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Volunteers pull together to install fence at Maywood Commons

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This weekend, about a dozen volunteers congregated to put up a fence at Maywood Commons. The fence is the first defining feature of the property, which the city hopes will become a community gathering space.

Special thanks to Josh Sharp, Kevin Atchley, Art Winslow, Jon Pheanis, Patrick Murphy, Jeff & Gabe Baltzell, Jim Akers, Dave Snodgrass and Mark Hardie for sharing a few hours of your Saturday morning to make this happen.


The results are beautiful! Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks.


UPDATE: Holiday Heat Wave

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Although the fire chief has lifted the ban on legal fireworks, we expect the dry, hot weather to continue through the holiday weekend. The night time fireworks display will be scaled back for safety, limited to non-aeriel fireworks and sparklers for the kids. We encourage all residents to avoid exploding, aeriel fireworks for the safety of all residents. If fireworks are added back into the burn ban, the city will cancel the evening event in compliance with the ban.

The annual day time 4th of July festivities will go on as planned, starting with the parade at 1pm and the BBQ to follow at 3pm. We will be providing water at the event, but encourage everyone to be well hydrated and consider carrying additional water. Additionally, protect yourselves with sunscreen, hats, and shade.



Annual 4th of July Parade & BBQ

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Less than 2 weeks until the summer event everyone is waiting for…. the annual Maywood Park 4th of July parade & BBQ.

Get all the details on the flyer >

Decorating for the parade begins on Maywood Place at 12:30 and the parade begins at 1pm. The BBQ will follow at 3pm on Maywood Place and hamburgers, hotdogs, vegan burgers, veggie rice, potato salad, water and lemonade will be provided.

Don’t miss the excitement, which includes:

  • Penny scramble and other games for the kids
  • Street chalk competition
  • Best Maywood homemade cookie competition
  • Evening fireworks at “the bumpout” (non-aerial fireworks & sparklers for the kids)


Please RSVP by June 26th to help us get a better head count for food, or let us know if you are available to volunteer at the event: 503-329-9460 or


Spring Dumpster Daze is May 16th

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Reminder: Dumpster Daze is Saturday, May 16th from 8am until 2pm. Swing by with your yard debris and grab a donut or hotdog! Plus, Molly the Trolley will be set up on Maywood Place from 10am-noon, and volunteers from Friends of Gateway Green will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

  • Only yard debris is accepted and it must be loose or in yard debris bags (no plastic).
  • Cost is $10 a load.
  • The city no longer has access to pick up services, but we encourage neighbors to offer assistance to those who are unable to move their yard debris.

2015 Maywood Park Garage Sale

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Residents: Registration is open!

To participate, fill out and return this Sign-UpSheet with your $10 fee. Get your registration turned in by June 1st to:

  • - Make sure your sale items are listed in the buyer’s brochure
  • - Get your house on the brochure map
  • - Receive a yard sign
  • - Be entered into The MPAGS Raffle to win prizes such as: $25 Gift Card to Chevron at 102nd & Prescott, $25 Gift Card from Gartner’s Country Meat Market, $25 for Perfect Cup Espresso (behind Arby’s on Halsey), $25 for Molly the Trolley


For more information, visit the Maywood Park Annual Garage Sale Facebook page.

OLC Grant Update: Improving livability with Maywood Commons

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At last night’s city council meeting, several neighbors shared their ideas for how to use a $5K grant awarded to the city by OLC. The overwhelming focus was on creating a space for building community.

Residents on Shaver St. proposed Maywood Commons, a gathering space (located at the vacant lot at 9840 NE Failing Street) to strengthen our community, provide a safe and beautiful natural outdoor space for play and leisure, and host Molly the Trolley on a regular basis.

To learn more, please read the detailed proposal presented at the meeting. If you wish to share ideas and follow the progress of how the OLC grant money will be spent to improve livability in Maywood Park, please attend the first city council each month to join the discussion.

Maywood Commons proposal & budget >

Vote for the brightest Maywood home!

There’s still time to vote for the brightest home in Maywood Park! Get your vote in by midnight on Christmas night.20141222_175715

This year, Maywood residents are picking the winner of the annual lighting contest. To vote, send your name and address (used only to verify 1 vote per household), along with the address of the house you are voting for to or drop your vote in the city mailbox at the MHCC Maywood campus.

Voting is easy. The hard part will be picking the winner! If you haven’t done so already, take a stroll through the ‘hood this evening and bring your sunglasses. Maywood is merry and BRIGHT.



Annual Maywood Tree Lighting


This year’s annual Christmas tree lighting will take place on December 6th.

Gather at the bump out on Maywood Place at 6PM to witness the official start of Maywood’s Christmas season. Stay for coffee, hot chocolate and seasonal mingling with friends and neighbors. Have a favorite holiday goody you’d like to share? Bring it!

Happy Holidays!

Thanks to everyone who came out Thanksgiving weekend to help prepare the Maywood tree.

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Molly the Trolley returns to Maywood Park on 12/6


Join us for healthy food & community!  Molly the Trolley will be parked along Maywood Place on Saturday, December 6 from 10am – 2pm.


Want to see Molly the Trolley come to town on a regular basis? Click here to complete a survey. This will help define when Molly the Trolley comes to town, and what it stocks for you.


THANK YOU to Amelia Pape and Whole Foods Market for continuing to help make our community a fantastic place to live. There are many ways you can join us in helping show our appreciation for this commitment:

SHOP! When you shop at Molly the Trolley you ensure that Maywood Park will benefit from its own community grocery into the future!

- RSVP to the Facebook event
- Knock on your neighbors’ doors and invite them to shop at Molly the Trolley on 12/6.
- Know anyone in the surrounding neighborhoods of Parkrose, Sumner, Madison South or Roseway? Invite them too!

Did you know Molly the Trolley accepts cash, cards and SNAP dollars? This means convenient access to healthy food for everyone!

Third Annual Maywood Park 5K Results

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Saturday, November 8th marked the third annual Maywood Park 5K, an annual tradition that takes runners and walkers on a scenic autumn foot tour of every street in the city.

The turnout for this year’s event was great! We had 43 registered participants ranging in age from 11 to 77 years old. From first-timers to speed demons, runners and walkers enjoyed a (fortunately) clear, crisp day among Maywood’s colorful trees.

To view and purchase photos from the event, visit: (Password: 5k)


We also had a special visit from Molly the Trolley, the My Street Grocery mobile grocery store. Thanks to resident Kevin Atchley who organized the visit, and worked with community members at the finish line to gather feedback on the experience.


We also had record participation from the community for this year’s event. Volunteers from within the city set up, cleared and secured the race course, registered participants, directed runners and walkers, served refreshments, coordinated with community businesses for prizes and donations, and showed everyone what an amazing city this is! Big thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered – YOU made this event a huge success.

Thank you to our community sponsors:


142DarrickWilliams1st – Men0:18:15
106JasonMoos2nd – Men0:19:36
138GabrielBaltzell3rd – Men0:20:28
112KellyWachtl1st – Women0:22:21
111LalenaDolby2nd – Women0:24:20
133KristinePheanis3rd – Women0:24:53
123Mary FrancesRitchie0:32:51