Mudroom

Gridiron Dreams

Amateur football in these parts sports a different kind of celebrity.

05/20/2011 By Martin Patail

Ax Season

Ax Season

Welcome to Portland Timbers 101. Here is an introduction to everything you need to know about the coach, the players, and the fans so that you'll be ready this spring as the Timbers make their Major League Soccer debut.

02/15/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

The Team

Some of the players to look out for in the Timbers' first MLS season. There are eight returning players from the Timbers minor league team and a plethora of rookies, vets, and foreign imports.

02/15/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Slideshow

Slide Show: The Team

Some of the players to look out for in the Timbers' first MLS season. There are eight returning players from the Timbers minor league team and a plethora of rookies, vets, and foreign imports.

02/15/2011

Ax Season

The Fans

With the Timbers' first MLS season approaching, the Timbers Army is ready and willing to take on new members. It all started with a group of 10 raucous fans in 2001 and has now grown into a full-blown, organized army.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

Portland Soccer: An Expanded History

A timeline of soccer history in Portland. From the Timbers' humble beginnings to the opening MLS game.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

A Timbers Cheatsheet

A Timbers cheatsheet for fans who want to get on board but may know much about the MLS. We'll tell you who the mascot is, who to look out for, and who we need to beat.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

The Coach

Portland Monthly's interview with Timbers' head coach, John Spencer. The Scotland native talks about his take on the American game, his hopes for Portland as a soccer city, and, of course, Oregon's beer and wine.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Editor’s Note

Golden Goals

With the Portland Timbers' first season as an MLS team fast approaching, over 10,000 season tickets have been sold. The question is, can the low-budget "Timbers Army" fan base that has been with the team for 10 seasons in an obscure second-tier league sur

02/11/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Article

The Edge Ledger

If you must gamble, here's how to lose more slowly

12/16/2010 By Martin Patail and Ali Moran

NOTHIN' BUT NEXT

The Game Changer

As Division I Basketball's only openly gay coach, Portland State women's hoops coach Sherri Murrell is breaking records on and off the court.

10/08/2010 By Jason Cohen

63 Things Every Portlander Must Do

Must Do: Become a Fan

Become a fan of Portland's home teams, from mainstream sports to more alternative arenas. Learn how to enlist in the Timbers Army from Shawn Levy, or let Beth Burns burden you with a cyclocross addiction. Best yet, become a derby devotee by following Judg

07/15/2010 By Karen Brooks

Mudroom

A Good Paddlin’

Table tennis is poppin' in the Rose City.

05/17/2010 By Phil Busse

Long Story Short

The Rugger

Meet San Juanita Moreno, 26-year-old from Eastern Oregon, who has found her place in Rugby amongst Portland's premier women's team and the Olympic US national team.

02/15/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

RIP CITY

Game On!

We look at five members of the reinvented and reimagined Portland Trail Blazers who are ready to answer the call of "Rip City" and lead the team to their ultimate mission: a world title.

10/09/2009 By Benjamin Golliver

The Blazers

Sounds Like Team Spirit

Blazers chat with the media

09/30/2009 By Robert Runyon

Mudroom

Trophy Lives

Beaverton powerhouse Jesuit High School has one of the top ranked athletic programs in the country, and it has the famous alumni to match it.

08/18/2009 With Brian Barker

Curl Up

Cold Play

Sure it’s strange, but give the offbeat Scottish sport of curling a chance and it might just sweep you off your feet.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine

Winter Remedy

On Bended Knee

Don’t just ski this winter; set your heels free and go tele’ it on the mountain.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

College Ball

Duck Blind

The University of Oregon baseball team returns to the diamond with bravado—and uniforms you can see from Kansas.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame