The start of the 2012 Major League Soccer season for the Portland Timbers has been somewhat similar to last year’s season. The Timbers have played commendably at Jeld-Wen Field but have yet to win an away game. In 2011, the Timbers won only two away games all season.
With the summer fast approaching and the weather gods smiling down on the city, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the sun in Portland. Some of the most popular excursions include running, biking and going on long hikes.
The Portland State University Bicycle Advocacy Collective was formed four years ago with the mission to build community and improve conditions for cyclists at Portland State. Since then, PSUBAC has been involved in many activities and projects focusing on physical infrastructure changes, bicycle programs and building social networks that enable individuals to join together to push for positive improvements on a grassroots level.
Grouper is a one-woman project featuring electro acoustic music by Liz Harris of Portland. Harris grew up on the northern California coast. Her music combines soft guitars and keys with ethereal vocals. This, along with the use of reverb and tape delay results in a unique, spooky and surreal musical experience.
The Portland State University Academic and Student Rec Center has an impressive array of yoga classes in its weekly Group X schedule. One or more yoga classes are conducted every day at the Rec Center, including gentle yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa and power vinyasa yoga.
This season wasn’t the most successful for the Portland State women’s basketball team. After winning the conference and making it to the NCAA tournament last season, the Vikings failed to make it to the Big Sky Conference playoffs this year. The team finished with a 15-14 record (7-9 in the Big Sky Conference).
With the weather gods smiling down on the city, it is a good time of the year to slip on your running shoes, and there are plenty of marathons and shorter races being held around the city to keep you busy.
After two successive Big Sky Championships, Portland State was one of the favorites to win the conference title this year. However, despite some impressive individual performances, the Vikings finished fifth in the Big Sky tournament last month.
The Portland State Academic and Student Rec Center is organizing the Nourish Wellness Fair on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the ASRC Building for the second year in a row. The event is open to PSU students, faculty and staff, irrespective of their membership at ASRC. Participants will need to bring their PSU ID to enter.
It’s been a hard season for Portland State women’s tennis. The young team played most of 2012 without some of its key players and was on the road for most of the season. The program hired an assistant coach just before the start of the season.
When the Portland Timbers took on Sporting Kansas City at Jeld-Wen Field on Saturday, not many people gave them a chance of winning. Despite having home court advantage, the Timbers were at the bottom of the Western Conference, having lost four successive games.