Virtual Candidate Interview Series for October 2020

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) is hosting a virtual candidate interview series! Submit your question(s) for the candidates for Commissioner, Position No. 4 and Portland City Mayor. Questions will be combined into “themes” with as many asked as possible. Interviews will be posted publicly via our website and social media in early October. Question submissions close at 7:00PM on September 19th, 2020.

To submit your question, click here!

Confirmed for interviews:

  • Mingus Mapps – Candidate for Commissioner, Position No. 4
  • Chloe Eudaly – Candidate for Commissioner, Position No. 4
  • Sarah Iannarone, Candidate for Portland Mayor

Fire Information for Multnomah County

As of September 12, 2020, the threat of wildfire is not increasing in Multnomah County. Clackamas Fire and Portland Fire & Rescue confirm the fires in Clackamas County are not moving in a way that would shift any part of Multnomah County to an evacuation level. Read the full statement and subsequent updates here. As a result, there are no orders of evacuation in Multnomah County at this time, as shown on this map.

Additionally, this InciWeb site contains 12, 24, 48, and 72 hour predictions about movement of the Riverside Fire. Scroll down to see predictions. Note that fire is moving outward along several fronts.

Visit Public Alerts to see the relationship of alert zones to actual fire location. Be sure to sign up for Public Alerts, as that is the main warning system in Portland. More information about Public Alerts can be found on Page 26 in the Emergency Preparedness section of the 2020 Brentwood-Darlington Resource Guide.

2020-21 School Year Update from Woodmere Elementary School

This post was originally published by school staff member Teresa P. on the Woodmere Elementary Parents Group Facebook Group. It has been reposted here with permission.

Dear Woodmere Families,

We hope you all are having an amazing summer. As you know, Portland Public Schools (PPS) will be holding classes virtually through at least November 5. We want to make sure kids have everything they need as we get ready for the first day of school for our 1st thru 5th grade students, September 2 and our kindergarten students on September 8.

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August LUTC Meeting

[Image Description: Text inviting neighbors to the Land Use and Transportation Committee Meetings.]

Land Use and Transportation (LUTC) meetings resume this Thursday, August 13th, 2020, using Zoom! Thanks to LUTC Chair, Stephenie F., and neighbor Maria E., for getting these up and running!

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Guest Post: People of B-D MVP #1

This article is reposted with permission from the admins at People of Brentwood-Darlington and is from a series they are doing featuring neighbors who make a difference in the Brentwood-Darlington community.


Originally published August 3rd, 2020:

Good morning, Brentwood-Darlington! We bring you our first #POBDMVP post highlighting the folks in our neighborhood keeping community alive with their small businesses, nonprofits, and behind-the-scenes organizing. This week, meet Vicki Geistlinger and The Moose Lodge.

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[Image Description: Photo of Vicki Geistlinger.]
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Gorgeous Gardens in Brentwood-Darlington #1

This is an ongoing feature of beautiful gardens of neighbors in Brentwood-Darlington, Portland, Oregon. Want to submit your garden photos? Email us at brentwood.darlington@gmail.com and use “Gorgeous Gardens” in the subject line. Please include 3-5 photos and a brief description, as well as the name you would like us to use.


[Image Description: Blooming trumpet shaped pink flowers with white accents among star shaped green leaves.]

Description from Featured Neighbor: Terri Parkin

This is a garden I planted in late spring. There is an array of colorful zinnias, a wonderful mix of cascade wildflowers, poppies, giant sunflowers, and nasturtiums.  I brought in premium soil and had it spread for this garden which is the ultimate cause of its success this year plus consistent watering in the morning and evening. I planted just wildflowers last year, but the soil wasn’t as rich as this and so I had a much happier experience this year.

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