Author: Bill Walters

Woodstock Halloween party, Oct. 31 (of course)

Monday, October 31 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Woodstock Community Center 5905 SE 43rd Avenue at Knight St. Get ready for the Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) Halloween party!. Festivities include refreshments, crafts and games, cool backdrops for DIY photos, a raffle, and acoustic music by Status Crow and the Squeezebox… Read More»

Back to school: A run-down of Woodstock health hazards

It’s a sad situation for any neighborhood, but it’s not unique: Back-to-school time throughout Portland now means assessing the risks to your child’s health. Here’s a run-down of the factors in play for Woodstock Elementary and Lewis Elementary, the two public schools within the Woodstock neighborhood boundary. At many of… Read More»

Woodstock survey results: Traffic, theft, bias and acceptance

The results of this summers’ neighborhood survey are in; thanks to all who participated. You can delve into the graphs and responses as time allows — but here’s a quick sketch. Background and acknowledged bias: The survey was online and was promoted here, on Facebook and on NextDoor, in the… Read More»

Have your say, but hurry!

Time is running out on opportunities to have your say in how our city and our neighborhood take shape over the next few years. For best results, get informed and register complaints now (not later) in these three venues:

Coming soon: New food, drink and more

As seen this past month on Facebook, things are happening in Woodstock: New places to eat and drink will open soon or soonish, and several marijuana-related businesses appear to be in the works. For details, click the yellow icons on this handy map — or just read the paragraphs below… Read More»

Land Use Committee Breaks New Ground Starting July 20

Land Use Committee meeting Weds., July 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Woodstock Community Center 5905 SE 43rd Ave. Things are changing quickly in and near the Woodstock neighborhood, so the Woodstock Neighborhood Association’s Land Use Committee (LUC) is following suit. Starting this month, meetings are to be more organized and efficient.… Read More»

Infill Project Affects Woodstock; Comment by August 15

The Residential Infill Project* is a set of proposals to alter residential housing over a large area of Portland, including Woodstock. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad news for both developers and residents. It could lead to more houses being demolished and replaced, but may also encourage more… Read More»

Sewer Repair Project: Street drilling starts July 5

Over about two weeks beginning Tuesday, July 5, city crews will drill holes in streets and take soil, rock and pavement samples to help plan next year’s sewer repairs. You are forgiven for retorting that our streets already have enough holes. 😉 Within the Woodstock neighborhood boundary, locations include:

Toxic air: A Woodstock-specific update

As you’ve probably heard, the U.S. Forest Service measured Portland moss samples in 2013 and found some locations with high levels of toxic elements. More details released earlier in June indicate that two locations within the Woodstock neighborhood boundary are among the top eight for nickel and cadmium — but… Read More»