Woodstock is an up and coming area of far southeast Portland; it’s located east of Eastmoreland. Holgate Avenue marks the neighborhood’s northern border. The odd boundary then heads south along SE 60th in the east, cuts sharply in along SE Duke and SE Henry, and then south along SE 45th Ave. Johnson Creek Boulevard marks the southern end of this section of Portland and SE 39th is the western border. The average Woodstock home costs about $300k. The area has seen a 60% rise in home values over the last few years. It’s still-reachable prices and walkability are two reasons why nearly 80% of the homes are owned versus rented. Five different elementary schools serve the neighborhood. Woodstock Elementary is consistently rated as exceptional. The two middle schools and two high schools range from strong to satisfactory. Restaurants, shops, and services are located along SE Woodstock Blvd. Otto’s Sausage Kitchen and Meat Mart is a Portland favorite. Sausage lovers trek here from throughout Portland for homemade sausages and hotdogs. The Joinery designs, constructs, and sells high-end wood furniture right from their Woodstock-based factory. Since they opened their doors in the early 1980s, other artisans and furniture makers have gravitated to the Woodstock neighborhood. Stop by and see the artisans at work from the second floor viewing gallery. Safeway and Trader Joe’s are the neighborhood’s primary grocery stores. A hardware store, several excellent coffee shops, and a great wine shop round out the casual and fun commercial landscape. Multnomah County’s Woodstock Library is located on SE 49th. Its claim to fame is its award-winning design and original artwork. The Woodstock Festival and Parade is held each July. Families and neighbors turn out for the parade, booths, and activities. The main neighborhood park is Woodstock Park located at SE 47th and Steele St. The 14-acre oasis includes ample green space, walking paths, recreation facilities, and an off leash dog park. TriMet operates buses along Holgate, SE 39th, Woodstock, SE 45th, and SE 52nd. By car, it takes about 15 minutes to get downtown and about 20 minutes to reach the Portland International Airport. Access to Highway 205 is approximately 3 miles east of the Woodstock neighborhood center.