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17 October 3:26 pm

As the regular season draws to a close, two more Spread the Love recipients were given the opportunity to experience a Timbers game at JELD-WEN Field.

Meet Marlynn:
Marlynn Schotland and her family were the recipients of the Spread the Love welcome packet for the September 29th game vs. the LA Galaxy. Pat Brown, who works at ROOT Sports directing Timbers telecasts, nominated Marlynn. Pat worked with both Marlynn and her husband several years ago at a local television station.

Marlynn says she and her family were thrilled to receive their welcome packet.

“We feel very, very lucky to have received this awesome packet of goodies, on top of the tickets,” said Marlynn. “The scarves are great and we can wear them all the time this winter.”

Marlynn was most excited to share the experience with her children.

“Our daughter just started playing youth soccer,” she explained, “and we were excited for her to see the pros play in person.”

The best part, according to Marlynn?

“The goal by [Maximiliano] Urruti! That was awesome! The energy was also amazing -- we were seated next to some die-hard Timbers fans who were so nice and made the game even more fun.”

Meet Víctor:
Víctor Barreda Pazos and his family received a Spread the Love welcome packet from Karen Willoughby, Director of Coaching at Hollywood Soccer Club. Karen coaches Victor’s three-year-old son. Víctor recently moved to Portland from Spain and had yet to experience a Timbers game.

“I used to attend Villarreal CF games,” said Víctor. “Even when it was in the Champions league. I was curious how it was here in the USA.”

Víctor says he was very excited and grateful when he received his welcome packet. It was the first soccer game he was able to attend with his son. The Pazos family attended the Timbers match on October 19th, a heated 1-0 win over rival Seattle.

Víctor says his favorite part of the game was the very end.

“The end of it when everybody was singing and enjoying the victory,” he said, “without a rush to going back home.”

17 October 11:05 am

The final regular-season home game for the Portland Timbers also means one last opportunity for Timbers fans to enjoy one of Portland’s finest food carts at JELD-WEN Field. Once again, the Timbers welcome back Portland Timbers Food Cart Alliance member 808 Grinds.

Childhood friends Kevin Scofield and Jensen Kip started 808 Grinds in September 2010. The Maui-raised duo brought their Hawaiian lunch creations to SW 9th and Washington in downtown Portland, and it was so popular that they were among the first food carts voted in by Facebook fans to be part of the PTFCA.

808 Grinds will be serving their Hawaiian combo plates at the Soccer City Grill located above Section 93 when the Portland Timbers host Real Salt Lake on Saturday at 7:30 PM PT (ROOT SPORTS, 750 AM The Game).

12 October 4:03 pm

Winning Instagram from September by @anomalily

Tomorrow's huge rivalry match against the Seattle Sounders (6pm; ESPN, 750 The Game / La Pantera 940) marks the final Stumptown Coffee Rosters Morning Ritual contest. All you need to do is show us pictures on Instagram of you getting ready for the big game with the hashtag #scrtimbers.

One random fan will be selected each month to win a prize pack from Stumptown and the Timbers that includes:

  • One (1) Signed Timbers Jersey
  • One (1) 12oz bag of Kenya Gaturiri Coffee
  • Two (2) Stumptown Coffee Roaster Mugs
  • One (1) Stumptown Branded Red Rooster Hand Mill Grinder

So get those cameras clicking and show us your morning ritual.

Full contest rules and details.

10 October 3:28 pm

Not only are Thorns FC players champions on the field, they strive to create and build champions within the community. The Rose City Readers program was implemented to do just that -- make third graders at the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Dreamer School Alder Elementary, champions in reading.

Thorns FC players will attend third grade classrooms on a monthly basis reading books to students focusing on the importance of physical education, health and other central topics.


Photo by Liz Wade

On October 9, Rachel Buehler and Meleana Shim browsed the library at Alder Elementary looking for books to read to students. “I want to read them Polar Express!” Shim commented. After 15 minutes of searching, it was time to read to the first class. There was a buzz of whispers and smiles between the classrooms when Buehler and Shim were first spotted. When introduced as professional women soccer players, jaws dropped and questions sprung from their mouths. They ranged from who their favorite soccer player was to what their favorite food was. Sticking to the theme of eating healthy, Buehler answered vegetables while Shim answered with mangos.

In the first classroom, Buehler and Shim read “Surfer Chick” by Kristey Dempsey, which focused on the importance of a positive attitude, practice makes perfect and never giving up. For the second group of third graders, they read “Dear Mrs. Lurue: Letters From Detention School” by Mark Teague, which centered on looking at all points of view in every situation. During the last session, students had the chance to read to Buehler and Shim in a one-on-one environment.


Photo by Liz Wade

Focusing on reading proficiency in the third grade is a critical step toward increasing the number of students who succeed academically and ultimately in life. During the third grade, students are transitioning from learning to read, using basic knowledge of the alphabet, to reading to learn. The Rose City Readers program inspires youth in the classroom by harnessing the power of sport and mentorship to magnify the importance of reading. The Thorns FC players have a unique ability to motivate students to improve their reading skills and increase their passion for education.

Shyvonne Williams, the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Alder Program Manager, was excited about the program. “We are so pleased ‘Stand Together’ thought of Alder. It went amazing today and we cannot wait to have the players back next month!”

 

10 October 3:07 pm

That’s right. Add brewmaster to the list of Caleb Porter’s many talents. The Portland Timbers head coach recently teamed up with Widmer Brothers Brewing Company to come up with their newest creation – Big Hearts and Brass Balls, A Caleb Porter.

Porter visited the Widmer Brothers pilot brewery at the Moda Center in late August to help brew this special recipe with Widmer Brothers brewer and longtime Timbers fan Ben Dobler: a smooth Porter brewed with roasted malts and naked oats that offers roast, subtle chocolate character, and a velvety mouthfeel. This highly drinkable beer is ready just in time for the heated Cascadia Cup rivalry match against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, October 13th, and for the MLS Cup playoff push to close the 2013 regular season.

The name of the beer comes from a statement Porter made following the Timbers victory over FC Dallas in June.

“…they [the Timbers] continued to show me that they have big hearts and brass balls, because they know how to get it done when the game is on the line. That’s the mark of a good team.”

The beer will be available in limited release. There will be nine total kegs at JELD-WEN Field during the Timbers vs. Sounders game on October 13th – one on the Widmer Brothers Southern Front and eight at two beer portables (near section 101 and 110) behind the Timbers Army.

Additionally, the porter will be served at the following bars starting on 10/13:

  • Kingston
  • Kells 21
  • Thirsty Lion
  • Cheerful Bullpen
  • Gigantic Brewing

Get it while it lasts! Once it's gone, it's gone.

 

08 October 5:46 pm

Tickets to Timbers vs. Sounders games are very hard to come by, especially when both teams are headed for playoff appearances. This week, Timbers fans have two opportunities to win tickets to this Sunday’s highly anticipated rivalry match.

#BeatSeattle Contest
The rivalry between Portland and Seattle has a rich history, and fans love reminiscing about their favorite rivalry moments. The Portland Timbers want you to describe your favorite moment from a Timbers vs. Sounders game.

Share your favorite Portland/Seattle moment on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #BeatSeattle (photos are encouraged). One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, October 11th at 5 PM PT to receive a VIP package for the Timbers vs. Sounders game on October 13th, including:

  • one (1) Timbers jersey
  • two (2) tickets to the Timbers vs. Sounders match on October 13

  • two (2) VIP passes to the pregame reception on the field

official rules

shop.portlandtimbers.com Ticket Contest
Now through 11:59 PM PST on Thursday, October 10th, any online order at shop.portlandtimbers.com is entered to win two (2) tickets to the Timbers vs. Sounders match on October 13th. Fans can also enter to win by signing up for the Timbers shop mailing list (no purchase necessary).

Additionally, any order of $75 or more placed before 11:59 PM PST on October 13th will receive free ground shipping. 

official rules

 

03 October 4:15 pm

One last Cascadia road trip of the 2013 regular season, one last chance to win a $100 gas card courtesy of 76.

All season 76 has been rewarding loyal fans who travel north to support the Timbers in Seattle and Vancouver. This Sunday, the Portland Timbers will play the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place in their final Cascadia Cup road match of the regular season. Not only is the match important for Cascadia Cup standings, but it has a strong impact on playoff positioning. There is no doubt many Timbers fans will make the trip.

The Timbers and 76 want fans to share their experience through Instagram. All you need to do is Instagram a shot of you traveling to or from this weekend's match with the hashtag #76roadtrip and you'll be eligible to win a $100 gas card and an autographed Timbers team jersey. Only photos posted Saturday-Monday will be considered.

Instagram user Edwin Trejo (@timbersmania) won for his post in August when he made the trip to Seattle to see the Timbers play the Sounders. Post your picture of your trip to Vancouver for a chance to win!

Onward, Rose City!

(Full Contest Rules)

 

 

 

26 September 4:18 pm


Winning Photobomb from @davelipps

The CenturyLink Nagbe Photobomb contest has ended and the lucky winner is Instagram user @davelipps. David won for his picture of a #NagbePhotoBomb during a hike with his visiting brother and sister.

“We had a really fun time hiking with the Nagbe cut out,” said David. “My sister and brother had flown in for an action packed weekend filled with going to the game, Portland restaurants and three days of backpacking. They are thrilled that we won.”

David won an autographed jersey and had the opportunity to meet Darlington Nagbe after the Timbers win against Colorado on September 20th. 

 

26 September 1:56 pm

LaRog Brothers Jewelers is the newest partner of the Portland Timbers. LaRog has been a part of the Portland community selling engagement rings and jewelry for over 100 years. Now, LaRog has introduced a unique new item that captures the Timbers spirit, the Official Timbers Wrist Watch.

This one-of-a-kind wood wristwatch is made of reclaimed American Walnut and features precision Japanese Miyota movement. The handmade, laser-engraved watch has an axe on the minute hand has fully adjustable wrist links. It is available in men’s ($169) and women’s ($169), plus a children’s watch will be available soon.

Check it out at www.timberswatch.com.

The LaRog Brothers have also partnered with the Timbers for a fun way to win one of these watches. With LaRog now an official sponsor of stoppage time in Timbers matches, they will be giving away a pair of watches to lucky seat holders if the Timbers score a goal during LaRog Time at home matches. The potential winners will be announced right as stoppage time begins. Make sure you keep an eye out to see if your seat is potentially a winner!

19 September 10:17 am

Winning Instagram from August by @marshmueller

A Friday night match means an unusual, weekday opportunity to win the Stumptown Coffee Roasters Instagram contest.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters want to know what your ritual is. Will you wear your Timbers jersey to work? Are you going to drink your morning Stumptown from your Timbers coffee mug? Are you going to call in sick to get to JELD-WEN Field early?

Throughout the 2013 season, the Portland Timbers and Stumptown Coffee Roasters are asking fans to share their pre-game rituals for the first home match of every month. All you have to do is Instagram a shot of your morning pregame ritual and share it with the hashtag #SCRTimbers.

One random fan will be selected each month to win a prize pack from Stumptown and the Timbers that includes:

  • One (1) Signed Timbers Jersey
  • One (1) 12oz bag of Kenya Gaturiri Coffee
  • Two (2) Stumptown Coffee Roaster Mugs
  • One (1) Stumptown Branded Red Rooster Hand Mill Grinder

Last month, @marshmueller won the Stumptown & Timbers prize pack for this Instagram of her son and his handmade Cascadia cape. For full contest rules, click here.