Eastside Timbers & Thorns FC is dedicated to upholding a standard of excellence that sets our club apart from all others in the state. A remarkable milestone in our club's history is the establishment of the Eastside Timbers & Thorns Sports Complex. Our ownership and exclusive management of the fields marked a pivotal moment for us.
Situated at 4710 SE 174th Ave, Portland, OR 97236, the Complex serves as a central hub, uniting our diverse membership. It stands as a true "home field" for all our teams and programs, enhancing the cohesion and identity of our club.
Owning and running our own fields is crucial for a few key reasons. It gives us complete control over how we maintain, schedule, and use the facilities, ensuring they're always in good shape for training, matches, and events. This control means our teams can rely on consistent access to quality fields, which is important for player development.
In terms of saving money, having our own fields is cost-effective compared to continually renting or leasing. It also lets us customize the fields to meet our specific needs, whether it's adjusting dimensions or aligning with our club's philosophy.
Our fields also become a hub for the community. Beyond our teams and programs, we open up the facilities to local schools, youth organizations, and other community groups, fostering a sense of togetherness.
Having our own sports complex is a visible representation of our club's identity, something our members and fans can take pride in. It's not just a place to play; it's a symbol of our commitment to excellence and a recognizable home base.
Long-term planning is easier when we own the fields. We can invest in things like infrastructure improvements and sustainability projects that benefit the club and its members over many years. Ownership also gives us the flexibility to adapt the fields to changing needs and technologies.
EST Parking Lot Map
Please refer to the map below to understand how traffic flows through the EST Complex. The map below depicts traffic flow when overflow parking lot is being used.
If the overflow parking lot is closed, you will enter & exit through the main gate off of 174th. If you have any questions, please reach out to us HERE!
Eastside Timbers Sports Complex Rules
Below are our club's protocols and guidelines for all activities held at our Complex. We look forward to watching our players competing in a fun and safe environment here at the Eastside Timbers Sports Complex.
These rules below pertain to the turf fields, the sidelines, the parking lot, and the overflow lot.
Please note that the rules and guidelines are in place due to the field turf manufacturer warranty. Use of items noted below will affect the product integrity which will immediately void the warranty. We appreciate your attention to this and helping us to maintain our site for many years to come.
Please respect the site and the neighbors. No parking is allowed within any of the neighborhoods surrounding the Complex. Overflow parking is right next door inside the fenced area North of the Complex which contains some Centennial busses.
PLEASE SLOW DOWN! PARKING LOT SPEED IS 5MPH. THERE IS LOTS OF ACTIVITY AND YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF ALL THAT IS GOING ON.
The drainage areas are off-limits. Please do not climb over or use gate to gain access to these areas. Please do not climb on any portion of fencing.
As you know, at the beginning of COVID, many changes had to be put in place to follow State and Association guidelines with regards to number of individuals on the field. Once these State and Association guidelines were amended, Eastside did NOT change our policy for training times at the complex. Coaches, players and Eastside staff are the only ones allowed on the field during team training sessions. This is to allow for the optimum training session for players and teams and ensure the safety of our players from non-club associated individuals.
Parents are invited to watch sessions from the stands or on the pavement on field 1. Please refrain from stepping on the turf during sessions unless accompanied by an Eastside staff member.
We understand that some parents used to walk the turf and are sorry that we cannot accommodate this. We do hope that you understand and appreciate our efforts to provide the best possible training session for all players.
Games are different in that spectators are allowed on the fields. The below guidelines should be followed:
1. No Chairs or Canopies. Wooden benches are supplied on Fields 2 & 3 and metal benches on Field 1
2. No gum, sunflower seeds, or food of any kind is allowed on the turf
3. Dogs are not allowed inside the complex, especially not on the turf field.
4. No bikes, skates, rollerblades, scooters, etc.
Thank you for your time, and Go Eastside!
We appreciate everyone for following these rules and guidelines this season. It is our mission to provide all players with a fun and safe playing environment, and we thank you for the support in accomplishing our goals. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here. Thank you and Go Eastside!