Category: Issues and Concerns

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»

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»

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»