Category: Neighborhood Issues

WNA Meets Wednesday, May 3

All are welcome at the Woodstock Neighborhood Association meeting, held the first Wednesday of the month at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7:00. Click here for a PDF of the agenda. Agenda Highlights: Find out what’s happening with… Read More»

Resources for Tenants

Woodstock Neighborhood Association is not a homeowners association and it is not a membership association. It is an association that is open and welcomes the involvement of anyone and everyone who lives, works, or owns property here. Because of all the comments we received on a recent Facebook post regarding… 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»

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»

Air Toxics Update

Passing on a few important news items discussed at the South Portland Air Quality meeting held at Pizza Roma on Saturday — all of which can also be found on the excellent South Portland Air Quality blog (clicking the graphic will take you there).

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»

Land Use: Beware demolitions via “historically narrow lots”

By Terry Griffiths The City of Portland is misrepresenting what it calls “historically narrow lots” to bypass a safeguard intended to slow down home demolitions. It betrays both current zoning and a compromise made with neighborhoods in 2003, affecting about a quarter of the Woodstock neighborhood’s single-family homes. (See the… 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»