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Over the last several months, WNA has worked to craft new language for our bylaws in an effort to make these guiding principles the best they can be for our organization. We’ve presented the proposed changes at several meetings, heard some additional feedback and incorporated changes. As always, we invite everyone’s participation! Will you join us as we vote to adopt our new bylaws?

Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Membership Meeting

Classic Foods
Wednesday, October 16th
7:00 PM

A summary of proposed changes and a draft document are available for viewing at:

Current bylaws are

Proposed amendments:

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Greetings to GoWoodlawn readers! We just completed a cleanup of this site to purge spam-generating users. If by chance we also deleted your account by mistake, please forgive us. Hope to see your comments soon!

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Ps-and-Qs-MarketIt’s getting close to opening – probably Tuesday or Wednesday, July 23 or 24. Stop by and say hello at the new P’s & Q’s Market & Deli at 13th and Dekum. You can “like” their Facebook page to keep up with developments. Welcome to Woodlawn, Emily and Paul, we’re so glad you’re here!


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AFS USA is an organization that works to connect lives and share cultures. They have two exceptional scholarship students coming to America to attend Roosevelt High School: Aziz from Tajikistan and Eva-Maria from Germany. The students will need host families in the Roosevelt High School district. If you know of any families which might be a good match, please contact Shaun Sullens at or call (503) 419-9509. To learn more about AFS USA and these students, please visit their web page.

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Woodlawn’s Neighborhood Clean Up Fundraiser is happening this Saturday, May 25, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at  Henry V Parking Lot, 6360 NE MLK (@ Holman), Portland, OR 97211.

Check out this cool Photo Show from the 2008 Clean Up: Clean Up 2008 copy

Thanks to Jan for the great pictures! So, clean out those closets and garage and help raise funds for your neighborhood! Remember:

WE DO ACCEPT Household junk, BAGGED trash, glass, wood, metal, furniture, small appliances,  electronics ($5-$10 each), tires ($3 each), mattresses, reusable & fixable items

DO NOT BRING Yard debris, concrete, hazardous materials (paint, oil), large appliances (washer/dryer/fridge), UN-bagged garbage

FEES are based on vehicle and load size ($10 and up). See you there!

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WNA Board Meeting 4/3/13

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The City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) division is recruiting volunteers to serve three-year terms on the Citizen Review Committee (CRC) – an advisory body to IPR and the Portland Police Bureau (Police Bureau). There are three immediate openings on CRC and up to four additional positions commencing on or before February 2014.

IPR is the city agency responsible for the civilian oversight of the Police Bureau. CRC members hear community and Police Bureau member appeals of police misconduct investigations, listen to public concerns regarding police conduct, engage in training and other activities to learn about policing, review Police Bureau policies and procedure, and advise IPR.

We anticipate that the size and scope of work of the CRC will increase due to the City of Portland’s pending settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice. This will include service on the Police Review Board to make fact-based recommendations for discipline in use of force incidents to the Chief of Police and Police Commissioner.

Applications are available at the IPR office or online at Or, click here to view a printable and fillable PDF application. Candidates must be Portland, Oregon residents or business owners. Please return applications to the IPR office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, via fax, mail, hand-delivery, or e-mail

We would be happy to meet with you and/or interested parties at a community meeting to discuss CRC’s role in civilian oversight, the work of IPR, and police/community issues. Please let us know if we may be of further assistance.For questions on this volunteer opportunity please contact our Outreach Coordinator Irene Konev at 503 823 0146 or by email at

Thank you very much for your support in our recruitment effort.

Irene Konev
Community Outreach Coordinator

City of Portland / City Auditor
Ensuring Open and Accountable Government
Independent Police Review Division (IPR)
Citizen Review Committee (CRC)

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Beginning Sunday, March 3, 2013, for approximately 60 percent of Line 8 trips, the location where operators take their designated break will be different. As a result, some trip times will change. Check out the new schedule here.


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Approved Minutes

WNA Board Meeting 2/6/13

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This month, NECN’s Safety and Livability Team has decided to head outdoors to work on a little landscaping project, removing weeds and assessing the area for future plantings in front of our building.

Join SALT volunteers at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 15th to dig thistles and other invasive plants out of the ground.

That’s right, no Monday evening meeting this month, just weeding on Saturday morning.

If you plan to join us, please bring work gloves, hoes, rakes and shovels if you have them. Also, dress appropriately for wet, cold weather.

What: SALT December Work Party
When: Saturday, December 15, 10:30am – Coffee and snacks provided!
Where: NECN, 4815 NE 7th Ave.
What to Bring: Work gloves, weeding tools, weather-proof clothing

We will provide some tools from the tool library plus coffee and snacks!

Hope to see you Saturday.

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