Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Two Great Woodstock Farmer's Market Events!

Woodstock Farmers Market's Halloween Carnival
October 26
10:00am - 2:00pm
4600 SE Woodstock Blvd (KeyBank parking lot)
Cost: Free
Ages: All

Join the popular Woodstock Farmers Market for our third annual Halloween Carnival. Bring the whole family for live music from Tallulah's Daddy, face painting, trick-or-treating with vendors and neighborhood businesses, crafts, a toddler playground, and more! There will also be fresh produce, meat, cheese, hot food, and more from the 35+ vendors.

Woodstock Farmers Market's Pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market
November 23
10:00am - 2:00pm
4600 SE Woodstock Blvd (KeyBank parking lot)
Cost: Free
Ages: All

Join the popular Woodstock Farmers Market for our third annual Pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market. Shop for ingredients for your Thanksgiving feast and stock up for the winter. There will also be live music and activities for kids. Find out what vendors will be there on our website, www.woodstockmarketpdx.com.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Neighborhood Nap Day

Saturday Sept. 6th, 2–6 pm
SE Reedway–Ramona Alley, between 57th and 60th

How often do you get time to think and daydream? Yet, arguably, idleness — and the time it affords one to reset and think — is critical for a democratic society. In this effort to “distribute leisure” to our neighbors, you are invited to participate in Community Nap Day. The alleys of SE Portland — these little slices of lazy wilderness that cut through our hood —  offer a unique backdrop for our reveries.

Hammocks, forts and other sleeping spots will be provided for napping but bringing/making your own is also encouraged.

Sleeping starts at 2pm and will be done in shifts until 6pm. In between naps, talk with neighbors about your thoughts on our neighborhood; provocative ideas; their gardens; or the weather.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Represent Historic Landmark Preservation - July 31, 2014 at 2pm!

The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (PHLC) will be presenting their State of the City Preservation Report 2014 to City Council July 31st. A key priority for the PHLC and focus of the presentation will be protection and prevention of loss in our residential neighborhoods. Several organizations and individuals will be testifying regarding the demolition epidemic and related historic preservation issues. The public is encouraged to attend and show their support and numbers. Please help us make an impact!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Council Chambers

State of the City Preservation Report at 2:00 pm
State of the City Design Report at 2:45 pm

Note: The Commission is hoping that a lot of people will attend this, even if they are not designated speakers, so that the City Council can see a big crowd of concerned citizens filling the room.  The Landmarks Commission might ask for the people who are there specifically because they are concerned about demolitions to stand up, or something along those lines, to reinforce the message to City Council.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Woodstock Wellness Temporary Location

FYI: They are temporarily seeing patients now  at 4615 SE Woodstock Blvd.  while they wait for their new space to be remodeled!  The new space will be announced in the coming weeks to stay tuned.

Questions? woodstockwellness@gmail.com

Woodstock Wellness Center
4615 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97206


Friday, June 27, 2014

SE Portland Showdown: Neighborhood Kickball Tourney!

Hats off to Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association for taking the lead on organizing this all-ages, all-for-fun kickball tournament for six Southeast neighborhoods with the help of a SE Uplift Creative Engagement Grant.

Woodstock kicks it off July 19th in Game #1 against Creston-Kenilworth.

This family-friendly tournament promises to be loads of fun. A $5 suggested donation per family or 18+ individual will go into a pot to be split 60/40 between competing teams' neighborhood associations.

If you want to sign up to play on the Woodstock Neighborhood kickball team, please send us a message at info@woodstockpdx.org, or sign up via the Game #1 event page on Facebook.

  • Game #1 - Woodstock v. Creston-Kenilworth
    Saturday, July 19th: Woodstock Park, 2-4pm
  • Game #2 - FoPo v. Lents
    Sunday, July 20th: Kern Park, 2-4pm
  • Game #3 - Winner (Woodstock/C-K) v. Brentwood-Darlington
    Saturday, July 26th: Brentwood Park, 2-4pm
  • Game #4 - Winner (FoPo/Lents) v. Mt. Scott-Arleta
    Saturday, July 26th: Lents Park, 2-4pm
  • Game #5 - Championship Playoff between Winners of Games 3 & 4
    Saturday, August 2nd: Mt. Scott Park, 2-4pm
The tournament concludes with an ice cream social (supplied by Salt & Straw!) at the Championship Game on August 2nd at Mt. Scott Park.

WANTED: Woodstock Kickball Team Captain!

"Don't ask what your neighborhood can do for you, but what you can do for your neighborhood..."
The CAPTAIN role entails keeping track of sign-ups and helping coordinate players on the day of (July 19 plus possible playoffs on July 26 and Aug 2)), as well as any creative touches he or she might bring to the game.

Should we give our team a name? What about uniforms or team colors? Cheerleaders? Mascots? If you're interested in volunteering to head up the Woodstock Kickball Team, or just want to help out, kick us an email at info@woodstockpdx.org.

What's going on? C'mon out on July 2nd and find out.

7:00 pm at the Woodstock Community Center
(Doors open at 6:30 for pre-meeting socializing) 

WNA's general meeting, held once monthly on the first Wednesday of each month, is a great place to meet people, find out what's going on in Woodstock, and how you can help make your neighborhood one of the best places in the world to live!

The July meeting agenda includes a brief update from Rich Newlands on the status of the 20s Bikeway Project, which will be routed along Crystal Springs Boulevard, the southernmost border of Woodstock.

There will be another brief overview about the "Woodstock Charrette," an intensive, four-day community design process focused on our commercial strip, which is set for Oct. 16, 17, 18 & 20. WNA will be planning some activities in the near future to raise the funds for our contribution to the charrette.

We will also hear from a neighbor who has been experiencing problems at Woodstock Park related to dog owners letting dogs wander outside the defined off-leash area. Come on out and take part in the conversation!

For more information, send an email WNA Chair Becky Luening at info@woodstockpdx.org.

P.S. We're looking for a captain to head up our kickball team, as Woodstock is set to play Creston-Kenilworth on July 19th in the GAME #1 of the neighborhood kickball tournament organized by Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association. (Read more about the tournament in a separate blog post.)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Catio Tour -- Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mark your calendar for the second annual Catio Tour -- Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.! The tour, hosted by the Audubon Society of Portland and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, showcases 10-12 Portland-area outdoor cat enclosures -- from fancy to frugal.

Last year almost 600 guests went on the tour to get ideas and inspiration for building their own catios. It's just a $5 suggested minimum donation to attend. Visit http://feralcats.com/catio.html to register!

Currently we're in search of catios to be part of the tour. If you or someone you know has a catio, submit yours by June 23 to be considered! Visit http://feralcats.com/catio.html to fill out the form and send in your photos. We look forward to seeing your cool catio!

Thank you for your time and feel free to ask me any questions.


Olivia Hinton
Program Assistant
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
503-797-2606 x103