Urruti, Valeri and Gaston after the first win of the season! Urruti is about to catch Will Johnson in celebration.
maxi urruti gives the timbers their first win of the season with this beautiful goal in the last seconds of the match.
Just one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever see!
The Pacific Northwest has always had an independent streak. Since the early days of the Oregon territories, there has been a vocal minority who prefer secession.
In the nineteen forties, citizens in southern Oregon and northern California went as far as blockading highways and declaring themselves an independent state. Jefferson never came to be, but every few years someone drags the idea back from the ashes.
The largest plan for independence would combine the like minded portions of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, as well as portions of neighboring states and providences, into Cascadia. The plan is obviously a pipe dream, but there are still those who want to see it happen.
The Cascadian movement even has a flag: a black doug fir against a tricolor back ground of blue, white, and green. The Doug Flag is probably best known as a symbol of the Timbers Army, supporters of our local soccer team.
Even if Cascadia doesn’t exist as a country, it permeates the culture here. From our sense of place to our beer. In the Northwest, we have a style of beer called the Cascadian Dark Ale. It’s like a Black IPA or American Black Ale, whatever you want to call it, but it’s ours.
Hopworks Urban Brewery makes a CDA called Secession with the Cascadian flag right on the label — it practically is the label. Secession combines two of the regions top exports: roasted coffee and fresh hops. There is no coffee in Secession, but the roasted flavor of beans fills the beer — dark and bitter and slightly acidic. Hops from the Yakima Valley add a fresh green flavor and the smell of Douglas fir. It’s a surprisingly balanced, almost timid. Just like the people of the Pacific Northwest: independent, but too polite to revolt.
#rctid (at Stumptown Coffee SW Stark St)
Let it rain, let it pour. #ptfc #portlandtimbers #rctid #mls (at Providence Park)
GOOOAAAALLLLL #2 #RCTID
#RCTID (at Providence Park)
Let it rain, let it pour, let the @timbersfc score #rctid
Timbers game! #timbers #portland #oregon #ptfc #portlandtimbers #rctid #soccer #timbersvdcunited (at Providence Park)
Following the weekend lead of the Portland Trailblazers, the Portland Timbers find the back of the net in the very final seconds…