Bringing art to life

Bringing art to life

Through a Multnomah Arts Center and Stephens Creek Crossing day camp, kids make puppets to march...

Growing up Girl Scouts

Growing up Girl Scouts

Wherever life takes them after high school, 11 Southwest Girl Scouts hold onto memories,...

Pilates: 'A nice way to mix it up'

Pilates: 'A nice way to mix it up'

In a private studio overlooking the Willamette River, Gloria Hammer helps clients improve...

Handmade her way

Handmade her way

Sarah Instenes' new Multnomah Village accessory boutique offers naturally-inspired, hand-crafted...


SW Portland's Features

September 01, 2015

College Notes

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Bates College Reed Lewallen, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Patrick K. Lewallen of Portland, recently graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Lewallen, who majored in biology, was a 2011…
September 01, 2015

Community Connections

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Arnold Creek Neighborhood Assoc. Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Stephenson Elementary School staff lounge, 2627 S.W. Stephenson St. Ashcreek Neighborhood Assoc. Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Multnomah Arts Center, 7688…
September 01, 2015

Community Calendar

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Tuesday, Sept. 1 Nerd Night: Trivia for Adults Participants can test their “little gray cells” solo or with a team during this trivia event at 6:30 p.m. at Garden Home Library, 7475 S.W. Oleson…
CONNECTION PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Elton Aguilar of 'The Beat Goes On' marching band delights the crowd at Multnomah Days last year.
August 01, 2015

Village invites neighbors to 'Come Play'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Southwest's annual summer festival includes parade, music and activities for the whole family Multnomah Days. For the thousands who have taken part in Multnomah Village’s beloved summer…
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…

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Aug 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.
Aug 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…
Aug 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.…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Ivan Tadic gives a haircut at his Multnomah Barber Shop. Oregon legislators recently declared June 26 'Ivan Tadic Day' in the barber's honor.
Aug 01, 2015

Ivan 'The Hairable' receives high honors

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Beloved Multnomah Village barber gets a surprise during a visit to the State Capitol in Salem Ivan “the Hairable” Tadic has offered his legendary Multnomah Barber Shop services for more than 60…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Tye and Joan Steinbach started Thinker Toys in Multnomah Village 20 years ago. Theyll be honored at Mulnomah Days as the parade's grand marshals.
Aug 01, 2015

'Thinker Toys' owners to lead 2015 parade

by Kelsey O'Halloran
As this year's grand marshals, Tye and Joan Steinbach will invite visitors to "come play in the Village" As parents, teachers and owners of Multnomah Village’s destination toy store for more…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Mike Roach and Kim Osgood, co-owners of Paloma Clothing in Hillsdale, recently celebrated the store's 40th anniversary.
Aug 01, 2015

40 years later, Paloma's still in style

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Owners Mike Roach and Kim Osgood look to build up community, employees It’s been 40 years since Paloma Clothing opened at 6316 S.W. Capitol Hwy. in Hillsdale, and co-owner Mike Roach can still…
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.
Jul 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…
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…