Summer Free-For-All: Southwest Edition

Summer Free-For-All: Southwest Edition

Free summer events and resources in Southwest Portland Portland Parks and Recreation every year...

Multnomah neighbors debate proposed development

Multnomah neighbors debate proposed development

While some favor the four-story apartment and retail complex, others say it doesn't fit Mike...

OnPoint to open in Hillsdale this month

OnPoint to open in Hillsdale this month

The credit union's new branch will open to the public July 8 Hillsdale’s new OnPoint...

Top of their class

Top of their class

Wilson High's six valedictorians share their thoughts about high school and their plans for the...


SW Portland's Latest News

July 01, 2015

Senior Awards

by Kelsey O'Halloran
PTA Scholarships: Makenna McMillen and Ryan Nilsen Mike Osborne Memorial Scholarship: Sage Nicholson Rose Festival Princess: Lily Brodrick U.S. Air Force Falcon Foundation scholarship: James…
PHOTO COURTESY OF WENDY YOUNKIN - Hayhurst Elementary student Casey Dennison-Leonard shows off his Superstar Reader trophy.
July 01, 2015

School Briefs: Hayhurst student wins reading recognition

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Hayhurst student wins reading recognition Hayhurst Elementary student Casey Dennison-Leonard recently earned top recognition in the school’s Superstar Reader program for reading 25,000 pages…
July 01, 2015

College Notes

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Gaela Dennison-Leonard named to Hamilton College Dean’s List Gaela Dennison-Leonard, a Wilson High School graduate and the daughter of Sarah and Charles “Chick” Dennison-Leonard of Portland, has…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Exchange student Shari Uhlig smiles for the crowd as she and other exchange students are recognized during the commencement ceremony.
July 01, 2015

Congratulations

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Wilson High School Class of 2015 Lukas Aberle Sloane Ackerman Hodo Hussien Adan Rachel Agon Sierra Ambrosio Wood Alexis Angerinos David Anuta Sharif Asiri Yasmine Awsem Elise M. Bachenberg Ariel…
July 01, 2015

Police Briefs: Teenage girl attacked by stranger in Hillsdale

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Portland Police Central Precinct officers responded to a home in the 6700 block of Southwest Capitol Hill Road on June 10 at 8:20 a.m. after receiving a report that a 14-year-old girl had been…
July 01, 2015

Community Connections

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Ashcreek Neighborhood Assoc. July 13, 7 p.m. Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 S.W. Capitol Hwy. Crestwood Neighborhood Assoc. July 8, 7 p.m. West Portland United Methodist Church basement library,…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO: ANNI TRACY - Tastebud chef-owner Mark Doxtader has been selling his wood-fired baked goods and pizzas at the markets around town since 2000.  A staff pick is the roasted peaches, pancetta, marscapone and fresh arugula pizza, though the menu changes sometimes daily.

Photos by Anni Tracy.
June 30, 2015

Tastebud owner Mark Doxtader launches Kickstarter campaign for…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Restaurant could open this fall Tastebud food truck owner Mark Doxtader has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring his long-anticipated “wood-fired local fare” restaurant to Multnomah Village.…
SUBMITTED - A map of Southwest portland shows sevearl options for how a proposed high capacity transit line might serve PCC Sylvania, including a light rail tunnel underneath the campus.
June 15, 2015

Report: OHSU, Hillsdale tunnel projects rejected

by Jim Redden
Metro staff working on the Southwest Corridor Plan have recommended against tunnels beneath Marquam Hill and Hillsdale as part of the proposed high capacity transit corridor and development…
June 01, 2015

Business Briefs

by Kelsey O'Halloran
OnPoint looks to open this summer Though no official date has been set, OnPoint Community Credit Union's new Hillsdale branch may open in early July at 6367 S.W. Capitol Hwy., according to Joan…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - The Nordic Center, the Scandinavian Heritage Foundations new 10,000-square-foot multi-purpose building on Oleson Road, will celebrate Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American culture and serve as an educational resource for the community.
June 01, 2015

Nordic Center to open in June

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The Scandinavian Heritage Foundation's new cultural center offers space to celebrate and learn The Scandinavian Heritage Foundation will celebrate the opening this month of the Nordic Center,…

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Julie Esparza Brown is an assistant professor in the Portland State University Graduate School of Education.
Jun 01, 2015

Brown wins southwestern school board seat

by Pamplin Media Group
Julie Esparza Brown sailed to victory over 19-year-old Portland State University student Andrew Davidson in their race for a seat on the Portland Public Schools’ board of directors, unofficial…
Jun 01, 2015

Hillsdale Solar garners community interest through expo, meetings

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Program offers school fundraising through group solar energy installations At a May 3 Solar Expo at Rieke Elementary School, the Hillsdale Solar Coalition presented the community with a school…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Wilson High School received a new, three-acre roof during a 2013 summer improvement project.
Jun 01, 2015

Southwest schools to undergo summer construction

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Hayhurst, Maplewood, Markham, Robert Gray and Stephenson are all slated for updates Several Southwest schools will be under construction this summer as part of Portland’s School Improvement…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - McKenzie Hopfer, a senior at Wilson High School, recently received a $7,000 Joe Loprinzi scholarship through the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. Hopfer was also this years yearbook editor at Wilson.
Jun 01, 2015

School Briefs

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Wilson High senior wins $7,000 scholarship McKenzie Hopfer, a Wilson High School senior, was recently awarded a $7,000 Joe Loprinzi Scholarship through The Multnomah Athletic Foundation. Other…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Multnomah County Sheriffs Office deputies honor Loll each year at the memorial stone, to keep his memory alive.
Jun 01, 2015

A lasting tribute

by Kelsey O'Halloran
80 years after Deputy Ernest C. Loll's death in Southwest, members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office honor their fallen comrade Nearly 80 years have passed since Multnomah County…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Mabel Jones plays at Westside Academy of Kung Fu and CrossFit Hillsdale. The gym's co-owner, Lara Jones, is opening a new kid-friendly movement and play area above the gym in July.
Jun 01, 2015

Room to move

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Westside Academy of Kung Fu and CrossFit Hillsdale adds an upstairs space just for kids. For parents of young children, finding time for kids to play and adults to socialize can be difficult in…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Hillsdale resident Carolyn Gassaway examines a map of Southwest Corridor tunnel options during a community forum in May at Wilson High School.
Jun 01, 2015

Community eyes SW Corridor tunnel options

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Hillsdale neighbors consider transit possibilities, construction impacts A light rail tunnel that could run from Marquam Hill to Hillsdale is still just a twinkle in the eye of Metro planners…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN -  Jessica (from left), Abraham, Uri and Hannah Kushner live in Maplewood. Uri Kushner is opening Dairy Hill Ice Cream in Hillsdale this spring.
Jun 01, 2015

Dairy Hill brings ice cream back to Hillsdale

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Sourcing from Alpenrose Dairy, new scoop shop will focus on traditional treats and handmade ice cream sandwiches Specialty ice cream shops have become about as popular as ampersands in…
IMAGE COURTESY OF VILLAGE FRAME AND GALLERY - Kaye Synoground painted many still life images from Multnomah Village during the 16 years when she had a gallery there. This painting is called View from the Bridge.
Jun 01, 2015

Healing in color

by Kelsey O'Halloran
As Multnomah Village artist Kaye Synoground recovers from cancer, she picks up her paintbrush once again It was an ovarian cancer diagnosis in 1985 that pushed Kaye Synoground to pursue art…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - PCC President Jeremy Brown was removed from his position Monday night, May 18, weeks after it was reported that he applied for a job in Arkansas.
May 18, 2015

PCC board votes to remove college president

by Pamplin Media Group
The Portland Community College board voted Monday night to part ways with Jeremy Brown, the college president. Board members unanimously approved a separation-in-service agreement that removes…