Mission Statement


Our mission at Upper Westside is to provide families of young children ages 0-5 with a clean, safe, fun, and developmentally appropriate movement space that offers quality instruction, and affordable opportunities to learn, play, and socialize.

Husband and wife Wally Jones and Lara Jones M.Ed, are co-owners of Upper Westside, Southwest Portland Martial Arts, Southwest Alive BJJ, and CrossFit Hillsdale. They are passionate supporters of strong families, and believe active play is a critical piece of early childhood education.

Upper Westside has allowed them to expand on their thriving children’s Martial Arts program by offering additional wellness opportunities to families of young children from birth on up. Upper Westside opened to the public in August of 2015.