Coming up roses

Coming up roses

Wilson High students paraded through the streets of downtown Portland on June 6 to represent...

The shop below the bridge

The shop below the bridge

Brothers Aaron and Luke DeRosso create a trendy hangout for their tattoo and barbershop clients...

Seeking beauty in style

Seeking beauty in style

Hillsdale's glitzy new BE Salon and Spa encourages clients to be confident, fabulous A glamorous...

Losing a triathlon, finding a story

Losing a triathlon, finding a story

The Connection's 'Making Meaning' columnist, Jennifer Garrison Brownell, discusses her new memoir...

Markham volunteers spark neighborhood activism

Markham volunteers spark neighborhood activism

Donna and Kim Herron, the neighborhood association's new president and vice president, go...


SW Portland's Features

PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION - The new Marshall Park playground opened several months ago, and was recently dedicated in a Portland Parks and Recreation celebration.
July 01, 2015

City dedicates new Marshall Park playground

by Kelsey O'Halloran
New playground replaces old, unsafe equipment City leaders, partners and neighbors gathered at Marshall Park on June 13 to dedicate its new playground. The playground, located on Southwest 12th…
July 01, 2015

Community Calendar

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Wednesday, July 1 This is Our World Film and Photo Storytelling Camp for teens In this camp, teen participants will work with professional artists to explore their world through the lens of a…
July 01, 2015

Chances to do good

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Fundraising, benefit and volunteer opportunities for Southwest Portland Soccer fundraiser for Markham Elementary West Portland Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a Soccer-A-Thon on July 15…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Sam Behrens practices marching while playing the saxophone after school at Wilson High.
June 01, 2015

Stepping in time

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Wilson High School's band prepares to march in the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade After at least a decade of silence, Wilson High School’s marching band is ready to make some noise at this…
PHOTO COURTESY OF WILSON HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE - Student actor Luke Burton (center) delivers a monologue on the good old days during Wilson High Schools production of To the Chicago Abyss, one of three short plays in Future Tense: An Evening with Ray Bradbury.
June 01, 2015

Wilson High's 'Future Tense' offers present-tense insight

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Student actors deliver thoughtful performances in three Ray Bradbury shorts Alberto Rincon found himself onstage May 8 in a virtual reality playroom, watching a pride of hungry lions creep…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Chloe Unflat, who recently won the Multnomah County Summer Reading Teen Art Contest, volunteers at Hillsdale Library during the summer.
June 01, 2015

Hillsdale teen wins Summer Reading Art Contest

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Chloe Unflat's drawing shares 'the power of reading' across all Multnomah County Library locations Chloe Unflat has participated in the Multnomah County Library summer reading program for as…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - After launching her singing career, 17-year-old Caitlin Johnson still helps out at her family's Fat City Café.
June 01, 2015

Fat City's 'Knockout'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Caitlin Johnson, singing as "K.O.," records her first album after debuting on American Idol last year It’s been a little more than a year since Caitlin Johnson debuted her musical talents in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sean Wall recently joined Hillsdales St. Barnabas Episcopal Church as a priest.
June 01, 2015

The path to priesthood

by Jennifer Garrison Brownell
Sean Wall, a career Naval flight officer, is a new priest at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Priest Sean Wall arrives at Thursday’s 9:30 a.m. Healing Service at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church…
June 01, 2015

Community Calendar

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Tuesday, June 2 Native plants for birds, bees and butterflies Discover how native plants can bring birds, bees and butterflies to a yard in this presentation from Oregon Metro. These allies can…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Volunteers give hands-on support to Neighborhood Houses Emergency Food Box Program.
June 01, 2015

Chances to do good

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Fundraising, benefit and volunteer opportunities for Southwest Portland Recycle electronics and help Meals on Wheels People Meals on Wheels People invites community members to bring their scrap…

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Jun 01, 2015

Community Connections

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Arnold Creek Neighborhood Assoc. June 9, 7 p.m. Stephenson Elementary School staff lounge, 2627 S.W. Stephenson St. Ashcreek Neighborhood Assoc. June 8, 7 p.m. Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 S.W.…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - April Henrys young adult mystery book, The Body in the Woods, recently won an Oregon Book Award.
May 01, 2015

April Henry wins Oregon Book Award

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Multnomah author will soon publish the second book in her young adult mystery series Multnomah-based author April Henry has won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature for her book,…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Eudora Douglass (right) meets Hank, a puppet made from paper bags and toilet paper tubes.
May 01, 2015

Rock, roll 'n' recycle

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Portland-based Trashman and the Noise Band uses puppets crafted from reused objects Leave it to Trashman and the Noise Band to ask the age-old question: When you throw stuff “away,” where does…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Sienna Reeder, Mabel Jones and Claire Rice consider where to plant their flowers.
May 01, 2015

Planting a library

by Kelsey O'Halloran
At a spring break day camp in Hillsdale, 4- and 5-year-olds help set up a new Little Free Library. Wearing a strawberry costume as everyday clothing, four-year-old Mabel Jones balanced both her…