Connection hires advertising representative, names new editor

Connection hires advertising representative, names new editor

Jenny Kamprath and Kelsey O'Halloran take on new roles Two native Oregonians have recently taken...

Runnin' down a dream

Runnin' down a dream

In its ninth Portland metro season, Girls on the Run inspires elementary-age girls to live...

SW Corridor Project team seeks community input

SW Corridor Project team seeks community input

An online survey and May meetings will influence the steering committee's July decision The...

Powering up for schools

Powering up for schools

Hillsdale Solar Coalition promotes solar energy installations and passes the savings on to local...

Southwest homeowner battles city over sinkhole

Southwest homeowner battles city over sinkhole

A Maplewood resident says the city should pay to fix a leaking stormwater pipe that's eroding his...

Three Wilson High School teachers back at work after hazing investigation concludes

Three Wilson High School teachers back at work after hazing investigation concludes

Principal Brian Chatard says he will take a closer look at all rituals, rites of passage and...


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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.…
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…
April 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…
April 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…
April 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 O'HALLORAN - Sisters Jocelyn Mueller of Southeast Portland (left) and Adelle Muller-McKinstry of Houston look for a pattern at Northwest Wools during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.
April 01, 2015

Yarn crawlers unite at Northwest Wools

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Knitters and crocheters flock to the Multnomah Village shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl Jackie Howard Kraybill calls it a “yarn frenzy,” and after six years in the Rose City Yarn Crawl, she…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Wilson High School Principal Brian Chatard congratulates Princess Lily Brodrick.
April 01, 2015

Wilson High School crowns Lily Brodrick its 2015 Rose Festival…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The senior enjoys meeting new people and spending time outdoors The rest of Lily Brodrick’s senior year is sure to be a bloomin’ good time. Brodrick was announced Friday as Wilson High School’s…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Natural Grocers, a Denver-based grocery store chain, plans to open a store in Southwest Portland.
April 01, 2015

Natural Grocers to open first Portland store in Southwest

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has announced that it will open its first Portland store at Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Capitol Hill Road. This will be the ninth Oregon location…
March 11, 2015

Young woman carrying butcher knife, in mental health crisis,…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Portland Police brought a 23-year-old woman experiencing a mental health crisis into custody Wednesday morning, after she injured herself and barricaded herself inside her apartment’s outdoor…

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Apr 01, 2015

Capitol Highway lanes to be closed for road work

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Closures will run from Southwest Nebraska Street to Southwest 26th Avenue Lanes along Southwest Capitol Highway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from March 16 through March 18 as…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Galaxy 43 sports bar, slated to open this spring, will be located on the corner of Multnomah Boulevard and 45th Avenue.
Mar 02, 2015

New bar a source of controversy in Multnomah

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Owners say Galaxy 43 will be a family gathering spot, but worries over noise, traffic and crime persist Across the street from a gas station and next door to a Plaid Pantry, the building at 4444…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Cars drive through Multnomah Village. The area may be designated as a neighborhood center in the citys 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
Mar 02, 2015

Neighbors push to preserve community's character

by Kelsey O'Halloran
City's proposed 20-year plan draft has some worried about what development will mean for Multnomah Deborah Honthaner remembers that when she moved to Multnomah 30 years ago, it wasn’t hard to…
Feb 25, 2015

Three Wilson High School teachers on leave after initiation…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Principal calls possible hazing activities "troubling" An initiation into a Wilson High School class has left three teachers on paid administrative leave while Portland Public Schools…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
Feb 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Feb 22, 2015

Tigard woman learning to ride motorcycle dies in SW Portland

by Jim Redden
A Tigard woman learning to ride a motorcycle in a Southwest Portland parking lot died after the crashed into a parked car. The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Tigard resident Tara…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF VBRO.COM - A Vacation Rental By Owner (VBRO) ad shows a Washington County bungalow that prompted neighbors to seek regulations on short-term rentals in residential areas. County planners say the issue is a low priority.
Feb 17, 2015

Washington County planners take a peek at possible short-term…

by Kevin L. Harden
Washington County planners may be about to dip their toes into the often-turbulent short-term rental/vacation rental debate. Just a toe, mind you. Planners are not recommending that county…
Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Wheeler, Mike McLane, Earl Blumenauer
Feb 13, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most expressed sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Democrats have been calling for the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Feb 12, 2015

Political pressure squeezes 'struggling' Kitzhaber

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Both Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek agree that the Governor should resign Gov. John Kitzhaber is under renewed pressure by Democratic legislative leaders to resign…
Secretary of State Kate Brown.
Feb 12, 2015

Brown: Kitz wanted to talk, but meeting was 'bizarre,…

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown says she is unsure what to make of a meeting between her and Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is under pressure to resign. Democratic legislative leaders and state…