Author: Bill Walters

WNA Wants You! Board Nominations Due May 4

Lend a little of your time and energy to Woodstock, and help make a great place to live even greater. Nominate yourself or a friend for one of the following WNA Board positions by May 4. Chair Co-Chair, Land Use Committee Chair, Friends of the Woodstock Community Center Financial Manager,… Read More»

Update: Plans in Flux for Park’s Off-leash Area

If you’re a frequent user of Woodstock Park, you may be wondering why previously reported plans for a natural divider between the dog off-leash area (DOLA) and the playground have not progressed. At this writing, it appears the parks department has the project on hold due to concerns received directly from… Read More»

Spring Gardening Alert: Beware Sinkholes

Beware, gardeners: After a winter’s heavy rain, your yard could swallow you whole. That was one takeaway from the neighborhood association’s February meeting, where Woodstock neighbor David Nordstrom shared his hair-raising encounter with a sinkhole. In short, David stepped out in his yard at SE Insley near 60th one evening,… Read More»

See Plans for Woodstock Park’s Off-leash Area

At Woodstock Park, tensions ran high last fall when a child was injured by a dog on the playground. The city’s parks department proposed a divider between the playground and the adjacent dog off-leash area (DOLA for short). At February’s meeting of the Woodstock Neighborhood Association (first Wednesday of each… Read More»

Beyond Lawn Signs: Ten Reasons to Volunteer

A recent editorial in The Bee opined that “2015 has been a year of disgruntlement in Inner Southeast,” over issues connected with zoning changes, residential infill and more. “Some residents seem frustrated that these things go on, and react with lawn signs,” observes the editor. But “lawn signs are unlikely… Read More»

Planning Your Garden? Annual Sale Seeks Donated Plants

  Each year the Woodstock Neighborhood Association holds a pre-Mothers Day plant sale to support maintenance of the Woodstock Community Center. The success of that spring sale may depend on garden plans you’re making right now. All the plants for the sale are donated, often due to folks redesigning their… Read More»

The New Seasons Effect: An Update on Parking

An earlier post surveyed effects on traffic and parking after three weeks of News Seasons on Woodstock Blvd. At the most recent Woodstock Neighborhood Association meeting, New Seasons manager Mark Feuerborn reported good news about employee parking: KeyBank agreed to let New Seasons employees park in its lot — except… Read More»

Land Use Meeting: Demolitions, Infill, Zoning and More (Updated)

Next meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave. These are interesting times for the Woodstock neighborhood. Percentage increases in its home prices this summer appear to have been among the steepest in the nation (based on a recently released report and the fact that… Read More»

PPS Proposes Boundary Change for Woodstock School

Next nearby community meeting: Monday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Lane Middle School, 7200 SE 60th Ave. Portland Public Schools (PPS) has proposed boundary changes that would route some children away from Woodstock School. The affected area — from approximately SE Martins south to Duke, and from SE… Read More»