On Saturday, October 27th, the Timbers closed out there second season in the MLS with a draw against the San Jose Earthquake at Jeld-Wen Field. Like every game at Jeld-Wen it was a sellout even though it was a blustery, rainy, cold day. The Timbers Army was in rare form with the Cascadia Cup coming to Portland for the first time in the MLS era.
The Coyote Wall is a 200' sheer outcrop of crumbling columnar basalt, a result of the ancient Missoula Floods that at one time scoured and formed the Columbia River Gorge into the shape it is today. The loop trail first heads west, skirting the base of the wall, offering views of the colorful, lichen-stained rock face and talus slopes, before heading into denser forest. At the westernmost point of the loop, the views open up to the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood.
On a memorable night for the soccer fans of Portland—and around MLS—the only way it could have gone wrong would have been a loss on the field.
But the Portland Timbers, inspired by the wall of noise coming from the north end of JELD-WEN Field, made sure that the memory of opening night for their stadium didn't go wrong, as they won their first ever MLS game, 4-2, over the Chicago Fire on a rainy night in the Rose City.
The Hoyt Arboretum is located atop a ridge in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, United States. It was founded in 1922 by a collection of timber industry representatives, the U.S. Forest Service, the Portland Parks & Recreation department, and enthusiasts.
The 187-acre (0.76 km2) (76 ha) arboretum hosts just under ten thousand individual trees and shrubs of more than eleven hundred species from all over the world. Most have labels identifying common and scientific names and region of origin.