PORTLAND -- As the San Francisco 49ers get ready to visit CenturyLink field in Seattle for the looming NFC championship against the Seahawks Sunday, Portland NFL fans are gearing up in support of their favorite side.
So, is Portland a Seahawks or a Niners town?
If it was up to proximity alone, our Northwest brethren a mere three hours to north would be the obvious choice. But Oregon has seen an influx of Californians over the past half century and with many come their sports allegiances.
Also, as a bitter Northwest rivalry between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders continues, many a Timbers fan is having an existential crisis at the possibility of rooting for anything Seattle.
The matchup has become one of the NFL s fiercest. The teams are clashing for the third time this season and each has a win under its belt in the series.
Comment on KGW s Facebook page or tweet us @kgwnews and tell us which team you're rooting for, and why you are a fan.