Have you seen Darlington Nagbe all over town? He's been popping up swimming, hiking, hitting the Gorge and more.
Keep submitting your #NagbePhotobomb images on Instagram and Twitter and you could win a VIP game experience and meet the REAL Nagbe after a match courtesy of CenturyLink. Don't have a mask? Never fear you can download one right here.
— Scott Lenhardt (@scottlenhardt) August 5, 2013
— Ryan Pollard (@rdpollard) August 5, 2013
Milos Kocic & Ryan Miller will be bagging groceries at Hollywood Fred Meyer for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bag 'em up.
This Thursday, August 15th, the Portland Timbers and Fred Meyer are teaming up to benefit Stand Together Pillar Partner Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwest. From 5-6pm, Timbers goalkeeper Milos Kocic, defender Ryan Miller and Timber Joey will be bagging groceries for customers at the Hollywood Fred Meyer (3030 NE Weidler St., Portland, OR 97232).
Five percent of the sales from any Coca-Cola product purchased during that hour in designated lanes will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Plus, items will be bagged in take-home reusable Coca-Cola shopping totes. Coca-Cola and Fred Meyer will match the donation up to $1,000
Be sure to add a Coke product to that grocery list and stop by from 5-6pm to say hello to Milos and Ryan!
The #PTFC1K contest is off and running with numerous entries answering the question: What would you do with $1,000?
Our first weekly $250 winner comes from Instagram user @ali_bella1 who says she'd use the money to help fix up her mini soccer field in the backyard.
As part of our inaugural group of ticket holders, Russ (on the left) and his friend Dave won the chance to have a VIP experience for the Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps match on August 3rd, including KeyBank Club seats, and a chance to visit with Timber Joey on the field!
We asked Russ a few questions after the match.
When was your first match supporting the Timbers?
The USL Open Cup match, five years back.
What was your favorite moment of the match tonight?
Getting my picture taken with Timber Joey!
Who would you nominate as Player of the Match?
Ricketts or Harrington
What else should we know about your Timbers fandom?
I have had the pleasure of being entertained at various sporting events around the globe and the experience presented by the Timber's organization was first class. Dave and I came home with a belief that the Timbers front office offers a superior fan experience to that of their rivals to the north.
Congratulations again to Russ, and thank you for your support!
If you are an Axe Society member and would like to enter to win the title of Member of the Match, please register here.
Stanford University's Graduate School of Business does a nice profile of one of their alums--Timbers COO Mike Golub--to find out more about what makes the Timbers tick and why Portland is Soccer City, USA.
As you know, Portland Timbers team captain Will Johnson took part in last week's 2013 MLS All-Star Game activities in Kansas City. Over the course of the week, Johnson trained with fellow All-Stars, helped out at an MLS WORKS event and was part of the Starting XI in the All-Stars 3-1 loss to Serie A's AS Roma.
Late night host Jimmy Fallon took notice. Rather than go the traditional route of naming an MVP award, Fallon took a different tack:
— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) August 5, 2013
Portland Thorns FC fans in attendance at the final regular season game were sure to notice the tremendous tifo display put on by the Rose City Riveters supporters group. Hanging high over the north end of the stadium, a beautiful, handcrafted image paid tribute to the Thorns.
Although every fan at JELD-WEN Field appreciated the display, few likely understood the time and effort put in to making it possible. Over 60 people combined for a total of 375 work hours to imagine, create, complete, and execute the tifo display.
The process began in July when Rose City Riveters members came up with and finalized the design. With space, cloth, paint, and rigging provided by the 107ist, the Rose City Riveters began outlining the image. After hours of painting and touch ups the final product was ready to go in time for the August 4th match. Additionally, volunteers prepared accompanying two-stick banners, streamers, and instructions for the execution of the display.
To read the complete story of how the tifo came to life, visit the Rose City Riveters official site.
This weekend's featured Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance member is Stumptown Dumplings, better known as Stumplings. Fans may remember Stumplings from the May 2nd Timbers match. Read more about the formation of Stumplings here.
Stumplings will be serving their chicken and spinach steamed dumplings and their signature roasted pork bao with your choice of Asian Chipotle, Chili Hoison, or Thai Mustard sauces from the Soccer City Grill concession stand above Section 93.
For more information on the Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance visit portlandtimbers.com/PTFCA
Portland Thorns FC forward Tiffany Weimer has traveled the world suiting up for clubs in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. Now, the Connecticut native has returned to the United States to play for the Thorns.
Recently, the New Haven Register highlighted some of Weimer’s globe-trotting adventures in a feature available on their website. Check it out here.
Fans of the NASL Portland Timbers will gladly recall stories of Jimmy Conway’s best on-field moments. His former teammates will be happy to speak about what a fantastic teammate he was. Younger fans of the Portland Timbers only need to look up into the Portland Timbers Ring of Honor to understand that Jimmy Conway is truly a Timbers legend.
That’s why so many were quick to support Jimmy once he was diagnosed with trauma-induced dementia a few years ago. In an effort to help Jimmy and his wife Noeleen; friends, family, teammates, and others from the community have joined together to participate in the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 8th at Portland International Raceway.
This year, the Friends of Jimmy Conway team is over half way to their fundraising goal. To register to walk with the team or simply to donate, visit the team’s fundraising page.
Last year the team came out in full force for a fun day of walking in support of Jimmy, while raising money for Alzheimer’s research. Watch the video recap of last year’s event here:
Visit the Fans of Jimmy Conway Facebook page for more information.