A lasting tribute

A lasting tribute

80 years after Deputy Ernest C. Loll's death in Southwest, members of the Multnomah County...

Room to move

Room to move

Westside Academy of Kung Fu and CrossFit Hillsdale adds an upstairs space just for kids. For...

Community eyes SW Corridor tunnel options

Community eyes SW Corridor tunnel options

Hillsdale neighbors consider transit possibilities, construction impacts A light rail tunnel that...

Dairy Hill brings ice cream back to Hillsdale

Dairy Hill brings ice cream back to Hillsdale

Sourcing from Alpenrose Dairy, new scoop shop will focus on traditional treats and handmade ice...

Healing in color

Healing in color

As Multnomah Village artist Kaye Synoground recovers from cancer, she picks up her paintbrush...


SW Portland's Latest News

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,…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Julie Esparza Brown is an assistant professor in the Portland State University Graduate School of Education.
June 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…
June 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.
June 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.
June 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…
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…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Maia wraps up 40 minutes of running at her school during a Girls on the Run practice.
May 01, 2015

Runnin' down a dream

by Kelsey O'Halloran
In its ninth Portland metro season, Girls on the Run inspires elementary-age girls to live healthy, confident lives Seated criss-cross-applesauce in a back hallway of Hayhurst School, a dozen…
Avery
May 01, 2015

PCC Sylvania names new president

by Geoff Pursinger
Lisa Avery to take over college's largest and oldest campus Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus has a new leader. On April 9, the school named Lisa Avery as the campus’ new president.…

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CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Multnomah Village could see two new housing and retail developments in the next few years.
May 01, 2015

New housing, retail, planned for Multnomah Village

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Urban Asset Advisors and Neighborhood House consider developments If plans pan out, Multnomah Village could see two new housing and retail developments in the next few years. One, from Urban…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The National College of Natural Medicine will add undergraduate degrees in nutrition and integrative health services in 2016.
May 01, 2015

NCNM adds undergraduate degrees

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Students at college of natural medicine can now earn a bachelor's in nutrition or integrative health services Portland’s National College of Natural Medicine will add undergraduate degrees to…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Adding light rail or bus rapid transit to already crowded portions of Southwest Barbur Boulevard are among the challenges facing Metro planners.
May 01, 2015

SW Corridor Project team seeks community input

by Kelsey O'Halloran
An online survey and May meetings will influence the steering committee's July decision The Southwest Corridor Project Steering Committee will decide July 11 whether to continue further study of…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Andrew Ragland (from left), Mike Roach, Erica Meyers and Andrew Koyaanisqatsi are all part of Hillsdale Solar Coalition.
May 01, 2015

Powering up for schools

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Hillsdale Solar Coalition promotes solar energy installations and passes the savings on to local schools Andrew Ragland is no bleeding heart, he says; he’s a numbers guy. And it’s the numbers…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Maplewood resident Nick Preiser is at odds with the city after a leaking stormwater pipe caused a sinkhole in his front yard.
May 01, 2015

Southwest homeowner battles city over sinkhole

by Kelsey O'Halloran
A Maplewood resident says the city should pay to fix a leaking stormwater pipe that's eroding his front yard The hole in Nick Preiser’s front yard started out small — an opening just 10 inches…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO - Jenny Kamprath is the new advertising representative for the Southwest Community Connection.
May 01, 2015

Connection hires advertising representative, names new editor

by Brian Monihan
Jenny Kamprath and Kelsey O'Halloran take on new roles Two native Oregonians have recently taken on new roles at The Connection. Jenny Kamprath, a Madison High School graduate, has enjoyed…
Apr 20, 2015

Stretch of SW Terwilliger to close Tuesday for Water Bureau work

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Closure will take place on northbound lane at traffic island on corner of Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard and Southwest Capitol Highway A short stretch of Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard's…
Apr 15, 2015

Spring paving to close portions of Capitol Highway this weekend

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Crews will finish paving .58 lane miles from Southwest Nebraska Street to south of Southwest 26th Lanes along Southwest Capitol Highway will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as Portland…
Apr 10, 2015

'Swatting' hoax brings police to SW Garden Home apartment

by Pamplin Media Group
A hoax — sometimes called “swatting” — brought a heavy police presence Friday afternoon to an apartment in the 4100 of Southwest Garden Home Road on reports of a shooting. Portland police said…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - A class initiation event back in February left three Wilson High School teachers on paid administrative leave while the district investigated.
Apr 07, 2015

Three Wilson High School teachers back at work after hazing…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Principal Brian Chatard says he will take a closer look at all rituals, rites of passage and initiations at the school In an email to Wilson High School parents and staff this morning, Principal…