Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1520-1-.html Sat, 20 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Every Rose Has Its Thorns - Portland’s pro women’s soccer team strives to reach the playoffs in its first season. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20914-every_rose_has_its_thorns_portlands_pro_womens_soccer_team_strives_to_reach_the_playoffs_in_its_firs.html It’s taken a few years, but Portland is finally back to living up to its nickname as Soccer City USA. In fact, it’s become the hottest place for soccer in the nation. A lot of the heat is ]]> Playoff Contentions - Caleb Porter’s Timbers are having a breakout season. Here’s how they can keep it that way. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20995-playoff_contentions_caleb_porters_timbers_are_having_a_breakout_season_heres_how_they_can_keep_it_th.html For Caleb Porter, there was nowhere to go but up with the Portland Timbers. The team’s new head coach took over a dismal squad from last year and appears on track to deliver on his promise whe]]>