SPORTS

Why Timbers Coach Caleb Porter Believes Last Year Wasn't a Total Disaster—and This Year Could Be Amazing

His first season rocked. His second ended before it began. Now, as the Portland Timbers kick off a difficult and decisive 2015 season, head coach Caleb Porter calmly charts course for the playoffs.

02/20/2015 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

Timbers Training Update: Back At It

On Friday, the Portland Timbers kicked off the 2015 season with their first training session.

01/26/2015 By Mike Schwartz

SPORTS

The Portland Timbers Offseason: Who's Staying, Who's Leaving, and Who's Coming?

Monday was a busy day for the Timbers, and they surely aren’t done yet.

12/09/2014 By Mike Schwartz

FIT CITY

How Nike Elites Changed the Athletic Sock Game

Tracking the rise of Nike's share of national sock stock

12/01/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski

BIG PICTURE

Keep Sporting Weird: A New Book Profiles the World's Oddest Athletic Pursuits

From ostrich racing to chess boxing, a new photography book documents the world’s strangest athletic dreams.

11/18/2014 By Sarah Richards

Slideshow

Slide Show: Weird Sports, from Bubble Soccer to Major League Dreidel

A new photography book documents the world’s strangest athletic dreams.

11/18/2014

SPORTS

The Portland Timbers 2014 Season Review

After a year with as many disappointments as goals, we look back on what went wrong, what went right, and what to expect in 2015.

11/10/2014 By Mike Schwartz

RIP CITY

The Blazers' Guide to Portland

What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

Once More Unto the Breach: Timbers at FC Dallas

The odds are long: Portland’s only path to the postseason is a Vancouver loss and a Timbers win or draw.

10/24/2014 By Mike Schwartz

SPORTS

The Mountain and the Viper: Timbers vs. RSL

Real Salt Lake once again stand in Portland’s path.

10/16/2014 By Mike Schwartz

SPORTS

After Shock: Timbers at San Jose

The Captain is gone for the year. What now?

10/03/2014 By Mike Schwartz

SPORTS

Match Preview: Timbers at Toronto FC

Already 2-0 in Canada this year, the Timbers head to Toronto to face a team that has not lived up to expectations.

09/26/2014 By Mike Schwartz

SPORTS

Match Preview: Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Throw away the records. This game, this single event, is an island, a one-off, a playoff game.

09/19/2014 By Mike Schwartz

SPORTS

The Thin Red Line: Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose's sojourn to the Rose City must yield one thing and one thing only: a win for the home team.

09/05/2014 By Mike Schwartz

PDX INDEX

Ducks Football By the Numbers

A numerical look at the University of Oregon's biggest sports draw

09/02/2014 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

Match Preview: Timbers @ Vancouver Whitecaps

It’s rarely easy to get over a bad loss at home, let alone a dismantling by your hated rivals. But the Timbers have to.

08/29/2014 By Mike Schwartz

SPORTS

The Dew Tour Shreds through Portland

This weekend, watch some of the world’s best skaters and BMX riders cruise down Broadway—for free—with tricks that will blow your mind.

08/12/2014 By Caleb Diehl

SPORTS

7 Amazing Facts* from the MLS All-Star Game

Impressions from a week of football and frivolity in Soccer City, USA.

08/07/2014 By Zach Dundas

PORTLAND TIMBERS

Match Preview: Timbers vs. Chivas USA

Back at home—against one of MLS’s weaker teams—the Timbers offense needs to click into gear again.

08/07/2014 By Mike Schwartz

SPORTS

Kasey Keller Doesn’t Hate the Portland Timbers (Or Anybody Else)

The legendary ex-goalkeeper (and Northwest native) talks Portland soccer culture, how pros think about rivalries, and his move to the press box.

08/06/2014 By Zach Dundas