Category: Civic Engagement

From the community, for the community

The Woodstock Neighborhood Association Plant Sale This year’s pre-Mother’s Day Woodstock Plant Sale is slated for Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Woodstock Community Center. Proceeds from the annual sale go into the Woodstock Community Center Maintenance Fund to cover routine maintenance costs, including… Read More»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

Represent Historic Landmark Preservation – July 31, 2014 at 2pm!

The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (PHLC) will be presenting their State of the City Preservation Report 2014 to City Council July 31st. A key priority for the PHLC and focus of the presentation will be protection and prevention of loss in our residential neighborhoods. Several organizations and individuals will be… Read More»