90 Minutes in 90 Seconds: Portland Timbers vs. Réal Salt Lake (Video)

"The Timbers dominated 99.9 percent of the time..." but managed a scoreless tie.


The Portland Timbers opened up the season Saturday night, drawing 0-0 with Réal Salt Lake.The game showcased the team’s upgraded defense, with new Timbers defender Nat Borchers buzzing in the bonnet of his former teammates from the Beehive state. The offense couldn’t seem to squeeze one in the net, but the Timbers also didn’t showcase weakness in the midfield—a reasonable fear, given the number ...   More
Monday, March 9, 2015 by Lucas Chemotti

Timbers Fans, Mapped

I attended my first Portland Timbers game in 2001 when the pre-Timbers Army “Cascade Rangers” were about 10 members strong. We gutted the Seattle Sounders, 2-0. Because I loved the team and    More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 PARKER HALL

Bitter End Pub: New Kicks

Bar Reviews
The original Bitter End Pub (1981 W Burnside St., 432-8236, bitterendpdx.com) was more a bitter beginning. It was a dim, dirty, piss-and-vinegar-fry dive that germinated a drunken army of Portland   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Rip City vs. No Pity: Timbers

Don’t stop believing.

News Stories
I went to my first Timbers game in 2002. I recall little except they lost and it rained. My father took me when I was 13, riding MAX from the Sunset Transit Center. I loved the game but knew lit   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Aaron Brown

VIDEO: 90 minutes in 90 seconds


We ask Timbers fans to describe the game they just witnessed, whether at bars around town or outside the stadium. And then through the magic of editing, we bring (their version of) the match back to you in 90 seconds or less.Emotions were running high for Portland Timbers fans on Saturday, August 3, against Cascadia rival Vancouver Whitecaps at Jeld-Wen Field. The 1-1 draw was treated as a ...   More
Monday, August 5, 2013 SARA SNEATH

VIDEO: 90 minutes in 90 seconds

Portland Timbers beat the LA Galaxy 2-1. Sports fans are on the scene.


We ask Timbers fans to describe the game they just witnessed, whether at bars around town or outside the stadium. And then through the magic of editing, we bring (their version of) the game back to you in 90 seconds or less.It was all about redemption for the Portland Timbers Saturday, July 13. After breaking their 15-match unbeaten streak last week in Columbus, the Timbers turned it around against ...   More
Monday, July 15, 2013 SARA SNEATH

Ticket Masters

Timbers Army members take the fight against scalping into their own hands.

Matt Braddock wasn’t about to let a fellow Portland Timbers fan pay $80 for a $25 ticket. Before the Timbers match against the San Jose Earthquakes on April 14, Braddock saw a scalper trying t   More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, AARON MESH

Timbers Army Says Scalper Punched Fan


Tensions turned nasty on Sunday between the Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes—both on the pitch, where Earthquakes striker Alan Gordon uttered a homophobic slur while being ejected, and outside the stadium, where Earthquakes fans smashed in the windshield of a driver who held up a Timbers scarf. But those incidents overshadow a more established war that may have turned violent last night: ...   More
Monday, April 15, 2013 Matthew Korfhage and Aaron Mesh

Timbers Army Members Invest to Save Spanish Soccer Team

Portland Timbers' Major League Soccer home opener

Portland's most intense soccer fans are seeing their impact go international. The New York Times reports that Timbers Army members have gotten behind an effort to save a once-storied Spanish team, Real Oviedo, that has fallen on hard times and is now selling shares to keep it out of bankruptcy. The commitment here has been so intense that Sherrilynn Rawson, one board member of the 107ist, the ...   More
Friday, November 16, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Wide of the Net

With the Timbers’ offense gone sterile, fans debate John Spencer’s future.

The chants rose from Jeld-Wen Field’s Section 107 like steam.  On the field, an amateur soccer team from California had come to town and was in the process of beating a Major League Socce   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


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