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SWHRL is looking for new members and volunteers!

SWHRL is YOUR neighborhood association, helping with your transportation and land use questions, planning emergency response, standing up for neighborhood concerns, bringing in speakers to inform you on current issues, and more. But we can’t do it with just a few active members. We need your ideas, talents, and willingness to lend a hand.

Do you have neighborhood photographs to share? Writing or web design skills? Do you like to organize events? Or maybe you just want to come to our meetings to share ideas. All we’re asking is for a couple of hours a month. It’s a small price for a more connected, informed, and meaningful neighborhood association.

If your interested in volunteering in some capacity or just joining as a member, send an email with your name and address to All who reside or work in the SWHRL neighborhood are welcome to join.

Next SWHRL Membership Meeting September 21 , 7:00 PM

SWHRL Videos

  • Understanding Your Property Tax
    Our November 17, 2021, board meeting featured a very informative conversation on property taxes with Multnomah County Assessor Mike Vaughn. Mike explained how taxes […]
  • Actions to End Homelessness
    Homelessness is arguably the greatest humanitarian and societal emergency facing Portland. As the number of unhoused grows each year, it can feel overwhelming. But […]
  • Portland, The Black Experience
    Three of our African-American neighbors, Mingus Mapps, Martha Jembere, and Kevin Rhea, speak about the challenges they and their families have faced being part of […]


  • (988) is live for crisis calls
    September is Suicide Prevention Month September is National Suicide Prevention Month and with the launch of the […]
  • 9/15 United We Stand Toolkit
    Hate-fueled violence can have no safe harbor in America. “When ordinary Americans cannot participate in the basic […]
  • Residents sue the City to keep sidewalks clear.
    On Wednesday, September 7, at 11:00am, ten residents of the City of Portland with mobility disabilities will announce […]
  • Are you ready to lead?
    SWHRL is looking for new members and volunteers! SWHRL is YOUR neighborhood association, helping with your transportation […]
  • 9/21 Neighborhood Meeting
    Please come to the SWHRL Members/Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday, 21 September, 2022, 7:00-9:00 pm Held on Zoom: 7:00 […]
  • Safer Routes to School!
    Ainsworth elementary school, the Ainsworth Parent-Teachers Association and the Southwest Hills Residential League join to give thanks […]

Become a Board Member

We are looking for new Board members.

Qualifications include:

*Membership in SWHRL
*Passion for our neighborhood and city
*Willingness to pitch in

If you are interested in serving or want more information, contact

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