A ticket to a prosperous holiday season

SW Connection - News
The Multnomah and Hillsdale Golden Ticket program is designed to support local businesses

More than 8,000 homeless students recorded in the Portland…

Portland Tribune - News
New state data reveals a growing trend of students without a fixed, stable place to sleep at night.

Voters renew PCC's $185 million bond by wide margin

Portland Tribune - News
Funds will improve PCC's job training centers, increasing the lifespan of facilities and reducing long-term costs, according to college officials.

Event to share 'Wisdom of Mothers'

Lake Oswego Review - News
Rabbi Eve Posen will talk about her new book, 'Pirkei Imahot: the Wisdom of Mothers, the Voices of Women,' at the Lake Oswego Public Library

Tualatin City Council president to seek Senate appointment

The Times - News
Joelle Davis, a 2010 legislative candidate, said she has the experience to succeed Richard Devlin.

How would the Southwest Corridor project impact affordable…

SW Connection - News
Portland officials and program representatives talk about the impact of a potential new light-rail line from downtown Portland to Bridgeport Village

Lawmakers take questions on Saturday in Tigard

The Times - News
An estimated 60 people came out to hear from state Sen. Ginny Burdick and Rep. Margaret Doherty.

Doherty talks legislative successes, opioids at Tigard…

The Times - News
The state representative touted state action on the opioid 'epidemic,' among as other achievements.

Devlin appointment sets off a scramble for state Senate seat

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego School Board member Rob Wagner is the first to announce his candidacy for longtime lawmaker's job

Tigard lawmakers set town hall

The Times - News
Sen. Ginny Burdick and Rep. Margaret Doherty will answer questions this Saturday at local coffee shop.

Steiner Hayward credits luck, faith for ability to thrive

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The state senator lives with depression and multiple sclerosis. She is also a practicing physician.

Wheeler, TriMet at odds over housing funds

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: TriMet says it cannot legally comply with Southwest Corridor Plan request, but understands the need to create more affordable housing

THPRD seeks input on Raleigh Park renovations

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The park has grown organically over the years; it has never had a 'master plan.'

Devlin files for re-election to state Senate

Lake Oswego Review - News
Tualatin Democrat will seek another term in Salem, where he co-chairs the Legislature's joint budget committee

Marco's holds Hurricane Harvey benefit

SW Connection - News
The event in Multnomah Village generates more than $5,300 for victims of the natural disaster

Gorge fire is an unusual beast

SW Connection - News
Not used to battling a blaze near a city, some Eagle Creek firefighters were ready to head back home

Wilson High adds 'Take Food Home in a Backpack' program

SW Connection - News
Wilson High School students can collect donated goods and take them home to eat

Rieke Elementary unveils new playground

SW Connection - News
Rieke Elementary School has new equipment designed to meet the needs of older students

Tualatin boy with rare syndrome still beating the odds

The Times - News
Hazelbrook seventh-grader Jake Dering underwent a new type of surgery to correct severe scoliosis.

Nordia House hosts exhibit on history of Nordic skiing in…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Skis are believed to predate the wheel, but their recreational use is more recent.

Amazon plans distribution warehouse in Portland

Business Tribune - News
Amazon's third fulfillment center will be in North Portland with 1,000 full-time jobs

Metro mulls taxes for affordable housing

Portland Tribune - News
Council President Tom Hughes says regional government has a role to play is providing lower priced homes for regional residents

No fire retardant used in Bull Run Watershed yet

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Water Bureau considers it highly unlikely retardant could enter water supply system but is monitoring the quality and has a back up plan

Fire reaches Bull Run watershed, but not reservoir yet

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Water Bureau says it is prepared to switch over to groundwater wells along Columbia River if the need arises

Keep cool as temperatures rise again this weekend

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Cooling centers are open throughout Washington County and Wilsonville, with some extended hours.

An exciting day in Multnomah

SW Connection - News
Capitol Highway was bustling at the annual Multnomah Days event Saturday, Aug. 19

Grown & Crated merges craft with convenience

SW Connection - News
South Burlingame resident Elizabeth Johnston opens delivery service for artisinal goods

Being prepared in case of disaster

SW Connection - News
Search-and-rescue training session teaches community members how to help in an emergency

'Spilt Milk' comedy show brings laughter to Multnomah

SW Connection - News
'Spilt Milk - you'll laugh 'til you cry' is back for another season of stand-up comedy at O'Connor's Vault

Salinas, Kohlhoff, Buck and Simon advance in House District…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Democratic party officials vote to send four names to Clackamas and Multnomah county commissioners for final consideration

Profiles: Learn more about the finalists in House District…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Salinas, Kohlhoff, Buck and Simon will vie for the seat vacated by former state Rep. Ann Lininger

HD 38 candidates discuss taxes, education, environmental…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Town Hall in Lake Oswego offers seven applicants for Lininger seat a chance to make themselves heard

Blumenauer urges Brown to not veto SW Capitol Highway funds

Portland Tribune - News
Congressman says governor is wrong to suggest the safety improvements have not been carefully studied and approved by transportation experts

Seven applicants will make their case for HD 38 appointment

Lake Oswego Review - News
Democrats' nominating convention will choose finalists Monday in race to replace state Rep. Ann Lininger

Heat: Oregon Zoo takes steps to keep people, animals…

The Times - News
Ice, water and shade feature prominently in the zoo's toolbox for critters and guests to stay cool.

More than meets the eye in these woods

SW Connection - News
Maricara Natural Area is home to old-growth forest, newer controversy and, possibly, some fairies.

Kids' Zone

SW Connection - News
It's a place for hands-on play for children at the Aug. 19-20 Multnomah Days street fair in the Village

Wine fest caps off Multnomah Days

SW Connection - News
The Aug. 20 Vine & Dine Festival, hosted by Sip D'Vine, offers a vinous tour of Washington and Oregon.

'The biggest little parade in Portland'

SW Connection - News
Annual Multnomah Days Parade and Street Fair draws big crowds, but still maintains a small-town feel

'A sweet surprise'

SW Connection - News
Multnomah fixture and Business AssociationPresident Jason Lensch talks about his new roleas Multnomah Days parade grand marshal

Schedule of Events

SW Connection - News
A detailed schedule of the different festivities available during Multnomah Days 2017, happening Aug. 19-20 in the Village.

News Briefs

SW Connection - News
Short news updates and information from the August 2017 issue of the Southwest Community Connection

A night out with neighbors

SW Connection - News
Southwest Portland neighbors celebrate National Night out with community outreach festivities

Political consultants, restaurateur say they'll…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Andrea Salinas, Neil H. Simon, Daniel Nguyen and Moses Ross add their names to a field that already includes two Lake Oswego city councilors

Southwest Corridor: Spiff up or tear up Barbur?

Beaverton Valley Times - News
One proposal for the light rail line - still years away - would run it straight down Barbur Boulevard, with two lanes both ways, two bike lanes, two…

Key questions identified in light rail proposals

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Where it runs - and where it stops - in Tigard is a key question for project leaders.

Lininger appointed to Clackamas County Circuit Court

Lake Oswego Review - News
State lawmaker from Lake Oswego says her courtroom will be a place of fairness and dignity

Sewage pours into creek east of Beaverton

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Warning signs have been posted between the Garden Home and Multnomah Village neighborhoods of Portland.

Woman's body found in woods near SW Barbur Blvd.

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Investigators say 21-year-old woman's death probably not caused by foul play.

Nine displaced in apartment fire

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The fire affected several units in the Scholls Apartments, in the 5100 block of Southwest Scholls Ferry Road.

Congrats Wilson High Class of 2017

SW Connection - News
Check out images from last month's Wilson High School graduation at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland

Top of the Class

SW Connection - News
The following 14 seniors went through the rigorous Wilson course load and aced all of their classes.

Bringing the mission to Multnomah

SW Connection - News
West Hills Christian Church welcomes new Pastor Keith Ham and his wife, Kathy. They were most recently working in Kenya as missionaries.

More than 'another number'

SW Connection - News
For 10 years, Southwest Portland-based Ticket Tomato has put a face and heart to online ticketing process

Girl Scout dresses up preschool play time

SW Connection - News
Wilson High School student organizes costume boxes for Head Start programs in Southwest Portland

News Briefs

SW Connection - News
Brief news updates and information from the July 2017 issue of the Southwest Community Connection

A path towards activism

SW Connection - News
The 25th Avenue restoration project gave Hillsdale resident Andrea Wall the bug for community organizing

Neighborhood House became a home

SW Connection - News
Rick Nitti reflects on nearly two decades of leading the Southwest Portland organization Neighborhood House

Two retail occupants for Multnomah Village…

SW Connection - News
The developer behind the mixed-use complex, to be completed this fall, says the retail spaces will be filled with local bagel and burger chains

Democrats pitch revenue proposal

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Nine Washington County lawmakers attend Friday town hall at PCC Willow Creek Center in Beaverton.

Nike to cut 2 percent of workforce

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The region's second-largest private employer could see about 1,400 layoffs worldwide due to a corporate restructuring.

Pamplin launches new websites for dozens of…

Portland Tribune - News
Regular visitors to this website will see something quite different today: an updated digital presence from the only news organization that covers…

News Briefs

SW Connection - News
News tidbits for the June issue of the Southwest Community Connection

'Harvey' leads audiences down rabbit hole

SW Connection - News
Wilson High theater students tackle a classic for their spring show, questioning tropes of mental illness

dB Nation turns up volume in Multnomah

SW Connection - News
Norvin Johnson's new production house wants to become a one-stop shop for media needs in the Village

Community 'showed up' for hungry neighbors

SW Connection - News
Monthslong campaign for Neighborhood House culminates in SW Hope 5K

Amplifying the 'Voices of Women'

SW Connection - News
Rabbi Eve Posen and Lois Sussman Shenker, both local authors and Southwest Portland Jewish community members, talk about their book 'Pirkei Imahot.'

Summer Free-For-All: Southwest Edition

SW Connection - News
Free summer events and activities planned in our neck of the woods through Portland Parks & Rec

Future of Metzger Park topic of meeting

SW Connection - News
The county is holding a public meeting on Monday, May 22, to give members of the community a window on the future and a chance to weigh in.

Think you picked an unusual name for your baby?

SW Connection - News
Not if you chose Emma or Noah, the most popular names for girls and boys for the third year in a row

Portland Community College board candidates take…

SW Connection - News
Moses Ross and Valdez Bravo attended a forum this week. They are among the candidates for the Zone 5 seat.

Rieke Garden Club takes class outside

SW Connection - News
The Green Schoolhouse offers after-school gardening program for young students

News Briefs

SW Connection - News
News tidbits in Southwest Portland for the month of April 2017

'I've always been interested in words'

SW Connection - News
Southwest Portland's Livia Regan is getting ready to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Gurton's Plant Shop hopes to green up your life

SW Connection - News
New French Quarter shop will sell starter plants targeted at the novice cultivator

Meals on Wheels People may cut Village dining…

SW Connection - News
Spokesperson says nonprofit hasn't made any formal decisions, but that regular deliveries will continue

College Notes

SW Connection - News
Updates about Portland natives from colleges around the country

April Hill watershed awash in new possibilities

SW Connection - News
New elevated walkway in the Maplewood neighborhood doesn't compromise access or preservation

The Connection welcomes new advertising…

SW Connection - News
Laura Davis will serve as the newspaper's advertising representative for Hillsdale and Multnomah businesses.

Jones & Jones: jewelry & longevity

SW Connection - News
Tom Jones looks back on 40 years in the hand-crafted jewelry industry

PREPS: New Wilson football coach aims to create…

SW Connection - News
David Kilpatrick-White says he'll have an open-door policy with community

Getting 'Southwest in Motion'

SW Connection - News
Bureau of Transportation is seeking public help in prioritizing near-term transportation priorities for Southwest Portland

Wilson moms focus on 'living well'

SW Connection - News
New practice in Hillsdale offers acupuncture, massage therapy, physical therapy

Hayhurst development proposal worries neighbors

SW Connection - News
Neighborhood Association cites concerns regarding storm water abatement and increased traffic

Wilson Rose Court princess crowned

SW Connection - News
Senior Maggie Beutler will represent the school at this year's Rose Festival

Healthy Pets Northwest celebrates a decade in…

SW Connection - News
Co-owners Michael Carroll and Barb Cantonwine credit community's commitment to nurturing small business for the store's longevity

News Briefs

SW Connection - News
Tidbits of news around Southwest Portland for the April edition

Mardi Gras parades through Robert Gray

SW Connection - News
Every year Robert Gray French-language students design and show off Mardi Gras floats

Four Questions for...

SW Connection - News
...'green' real-estate broker Ron 'Mac' McDowell about the upcoming Home Energy Score Mandate

Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin says he's left Lake Oswego

SW Connection - News
A sign in the window of Kerwin's repair shop announces his departure for a 'red state' where he can live among Trump supporters

Marco's Cafe to host benefit dinner for Syrian…

SW Connection - News
All sales and gratuities garnered from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, March 20 will be donated to Save the Children's Syrian Children's Relief fund

'Visual Magic' on display through March in Lake…

SW Connection - News
Renowned abstract illusionist George D. Green brings a major retrospective of his 'trompe l'oeil' style to the 510 Museum & ARTspace

Hundreds 'Stand for LOve' in downtown Lake Oswego

SW Connection - News
More than 300 people gather in between bursts of rain and hail to support 'love and justice for all'

Trump supporters, protesters clash in Lake Oswego

SW Connection - News
Dueling rallies remain largely peaceful, despite a handful of confrontations between 'March 4 Trump' participants and counter-protest groups

Mexico-native restaurateurs serve up a taste of home

SW Connection - News
Old friends turned co-owners want to show off the nuances of home-grown Mexican dining

New River West Village aims to help seniors prolong…

SW Connection - News
It's not a physical space, but a social and service network for an growing aging population

Wilson students utilize technology to solve…

SW Connection - News
Seniors win district- and state-level contests for a prototype of their new service app, SUR+

Winter weather leaves businesses playing catch-up

SW Connection - News
A series of snow and ice storms slowed shopping to a crawl

Cafe provides a fun space for memory patients,…

SW Connection - News
Memory Cafe offers a monthly social gathering for dementia and Alzheimer's patients and their care providers in Southwest Portland

Wilson High grad rates exceed state average

SW Connection - News
State as a whole continues to see steady rise in students earning their diplomas

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