Seven Minutes in (Timbers) Heaven
Portland’s debut MLS season may have come to a halt but the misty-eyed memories and goosebump-inducing flashbacks live on in Portland Timbers, We Adore You. A no-narration documentary chronicling JELD-WEN Field’s inaugural MLS match, the seven-minute film drips with both tasteful camerawork and nostalgia for the recent past. There is also a little bit of odd timing as well as opening day was 8 months ago but that is of little consequence when the finished product to so damn pretty to look at.
Add in a handful of highly-stylized Adrian Healy soundbites and the end result is something any reasonable fan of American soccer would deem worthy of watching*. Twice.
BONUS TRACK: Alaska Airlines recently did their own JELD-WEN Field opening flashback video. Watch it.
*Reasonable fan ≠ a closed-minded Sounders fan who blindly hates anything associated with Portland.