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.

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

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 communities

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 questions…

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 service

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 representative

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 space to…

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 Multnomah

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

Chances to do good

SW Connection - News
Volunteer and fundraising activities happening this month in Southwest Portland

News Briefs

SW Connection - News

European Union diplomat to speak at Nordia House

SW Connection - News
Caroline Vicini will discuss the state of the relationship between the United States and the European Union.

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under…

SW Connection - News
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative…

SW Connection - News
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.

Rieke Elementary PTA proposes playground expansion,…

SW Connection - News
Organizers say they hope to include larger play structures and increase accessibility for the entire community.

Frigid winter temperatures claim lives of homeless…

SW Connection - News
By mid-January, four people had lost their lives to exposure-related hypothermia, including two in Southwest Portland.

Urging Portlanders to 'Talk to a Muslim'

SW Connection - News
Harris Zafar takes questions for an hour every week at Washington Square about a religion he says is misunderstood

Urban coyotes raise quite a howl

SW Connection - News
Reports of sightings increase, but local experts say the animals pose little threat to humans

Wilson High School student participates in…

SW Connection - News
Senior Lauren Kness, along with Portland Ballet colleagues, traveled to the Caribbean and performed in 'The Nutcracker'

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