland dedicated ...   More
Friday, July 3, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Timbers Army Fundraises for Jefferson High

The Timbers Army is on the warpath for a good cause: It's leading a fundraising effort to help Jefferson High School's girls and boys soccer teams buy new team uniforms. Tonight during the game against Puerto Rico, Timbers fans will be collecting donations outside PGE Park at the Timbers Army van on the corner of SW 20th Avenue and SW Morrison Street. There's more information about the Army's ...   More
Thursday, September 2, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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