The Woodstock Neighborhood Association (WNA) is an all-volunteer community organization with free membership for anyone who lives, works, or owns property or a business in the Woodstock Neighborhood in SE Portland, Oregon. WNA’s purpose is to enhance community connections and livability in Woodstock and surrounding neighborhoods by promoting and supporting projects and activities that contribute to these goals, and to provide a means for citizen participation and communication in affairs that directly and indirectly affect the Woodstock neighborhood and the greater Portland area in which we reside. WNA meetings are held every 1st Wednesday of the month, at 7pm, at the Woodstock Community Center (5905 SE 43rd Ave., at the corner of Knight St., just west of Bi-Mart). Please join us!
CALLING ALL GARDENERS!
We depend on YOU for the success of our annual neighborhood plant sale benefit, which is largely made up of plant donations from generous gardeners in our community.
Though the sale doesn’t take place ’til May, the day before Mother’s Day, NOW is the time to begin potting up those plant contributions.
We are looking for perennials, as well as vegetable starts, herbs, ground covers, native plants, ornamental grasses, houseplants, and small trees and shrubs. We encourage you to pot up plants from your garden, or plant seeds for starts, by March or early April, in preparation for the sale.
Proceeds from the Woodstock Neighborhood Plant Sale go to support volunteer efforts that ensure ongoing routine maintenance, including custodial service and supplies, for the Woodstock Community Center. The plant sale helps us hold up our end of the partnership agreement with Portland Parks that has helped keep the center open since 2004.
SAVE THESE DATES!
Drop your contributions at the Woodstock Community Center on May 10, 2019, between Noon and 7pm. 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.
The plant sale is Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 9am to 3pm. The Woodstock Community Center is located at 5905 SE 43rd Ave @ Knight St, Portland, Oregon.
1/14/19, 7pm: Final meeting of the WNA Organizational Structure Committee. Woodstock New Seasons (2nd Floor).
1/19/19, 2pm: Peg People, Winter Fairies: Bring your kids to the Woodstock Library and make a 2″ wooden peg fairy. Paint hair and clothes, even add jewels if you like!
1/23/19, 7pm: Friends of the Woodstock Community Center. Woodstock Community Center.
1/30/19, 2/4/19 & 2/21/19, 7pm: Affordable Childcare Conversation. Join Trinity United Methodist Church for a conversation about the rising costs of childcare and brainstorming solutions to these challenges. Children are welcome to attend and care will be provided at no cost during these sessions.
2/2/19, 5pm & 7pm: Crackin’ Crab Feast at All Saints Episcopal Church. $40 for crab, salad & bread, cash bar for beer & wine also available. All proceeds benefit Outreach Ministries at All Saints Church. www.allsaintspdx.org for tickets or call Nancy at 916-202-7132
2/5/19, 6pm: Woodstock Community Business Association Annual Meeting. Woodstock Key Bank, 4600 SE Woodstock Blvd. Your business is invited to attend the WCBA Annual meeting, find out what was accomplished in 2018 and goals for 2019. Join the WCBA for an evening filled with food, drinks and networking. Meet the board, renew your membership, or join for the first time! $15 per person, or two for $25.
2/6/19, 7pm: Woodstock Neighborhood Association Meeting. WNA Board meeting immediately following
Please join us for the first Woodstock Neighborhood Association Meeting of the New Year! This month we will hear from our Organizational Structure Committee on proposed upgrades to the WNA structure to a 501(c)3 non-profit. Come hear how this will help maintain and grow your WNA for years to come! January 2, 2019, 7:00PM at the Woodstock Community Center (5905 SE 43rd).
The holidays are a great time to spend some time with family looking at the wonderful lights displays around. Take a walk in your neighborhood, you are sure to see some spectacular lights.
Check out this list of large displays around town!
- Oregon ZooLights: 4001 SW Canyon RD, Through January 5, 2019 www.oregonzoo.org
- Christmas Ship Parade: Along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, through December 20, 2018 www.christmasships.org
- Miracle of a Million Lights: 1441 N McClellan St, through December 23, 2018 www.victorianbelle.com
- Winter Wonderland at PIR: 1940 N Victory Blvd, through December 26, 2018 www.winterwonderlandportland.com
- Peacock Lane: SE Peacock Lane between Stark & Belmont, December 15 – 31, 208 www.peacocklane.org
- The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights: 85th & Sandy Blvd, through December 30 (Closed Christmas Day) www.thegrotto.org
Come join us on Halloween for a party at the Woodstock Community Center. The Woodstock Neighborhood Association will be hosting our annual Halloween Party at the Community Center. Come by and party with your neighbors and meet your Neighborhood Association Board. Wear your costume (if you like) and join us for some music, games, snacks, candy and some awesome raffle prizes!
The party is from 4pm – 7pm at the Community Center 5905 SE 43rd Ave
Be sure to also head down Woodstock Blvd for some trick or treating at participating business also from 4pm – 7pm.
This is a free family-friendly event.
Woodstock Neighborhood Association is considering converting to our own 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. Currently, we have a fiscal sponsorship through South East UpLift (SEUL) which is coordinated through Portland’s Office of Civic and Community Life (formally Office of Neighborhood Involvement, ONI).
With the conversion to an independent 501(c)(3), WNA would be able to apply for grants that are available independent from SEUL. In order to resolve board and community questions WNA will be holding a bi-weekly meeting to discuss and resolve questions that have come up concerning this conversion.
If you have any experience or are interested in helping your neighborhood organization with this we welcome your input! Please join us every other Monday starting October 8th at 7pm at the Woodstock Community Center. Agendas will be posted to the website along with meeting minutes.
If you have any questions about this conversion, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer them as best we can.
Updated information including meeting minutes will be posted here
Please join us if you can, it is a great way to get involved in your neighborhood!
This year our beloved Community Center is celebrating 60 years as a Community Center! Built in 1928 it was a firehouse until Portland Parks and Recreation turned it into a Community Center in 1958.
The Friends of the Woodstock Community Center are throwing a family friendly Birthday party on September 9, 2018 at 2pm immediately following the Woodstock Farmer’s Market. Join us for some live music, class demonstrations and some tasty treats. The party will be on 43rd avenue between Woodstock Blvd and Knight St.
Portland Parks offers Preschool classes during the weekdays from September – May, 2 or 3 days per week. You can find out more about the preschool classes through Portland Parks here. Classes start on September 5th for the 2018/2019 school year.
There is also a variety of different recreational activities offered through Portland Parks and Recreation. Everything from fitness classes, to personal enrichment. Lots of activities for all age groups from the young to the young at heart. Check out the schedule posted by Portland Parks. The schedule gets updated quarterly so be sure to bookmark Portland Parks’ page for the Woodstock Community Center.
Bonita Davis, Master Recycler, came and did a presentation on recycling in Portland at our August Neighborhood Meeting. Our recycling program is not perfect, but the most important thing to remember is to reduce contamination of good recycling, be sure not to put things in your blue bin that does not belong there! Recycling programs will be different based on what can be sorted and taken at the centers.
Did you know all food scraps can be placed in your compost bin? Yes even meat & seafood! When recycling, it is about the shape of the item. Plastic bottles (6oz or larger), tubs (6oz or larger), plant pots (4″ or larger), buckets (5 gallon or less) can all be recycled. Keep all boxes that come from the freezer ore refrigerator section of the grocery store out of the blue bin.
When in doubt, throw it out!
**At our Board Meeting, we have decided to postpone the special meeting regarding registering the WNA as an independent 501c(3). If you were interested in attending this meeting, keep an eye out on the website and Facebook for any updates as we will update when more information is available.
Don’t forget, the WNA Land Use committee meets the 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Join Ed and Zaq to hear about upcoming Land use issues in the Woodstock Neighborhood.
TBD: The Woodstock Neighborhood Association board is considering transitioning WNA’s organizational status to a 501(c)(3), otherwise known as a non-profit organization. We are convening a special meeting to discuss these proposed changes. If you have experience starting or running a 501(c)(3) organization, please consider attending. The meeting will be held at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave. All Woodstock Neighborhood Association meetings are open to the public. Please stay tuned for upcoming meeting information.
August 23, 2018: Southeast Uplift will be turning 50. To celebrate they will be holding a Birthday Party a their building from 330pm – 730pm. 3534 SE Main Street
September 2018: Our Woodstock Community Center is turning 60! To celebrate the Friends of the Woodstock Community Center will be holding a Birthday Block Party. If you would like to help plan this event please contact the Friends Chair Dawn at email@example.com The planning committee will meet on Mondays starting July 16 from 7pm – 9pm at the Woodstock Community Center.
Hello Woodstock Neighbors!
Due to Independence Day, our July meeting will be postponed. Enjoy this beautiful summer day with friends and family. And please remember, Portland Fire and Rescue are asking you to keep the big fireworks to the pros! Check out this list of Independence Day events around Portland.
July meeting will be July 11, 2018 @ 7pm
Woodstock Community Center
5905 SE 43rd Ave
Come by and meet your new neighborhood board!