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Woodlawn Sidewalk Memorial

  The photograph (on the left) of this small memorial to George Floyd was taken in the Woodlawn neighborhood in September 2020, after the pandemic/protest summer. The photograph at the top of this post was taken in November 2023. How nature abhors a vacuum and fills in with its greenery even as autumn leaves fall and gather around as well.

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Woodlawn Neighborhood Association T-Shirt Fundraiser!

We have partnered with a local screen printer via 501(c)(3) Cada Casa to organize a T-shirt fundraiser for the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association (WNA). T-shirts are $25 each, $15 of which will go directly to the WNA. Sizes are standard gender-neutral adult, high-quality soft cotton material and run true to size. The design and color are pictured below. Funds raised from this project will go directly to future events or initiatives

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Tips for Curbside Composting

Since 2011, Portlanders have been able to put food scraps in our green roll cart along with yard waste. All types of food scraps are welcome, including peels, pits, bones, shells, plate scrapings, leftovers, and spoiled food. Food scraps add nutrients to the finished compost that farmers and backyard gardeners add to their soil. Nutrient-rich compost keeps soil healthy, and healthy soil grows healthy plants with less water and fewer

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Woodlawn Neighborhood Association February 6, 2024 Agenda

Woodlawn Neighborhood Association General Meeting Agenda Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm Please make every effort to join us In Person at Classic Foods: 817 NE Madrona   Or online on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/3014662210?pwd=d3VKbXkzVldqYzNWU2RwVm9OUkZyZz09 Meeting ID: 301 466 2210 Passcode: WNA Also online at Facebook Live Welcome and Vision: “In the future, Woodlawn will be a place where people live harmoniously, respectfully, and in support of one another.  The neighborhood will

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News: Office of Community & Civic Life to Be Overseen by Mayor

Office of Community & Civic Life, Office of Equity and Human Rights join Mayor’s Portfolio Dear neighbors, community partners, and neighborhood associations, On Monday, Mayor Wheeler announced the move of the Office of Community & Civic Life and the Office of Equity and Human Rights to his portfolio. This move is part of the City’s larger transition and efforts to improve service to Portlanders (Resolution 37609). Civic Life’s focus on

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I Spy

…googly eyes on a Woodlawn neighborhood cyclone fence. Don’t you now wonder who put them there and when and even why? And why are they called googly eyes anyway? Here is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject of just what exactly is a googly eye. Which is where you can learn that this seems be an actual thing: “Beginning in the 2000s, a trend called ‘eyebombing’ emerged of

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NE MLK Jr. Blvd Corridor Safety Investment Strategy

  NE MLK Jr Blvd Corridor Safety Investment Strategy The NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard project will enhance pedestrian crossings and reduce gaps between crossings to improve safety, access transit, and access to destinations along MLK. A one-page description of this project can be found here: LUTC NE MLK Corridor Safety Investment Strategy. Click here for more information. Several improvements along NE MLK Jr Boulevard are already funded, including:

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Tips for Curbside Composting

Since 2011, Portlanders have been able to put food scraps in our green roll cart along with yard waste. All types of food scraps are welcome, including peels, pits, bones, shells, plate scrapings, leftovers, and spoiled food. Food scraps add nutrients to the finished compost that farmers and backyard gardeners add to their soil. Nutrient-rich compost keeps soil healthy, and healthy soil grows healthy plants with less water and fewer

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Portland’s African American Historic Sites Honored by National Park Service

On July 1, 2020, the National Park Service (NPS) announced formal recognition of the historic significance of Portland’s African American experience through a pair of new listings on the National Register of Historic Places. The first listing — African American Resources in Portland, Oregon, from 1851 to 1973 — is a 191-page umbrella Multiple Property Document (MPD) that elevates the eligibility of historic sites associated with Portland’s Black history for

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Comment on Proposed Tri-Met Bus Route Changes by February 11, 2024!

As you will see below, these proposed bus route changes affect the Woodlawn neighborhood. Read on to learn more. You can give your feedback online about these changes by February 11, 2024. We’re excited to continue implementing the Forward Together Service Concept focused on growing ridership and improving connections for people with low and limited incomes. We’re proposing changes to service for 2024–25, including: The addition of 3 new Frequent

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