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Please join us for February BWNA General Membership Meeting

Please join us Monday night at 7pm (Bethany Lutheran Church Basement, NE 37th and Skidmore) for our February General Membership Meeting. There are lots of items to cover and we’ll hear from PBOT about a planned paving project in our neighborhood as well as from Mike Grosso of Portland Parks and Recreation about challenges and opportunities for Wilshire Park. Please join us – agenda below.

General Membership Meeting

February 12, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church, Basement
4330 NE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
(NE 37th and Skidmore)

1) 7:00 – 7:05 Welcome and Introductions (Tim)

2) 7:05 – 7:10 Meeting and Association Governance
a. Approval of Meeting Agenda (Tim)
b. Approval of January 8, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes (Barb)
c. Treasurer’s Report (Karla)

3) 7:10 – 7:20 NE 42nd and Wistaria Paving Project – Design Concept Presentation (Norberto Adre, Portland Bureau of Transportation)

4) 7:20 – 7:50 Portland Parks Maintenance Overview, Budget Challenges, and Potential Opportunities for Neighborhood Collaboration on Wilshire Park Improvements (Mike Grosso, Maintenance Supervisor, Portland Parks and Recreation)

5) 7:50 – 8:00 Land Use
a. Central Northeast Neighbors Update/Homelessness Solutions (Kathy)
b. Land Use Update (Jack)
c. Advocacy Organization Speakers (Tim)

6) 8:00 – 8:15 Neighborhood Livability
a. Auto theft legislative advocacy/Grant Park NA Partnering (Kathy)
b. Wilshire Park Understory Improvements – Status update (Tim)
c. NE 37th Avenue and NE Prescott Traffic Safety Concerns (Tim)
d. Residential Speed Reduction and Fremont Speed between NE 33rd and 41st (Tim)
e. Movie in the Park Event Sponsorship Update (Tim)
f. Crime Report (Bill)
g. Gardening Workshop (Barb)

7) 8:15 – 8:25 Other Items
a. Neighborhood Walking Tour Fund Raiser (Jack)
b. Taste of Beaumont Planning/Banner – (Tim)
c. Newsletter Update (Tim)

Upcoming Events
Sat. Mar. 10 Naturescaping Basics – Whitaker Ponds, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mon. Apr. 9 Taste of Beaumont / General Membership Meeting – BWNA Elections


Need for BWNA Newsletter substitute route walker

BWNA has over 60 regular volunteer distributors walking routes, but we’re always in need of substitutes to fill in when regular walkers are unavailable due to illness, vacation, etc. The next issue of the newsletter (for March/April) is scheduled to be delivered to Beaumont-Wilshire residents and businesses the first week of March, and we are in need of a substitute walker for the route between Alameda and Wistaria & 44th and 47th. If willing and available to walk this route in early March, please contact Distribution Coordinators Georgina Head at 360-739-7896 or John Sandie at 219-508-4162. Thanks.




Boy Scout Troop 107 Christmas Tree Recycling Fundraiser

Hi Neighbors:

I’m the Parent Committee Chair from Boy Scout Troop 107 in the neighborhood and Chair of this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling efforts. Here are the details:

There are 2 options available:

#1: Drop-off:

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Saturday & Sunday, January 6 & 7, 2018

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

at the  NW Corner of Wilshire Park

(NE Skidmore & 33rd Ave)

#2: Curbside Pick-up:

Saturday: January 6, 2018

• Please place tree at curb by 10:00 AM;

• Place attach an envelope marked “TROOP 107” with cash or check, payable to BSA TROOP 107 in small plastic bag on the tree or on your front porch.

Suggested Donation: $5 – $50

All proceeds benefit Troop activities for the entire year. (This is our only fundraiser.)

Please remove all tinsel, metal, wire or nails; Flocked trees & wreaths are OK.

Questions or to Schedule a Pick-up: 


Call/Text: 503-916-9780


BWNA October General Meeting Agenda

Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association

Board of Directors Meeting


October 9, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Bethany Lutheran Church, Basement

Excused Absences:   None

  • 7:00 – 7:05 Welcome and Introductions (Tim)
  • 7:05 – 7:10 Meeting and Association Governance
    1. Approval of Meeting Agenda (Tim)
    2. Approval of July 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes (Barb)
    3. Treasurer’s Report (Karla)
  • 7:10 – 7:35 Neighborhood Transportation Issues/Opportunities – Matthew Machado, Traffic Engineer, Portland Bureau of Transportation
  • 7:35 – 7:50 Neighborhood Livability
    1. Wilshire Park Playground Repainting/Equipment – Discussion and potential means to support and fundraise (Gary)
    2. Wilshire Park Safety Concerns Issues (Tim)
    3. Crime Report (Bill)
  • 7:50 – 8:15 Land Use
    1. Residential Infill Project Update (Barb)
    2. Central Northeast Neighbors Update (Kathy)
    3. Land Use Update (Jack)


6) 8:15 – 8:25         Other Items

  1. Neighborhood Walking Tour Fund Raiser (Jack)
  2. Newsletter Update (Al)
  3. Meeting Ground Rules/Etiquette (Tim)

Upcoming Events

Mon. Nov. 6                        BWNA Board Meeting




presentation on density, affordability, and better-designed new development

Density, Design, and Preservation:

Working Together to Promote Livability and Affordability

A talk by Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development, Urban Land Institute

          Date:          Tuesday evening, October 3, 2017

          Time:          6:00-8:00 p.m.

          Place:         70 N.W. Couch Street, Portland (UO-Portland, White Stag Block)

 Portland is struggling to balance the need for more affordable housing with the desire of city residents for better-designed new development that people will want to preserve decades hence. While some see affordability, good design, and historic preservation as being in conflict, others believe that advocates for these goals can and should work together. In this talk, Ed McMahon, the Urban Land Institute’s Senior Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development and a nationally renowned authority on sustainability, urban design, and historic preservation, will discuss density and affordability in “hot market” cities like Portland.

Based in Washington D.C., McMahon is known as an inspiring speaker and an authority on smart growth. He chairs the National Main Street Center Board and previously served as Vice President for The Conservation Fund, taught law at Georgetown University Law Center, and served in the U.S. Army.

This talk is sponsored by the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program, with co-sponsorship from the Architectural Heritage Center, Restore Oregon, and the NW Examiner.

Free admission, but pre-registration is recommended. Click here to register online, or (click on “Events” then “View Schedule + Registration” then “Density, Design, And Preservation”)


free early-October tree walk

Local residents are invited by Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry to go on a guided “tree walk” through Beaumont-Wilshire and Alameda neighborhoods on Saturday, October 7th, to learn more about trees, how to identify them, the role they play in the neighborhood, and other aspects of tree care, with tree specialist Jim Gersbach in the lead. Registration takes place on the morning of the event from 8:45-9:00 a.m. at Grand Central Bakery (4440 NE Fremont St.), followed by the walk from 9:00-11:00. Coffee and snacks will be served during the registration period, and participants are encouraged to wear good walking shoes. If you have questions, contact Mason Wordell at Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry at or        503-201-3133.



BWNA National Night Out Picnic, Aug 1st

Neighborhood potluck dinner at Wilshire Park with BWNA supplying burgers,dogs, veggie burgers and drinks. Food service starts at 6:30 with musical entertainment, kids activities and prize raffle — bring a dish to add to community buffet table.
Chance to see police and fire units ( as available) and thank them for their service to protect our citizens.