Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association

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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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Block Party Toolkit Document

Thanks to efforts of a few neighbors, in particular, Dan Hahn; there is now a link to a new document that helps one through the process of organizing a block party within our neighborhood. Go to the links page at and click on Block Party Toolkit to review the steps and get ideas on how to facilitate an event to bring your neighbors closer together, strengthen the friendship bonds and make your immediate neighborhood safer.


Alameda Stairs Planting

The weather cooperated on Saturday, March 5th as 20 or so volunteers from the Beaumont Wilshire neighborhood and Solve organizations planted over 500 natural plants within planting beds on the Alameda stairs that end near Wisteria and NE 43rd Avenues. An additional load of plants did not arrive in time and a second planting will occur , watch for postings to come and lend a hand. Enjoy the stairs as the plants mature and grow larger over the next few months. Thanks to all who contributed time and got their hands a little dirty for a great cause in beautifying a unique public space within our neighborhood.

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Taste of Beaumont

Our annual “Taste of Beaumont” and BWNA elections will again be held at the Beaumont Middle School cafeteria on Monday, April 11th. The meeting starts at 6:30 to allow attendees to sample the food supplied by local eateries and be entertained by the Beaumont Middle School band before the business meeting portion of the evening. Presently, there are open positions on the BWNA Board, so the event presents the opportunity to step forward and be directly involved in discussions and decisions effecting our neighborhood. If you have questions contact .