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Timbers Preview: Portland vs. Real Salt Lake

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Even in the best of times, there is no harder match for the Portland Timbers than Real Salt Lake.

With the Timbers six games into the season and still winless, the game in at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on Saturday feels like little more than another opportunity for disappointment. Portland (0-2-4, 4 points) has only ever beaten RSL once, with an all-time record of 1-7...   More
Friday, April 18, 2014 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Timbers Preview: Portland vs. Chivas USA

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More than tactics or skill, the emotional state of the Portland Timbers will determine whether the winless club can beat Chivas USA when the two teams meet Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Providence Park.
On an emotional level, last week's 4-4 draw with the Seattle Sounders on April 5 felt worse than a loss, because it came suddenly just as the Timbers (0-2-3, 3 points) rediscover...   More
Friday, April 11, 2014 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Timbers Preview: Portland vs. Seattle Sounders

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The Portland Timbers’ successful 2013 season was made all the sweeter for the team’s fans by the fact that it came so ostentatiously at the expense of the Seattle Sounders. The Timbers trounced their bitterest rival in the 2013 playoffs, the high point of the season.

Portland always feels like the underdog against Seattle, with its bigger supply of money, its larger sta...   More
Friday, April 4, 2014 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Timbers Preview: Portland vs. Chicago Fire

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The reigning MVP of Major League Soccer will be in Portland this weekend as the Portland Timbers host the Chicago Fire March 16 at Providence Park, but spectators probably won't see Mike Magee on the field.

Signed in midseason last year, Magee nearly dragged the Fire into the playoffs, scoring 15 goals in 22 games trying to rescue his floundering team.

This y...   More
Friday, March 14, 2014 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Great Expectations

After a breakout season, the Portland Timbers must show they’re for real.

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As the Portland Timbers continue their preseason tournament tonight against Portmore United, a Jamaican club, nobody would blame fans for being nervous. The 2013 season was close to perfect. “   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Eddie Johnson Sues Timbers for for $9.9 Million for Letting Him Practice with a Concussion

Suit says concussions ended the forward's career prematurely.

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Former Portland Timbers forward Eddie Johnson has sued the team for $9.9 million in state court, charging that the team allowed him to begin training "while still experiencing symptoms associated with concussion or head injury."

WW has obtained a copy of the suit, f...   More
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Hang Ten

A survey of 10 kalua pig plate lunches in Portland.

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There is not much Hawaiian food in Portland. At least not the dishes people in my native state would call “Hawaiian.” On the islands, the term is properly used to denote something with roots   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Signed, Sealed, Delinquent?

A popular Portland delivery service faces allegations it underpays its couriers.

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If you’ve filled a prescription or bought a house in Portland in the last 10 years, there’s a decent chance a company called Senvoy was involved in the transaction. The Portland company cl   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Dotcom Before The Storm

An alleged rape victim turns to crowdsourcing in her civil suit against a prominent Portland software executive.

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A new lawsuit accuses a leading Portland software entrepreneur of sexual assault, and his accuser has taken the extraordinary step of trying to crowdsource $11,500 to help pay for her civil case   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Cold Dreams

Residents of Right 2 Dream Too question Mayor Charlie Hales’ offer to move them inside.

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It’s a quarter to 9 on the coldest night so far this year, and a 64-year-old man named Misha waits for a turn to sleep in a tent with strangers. Right 2 Dream Too—the iconic homeless camp    More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT
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