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The WNA raised $200 and donated snacks and drinks for Woodstock Elementary School's Wellness Center during Woodstock Gives Back. Thank you, Woodstock Neighborhood!
 
Woodstock Neighborhood Association's board voted this month to adopt PDX Main Streets' design guidelines. See our blog post for more information.

 

Woodstock Halloween Events

Woodstock Elementary Harvest Carnival (5601 SE 50th Ave) Friday, October 25, 6-8 pm: Join Woodstock Elementary for a spooky-fun night of games, food, haunted houses, bounce houses, candy, music and prizes. Activity wristbands are $10.

Woodstock Farmer’s Market 8th Annual Halloween Carnival (Key Bank parking lot) October 27, 10-2: Fun for all ages! Trick-or-treating, Trick-or-treat bag decorating, face painting, photo booth, Halloween crafts and live music! And enjoy all the regular Market vendors at the last regular market day of the season!

Halloween Processional at All Saints (4033 SE Woodstock Blvd): Sunday, October 27, children and youth (and any interested adults!) are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to the 10:15 am service and be part of the Halloween processional for the opening hymn. The service is family friendly with a message and music suited for all ages. After the service, families will be walking over to the Woodstock Farmers Market for trick-or-treating.

Halloween Concert and Party at All Saints (4033 SE Woodstock Blvd): Sunday, October 27, 4 pm: Spooky and mischievous music offered by Jim Denman and a host of fellow pranksters. Hear your favorite haunting organ pieces, scary songs, and some new amusements as well. Come in costume! Concert in the church, Halloween party in the Parish Hall.

Woodstock Library Branch Not-So-Spooky Stories (6008 SE 49th Ave) October 31, 4:00-4:45 Enjoy stories and songs and make something fun at this popular family friendly event!

Woodstock Boulevard Trick-or-TreatingOctober 31, 4-7 pm Businesses along Woodstock Boulevard will be participating in trick-or-treating, open to all members of the community. Look for the orange white and yellow “Halloween on Woodstock” sign to indicate participating organizations.

Woodstock Neighborhood Party at Woodstock Community Center (5905 SE 43rd Ave)Thursday, October 31, 4-7 pm: Come show off your costumes and join the neighborhood at this family friendly Halloween bash for all ages! Featuring live music, Halloween crafts, games and prizes, photo booth, and food and drink to keep you and your little monsters going.

Dia de los Muertos at Portland Mercado (7238 SE Foster Rd) October 31-November 2: Come to the “Día de Muertos” celebration at the Portland Mercado! Learn more about this traditional celebration and visit the altar exhibition on display. Enjoy an authentic cultural experience with music, offerings, face painting, crafts, and much more!

WNA Adopts PDX Main Streets’ Design Guidelines

Following the October Woodstock Neighborhood Association general meeting, where Heather Flint-Chatto gave a presentation on the PDX Main Streets Design Initiative, the WNA board voted to adopt PDX Main Streets’ voluntary design guidelines for application to Woodstock’s core commercial Main Streets. The PDX Main Streets Design Initiative is a not-for-profit coalition of community and business leaders, architects, designers, planners, artists and community advocates. Its mission is to raise design literacy and empower community members to manage growth and change. This program is especially suited for Portland neighborhoods that were originally oriented around a street-car or trolley line, with central main streets that remain a source of pride and vitality to this day. The design guidelines are crafted to help new development fit better within our most historic areas while leaving room for creativity and innovation.

Woodstock Neighborhood Association looks forward to working further with PDX Main Streets on recommendations to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Bureau of Development Services (BDS) about the upcoming Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) package of proposals to update and improve both the process and the tools used in design review. The first public hearing on the amendments proposed as part of the DOZA Proposed Draft will be held on October 22nd at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2nd floor, from 5 to 8 pm. The public is invited to attend and to provide testimony to the Planning and Sustainability Commission and Design Commission. Woodstock Neighborhood Association’s Land Use Committee plans to lead a discussion of DOZA at its next meeting on Oct 16th, from 7-8:30 PM at Woodstock Community Center.

PDX Main Streets’ design guidelines have previously been adopted by Sellwood-Westmoreland Improvement League, Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association, and Brooklyn, Richmond, Creston-Kenilworth, and Hosford-Abernethy neighborhoods.

 

WNA October Meeting Agenda

Please join us at our monthly general meeting, Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 PM at Woodstock Community Center.

WELCOME / ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 7:00

Facilitator: WNA Chair, Sage Jensen

UPDATES, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 7:10

10/09: Woodstock Community Business Association monthly board meeting (Woodstock Wine and Deli, 5:30PM);

10/16: Land Use and Sustainability Committee meeting;

10/23: Friends of the Woodstock Community Center monthly meeting;

10/31: WNA Halloween Party, 4:30‐7PM. Our biggest event of the year! Volunteers needed before/during/after. See Peggy McCafferty if you can help!

11/06: WNA General meeting, agenda/speaker TBD. Speakers needed for future WNA meetings! Please contact if you have a speaker you would like to invite.

Other neighborhood announcements and events

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: PDX Main Streets Design Initiative: Main Street Design Guidelines

Heather Flint‐Chatto‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 7:30

For the past 6 years, PDX Main Streets Design Initiative, a coalition of community and business leaders, architects, designers, planners, artists and community advocates, has worked to raise design literacy and empower community members to manage growth and change in Portland neighborhoods.

ADJOURN (estimated time) ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 8:45

(5‐minute break – WNA board meeting follows)

LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

September 18th, 7 pm at Woodstock Community Center – 5905 SE 43rd Ave

  1. Call to order and welcome  – Thatch Moyle, committee co-chair

2. Discussion concerning the adjustment request and status of issues pertaining to the Joinery project (Woodstock Blvd between 48th & 49th Aves.) – Thatch

3. Discussion of the NA code change 3.96 proposals and meetings with city staff – Anna Weichsel, WNA liason to Southeast Uplift                                         

4. Discussion of any new business if time

5. Discussion of RIP (Residential Infill Project) if time

All meetings of the Woodstock Neighborhood Association and WNA Land Use Committee are open to members of the public.

Code Change Forum

Join our neighbors at Brentwood-Darlington’s upcoming forum concerning proposed changes to City Code 3.96.

TICKETS ARE FREE – CLICK HERE

Estás invitado a un foro de participación comunitaria sobre el cambio de código 3.96 organizado por la Asociación de Vecinos de Brentwood-Darlington (BDNA).

Questions can be submitted ahead of time via this convenient online form. Refreshments provided by BDNA. Everyone is welcome!

Las preguntas se pueden enviar con anticipación (hasta el 20 de septiembre) a través de nuestro conveniente formulario en línea a continuación. Refrescos proporcionados por BDNA. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

Click here for details!

 

Woodstock Neighborhood Association Statement Concerning Proposed Changes to City Code 3.96

The Woodstock Neighborhood Association believes that creating a strong sense of community starts at the grass roots level and is fundamental to building a strong, vibrant, and equitable Portland. We are proud to represent all our neighbors and work hard to ensure diverse backgrounds and points of view are respected and represented. The proposed changes to the City of Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life does very little to promote community building among historically underrepresented members of the community, but rather, further fractures and divides Portland at the very grass roots level it was built upon by gutting the vital community building our city’s 95 neighborhood associations have accomplished. We are all in agreement that neighborhood associations must progress and evolve with the communities they represent, however, the proposed changes lack specific structure or direction for incorporating voices from marginalized and/or minority communities. We are saddened that our City leaders have chosen to abandon and abolish our neighborhood organizations rather than supporting and working alongside with everyone in the community. The City should bring more voices to the table versus dismantling the table. All of us united are what makes our neighborhood great, and what makes us a strong and inclusive community. The Woodstock Neighborhood Association opposes the current City Code 3.96 draft language, because it abolishes rather than progresses the current neighborhood association system and reduces the City’s communication responsibility to the community.

Woodstock Plant Sale: A Record Breaking Success!

Volunteers (in green vests) were ready to greet the many shoppers who showed up first thing in the morning on May 11. Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of this year’s plant sale! [PHOTO: Tony Freixas]

Our thanks to everyone in the community who turned out for this year’s plant sale on Saturday, May 11th, to benefit the Woodstock Community Center. Gross sales came to $7,851, the highest sales total in our history, more than beating last year’s $5,300.

We’d like to thank our 20+ generous plant donors and the 51 volunteers who helped with setup, sorting, and pricing more than 1,400 plants, cashiering, offering plant advice, and cleanup. A special shout-out to Karen and Larry Krettler, who once again donated dozens of strawberry starts and tomato plants that they raised from seed. We couldn’t have done it without you.

This year’s sale also featured Shelly Keach’s whimsical mini sedum gardens, Jill Torberson’s garden sculptures, and beautiful hanging plants and color bowls from Tony’s Garden Center.

Many thanks as well for these generous company donations:

  • New Seasons for their $75 in-kind donation to the Woodstock Community Center as well as plants and trays for carrying plants
  • Portland Nursery for a $60 gift certificate for plants
  • Woodstock Ace Hardware’s garden center for sedum plants
  • Flying Rabbit Productions for designing this year’s gorgeous poster
  • Papaccino’s, Papa Murphy’s, and Safeway for coffee, pizza, donuts, and OJ for our volunteer
  • Ben Schoenman for updating the plant sale banner

In addition, a local plant nursery made an anonymous donation this year of many native shrubs.

Your efforts and attendance will help to maintain the community center in the year to come. We look forward to seeing you again at next year’s sale.

Join the WNA Board

Are you looking for a way to get involved in your neighborhood? The Woodstock Neighborhood Association is looking for board members! If you would like to join your neighborhood board, please come to our June meeting!

All positions are open for election, come and nominate yourself, nominate your neighbor (must be in attendance at the meeting). Join us, help us keep our neighborhood wonderful.

If you have any questions or would like more information, you can contact us at info@woodstockpdx.org 

Hope to see you at our June 5th Meeting!