A place to call home

A place to call home

Seven families receive the keys to new Habitat for Humanity houses in Hillsdale Fatiya...

New principals to lead Capitol Hill, Stephenson

New principals to lead Capitol Hill, Stephenson

Carlos Galindo and Joy K. Williams bring decades of experience to local elementary schools...

Construction on 'Dream Big' play structure to start this fall

Construction on 'Dream Big' play structure to start this fall

The first phase of Hayhurst Elementary's new structure could be installed in October For years,...

Multnomah Development: Neighbors take action

Multnomah Development: Neighbors take action

Activists push for shorter buildings, more parking as plans for apartment, retail complex move...


SW Portland's Latest News

September 01, 2015

School Briefs

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Registration open for Neighborhood House Head Start Neighborhood House Head Start classes start on September 15. The program helps 3- to 5-year-olds achieve school readiness by promoting their…
September 01, 2015

Police Briefs:

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Woman sexually assaulted by stranger outside Southwest Portland apartment A woman was pulled to the ground and sexually assaulted while walking from the parking lot of her Southwest Portland…
September 01, 2015

Renovation to begin on Multnomah Arts Center auditorium

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The first phase of a $260,000 revamp was scheduled to launch in August After 92 years, the Multnomah Arts Center’s performing arts auditorium is getting an update. The first phase of a $260,000…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Hillsdales new Trillium Court will be home to seven low-income families. The development is Habitat for Humanitys first site on the west side of Portland.
August 01, 2015

Habitat for Humanity to complete Hillsdale project this month

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The first site on Portland's west side will house seven low-income families Seven low-income families will come home to Hillsdale this month, with the completion of the neighborhood’s first-ever…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen and Portland Police Officer Dan Spiegel monitor traffic in Multnomah Village during a June 30 safety vigil.
August 01, 2015

Neighbors remind drivers to slow down during safety vigil

by Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen
James Nobles, safety chairman for Southwest Neighborhoods Inc., set up a Multnomah Village safety vigil on June 30 with Portland Police. Multnomah Neighborhood volunteers assisted with the vigil…
August 01, 2015

Healthy Pets Northwest moves to new location

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Open in August, SW Troy Street shop offers parking lot, more retail space Healthy Pets Northwest, Multnomah Village’s family-run pet food and supply store, announced in July that it would be…
SUBMITTED ARTWORK - Kaye Synoground painted this self-portrait.
August 01, 2015

Village says goodbye to Kaye Synoground

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Kaye Synoground, the Multnomah Village artist who was featured in The Connection this spring (“Healing in color,” June 1), died in July after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to…
August 01, 2015

An oasis in the 'credit union desert'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Hillsdale's OnPoint Community Credit Union, which opened July 8, will serve thousands of existing and new customers in Southwest Paloma Clothing co-owner Mike Roach has long referred to…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE T SISTERS - Rachel Tietjen (from left), Steve Height, Chloe Tietjen, Andy Allen-Fahlander and Erika Tietjen of the T Sisters will perform on the main stage at Multnomah Days this year.
August 01, 2015

Bands from near and far to hit the concert stages

by Kelsey O'Halloran
It’s tough to miss the sights, the smells and especially the sounds at Multnomah Village’s beloved summer festival. This year, the “T Sisters” will bring their “sassy sister folk” to the main…
August 01, 2015

Community Connections

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Ashcreek Neighborhood Assoc. Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 S.W. Capitol Hwy. Friends of Gabriel Park Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. Southwest Community Center Poolside Room, 6820 S.W. 45th…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - See what its like to live off a disaster kit for one night by camping out - whether its pitching a tent in the backyard or packing up camping gear and heading to a state park - during Camp Prepare!
Jul 24, 2015

Will you be ready when The Big One hits?

by The Review
For one night, American Red Cross's 'Camp Prepare!' will show you what it's like to live off a disaster kit Over the past two weeks, much attention has been given to the Cascadia Subduction Zone…
COURTESY PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Portland Community College's Board of Directors appointed Sylvia Kelly to the presidency, vacated May 18 in a separation-in-service agreement with Jeremy Brown.
Jul 21, 2015

Sylvia Kelley named interim Portland Community College president

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The Executive Vice President has been acting as president since Jeremy Brown's May 18 departure Portland Community College's board of directors Thursday officially appointed Sylvia Kelley to…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - PCC Sylvania is difficult for a planned high capacity transit line to reach, planners say. A light rail line wont be able to climb the hill to reach campus, and a dedicated bus system would cut into traffic in the area.
Jul 15, 2015

Tunnel decisions: Marquam/Hillsdale no, PCC maybe

by Jim Redden
Transit tunnels under Marquam Hill and Hillsdale will not be considered as part of the Southwest Corridor Plan, although one to serve Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus is still under…
Jul 08, 2015

Audit: Southwest Portland residents face challenges, too

by Jim Redden
For many Portlanders, the southwest part of town would seem an ideal place to live. Safety is not a high concern and it has an abundance of natural beauty. But an audit released Wednesday says…
PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION - Adults form a dancing line during a Portland Parks and Recreation Concerts in the Park event.
Jul 01, 2015

Summer Free-For-All: Southwest Edition

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Free summer events and resources in Southwest Portland Portland Parks and Recreation every year provides dozens of concerts, movies and other activities to add an extra dose of summer fun for…
Jul 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.
Jul 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…
Jul 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.
Jul 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…
Jul 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…