Timbers Primary Logo
The Portland Timbers have a long and storied history, dating back to the early 1970s. The team's primary logo has evolved over the years as well, reflecting changes in ownership and design trends.
The original Timbers logo was introduced with the team’s formation in 1975. It featured a simple circular crest with an outline of Oregon state and an ax on top of it, representing timber harvesting that is so important to Oregon’s economy. In 1982, when new owners took control of the club they updated their logo by adding two pine trees at either side of the circle along with “Portland Timbers” written across it in bold typeface. This version remained until 2001 when another redesign replaced both elements but kept its basic shape intact; this time featuring three fir trees instead and more prominent lettering for “Portland Timbers Football Club."
In 2009 yet another rebrand occurred which saw some minor tweaks made such as changing up font styles used for "Timbers" while keeping everything else mostly unchanged from before including the colors scheme (green/yellow). Finally, after 10 years, this iconic symbol was retired in 2019 due to MLS expansion rules requiring teams to update their logos every few seasons or so; thus leading us all to the way current iteration which features five fir tree silhouettes forming a ring around a shield-shaped crest containing words "RCTID" inside - an acronym standing 'Rose City Til I Die' slogan adopted by fans during mid-2010s era soccer craze here city Portland itself!
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2019 - Present
A green with an orange trim circle with a superimposed white ax and orange strokes coming from the ax.
2015 - 2018
A green with a yellow trim circle with a superimposed white ax and yellow strokes coming from the ax.
2011 - 2014
A green with a yellow trim circle with a superimposed white ax and yellow strokes coming from the ax. Wordmark “PORTLAND” in white and “TIMBERS” in yellow.