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Welcome to the archived issues of the Hillsdale News. Founded in July 2007, the on-line newletter serves the Hillsdale communitiy of Southwest Portland, Oregon. You can go to our current issue at by clicking here. (Note: The first three issues have been deleted from the archives but are being reconstructed. Images in issues prior to #30 have also been deleted from Constant Contact servers. They are available on request. You may contact me at editor@hillsdalenews.org) RS
  • #138 November 30, 2014 R  (12/12/2014)
  • Developer may back out of Sunset proposal, NW Examiner newspaper rattles Food Front, Don Baack honored, SW Corridor group meets after hiatus, local voting turnout was heavy
  • #137 October 31, 2014  (10/31/2014)
  • Golden Touch site slated for development, GiGi Waffle Café opens, "Oak and Olive" restaurant planned for Wardin Building, Triangle housing plan tweaked, Commentary calls for change at Food Front.
  • #136 September 24, 2014  (9/24/2014)
  • 21-home development planned for Triangle, Wilson given audio equipment, Fanno outfall work nearly complete
  • #135 August 30, 2014  (8/30/2014)
  • Crazy demolition ice cream names, Micro Transit explored, Bud Lewis remembers
  • #134 August 4, 2014  (8/4/2014)
  • Book Sale/Pancake Breakfast go smoothly, Baskin-Robbins last scoop, Need for detour questioned, Dachshunds find home in Hillsdale,
  • #133 July 6, 2014  (7/6/2014)
  • Transit committee delays key tunnel decision, Inequitable property taxes hard to fix, Head Start invites enrollees
  • #132 May 23, 2014  (5/23/2014)
  • Planners oppose Light Rail Tunnel under Hillsdale, Korkage closes, Main Street ends, NET volunteers honored, Union 76 station fined.
  • #131 April 21, 2014  (4/21/2014)
  • OnPoint Credit Union to locate here, Raz Transportation goes out of business, Habitat to start building.
  • #130 March 30, 2014  (3/30/2014)
  • New Wardin building planned for vacant northside lot, Activists favor Hillsdale stop for new High Capacity Transit, Barbur bridge work planned to start in April, Hillsdale gets commercial printing business, Commentary: Tax revolt anyone?
  • #129 Feb. 28, 2014  (2/28/2014)
  • Hillsdale Main Street may end for lack of City funding, New Hillsdale route option added to SW transit plan, Snow collapses tent at Food Park, new recycling cans installed.
  • #128 January 30, 2014  (1/30/2014)
  • Tigard vote could reshape transit plan, Jim Mayer recalls, covering first MAX tunnel story, Enlarged dance school opens doors.
  • #127 December 27, 2013  (12/27/2013)
  • Corridor options emerge; 2014 wish lists' Buzz Bowman, pharmacist and ski patrol veteran
  • #126 November 29, 2013  (11/29/2013)
  • Stephens Creek Crossing nears completion, Sewer line replaced under Capitol Highway, Main Street gets new director, Hillsdale's on-line gambling, Sunset sidewalk's finishing touch is green, local authors tout works.
  • #125 October 30, 2013  (10/30/2013)
  • Main Street trims back, lets executive director go; Hillsdale artist is an award-winner, park gets new trail, fire guts Westwood home, our unfair real estate tax
  • #124 October 4, 2013  (10/4/2013)
  • New sidewalk opens, struggling Food Front celebrates 5 years here, Bakery opens 'Cakery,' dance studio construction slowed by contaminated soil.
  • #123 September 1, 2013  (9/1/2013)
  • Flagger wins friends in Hillsdale, art studio opens, Parkways returns, Stephens Creek Crossing is taking shape
  • #122 August 8, 2013  (8/8/2013)
  • Book sale and open house aid Main Street funding, tunnel option linking Hillsdale with OHSU and downtown still alive, intersection improvements delayed, code let's studio expansion avoid neighborhood review
  • #121 June 26, 2013  (6/26/2013)
  • Portland Ballet to expand building, Main Street gets another year of city funding, Sunset sidewalk work requires detours, Habitat for Humanity to break ground on five units in early 2014
  • #120 May 20, 2013  (5/20/2013)
  • Mayor's budget drops Hillsdale Main Street, Food Front renews lease, school staffing down slightly for the fall, Three Square closes doors, Korkage to move to Three Square space, Storefront improvement grants announced
  • #119 March 23, 2013  (4/23/2013)
  • Wilson principal warns of staff cuts, 'Friends' group focuses on Terweilliger, Art Supply opens.
  • #118 March 22, 2013  (3/22/2013)
  • Hillsdale authors find new ways to get published, sequestration hits Neighborhood House, preparing for earthquakes on mini-neighborhood at a time.
  • #117 Feb. 19, 2013  (2/19/2013)
  • New Safeway compared to nearby Freddie's. Barbur planning moves forward. Wine about Winter draws a crowd.
  • #116 Jan. 17, 2013  (1/17/2013)
  • City to fix dangerous intersections, Hillsdale has a new veterinarian, Local transportation 'summit' nets ideas, SW HOPE food drive begins.
  • #115 Dec. 18, 2012  (12/18/2012)
  • Barbur Bridges to get repairs, coyotes carol neighbors, light rail is an option that could link Hillsdale to OHSU.
  • #114 Nov. 23, 2012  (11/23/2012)
  • Emergency Team says it's too small to help in an emergency, two from Hillsdale to help decorate the White House, Wilson seeks money for field upgrade.
  • #113 Oct. 22, 2012  (10/22/2012)
  • Banfield Pet Hospital to open on Barbur Boulevard, Main Street plans for new plaza, Program puts Hillsdale on consumers' map.
  • #112 Sept. 13, 2012  (9/13/2012)
  • Food Park readied, Old "Whites Only" racial exclusion clause restricted Hillsdale, Hillsdale Liquor expands, Vista worker comes on board, Rieke students win Wildlife Federation award
  • #111R August 9, 2012  (8/9/2012)
  • Getaround lets you rent your car, L'Etoile to move into Fulton Park Center, Food Park inks 'Good Neighbor' agreement, Connection gets new lead reporter — a Wilson grad.
  • #110 July 19, 2012  (7/19/2012)
  • Food Park moves forward, local home is on heritage tour, Indigo Traders opens shop in Hillsdale, Vista Worker to help Main Street
  • #109 July 1, 2012  (7/1/2012)
  • Main Street lists accomplishments, Sunday Parkways planned, Small business leader praised Obama Care
  • #108 June 11, 2012  (6/11/2012)
  • Food carts praised, criticized; Wardin property undecided; parking fence to be removed, new Wilson principal named, Rieke teacher goes to England on Fulbright exchange
  • #107 May 19, 2012  (5/19/2012)
  • Sidewalk to go on Library side, Food carts on HNA agenda, Wilson Principal Brent to retire, Garbage invites ID theft
  • #106 May 3, 2012  (5/3/2012)
  • Neighbors divided on sidewalk siting, Local Healthcare action, Pols weigh in on tax inequity, Main Street gets Vista Volunteer
  • #105 April 17, 2012  (4/17/2012)
  • Hillsdale to feel budget cuts, Logo unveiled, Hillsdale Terrace demolished, sidewalk meeting set, volunteers beautify Capitol Highway
  • #104 March 24, 2012  (3/24/2012)
  • Storm downs trees, TriMet looks at pedestrian connections, second story considered for new Wardin building,
  • #103 March 2, 2012  (3/2/2012)
  • Chase drops branch plans, Travel Court served motorists, CASH offers free tax preparation help.
  • #102 Feb. 15, 2012 rev.  (2/15/2012)
  • Commentary: a "middlewalk," Travel agent to work out of home, SW HOPE campaign begins.
  • #101 January 26, 2012  (1/26/2012)
  • Hillsdale's bounty of Restaurants, Dr. Gregg Coodley's soda tax, former SWNI employee sentenced for embezzlement, TriMet ponders cuts
  • #100 January 7, 2012  (1/7/2012)
  • Old railroad blazed trails here, pet supply story opens, users rally to save Fulton Park Community Center, Anti-Chase branch petition drive continues.
  • #99 Dec. 14, 2011  (12/14/2011)
  • Sunset sidewalk meeting set, SWNI employee pleads guilty of theft, new librarian takes over branch.
  • #98 Nov. 22, 2011  (11/22/2011)
  • HNA wants Chase higher ups to address Hillsdale Town Center needs, Ted Coonfield's 'Varmits,' RE/MAX brings administrators to Hillsdale, Watershed offers work space, City reconsiders Sunset sidewalk placement, Hillsdale Terrace gets new 'Stephens Creek Crossing" name
  • #97 Nov. 1, 2011  (11/1/2011)
  • Chase adds canopy to meet requirement, Habitat for Humanity project announced, Neighbor publishes walking booklet,
  • #96 October 16, 2011  (10/16/2011)
  • Chase revises plan, seeks comment; Teacher brings Bigfoot knowledge to Gray, Sunset Sidewalk comment sought, Freddie's ready to reopen,
  • #95 Sept. 28, 2011  (9/28/2011)
  • Chase suffers setback, Hillsdale gets two murals, Rieke's jump in enrollment, Paela dinner debut,
  • #94 Sept. 10, 2011  (9/10/2011)
  • HNA opposes Chase branch plan, Sunset homeowners frown on proposed sidewalk, Librarian Virginia Tribe to retire, French Immersion school opens with kindergarten
  • #93 August 26, 2011  (8/26/2011)
  • HNA want Chase meeting, Judy Nedry's mystery, Garbage collection to change, Poison scare in Hillsdale Park, 'Grimm' crew parks at Rieke
  • #92 August 6, 2011  (8/6/2011)
  • Chase seeks branch approval, Book Sale, Pancake Breakfast, I-5 bridge work shifts traffic
  • #91 July 29, 2011  (7/29/2011)
  • Sunset sidewalk, SWNI embezzlement indictment, Hillsdale redistricted, name for Hillsdale Terrace, Verde Cocina, Main Street Paella dinner
  • #90 July 12, 2011  (7/17/2011)
  • Life under the Stonehenge Tower, Principals calculate budget math, Freddie's delays reopening, Possible MAX tunnel under Hillsdale?
  • #89 June 27, 2011  (6/27/2011)
  • Legislature addresses trails liability issue, CPAH pitches non-profit hub, Sunset Magazine names farmers Market #4, Viaduct paved
  • #88 June 12, 2011  (6/12/2011)
  • Main Street outside experts look at Hillsdale, real estate market favors buyers, Apenes chosen new HNA chair
  • #87 May 25, 2011  (5/25/2011)
  • HIllsdale Terrace project gets needed funds, green light.
    Marketing experts tell us who we are.
  • #86 May 16, 2011  (5/16/2011)
  • Watershed allows Charlie Hess to start anew
    Delayed Bertha Viaduct work requires warm, dry weather
    Hillsdale to get another brew pub
    HAP awaits news of HUD funding for Hillsdale Terrace
  • #85 April 29, 2011  (5/1/2011)
  • Main Street Greening project approved for Capitol Highway
    Committee's last-minute checklist for Springfest
    The Farmer's Market: past, present and future
    New Gray principal named
    Medical building fire quickly subdued
    Commentary: volunteerism
  • #84 April 16, 2011  (4/20/2011)
  • Toyota comes to the Farmers Market on May 1
    Massive junk removal on City lot
    SW Hope fails to meet food bank goal, need rises
  • #83 April 8, 2011  (4/9/2011)
  • Consultant depicts Hillsdale without utility clutter
    Main Street gathers Hillsdale census data
    Commissioner Saltzman upbeat about new MS funding
  • #82 March 19, 2011  (3/19/2011)
  • New Main Street Executive Director named
    Traffic island to get flower planter
    SpringFest planned for May 1
    La Belle to open in Hillsdale
  • #81 Feb. 25, 2011  (2/25/2011)
  • Robert Gray's robot team briefs President Obama
    Whiskey pub considers Alba site
    Main Street Launch attracts hundreds
    Gray's Dashiell to leave, promoted
    PDC won't expand Main Street programs in 2011-2012
  • #80 Feb. 7, 2011  (2/8/2011)
  • Main Street executive director resigns
    Hillsdale funds safe despite loss at SWNI
    Proposed tree ordinance draws local attention
  • #79 Jan. 23, 2011  (1/23/2011)
  • Burlingame Fred Meyer to close for expansion
    Main Street to "launch" itself
    Plans for "greening" Capitol Highway
  • #78 Jan. 8, 2011  (1/8/2011)
  • The Life and Death of Doug in Hillsdale
    Bike Commuting
    Wilson student help with Main Street
  • #77 Dec. 18, 2010  (12/18/2010)
  • Alba Osteria closes
    Bertha Viaduct work delayed againg
    I-5 work draws no complaints from neighbors
  • #76 Dec. 3, 2010  (12/3/2010)
  • What next for Main Street?
    Rieke offers no changes to bond proposal
    Neighborhood House's free store
    Lance Johnson puts parcel on market
    Burlingame Place to reopen
  • #75 Nov. 15, 2010  (11/15/2010)
  • Rieke reacts to proposed PPS construction list
    Petterson's Ice Cream
    Yelp looks at Hillsdale
  • #74 Oct. 28, 2010  (10/28/2010)
  • Brew Pub celebrates 25th year here
    Fred Meyer remodel set for December
    Hillsdale Main Street to hold visioning, director on board.
    Casey Currey-Wilson is photo finalist
  • #73 Oct. 8, 2010  (10/8/2010)
  • Bertha Viaduct work delayed again
    Food Front marks its second year in Hillsdale
    HAP goes for Hillsdale Terrace funding again
  • #72 Sept. 23, 2010  (9/23/2010)
  • Hens in Hillsdale
    Sunset sidewalk sought, gets on final list to City
    Wardin's unbuilt building gets a "For lease" sign.
  • #71 August 25, 2010  (8/26/2010)
  • Chuck Stilson leads peace protestors in Friday vigils
    Neighbors differ on sidewalk investment
    Farmers' Market thriving in its ninth year
  • #70 August 4, 2010  (8/4/2010)
  • Dianna Ponder fund established
    Real estate falls and stalls in Hillsdale, as elsewhere
    I-5/Iowa work begins
  • #69 July 13, 2010  (7/15/2010)
  • Hillsdale home price decline slows
    Frances Cook remembers
    Library parking citations dismissed
  • #68 June 20, 2010  (6/20/2010)
  • Hillsdale chosen for Main Street
    Library staff, patrons get Sunset parking citations
    Community asked to decide where gas tax $ should be spent
  • #67 June 8, 2010  (6/8/2010)
  • Feds reject Hillsdale Terrace funding
    "Fish Ladder" built for run-off
    Owen Cramer's life on Dosch Road
    Andrea Porter chosen as Rieke principal
    Bertha viaduct to be closed for repairs
  • #66 May 25, 2010  (5/25/2010)
  • Bertha Viaduct to close for repairs
    Water tank refurbished
    Caffe Autogrill replaces Capitol Coffee House
  • #65 May 12, 2010  (5/12/2010)
  • Capitol street trees are dying
    Bike racks debut, more on the way
    Hillsdale Main Street Application filed
    Anti-island vote reversed
  • #64 April 19, 2010  (4/19/2010)
  • Rieke principal to leave
    New higher tech check-out at library
    Capitol trees leveled by driver
    Hillsdale Eye Center opens
  • #63 April 1, 2010  (4/1/2010)
  • Bike plaza work to start
    Food Front hires a Hillsdale manager
    Former Cummins caregiver turns in license
  • #62 March 12, 2010  (3/12/2010)
  • Foundation takes Main Street application lead
    Tri-Met service cuts opposed
    HNA votes down traffic island
  • #61 February 20, 2010  (2/20/2010)
  • Hillsdale enters Main Street competition
    Pharmacy robbed
    Other Worlds game shop moves to larger space
    Fred Meyer expansion work delayed to 2011
  • #60 January 27, 2010  (1/28/2010)
  • Earthquake upgrades urged for your home
    Rieke to drop solar project
    Korkage has new owners
    Foundation names new chair, Pam Field
  • #59 January 9, 2010  (1/9/2010)
  • Neighbors frown on traffic island
    Businesses weather bad weather
    Fanno Creek Clinic offers free child care
  • Correction to #58, Dec 22, 2009  (12/23/2009)
  • Crowd helps at City planning meeting
    Street party idea dropped
    Bike project and emergency group get grants
  • #58 December 22, 2009  (12/22/2009)
  • #57 December 4, 2009  (12/4/2009)
  • Ecoli scare costs businesses
    Hillsdale history is in its names
    Cheerleaders volunteer to babysit
  • #56 November 13, 2009  (11/13/2009)
  • Rieke solar project flunks geo test
    Rieke growth outstrips buildings
    HNA gives qualified "yes" to new Hillsdale Terrace
  • #55 October 27, 2009  (10/27/2009)
  • Foundation gives $5000 to new bike coalition
    Martial arts school takes Oregonian distribution site
    Robinn Rudd moves work to Canby
  • #54 October 10, 2009  (10/10/2009)
  • HNA approves higher Wilson outfield fence
    Capitol Hill Road gets its bumps
    Concerns aired about Hillsdale Terrace project
    Are "Beavers" really nutria?
  • #53 September 19, 2009  (9/19/2009)
  • Making Hillsdale more bike-friendly; Finding historic homes here; Housing authority asked to improve pot-holed California Street
  • #52 August 28, 2009  (8/28/2009)
  • Rieke solar project stalled; Food Front adjusts to Hillsdale tastes; Grocery prices, ambience compared.
  • #51 August 15, 2009  (8/15/2009)
  • Beavers find home in Fanno Creek; Bike boulevard planned; Housing Authority wants to raze, rebuild Hillsdale Terrace
  • #50 July 31, 2009  (7/31/2009)
  • Crowds jam community breakfast, book sale; "Rotating Cinema" planned for fall; Snagged beer truck turns tipsy; Foundation funds bike project; Multnomah Farmers Market closes; Fanno Creek adds pediatrics
  • #49 July 10, 2009  (7/10/2009)
  • Vandals steal flags; Fred Meyer to flip floor plan in expanded building; Neighborhood House has good and bad year
  • #48 June 19, 2009  (6/19/2009)
  • Speed bump victory on Capitol Hill Road; Foundation hears ideas; Breakfast honors Scuito
  • #47 June 1, 2009  (6/1/2009)
  • City walking map drops contested trails; Elderly man cajoled into changing will.
  • #46 May 18, 2009  (5/18/2009)
  • Baack reflects on HNA presidency; New foundation calls for projects to fund
  • #45 May 1, 2009  (5/1/2009)
  • Shops planned for Wardin site; Scuito, Lynch remembered; Oregonian distribution center closes after 40 years
  • #44.2 April 17, 2009  (4/17/2009)
  • SERA architects call for plazas, park expansion, paid manager; I-5 works starts with blasts; Gardeners flourish in Hillsdale
  • #44 March 17, 2009  (4/17/2009)
  • SERA architects call for plazas, park expansion, paid manager; I-5 works starts with blasts; Gardeners flourish in Hillsdale
  • #43 March 30, 2009  (3/30/2009)
  • Freddie's drops plans for new store, will expand, renovate instead; TriMet keeps #55, Food Front surprised, Car Break-ins hit Hillsdale
  • #42 March 15, 2009  (3/16/2009)
  • Red Electric Trail funded, Fanno Creek Clinic expands, Barbur may benefit from stimulus money, Civic Ecology lecture set
  • #41 Feb. 28, 2009  (2/28/2009)
  • #40 Feb 12, 2009  (2/12/2009)
  • #39 Jan 27, 2009  (1/27/2009)
  • #38 Jan 13, 2009  (1/13/2009)
  • #37 December 21, 2008  (12/21/2008)
  • #36 December 10, 2008  (12/10/2008)
  • #35 November 25, 2008  (11/25/2008)
  • #34 November 10, 2008  (11/10/2008)
  • #33 October 27, 2008  (10/27/2008)
  • #32 October 14, 2008  (10/13/2008)
  • #31 Sept 21, 2008  (9/23/2008)
  • #30 Aug 31, 2008  (8/31/2008)
  • #29 Aug 11, 2008  (8/11/2008)
  • #28 July 19, 2008  (7/19/2008)
  • #27 June 29, 2008  (6/30/2008)
  • #26 June 8, 2008  (6/8/2008)
  • #25 May 25, 2008  (5/25/2008)
  • #24 May 9, 2008  (5/9/2008)
  • #23 April 28, 2008  (4/28/2008)
  • #22 April, 14, 2008  (4/15/2008)
  • #21 March 29, 2008  (3/29/2008)
  • #20 March 22, 2008  (3/22/2008)
  • #19 March 8, 2008  (3/8/2008)
  • #18 March 1, 2008  (3/1/2008)
  • #17 Feb. 16, 2008  (2/16/2008)
  • #16 Feb. 2, 2008  (2/2/2008)
  • #15 Jan. 19, 2008  (1/19/2008)
  • #14 Jan. 4, 2008  (1/4/2008)
  • #13 Dec. 21, 2007  (12/21/2007)
  • #12 Dec. 7, 2007  (12/7/2007)
  • #11 Nov 23, 2007  (11/23/2007)
  • #10 Nov 9, 2007  (11/9/2007)
  • #9 Oct 26, 2007  (10/26/2007)
  • #8 Oct 12, 2007  (10/12/2007)
  • #7 Sept 27, 2007  (9/27/2007)
  • #6 Sept 22, 2007  (9/22/2007)
  • #5 Sept 8, 2007  (9/7/2007)
  • #4 Sept 5, 2007  (9/5/2007)
Rick Seifert, Editor
Hillsdale News
2115 SW Tyrol St.
Portland, Oregon 97239
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