WNA January General Meeting – Special Presenter!

Want to know more about aging in place within a community of helping neighbors? Come hear a presentation by Eastside Village!

A representative of Eastside Village will present information at our upcoming General Meeting.

Eastside Village is an interdependent, intergenerational community of neighbors helping neighbors. Its members are individuals and couples who prefer staying in their homes and neighborhoods rather than moving into retirement communities.
However, the Village is not just for those near or already into retirement. It’s for people of all ages who value being part of Portland’s eastside community and want to strengthen their link to it, including through volunteering.
Membership is open to all residents of this area age 18 and older, to include people with disabilities who are not yet seniors. Initial outreach for Eastside Village was made possible in part through grant funding from the City of Portland and SE Uplift’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program. Eastside Village is a program of Villages NW, a nonprofit organization.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

7-8:30 PM

Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.

WNA General Meeting – Special Presenter!

We will have State Representative Rob Nosse as our special guest presenter. This will be a great opportunity to hear about what’s happening in Salem and how it affects us here in Woodstock. Rep Nosse is a regular reoccurring guest at the WNA, and he is also a regular visitor to Woodstock. All are welcome!

Wednesday, December 4

7-8:30 PM

Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.

Land Use & Sustainability Committee Meeting Agenda – November 20, 2019

7 PM At Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.

  1. Call to order and welcome – Thatch Moyle

2. Presentation by Bjorn Carlson from Lisac Brothers Construction concerning the apartment building to be constructed at 5105 SE Woodstock Blvd.

3. Discussion concerning the meeting with a land use attorney and status of the Joinery project – Thatch

4. Discussion of the latest progress on the Residential Infill Project (RIP) – Les Szigethy

5. Any other progress on the DOZA boundary issue

6. Any other new or old business

Thank you Halloween Party Sponsors!

WNA would like to thank the following very special sponsors and donors who helped our annual Halloween party provide fun for the whole neighborhood:

VCA Animal Hospital                                              Red Fox Vintage

Double Mountain Pizza                                          Tattoos on Woodstock

Papacchino’s Coffee House                                   Homestead Schoolhouse

Otto’s Sausage Kitchen                                         Woodstock Farmers Market

New Seasons                                                        Woodstock Tan

Delta Cafe

Volunteer Appeal at Woodstock Community Center

In 2004, The Woodstock Neighborhood Association entered a partnership agreement with Portland Parks and Recreation in order to keep Woodstock Community Center open for community use. The WNA agreed to provide routine maintenance for the center, including leaf raking. 

The Friends of Woodstock Neighborhood Association needs your help!


EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Please bring leaf rakes and gloves. Bins, tarps, and leaf bags will be provided, as well as a set of “claws” for picking up leaves.

5905 SE 43rd Avenue, Saturdays starting at 9:30 am through November

Come down on Saturdays or contact treeterry@yahoo.com to make special arrangements for you or your group!

Woodstock Halloween Events

Woodstock Elementary Harvest Carnival (5601 SE 50th Ave) Friday, October 25, 6-8 pm: Join Woodstock Elementary for a spooky-fun night of games, food, haunted houses, bounce houses, candy, music and prizes. Activity wristbands are $10.

Woodstock Farmer’s Market 8th Annual Halloween Carnival (Key Bank parking lot) October 27, 10-2: Fun for all ages! Trick-or-treating, Trick-or-treat bag decorating, face painting, photo booth, Halloween crafts and live music! And enjoy all the regular Market vendors at the last regular market day of the season!

Halloween Processional at All Saints (4033 SE Woodstock Blvd): Sunday, October 27, children and youth (and any interested adults!) are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to the 10:15 am service and be part of the Halloween processional for the opening hymn. The service is family friendly with a message and music suited for all ages. After the service, families will be walking over to the Woodstock Farmers Market for trick-or-treating.

Halloween Concert and Party at All Saints (4033 SE Woodstock Blvd): Sunday, October 27, 4 pm: Spooky and mischievous music offered by Jim Denman and a host of fellow pranksters. Hear your favorite haunting organ pieces, scary songs, and some new amusements as well. Come in costume! Concert in the church, Halloween party in the Parish Hall.

Woodstock Library Branch Not-So-Spooky Stories (6008 SE 49th Ave) October 31, 4:00-4:45 Enjoy stories and songs and make something fun at this popular family friendly event!

Woodstock Boulevard Trick-or-TreatingOctober 31, 4-7 pm Businesses along Woodstock Boulevard will be participating in trick-or-treating, open to all members of the community. Look for the orange white and yellow “Halloween on Woodstock” sign to indicate participating organizations.

Woodstock Neighborhood Party at Woodstock Community Center (5905 SE 43rd Ave)Thursday, October 31, 4-7 pm: Come show off your costumes and join the neighborhood at this family friendly Halloween bash for all ages! Featuring live music, Halloween crafts, games and prizes, photo booth, and food and drink to keep you and your little monsters going.

Dia de los Muertos at Portland Mercado (7238 SE Foster Rd) October 31-November 2: Come to the “Día de Muertos” celebration at the Portland Mercado! Learn more about this traditional celebration and visit the altar exhibition on display. Enjoy an authentic cultural experience with music, offerings, face painting, crafts, and much more!

WNA Adopts PDX Main Streets’ Design Guidelines

Following the October Woodstock Neighborhood Association general meeting, where Heather Flint-Chatto gave a presentation on the PDX Main Streets Design Initiative, the WNA board voted to adopt PDX Main Streets’ voluntary design guidelines for application to Woodstock’s core commercial Main Streets. The PDX Main Streets Design Initiative is a not-for-profit coalition of community and business leaders, architects, designers, planners, artists and community advocates. Its mission is to raise design literacy and empower community members to manage growth and change. This program is especially suited for Portland neighborhoods that were originally oriented around a street-car or trolley line, with central main streets that remain a source of pride and vitality to this day. The design guidelines are crafted to help new development fit better within our most historic areas while leaving room for creativity and innovation.

Woodstock Neighborhood Association looks forward to working further with PDX Main Streets on recommendations to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Bureau of Development Services (BDS) about the upcoming Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) package of proposals to update and improve both the process and the tools used in design review. The first public hearing on the amendments proposed as part of the DOZA Proposed Draft will be held on October 22nd at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2nd floor, from 5 to 8 pm. The public is invited to attend and to provide testimony to the Planning and Sustainability Commission and Design Commission. Woodstock Neighborhood Association’s Land Use Committee plans to lead a discussion of DOZA at its next meeting on Oct 16th, from 7-8:30 PM at Woodstock Community Center.

PDX Main Streets’ design guidelines have previously been adopted by Sellwood-Westmoreland Improvement League, Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association, and Brooklyn, Richmond, Creston-Kenilworth, and Hosford-Abernethy neighborhoods.


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Click here for a Special Edition of our Newsletter all about our upcoming Board Elections!
Poster Art about the Corona Virus, drawn by May, 7, and Margaret, 5.
The new Pocket Park at All-Saints Episcopal Church
The Woodstock Community Center (and one-time Firehouse!)


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.