Wilson High School crowns Lily Brodrick its 2015 Rose Festival princess

Wilson High School crowns Lily Brodrick its 2015 Rose Festival princess

The senior enjoys meeting new people and spending time outdoors The rest of Lily Brodrick’s...

New bar a source of controversy in Multnomah

New bar a source of controversy in Multnomah

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Neighbors push to preserve community's character

Neighbors push to preserve community's character

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Washington County planners take a peek at possible short-term rental regs

Washington County planners take a peek at possible short-term rental regs

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SW Portland's Latest News

April 01, 2015

Natural Grocers to open first Portland store in Southwest

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has announced that it will open its first Portland store at Barbur Boulevard and Capitol Hill Road. This will be the ninth Oregon location for the Denver-based…
March 11, 2015

Young woman carrying butcher knife, in mental health crisis,…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Portland Police brought a 23-year-old woman experiencing a mental health crisis into custody Wednesday morning, after she injured herself and barricaded herself inside her apartment’s outdoor…
April 01, 2015

Capitol Highway lanes to be closed for road work

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Closures will run from Southwest Nebraska Street to Southwest 26th Avenue Lanes along Southwest Capitol Highway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from March 16 through March 18 as…
February 25, 2015

Three Wilson High School teachers on leave after initiation…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Principal calls possible hazing activities "troubling" An initiation into a Wilson High School class has left three teachers on paid administrative leave while Portland Public Schools…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
February 22, 2015

Tigard woman learning to ride motorcycle dies in SW Portland

by Jim Redden
A Tigard woman learning to ride a motorcycle in a Southwest Portland parking lot died after the crashed into a parked car. The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Tigard resident Tara…
Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Wheeler, Mike McLane, Earl Blumenauer
February 13, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most expressed sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Democrats have been calling for the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber.
February 12, 2015

Political pressure squeezes 'struggling' Kitzhaber

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Both Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek agree that the Governor should resign Gov. John Kitzhaber is under renewed pressure by Democratic legislative leaders to resign…
Secretary of State Kate Brown.
February 12, 2015

Brown: Kitz wanted to talk, but meeting was 'bizarre,…

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown says she is unsure what to make of a meeting between her and Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is under pressure to resign. Democratic legislative leaders and state…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Dozens of Portlanders turned in weapons during a 2013 gun turn-in event. Several Oregon Episcopal School students will ask Portland's City Council this week to enact an ordinance banning the sale of 'assault weapons' and high-capacity magazines for most semi-automatic weapons.
February 10, 2015

Students ask council to ban assault weapons, ammo clips

by Kevin L. Harden
UPDATE: 'Shootings are scary' high schoolers tell commissioners during brief presentation A handful of Oregon Episcopal School students asked Portland’s City Council on Wednesday to adopt a…

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Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND BUREAU - Kevin Joseph Parker
Feb 09, 2015

Tigard Police arrest Key Bank robbery suspect

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Tigard Police officers arrested 34-year-old Kevin Joseph Parker after a traffic pursuit Monday, in conjunction with two Southwest Portland robbery crimes committed that morning. According to…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Mayor Charlie Hales made a lot of promises during his State of the City speech to the Portland City Club.
Jan 30, 2015

Hales promises infill, wage, and police reforms

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales responded to several grassroots movements with promises that provoked applause from Portland City Club members during his annual State of the City speech Friday. One is to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Signs protest home demolitions in Portland.
Jan 27, 2015

Summit aims to build strong community

by Jim Redden
Neighborhood leaders, activists to discuss array of issues Portlanders are invited to attend a free day-long community summit that will discuss such hot-button issues as racial profiling,…
Jan 26, 2015

Pedestrian safety focus of Capitol Highway action

by Pamplin Media Group
Drivers, get ready to hit your brakes. Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and the Portland Police Bureau will conduct a crosswalk enforcement action from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Hillsdale Farmers Market volunteer Rachel Williams bags fresh produce at the Jan. 11 market.
Jan 23, 2015

Hillsdale Farmers Market kicks off winter season

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Root vegetables, dried beans and popcorn are popular finds at the cold-weather market Fresh berries, sun-kissed tomatoes and vibrant flowers are summertime classics among farmers market…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Karen Fryefield scoops vegetables into sectioned trays while volunteering at Meals on Wheels People on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Jan 20, 2015

Reaching out in honor

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Volunteers lend a hand to Meals on Wheels People on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jamie Northrup and Polly Fossey’s Portland vacation found them in hair nets and gloves, sifting through piles of…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Julie Richardson is celebrating 10 years at her Hillsdale Baker and Spice bakery.
Jan 19, 2015

Sweet Celebration

by Kelsey O'Halloran
With scavenger hunts and 50-cent pie slices, Baker and Spice bakery marks 10 years in Hillsdale Over the past decade, Julie Richardson could often be found renovating her Hillsdale bakery,…
Jan 16, 2015

Lininger schedules two Town Halls in January

by Pamplin Media Group
State Rep. Ann Lininger (D-Lake Oswego) has scheduled two Town Halls in January. The first is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Lake Oswego City Hall (380 A Ave.). It will be co-hosted by…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Keena Baxter-Neal tunes in during Symphony Storytime at Capitol Hill Library. On Jan. 16, Hillsdale Library is hosting Toddler Storytime.
Jan 15, 2015

Southwest Weekend

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Multnomah Village and Hillsdale Happenings For those sticking around Southwest Portland, here are a few ways to enjoy this long weekend. Friday, Jan. 16 · Read, Talk, Sing, Write, Play Time:…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Milo Baxter-Neal, 4, grins as he hears himself playing 'The ABCs' tune on a violin, guided by longtime Oregon Symphony violinist Dolores D'Aigle at Capitol Hill Library.
Feb 01, 2015

Symphony Storytimes enchant children at Capitol Hill Library

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Oregon Symphony musicians accompany stories with classical music and encourage kids to try out an instrument Violinist Dolores D'Aigle joined the Oregon Symphony in 1978, but last week was her…