Plant, Cook, Eat: Exploring the flavor of freshness

Plant, Cook, Eat: Exploring the flavor of freshness

When it comes to produce flavor and nutrition, fresh is best Fresh is a desirable adjective when...


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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Nancy Duran looks over contact information and supply lists that she and her immediate neighbors have compiled to prepare for an earthquake or other natural disaster.
February 01, 2016

Strength in clusters: Neighbors team up to prepare for an…

by Rick Seifert
Hillsdale resident Nancy Duran offers tips on how neighbors can share skills and resources in an emergency After meeting with Nancy Duran, I ran out and bought a large crowbar and a portable…
February 01, 2016

Letters to the Editor: Making meals for Sears Shelter is 'fun…

by Connection Readers
About 10 neighbors in Multnomah Village get together early on Wednesday evenings and put together up to 160 sack dinner meals for the temporary women’s shelter guests. There is no kitchen there,…
February 01, 2016

Are transportation projects delayed by lack of money or poor…

by Don Baack
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and City Commissioner Steve Novick have been crying the “No Money Blues” for a long time. But is it really a lack of money that keeps projects from…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The boys of Hillsdale's Tiger Cub den from Cubscout Pack #254 - Leo Garcia (from left), Thomas Flath, Milo Watson, Lucas Coles, Gabriel Woods and Desmond Hille - learned about community journalism and the Southwest Community Connection back in April.
December 18, 2015

A community that cares: Reflections from 2015

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The Connection's editor looks back on a year spent covering the people, places, issues and events of Southwest Portland Southwest neighbors, we’ve had quite a year. On Jan. 5, I joined The…
PHOTO COURTESY OF BRETT MATTHEWS - Hillsdale's Neighborhood Emergency Team cache holds survival supplies in case of an earthquake or other natural disaster.
December 18, 2015

Preparing for disaster: It takes a neighborhood

by Rick Seifert
This new year, make a resolution to take action — together It came in the night, in the biting cold of January. A distant, approaching rumbling, as if in their dreams. Then it slapped them…
December 18, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Connection Readers
State property tax law leads to unfair results Rick Seifert's December column, "One vote could right two wrongs," was dead on. State property tax law generates extraordinarily unfair results:…
December 01, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Readers
Spring Garden has always been a dog park I want to give you my feedback about the article you wrote in the November issue regarding the Spring Garden Park ("Plans take shape for Spring Garden…
PHOTO COURTESY OF SARAH WEST - Some scratch cooking methods can take practice, such as cutting cold butter into flour (as pictured). But cooking from scratch can also be as simple as frying an egg, Sarah West says.
December 01, 2015

The 'rules' of scratch cooking

by Sarah West
“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” — Carl Sagan Perhaps no idea is more bothersome to those who avoid kitchen toil than that of cooking…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Rick Seifert
December 01, 2015

One vote could right two wrongs: property tax inequity and…

by Rick Seifert
Rick Seifert's November 'Together' column You swallowed hard in paying your property taxes once again this year. Of course everyone grumbles about taxes, but many homeowners in Southwest…

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