Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association

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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


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.


Movie in the Park

A beautiful, pleasant evening greeted the crowd of neighbors as they gathered for musical entertainment prior to the Movie in the (Wilshire) Park on Friday, July 7th. Popcorn provided by PP&R, Mexican food and a variety of available ice cream treats kept the hunger pangs at bay while many danced away to the music- waiting for dusk and the beginning of the featured movie “Sing”.


BW Neighborhood Patch Fundraiser

At our NNO picnic in August we initiated a fundraiser by offering the neighborhood, iron on patch for donations of $5. This is great way for you and your children to show our neighborhood spirit and contribute to on-going efforts on newsletter quality and neighborhood wide event support. Contact Katy Fackler at    for patch information.




NNO picnic at Wilshire Park

IMG_9155 IMG_9173 IMG_9192Our annual BWNA August picnic enjoyed a larger turnout than had been experienced the last few years, even had us running out for a few extra hotdogs to make sure everyone had enough to eat – and that was a good thing! While the food line stretched out for a 10-15 minute wait at times, musical entertainment from the talented Scott White made the time pass quickly. Requests for some 60’s music from a few of us who grew up with vinyl were well covered, along with some original songs from Scott.

The pleasantly cool evening air caused a few sweaters to be donned; but kept the dedicated grill crew a bit more comfortable. It sure didn’t detract from the water balloon fun near end of evening, where “kids” big and tall got into the act. Treasure bowls of prizes allowed all the “wee” game participants to walk away winners.

Of course, neighborhood safety is always the main theme of the evening, and visits by two police units (including a K-9 team), along with fire truck and crew (including the Fire Chief, Mike Myers), offered neighbors the opportunity to personally thank them for their service in keeping Beaumont Wilshire such a secure and safe place to live and raise a family. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) Crime Prevention group supplied a variety of information pamphlets along with “Portland” wrist bands to help build community that is essential to any neighborhood’s fight against crime. The picnic also presented a first look at the “Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood” patch that BWNA will be selling as a fund raising activity at meetings and future events.

The continued generous support of local businesses to this key neighborhood association event cannot be overstated –from ice and beverages donated by Beaumont and Everest M markets and wonderful dessert cake provided by Whole Foods of Hollywood; to the many gift certificates given in support our picnic raffle — our whole-hearted thanks goes out to all. Contributors included: Foot Traffic, Green Dog Pet Supply, Yo Choice, Alameda Brewhouse, The Arrangement, Beaumont Florist, Batter, Fire on the Mountain, Pips, Blackbird Wine Shop and Fire&Stone. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the ongoing help of BSA Troop 107 for transporting the extra chairs and tables loaned by the Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship in support of our picnic, great group of young men and adult leaders.

So once the trash was bagged, picnic areas picked-up and to returned original condition, leftovers donated, grill and park keys returned and unused materials placed back in inventory — The BWNA Board could breath a sigh of relief and enjoy a sense of satisfaction for another successful picnic – don’t miss next year’s !


National Night Out Picnic, Aug 2nd

BWNA annual NNO picnic is Tuesday, August 2nd at Wilshire Park with food service beginning at 6:30 pm.  Grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers will be supplied by BWNA along with cold beverages; while everyone attending is encouraged to bring a side-dish, dessert or snack to add to the potluck buffet table. A raffle of prizes donated by local businesses and kids games will be part of the entertainment, as well as visits by police and fire department units ( as available at time of picnic). Come out and enjoy the evening of fun and food among the firs of Wilshire Park.


July 4th Children’s Parade

By all accounts, the July 4th Children’s Parade on Wistaria Drive was another great success. The pictures sure attest to this fact, as lots of smiling children and adults decked out in red, white and blue make for an awesome patriotic statement.  A big thank you goes out to Mimi Farley and her group of helpers for making this event such a fun time enjoyed by so many over the last 10 + years !


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