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Southwest Hills Residential League

Save the Date! Annual SWHRL Picnic at Strohecker’s

When: Sunday, August 16, 1-4pm
Where: Portland Heights Park at Strohecker’s, 2855 SW Patton Rd.
Come greet your neighbors at our annual picnic/ice cream social. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and your families. Stay tuned for more details in the next newsletter and on our website.

Volunteers Welcome: SWHRL "Invasives to Natives" Restoration Project to Beautify Corner at SW Vista Ave. at SW Spring Street

We’ve been made great progress during the winter and spring, removing invasive, non-native species from the City’s right of way at the corner of SW Vista and Spring Street. The City did have to take down one dying, hazardous big leaf maple tree, so unfortunately we lost some shade canopy, but we’ll cope. Next wet season we’ll start replanting with native and hardy plants. To join future work parties, contact SWHRL: or Nancy Seton at 503-224-3840 to get on the email notification list. All ages - students, parents, Boy/Girl Scouts, and any others welcome. This will be a beautiful spot we can be proud of!

At our SWHRL May annual meeting on May 20, 2015:

  • SWHRL President Nancy Seton highlighted SWHRL neighborhood activities in “Year in Review – 2014-15,” and the proposed SWHRL “To-Do List,” our action items for 2015-16. See attachments below, for your review and comments.
  • We discussed the status of the Strohecker’s market, recently purchased by Bales Thriftway. The new owners want to make the market successful: they have already taken steps to improve the produce and meat sections, and will review pricing. SWHRL has set up a task force to find ways to support and enhance the market. Tell us what would persuade you to shop there more often, and we’ll pass it on. Help the market thrive!
  • Bob Stacey, Metro Councilor, talked to the membership about issues Metro deals with, including regional land use and transportation planning (e.g. the SW Corridor Plan/high speed transit), green spaces/parks, recycling, and the zoo. 

Join Southwest Hills for neighborhood news:

Look for the Southwest Hills Moms Group and women's biking group on social networking site NextDoor NextDoor is a great way to find out what is happening in our area and connect with neighbors. The more of us who use it, the better tool it becomes.


SW Hills Residential League Board meets the third Wednesday of every month. The annual General Membership meeting is held the third Wednesday in May, and other full membership meetings are in January and October. In lieu of an August meeting, we have a neighborhood picnic.
*Please note: In lieu of our July 15 Board meeting, we will meet instead to hear "Stolen Sweets" at the free concert in Willamette Park at South Waterfront, Wednesday, July 15, starting at 6:30pm.
Contact: President Nancy Seton, View MEETING DATES AND LOCATION

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President: Nancy Seton,
Vice President: Sean Baioni
Treasurer: Kelly Reece,
Secretary: Margaret Gossage




SWHRL Year in Review 2014-15211.83 KB
SWHRL To Do List 2015-16199.64 KB