Beaumont-Wilshire Newsletter

The Beaumont-Wilshire Newsletter is a bi-monthly publication (6 issues a year) staffed by Board members of the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association (BWNA) and volunteers from the neighborhood. Black and white paper copies are distributed to over 2,600 neighborhood residences and businesses. A color, printable PDF version is available at: Newsletter Issues.

Residents are encouraged to submit articles and announcements (limited to 300 words) or “Letter to the Board” editorials on topics of local concern (limited to 150 words), all of which are subject to editing. Accompanying photos or graphics need to be submitted separately. Local merchants and organizations may purchase a discounted half-page ad (1 to 6 issues) or two smaller-sized ads for a minimum of 3 issues, with a discount given for 6 issues. (See “Step-bystep procedure for purchasing and submitting an ad” below.)

Article & Ad Submission Deadlines

The deadline for submitting articles, announcements, “Letter to the Board” editorials, and ads is the second Friday of even-numbered months. This date is publicized in each Newsletter under “BWNA Calendar.” Newsletter distribution takes place during the first week of odd-numbered months.

Submission of articles, announcements & ‘Letter to the Board’ editorials

Submit via e-mail (in WORD format, if possible) prior to the deadline to BWNA newsletter editor Al Ellis:

Submission of photos or graphics to accompany articles

Noting which article goes with what photo or graphic, submit photos and graphics directly to graphic designer Jane Feinberg at

Step-by-step procedure for purchasing and submitting an ad

Select one of the following ad sizes

Standard business card size ad: (3.5” wide x 2.25” high) = $40 per issue (minimum of 3 issues) $225 for 6 issues (which is a savings of $15)

Double-size ad: (3.5” wide x 4.25” high or 7.5” wide x 2.25” high, landscape/horizontal) = $60 per issue (minimum of 3 issues) $325 for 6 issues (which is a savings of $35)

Half-page ad: (7.5″ wide x 5″ high) = $110 per issue (no minimum number of issues) $595 for 6 issues (which is a savings of $65)

Select a period of time to advertise (3 issues = half year, 6 issues = full year)

Send an e-mail to BWNA Treasurer Karla Lenox ( with your ad size selection and period-of-time selection, and copy the e-mail to Editor Al Ellis (

Karla will e-mail an invoice to you, which will be due prior to the next ad submission deadline.  Checks (not cash) can be mailed to the address below:

    Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association

    ℅ The Postal Station 

    2000 NE 42nd Avenue, Suite D #394 

    Portland, OR 97213-1397

New as of September 2021, we have a business Venmo account to accept electronic payments!  Find our business profile under @BWNAPDX on your mobile device.

E-mail your ad directly to Graphic Designer Jane Feinberg (  Most versatile formats are PDF (Portable Document Format) and jpg files.  Contact Jane if you have any questions regarding your ad.

Newsletter Distribution


The newsletter is hand-delivered by neighborhood volunteers. There are usually routes that need captains or delivery people. WE NEED YOU.  To volunteer, contact:

Newsletter Distribution Coordinators: Georgina Head (360-739-7896) and John Sandie (219-508-4162)

Questions? Send newsletter-related correspondence to Editor Al Ellis