Ivan 'The Hairable' receives high honors

Ivan 'The Hairable' receives high honors

Beloved Multnomah Village barber gets a surprise during a visit to the State Capitol in Salem...

40 years later, Paloma's still in style

40 years later, Paloma's still in style

Owners Mike Roach and Kim Osgood look to build up community, employees It’s been 40 years...

'Thinker Toys' owners to lead 2015 parade

'Thinker Toys' owners to lead 2015 parade

As this year's grand marshals, Tye and Joan Steinbach will invite visitors to "come play in the...

Village invites neighbors to 'Come Play'

Village invites neighbors to 'Come Play'

Southwest's annual summer festival includes parade, music and activities for the whole family...


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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Vine & Dine guests share a laugh during the wine-tasting event.
August 01, 2015

Vine & Dine raises a glass to the Village

by Kelsey O'Halloran
For the third year, the excitement of Multnomah Days will wrap up in style at Multnomah Village Vine & Dine, a laidback wine-tasting event featuring more than 25 Pacific Northwest wineries.…
August 01, 2015

Neighborhoods unite for National Night Out

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Family-friendly events offer residents the chance to meet their neighbors On National Night Out, neighbors both new and long-established can come together for a summer picnic, music or other…
CONNECTION PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Michelle Cassinelli, owner of Village Bead, throws necklaces to the crowd.
August 01, 2015

Multnomah Days schedule

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. The Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast will be held at Key Bank, 3515 S.W. Troy St. Proceeds support the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for children and adults with…
CONNECTION PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - John McReynold checks out the crafts sale at Multnomah Arts Center during last year's Multnomah Days. Vendors at the street fair will have a wealth of unique items for sale.
August 01, 2015

A fair for all

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Multnomah Days can be a time to celebrate everything that makes Multnomah Village quirky, fun and unique — and nowhere is that more visible than at the festival’s street fair. This year’s fair,…
PHOTO COURTESY OF MULTNOMAH ARTS CENTER - Kids can get creative at Kids Zone, located in the Multnomah Arts Center during Multnomah Days.
August 01, 2015

Kids Zone 2015: Puppets, acrobatics and police equipment are…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
There’s something for everyone at Multnomah Days — and kids even have a place all their own. For the fifth year, the Multnomah Arts Center is hosting Kids Zone — an interactive, entertaining and…
August 01, 2015

Community Calendar

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Saturday, Aug. 1 Beginning Programming Teens and adults can take part in this weekly class to learn the basics of the Javascript programming language, along with programming features, algorithms…
August 01, 2015

College Notes

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Carleton College Shant Douzdjian, Sophia Roman, Kenneth Schiller and Austen Yeager, all of Portland, were among 487 students awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ray McKean celebrates his 20th anniversary this year as the director of music at Southwest Portland's Multnomah Presbyterian Church.
August 01, 2015

Presbyterian maestro celebrates 20 years of keeping things fresh…

by Ed Kuehnel
Ray McKean and his wife, Amy, are two members of the Southwest Portland community whose musical gifts have touched hundreds of lives. This year, Ray McKean celebrates his 20th anniversary as the…
August 01, 2015

Death Notices

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Lilo Smiley Drandoff Feb. 10, 1988 - June 11, 2015 Lilo Smiley Drandoff died on June 11 in Tualatin. Private cremation rites were held. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.…
PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF BROWNELL - Brownell says a six-week sabbatical trip to Hawaii in 2013 gave her time to write her memoir and learn to surf.
July 01, 2015

Losing a triathlon, finding a story

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The Connection's 'Making Meaning' columnist, Jennifer Garrison Brownell, discusses her new memoir on triathlon training and personal transformation Jennifer Garrison Brownell talks with a smile…

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Jul 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…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Luke Derosso's side of the shop is decorated with classic barbershop memorabilia and old family photos.
Jul 01, 2015

The shop below the bridge

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Brothers Aaron and Luke DeRosso create a trendy hangout for their tattoo and barbershop clients Tucked in an oddly shaped building beneath the Southwest Capitol Highway bridge over Southwest…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Beth Cates and Erik Bernsten recently opened upscale BE Salon and Spa in Hillsdale.
Jul 01, 2015

Seeking beauty in style

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Hillsdale's glitzy new BE Salon and Spa encourages clients to be confident, fabulous A glamorous new salon has found its home in Hillsdale. BE Salon and Spa, which opened in May, offers full…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - Stacy Andrews carries her school's flag in the parade.
Jul 01, 2015

Coming up roses

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Wilson High students paraded through the streets of downtown Portland on June 6 to represent their school in the Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade. Some danced and cheered, others played…
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.
Jul 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…
Jul 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 - Donna and Kim Herron have served as president and vice president of the Markham Neighborhood Association since last fall.
Jul 01, 2015

Markham volunteers spark neighborhood activism

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Donna and Kim Herron, the neighborhood association's new president and vice president, go door-to-door to engage neighbors Each month, Donna and Kim Herron print 1,047 meeting notices and walk…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Sam Behrens practices marching while playing the saxophone after school at Wilson High.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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…