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Thank you to all the volunteers, bakers, and attendees at this year's Christmas Tree Lighting at Homestead Schoolhouse. Attendance was excellent despite the weather!
The WNA raised $200 and donated snacks and drinks for Woodstock Elementary School's Wellness Center during Woodstock Gives Back. Thank you, Woodstock Neighborhood!
Woodstock Neighborhood Association's board voted this month to adopt PDX Main Streets' design guidelines. See our blog post for more information.


WNA October Meeting Agenda

Please join us at our monthly general meeting, Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 PM at Woodstock Community Center.

WELCOME / ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 7:00

Facilitator: WNA Chair, Sage Jensen

UPDATES, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 7:10

10/09: Woodstock Community Business Association monthly board meeting (Woodstock Wine and Deli, 5:30PM);

10/16: Land Use and Sustainability Committee meeting;

10/23: Friends of the Woodstock Community Center monthly meeting;

10/31: WNA Halloween Party, 4:30‐7PM. Our biggest event of the year! Volunteers needed before/during/after. See Peggy McCafferty if you can help!

11/06: WNA General meeting, agenda/speaker TBD. Speakers needed for future WNA meetings! Please contact if you have a speaker you would like to invite.

Other neighborhood announcements and events

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: PDX Main Streets Design Initiative: Main Street Design Guidelines

Heather Flint‐Chatto‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 7:30

For the past 6 years, PDX Main Streets Design Initiative, a coalition of community and business leaders, architects, designers, planners, artists and community advocates, has worked to raise design literacy and empower community members to manage growth and change in Portland neighborhoods.

ADJOURN (estimated time) ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 8:45

(5‐minute break – WNA board meeting follows)


September 18th, 7 pm at Woodstock Community Center – 5905 SE 43rd Ave

  1. Call to order and welcome  – Thatch Moyle, committee co-chair

2. Discussion concerning the adjustment request and status of issues pertaining to the Joinery project (Woodstock Blvd between 48th & 49th Aves.) – Thatch

3. Discussion of the NA code change 3.96 proposals and meetings with city staff – Anna Weichsel, WNA liason to Southeast Uplift                                         

4. Discussion of any new business if time

5. Discussion of RIP (Residential Infill Project) if time

All meetings of the Woodstock Neighborhood Association and WNA Land Use Committee are open to members of the public.

Code Change Forum

Join our neighbors at Brentwood-Darlington’s upcoming forum concerning proposed changes to City Code 3.96.


Estás invitado a un foro de participación comunitaria sobre el cambio de código 3.96 organizado por la Asociación de Vecinos de Brentwood-Darlington (BDNA).

Questions can be submitted ahead of time via this convenient online form. Refreshments provided by BDNA. Everyone is welcome!

Las preguntas se pueden enviar con anticipación (hasta el 20 de septiembre) a través de nuestro conveniente formulario en línea a continuación. Refrescos proporcionados por BDNA. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

Click here for details!


Woodstock Neighborhood Association Statement Concerning Proposed Changes to City Code 3.96

The Woodstock Neighborhood Association believes that creating a strong sense of community starts at the grass roots level and is fundamental to building a strong, vibrant, and equitable Portland. We are proud to represent all our neighbors and work hard to ensure diverse backgrounds and points of view are respected and represented. The proposed changes to the City of Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life does very little to promote community building among historically underrepresented members of the community, but rather, further fractures and divides Portland at the very grass roots level it was built upon by gutting the vital community building our city’s 95 neighborhood associations have accomplished. We are all in agreement that neighborhood associations must progress and evolve with the communities they represent, however, the proposed changes lack specific structure or direction for incorporating voices from marginalized and/or minority communities. We are saddened that our City leaders have chosen to abandon and abolish our neighborhood organizations rather than supporting and working alongside with everyone in the community. The City should bring more voices to the table versus dismantling the table. All of us united are what makes our neighborhood great, and what makes us a strong and inclusive community. The Woodstock Neighborhood Association opposes the current City Code 3.96 draft language, because it abolishes rather than progresses the current neighborhood association system and reduces the City’s communication responsibility to the community.

Woodstock Plant Sale: A Record Breaking Success!

Volunteers (in green vests) were ready to greet the many shoppers who showed up first thing in the morning on May 11. Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of this year’s plant sale! [PHOTO: Tony Freixas]

Our thanks to everyone in the community who turned out for this year’s plant sale on Saturday, May 11th, to benefit the Woodstock Community Center. Gross sales came to $7,851, the highest sales total in our history, more than beating last year’s $5,300.

We’d like to thank our 20+ generous plant donors and the 51 volunteers who helped with setup, sorting, and pricing more than 1,400 plants, cashiering, offering plant advice, and cleanup. A special shout-out to Karen and Larry Krettler, who once again donated dozens of strawberry starts and tomato plants that they raised from seed. We couldn’t have done it without you.

This year’s sale also featured Shelly Keach’s whimsical mini sedum gardens, Jill Torberson’s garden sculptures, and beautiful hanging plants and color bowls from Tony’s Garden Center.

Many thanks as well for these generous company donations:

  • New Seasons for their $75 in-kind donation to the Woodstock Community Center as well as plants and trays for carrying plants
  • Portland Nursery for a $60 gift certificate for plants
  • Woodstock Ace Hardware’s garden center for sedum plants
  • Flying Rabbit Productions for designing this year’s gorgeous poster
  • Papaccino’s, Papa Murphy’s, and Safeway for coffee, pizza, donuts, and OJ for our volunteer
  • Ben Schoenman for updating the plant sale banner

In addition, a local plant nursery made an anonymous donation this year of many native shrubs.

Your efforts and attendance will help to maintain the community center in the year to come. We look forward to seeing you again at next year’s sale.

Join the WNA Board

Are you looking for a way to get involved in your neighborhood? The Woodstock Neighborhood Association is looking for board members! If you would like to join your neighborhood board, please come to our June meeting!

All positions are open for election, come and nominate yourself, nominate your neighbor (must be in attendance at the meeting). Join us, help us keep our neighborhood wonderful.

If you have any questions or would like more information, you can contact us at info@woodstockpdx.org 

Hope to see you at our June 5th Meeting!

May 15th LUC Meeting: PDX Mainstreets Design Initiative

Please join us this coming Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30, for another exciting Land Use meeting at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave. @ Knight Street.

This month we welcome Heather Flint Chatto, founder of PDX Mainstreets Design Initiative. Heather will discuss City of Portland Design Overlay Zoning Amendments (DOZA) and steps Woodstock neighborhood can take to develop design standards that reflect our values.

Also on the agenda:

  • Discuss the latest developments regarding 4804 Woodstock Blvd.
  • Consider adjustment requests from the City of Portland (we need to discuss procedure for handling these notices)
  • Review organizational structure of LUC board, i.e., size and members, voting protocol, and our need for a secretary!

—Less Szigethy and Thatch Moyle, WNA LUC Co-chairs

Don’t Miss the May 11th Woodstock Neighborhood Plant Sale!

2019 plant sale posterJoin us at the Woodstock Community Center on May 11 between 9 AM to 3 PM
for our annual plant sale, just in time for Mother’s Day.

LOCATION: 5905 E 43rd Ave., Portland

Credit cards accepted. No early birds, please.

We’ll be selling:

  • Perennials, herbs, organic vegetable starts, and succulents
  • Native plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs, and trees
  • Miniature sedum gardens, color bowls, hanging flower baskets, and house plants
  • Garden sculptures by Jill Torberson
  • Worm bins for composting food scraps into a healthy, nutrient-rich soil

Proceeds from this sale support volunteer efforts to provide routine maintenance for the community center, as part of an agreement with Portland Parks that has helped keep the center open since 2004.

Hope to see you there!

plants for sale

Donating Plants to the Upcoming Woodstock Plant Sale

If you have plant donations for the upcoming Woodstock Plant Sale, you can drop them off at the Woodstock Community Center at 5905 SE 43rd Ave., on Friday, May 10, between 12 Noon and 7 PM. If you need empty pots or an alternate drop-off time, call Terry Griffiths at 503-771-0011 or Sandy Profeta at 503-771-7724. Thank you!