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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”

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»

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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»

Flowering plants

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 view from above

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»