Soccer

Portland Thorns Coach Rhian Wilkinson to Resign

Just a year after her hiring, the Canadian soccer coach reported a relationship with a player to the club and league. While an investigation cleared her of wrongdoing, she says she has lost the players’ confidence and that they asked for her resignation.

12/02/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Sports on TV

Where to Watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup in Portland, with Game Schedule

Some bars will open early for soccer games, while some open at 7 a.m. year-round. And it's the last hurrah for Toffee Club, which will close in December.

11/19/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Book Review

Portland Thorns Captain Christine Sinclair on Her New Memoir, ‘Playing the Long Game’

The famously private Portland Thorns captain, Canadian gold medalist, and University of Portland alum has some strong words for her country.

11/03/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland Thorns Win Their Third NWSL Championship

Supporters can greet the soccer team Sunday at PDX Airport and Tuesday at a rally at Providence Park.

10/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Where to Watch the Portland Thorns in the NWSL Final on Saturday, October 29

6 local bars are official ‘pub partners’ of the soccer team, including the Sports Bra and Prost!, and will be showing the game on CBS.

10/27/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

The Portland Thorns Are Going to the NWSL Championship

A stoppage-time goal from Crystal Dunn gives Portland the win over San Diego, and a ticket to the final on October 29 in Washington, DC.

10/24/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Merritt Paulson Steps Down as CEO of the Portland Thorns and Timbers

The announcement follows a scathing report that detailed cover-ups of abuse within Thorns club and across the NWSL.

10/11/2022 By Sam Stites

Soccer

The Sally Yates Report on ‘Systemic’ Abuses in Women’s Soccer Is Out. And It’s Bad.

The answers to who knew what, when, appear to be everyone, and early—including Portland Thorns and Timbers leaders Merritt Paulson and Gavin Wilkinson.

10/04/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Music

The 1985 Kate Bush Classic Resurrected by Stranger Things Is the Song of the Summer

Resurrected by Stranger Things, the 1985 jam has been heard all over Portland–from Fred Meyer to Providence Park and beyond. Have you noticed?

06/15/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Conner Reed

Soccer

Thorns and Timbers Took the Field Together in Ukraine-UNICEF Fundraiser

The at-times bizarre soccer game in a packed Providence Park raised $435,000 and counting.

04/28/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Bar Openings

Watching Women’s Sports Is Hard. The Sports Bra Makes It Easier.

Jenny Nguyen’s new sports bar on NE Broadway is open, with burgers, tots, framed Thorns and Power jerseys, and TV screens dedicated to women’s games.

04/01/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

At Last, the NWSL 2022 Regular Season Schedule Is Here

The Challenge Cup begins March 18, and the Portland Thorns open the regular season at Providence Park on April 30.

03/16/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

What Do NWSL Deals and Drafts Mean for the 2022 Thorns Roster?

The 2022 Challenge Cup starts March 19, but the Thorns will be without Simone Charley, Tyler Lussi, and Christen Westphal.

12/19/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Timbers in the MLS Final & Thorns Announce New Coach

It was a pretty good week in Portland soccer news.

12/07/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Our Sporting Past

Portland Sports Teams: An Incomplete History

Who remembers the Buckaroos, the Rosebuds, and the Forest Dragons? Here's how Portland eventually got its current pro teams: the Blazers, Timbers, and Thorns.

12/02/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

National Team Call-Ups and MVP Voting: Big Day for the Thorns

The team faces Chicago in the NWSL semifinal this weekend.

11/09/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Op Ed

Why Are We Surprised by the Women's Soccer Allegations?

The allegations about a former Portland Thorns coach has sent ripples through the league. But what did we expect?

10/05/2021 By Katelyn Best

Labor

Thorns Players Join Nabisco Workers on Picket Line

Soccer players join striking bakery workers in Northeast Portland.

09/14/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland Thorns' Bella Bixby Talks Home Teams and Representation

The team's keeper made her Providence Park home debut this summer, but she's been around these parts for a lot longer .

08/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Olympics

Already the GOAT, Christine Sinclair Wins Olympic Gold with Canada

The Portland Thorns captain and former Pilot was already the GOAT.

08/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler