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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Woodlawn Community Garden
7098 NE 11th Avenue Locate this site in PortlandMaps
503-823-1612

General Info
Acreage: 0.40
Acquired in 1998

Amenities
Includes community garden.
Community Garden


Related Information
Woodlawn Community Garden.pdf (PDF Document, 532.1 Kb)
Plot Map

Historical Information
This garden was intentionally planted near both a park and a school for greater visibility and to encourage more community involvement. The garden initially attracted a lot of attention: Alice Waters, famed chef and founder of the Edible Schoolyard program, was on hand for the garden dedication, and former President Bill Clinton helped pull weeds on a visit to Portland.

In August 2007 AVEENO® and Organic Gardening installed a Thai Jar rainwater-harvesting cistern, the first of its kind in the northwest United States. In addition to the cistern, the project included a new covered arbor that serves as a gathering and teaching space, flower boxes around the tool shed, roses for the perennial beds, and a new picnic table.

From 2008 to 2012, the garden was home to PP&R's only children's garden program, which was launched in collaboration with the Friends of Portland Community Gardens, the Portland Trail Blazers, and Fred Meyer.