The Woodstock neighborhood
of Portland, Oregon
, United States, is located in the city's inner southeast section. It is bounded on the north by SE Holgate Boulevard, west by Cesar Chavez Boulevard (formerly SE 39th Avenue), east by SE 60th and SE 45th, and south by Johnson Creek. Woodstock borders the neighborhoods of Reed
on the west, Creston-Kenilworth
on the north, Mt. Scott-Arleta
on the east, and Ardenwald-Johnson Creek
on the south.
It is one of the city’s older neighborhoods, first platted
in 1889. The northern portion of the neighborhood contains the majority of the neighborhood’s older homes, some built as early as the 1880s. Post World War II
housing construction is concentrated in the southern panhandle and the northeast corner of the neighborhood. More recent urban infill
housing is scattered throughout the area although more concentrated in the eastern portion of the area.
The land that is now the Woodstock Neighborhood was still wilderness in 1848 when an itinerant Methodist
minister, Clinton Kelly
, his wife Mary, their children and extended family members arrived from Kentucky
. The threat of a civil war and the prospects of free land in the west has prompted Kelly and his brothers and their families to migrate to Oregon
The first order of business for all of the Kellys was to locate land suitable for farming. Archon Kelly, the third son of Clinton Kelly was 17 years old when he crossed the plains with his family.... Read More