This is the Rose City Riveters blog, where members can submit blog posts. 

  • 03/19/2018 11:37 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    The 2018 season brings us a new venue for Away Days, as the Utah Royals are added on the NWSL roster.

    The first meeting of Thorns and Royals will be Saturday, April 28th at 7:00pm Mountain Time @ Rio Tinto Stadium, located at 9256 State Street in Sandy, Utah.

    Use this link to order tickets: https://timbersarmy.org/event-2866969

    Flags are allowed with plastic poles under 6′, and drums are allowed as well. Watch the language, though! Heads up that bags will be inspected & cannot be larger than 14x14x6- clear bags are recommended.

    We have obtained a discount for lodging at the Little America in downtown SLC.  Reservations & information can be found here: https://reservations.travelclick.com/4650?groupID=2145848

    It appears that local transportation via the Trax Blue Line ($2.50 one way) goes from the hotel (Courthouse Station stop) to the Sandy Expo Station stop which is less than a 1/2 mile walk from Rio Tinto Stadium.

  • 03/12/2018 11:36 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Somehow, in all the excitement of the Thorns winning the championship and the ensuing celebrations throughout all of Portland, one of our Rose City Riveters banners has come up missing.

    We think it may be hiding from us, and perhaps is still a bit too giddy from partying to successfully make its way back home.

    Now it is nearly time for the travel banner to suit up and get on the road for 2018 away matches- so banner, come back!

    Have you seen it? Please let us know at info@rosecityriveters.org

  • 03/12/2018 11:34 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    ****Monday, April 9 update- we’ve met our goal! Thank you!****

    We’re fundraising to generate revenue for the match day experience, and have a special treat for those who want to help!

    Donate $10 or more to our tifo fund, and we’ll send you a special, limited edition “Tifo Hero” pin!

    Thanks to those of you who have donated so far! Our goal is $6000.

    Click the “donate” button to your right to donate through PayPal.

    Stay tuned to this page, where we will keep you updated on the amount of funds raised.

  • 03/09/2018 11:33 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Come join Riveters at meetups during the preseason matches! $1 off pints with your 107ist membership card.

    Rose City Riveters merch will be available for purchase, too. There will also be an opportunity to make a donation to the tifo fund, and get a great “Tifo Hero” pin. Check the links for all the details!

    *March 11 meetup is kid-friendly

  • 03/07/2018 11:33 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    We love getting together at Providence Park- and at our away match venues, too!

    And sometimes, that doesn’t feel like enough, so we love creating opportunities to get the Rose City Riveters family together outside of Thorns matches. If we can turn it into a helpful act of community service or a fundraiser, even better.

    In our excitement to enjoy each other’s company, and enthusiasm to run with a great idea, we recently held a bingo night at Cider Riot. We also planned to have another tomorrow at Lucky Lab…without realizing we were missing some steps.

    As it turns out, we really didn’t understand the complexities (see: rules) in hosting bingo. We learned of the criteria late last night, and found that we would likely not be able to be in compliance for tomorrow night’s event. Regretfully, this means we must cancel the bingo event at Lucky Lab.

    We know a lot of you were looking forward to this- we were, too! But it’s incredibly important to us that we always work in a manner that is above board, and at a bare minimum, never threatens our nonprofit status.

    Our most sincere apologies for canceling this event on such short notice.

    We are incredibly grateful for your understanding. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail at info@rosecityriveters.org.

    See you in the North End soon!

  • 02/23/2018 11:32 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    What a fantastic Annual General Meeting the 107 Independent Supporters Trust had! We hope you were there to learn what we accomplished in 2017, and to participate in the breakout sessions to help determine the direction in 2018.

    If you weren’t there, we have a video version for you. Check it out! Also, if you would like to view the slides of the presentation as a PDF, you can download those here. 

    Ready to get stuck in yet? There are many volunteer opportunities available to you!

    Here are a few continuous/committee-type opportunities:

    If you would rather take advantage of event-by-event-basis volunteer opportunities, please visit the Volunteer Opt-In Page.

    Or, you might have an idea of your own- and we’d love to hear it!

    Drop a note to our events coordinator, Dawn Bauman, at dawn.bauman@107ist.org

    Remember that Rose City Riveters fall under the 107IST umbrella, and your membership is valued and important. You can sign up for membership here. Thanks again to all who attended our 2018 AGM!

  • 01/17/2018 11:31 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Sure, Rose City Riveters are known for great match day tifo displays, epic away trips North, and of course, all the red smoke!

    What you might not know is that when we fundraise, it doesn’t just go to Riveters expenses- it also goes to support our community.

    In addition to products cultivated from our match day drives, financial assistance is also provided to organizations. Here is a thumbnail sketch of where fundraising dollars were directed in 2017:

    • Pioneer Courthouse Square – repair $100 (Click here to find our brick!)
    • Lori Lindsey trip to Mt. Killimanjaro – $107 (Click here to read about her adventure, coordinated by Altitude Football Project. Athletes set a Guinness World Record for the world’s highest ever soccer match, to help draw attention to equality issues.)
    • Street Roots for Spread the Love Scarves (joint with Timbers Army) – $1,000 
    • The Living Room Pride Scarf (joint with Timbers Army) – $3,330
    • TransActive Pride Shirts & Buttons – $2,539 
    • Rock n Roll Camp for Girls BYCAP and End of Year Show – $3,594

    Thank you for purchasing our limited run scarves, shirts, and other merch that helps fund great organizations and causes like these!

  • 11/01/2017 11:30 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    We made it a double.

    We painted tifo, we sang songs, we supported the Thorns.

    We went to Orlando, and we brought back the NWSL Championship trophy.

    And now we rest. Kind of. For a few minutes. There is always work to be done.

    The application period is open for candidates for the 107ist board. The 107ist, for those of you who may just be joining us, is the operational umbrella covering both the Rose City Riveters and the Timbers Army. It’s what allows us to do all the things we do at the scale at which we want to do them.

    Applications are open until Friday, November 10, at midnight and can be found HERE. You must have a current, paid 107ist membership to run.

    Being a member of the board isn’t easy and it isn’t always fun, but the board is essential and this year, four positions in the 11-member group are open. Newly elected board members will serve a three-year term, from January 2018 through December 2020.

    The candidate forum, where candidates will answer questions from their future constituents, will be November 19 at Artists Repertory Theatre beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    Whether voter or candidate, consider carefully. You have the ability to shape the organization going forward.

  • 10/10/2017 11:25 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    In-state:

    Beaverton:

    Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Ln #700 $1 off in-house draft pours for fans wearing Thorns/Timbers gear https://www.facebook.com/craftpourhouse/

    Corvallis:

    Corvallis Sports Park (Upper Deck Pub upstairs), 175 SW Twin Oaks Circle (Corvallis) Seats 65

    Eugene:

    Level Up, 1290 Oak St (Eugene) Seats 100.  facebook.com/leveluparcade

    Hillsboro:

    McNally’s Taproom,  370 E Main St (Downtown Hillsboro) $1.00 off drafts during the game!  we will grill beer brats and burgers! https://www.facebook.com/McNallysTaproom/

    Portland:

    Bazi Bierbrasserie, 1522 SE 32nd Ave (Hawthorne District). Seats 85.  Happy Hour food and drink specials plus the 107ist discount ($1 off all draft beer/cider). Pending sunny skies on Saturday, we’ll have our third TV outside. @bazipdx Will have merch

    Bridge City Taproom, 620 SE 122nd Ave Hosted by Whipsaws FC. Come join the Whipsaws to watch the NWSL Championship game! Good food, family friendly & Big Screen viewing! Please rsvp to this event on Facebook & post if it will be more than yourself so we can make sure we have enough space for all 

    Bullseye Pub, 4835 SW Pomona St. Seats 44, with an additional 34 on the covered patio outside. Happy hour specials during the game for folks sporting Thorns/Timbers gear. https://www.facebook.com/BullseyePub/

    Cider Riot!, 807 NE Couch St. Seats 49. Happy Hour pricing for 107ists. @ciderriot on twitter, facebook. cider_riot on instagram

    Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop, 621 SW 19th Ave $1 off draft selections for anyone wearing Thorns gear. https://www.facebook.com/thecivictaproomandbottleshop/ or https://www.instagram.com/thecivictaproom/

    Gigantic Brewing Co, 5224 SE 26th ave. Barrel room with projector will be open – game will be on main tv with sound as well. 21+

    Kells BreweryNW 21st ave. Seats 100.  @kellsbrewery #kellsbrewery Will have merch

    Ladd Taphouse, 2239 SE 11th, 10% off total bill for 107ists.

    Laurelwood Brewing Co, 5115 NE Sandy Blvd. Seats 60. Special viewing in our upstairs area. Private bar and sound. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

    Leisure Public House, 8002 N. Lombard St. 10% off beer- find them on facebook

    Lightning Will, 305 NW 21st Ave 10% for 107ist – they will reserve back room and move group to front if more than 30.

    Mad Greek Deli, 1740 E Burnside St. Seats 125. 10 Wings for $6 & $1 off all pints with 107ist card (except CBD Beer Tap). @MadGreekDeli Twitter/Insta | https://www.facebook.com/MadGreekDeli/  Let’s win it a 2nd time  Will have merch

    Portland Cider House, 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd  Raspberry Cider-mosa pints for $6 facebook.com/pdxciderhouse IG: @pdxciderhouse Twitter: @portlandcider  107ist members get Cider-Mosas for $5, plus the normal 107ist deals (Happy Hour at all times, which means $1 off Portland Cider Co. pints all-day and food specials) AND we’ll have one of the last kegs of 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s Two Thorns collab cider with the Portland Thorns on-tap. Minors not allowed after 5 pm.

    Punch Bowl Social (Front Office official watch), 340 SW Morrison St, Fl 3.

    Rose City Futsal East, 5010 NE Oregon St. Seats 124.  Special Happy Hour; Free Open Play 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm instagram.com/rosecityfutsal

    Sellwood Public House

    Sunset Division, watching at IBU Pub House, SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. Seats 20+. Please join our group and event with accurate RSVP so we can book accordingly

    The Toffee Club, 1006 SE Hawthorne, gameday pitchers for $15. @toffeeclubpdx

    Una Mas, 1914 W Burnside St

    Salem:

    Santiam Brewing, 2544 19th St SE Happy Hour pricing for attendees in Thorns gear. Facebook, Twitter

    Vagabond Brewing, 2195 Hyacinth St NE Seats 250. www.vagabondbrewing.com

    Out of State:

    California:

    Christopher’s home (private residence)101 Polk St, San Francisco, CA Seats 20. Welcome expat fans! @cjk4140 on twitter

    The Fox & Hounds Pub, 11100 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA  @FoxandHounds818

    High Park Tap House, 23641 Via Linda, Mission Viejo highparktaphouse.com

    10 Barrel Brewing, 1501 E St., San Diego, CA

    Colorado:

    British Bulldog, 2052 Stout St, Denver, CO *This is not an official bar event, just some wandering Oregonians in Denver…*

    Montana:

    Bert & Ernie’s, 361 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT @MT_Volunteers  facebook.com/MontanaVolunteers

    Riveters merch- including scarves, stickers, and patches- will be available at Kells, Bazi, and Mad Greek Deli.

  • 10/09/2017 11:22 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Each year, a special gift is presented to individual teammates of the Portland Thorns by Rose City Riveters. This year’s gift was particularly exceptional.

    Player Gift: Coins designed by Riveters Matt and Hannah, and created by ADX Portland.

    All work was done by the Makers Collective at ADX Portland. The coins’ imagery and wording were designed by Riveters Matt and Hannah, which was laser etched into rosewood rounds from a 25 y/o rose bush native to North Portland. The boxes are Douglas Fir, aged 10 years and seasoned for five.

    The Riveter crest on top is silk screen printed with a gold and gunpowder grey ink finish, and the message inside the lid is one of unity with the players and the club. The top and bottom are held together by magnets, and the rosewood coin rests in a black, felt-lined setting.

    Hope you enjoyed this little peek at just one of many small facets of Rose City Riveters support. Thank you to those, named and unnamed, who contributed their time and talent to this worthy project.



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