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Click the image for more information about these upcoming candidate forums! March 5 - City Commissioner Candidates. March 31 - Mayoral Candidates
Thank you to all the volunteers, bakers, and attendees at this year's Christmas Tree Lighting at Homestead Schoolhouse. Attendance was excellent despite the weather!
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 Community Business Association Annual Meeting

Save the date! The Woodstock Community Business Association will be hosting its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Double Mountain Pizza.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 PM 9:00 PM

For information, contact ekedgin@gmail.com

WNA February General Meeting – Wednesday, 2/5 at 7PM

Woodstock Neighborhood Association needs you!

WNA will be electing a new board in May of 2020. It’s not too soon to consider serving.

The WNA board currently has several open seats. Acting as an Area Representative is a simple way to begin serving on the WNA board. A new board will be elected at the General Meeting on May 6, 2020. Board positions include: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Area Representative (5), and various Committee Chairs. All you need is enthusiasm and a few free evenings a month.

Anyone who works or lives within Woodstock Neighborhood is already a member. The purpose of the association is to improve the livability of the City of Portland and of the Woodstock neighborhood; to promote and support projects and activities that contribute to these goals; and to provide a means for citizen participation and communication in determination of affairs which directly and indirectly affect the Woodstock neighborhood.


For organizing and representation purposes, the neighborhood is subdivided into five geographic sections as illustrated in this simplified map. The Board has positions for an Area Representative from each geographic area.

For questions: info@woodstockpdx.org

Candidate Forums in Southeast Portland

Updated January 30th, 2020. 

*All graphics and information courtesy of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association*

BDNA March 2020 Mayor Candidate Event - Landscape Ad (2)

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, in partnership with Mt Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association and Woodstock Neighborhood Association, is pleased to present a two-part Portland City Candidate Conversation Series in March 2020!  Both events will be held at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Limited parking available on site, street parking available nearby.  Short walk from bus line #71.  Light refreshments served.  Childcare provided. Translation upon request.  Building is wheelchair accessible.

March 5th, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM – Candidates for Portland City Commissioner

**Come early at 6:15PM for a special presentation by Portland State University.  More details on this soon!**

Confirmed attending: 

Position 1:

Position 2:

Position 4:

March 31st, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM – Candidates for Portland City Mayor

Confirmed attending: 

WNA January General Meeting – Special Presenter!

Want to know more about aging in place within a community of helping neighbors? Come hear a presentation by Eastside Village!

A representative of Eastside Village will present information at our upcoming General Meeting.

Eastside Village is an interdependent, intergenerational community of neighbors helping neighbors. Its members are individuals and couples who prefer staying in their homes and neighborhoods rather than moving into retirement communities.
However, the Village is not just for those near or already into retirement. It’s for people of all ages who value being part of Portland’s eastside community and want to strengthen their link to it, including through volunteering.
Membership is open to all residents of this area age 18 and older, to include people with disabilities who are not yet seniors. Initial outreach for Eastside Village was made possible in part through grant funding from the City of Portland and SE Uplift’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program. Eastside Village is a program of Villages NW, a nonprofit organization.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

7-8:30 PM

Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.

WNA General Meeting – Special Presenter!

We will have State Representative Rob Nosse as our special guest presenter. This will be a great opportunity to hear about what’s happening in Salem and how it affects us here in Woodstock. Rep Nosse is a regular reoccurring guest at the WNA, and he is also a regular visitor to Woodstock. All are welcome!

Wednesday, December 4

7-8:30 PM

Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.

Land Use & Sustainability Committee Meeting Agenda – November 20, 2019

7 PM At Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.

  1. Call to order and welcome – Thatch Moyle

2. Presentation by Bjorn Carlson from Lisac Brothers Construction concerning the apartment building to be constructed at 5105 SE Woodstock Blvd.

3. Discussion concerning the meeting with a land use attorney and status of the Joinery project – Thatch

4. Discussion of the latest progress on the Residential Infill Project (RIP) – Les Szigethy

5. Any other progress on the DOZA boundary issue

6. Any other new or old business

Thank you Halloween Party Sponsors!

WNA would like to thank the following very special sponsors and donors who helped our annual Halloween party provide fun for the whole neighborhood:

VCA Animal Hospital                                              Red Fox Vintage

Double Mountain Pizza                                          Tattoos on Woodstock

Papacchino’s Coffee House                                   Homestead Schoolhouse

Otto’s Sausage Kitchen                                         Woodstock Farmers Market

New Seasons                                                        Woodstock Tan

Delta Cafe

Volunteer Appeal at Woodstock Community Center

In 2004, The Woodstock Neighborhood Association entered a partnership agreement with Portland Parks and Recreation in order to keep Woodstock Community Center open for community use. The WNA agreed to provide routine maintenance for the center, including leaf raking. 


The Friends of Woodstock Neighborhood Association needs your help!

WE WILL BE RAKING LEAVES ON SATURDAY MORNINGS STARTING AT 9:30 AM.
ALL AGES AND ABILITIES ARE WELCOME! 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Please bring leaf rakes and gloves. Bins, tarps, and leaf bags will be provided, as well as a set of “claws” for picking up leaves.

5905 SE 43rd Avenue, Saturdays starting at 9:30 am through November

Come down on Saturdays or contact treeterry@yahoo.com to make special arrangements for you or your group!

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.