SPARC Community Kickoff Event

WHEN: Monday, March 19, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30PM
WHERE: Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, Portland, OR

Come to Revolution Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 PMon March 19 to kick off of a community-led initiative designed to explore and address racism as a driver of homelessness, and disparities among homelessness, in Multnomah County.

The initiative is named SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities), and it’s coming to Multnomah County this year to build on research into roots and best practices already under way in 10 other communities. SPARC is an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation (C4).

The March 19 gathering is part of a week of events for community members, service providers and other key partners. The kickoff event will include light refreshments and a panel discussion featuring local leaders and service providers. SPARC will then spend the year working closely with community members and partners in A Home for Everyone, our community’s nearly four-year-old effort to address homelessness.

RSVP for the free event to reserve your spot at


Special Guest Commissioner Amanda Fritz in April!

We cordially invite all neighbors and business owners to join us at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center on April 5th, 7:00-9:00PM, for our monthly meeting, featuring special guest Commissioner Amanda Fritz.  RSVP to our event on Facebook to stay up to date!



Neighborhood Clean-Up Coordinator Wanted!

If you’re ready to clean up your act and throw away all that garbage you can’t fit in your cans, then you’re in luck!  The Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association would love to host the annual Neighborhood Clean-Up on May 5th, 2018.  There’s only one catch… We don’t have a coordinator!  If you have a few hours to spare and want to volunteer, then contact us today!

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  You’ll work under the guidance of BDNA Board Members, including a 15 year veteran clean-up coordinator. Help us throw this great event and be a neighborhood hero!

March Meeting TONIGHT!

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT, April 5th, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center.  Featuring special guest Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson.

Agenda (subject to change) below.  To download and print your own, click here!

La Asociación de Vecinos de Brentwood-Darlington invita a todos sus vecinos y propietarios de negocios a participar en nuestras próximas reuniones, que incluyen los siguientes invitados especiales Comisario Jessica Vega Pederson.

BDNA Elections Coming in May!

Board elections are happening May 3, 2018 at our regular monthly meeting, 7:00-9:00PM, at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center.

Do you find it hard to watch the news, wishing there were something you could do to change the world? Are you tired of only knowing your neighbors from tiny profile pictures on a screen?  Want to make a difference with just a few hours a month?  Then join the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA)!  

What does a board member do?

As a BDNA board member, you’re asked to attend at least 10 of our 12 monthly meetings, which happen the 1st Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00PM.  At these meetings, board members discuss and vote on neighborhood issues, appoint committees (as needed), and work on projects pertaining to Brentwood-Darlington.  General members are asked (but not required) to occasionally volunteer at events like neighborhood clean-ups, Movies in the Park, and National Night Out.

What about the elected officers of the board?

The BDNA has four elected officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

  • The Chair is responsible for presiding over meetings, drawing up the agenda, and generally representing the board and neighborhood when necessary. (Average monthly time commitment ~20-30 hours)
  • The Vice Chair assists the Chair and steps in when the Chair is unable to perform their duties. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-15 hours)
  • The Secretary maintains non-financial records and a list of board members, takes minutes at meetings, and answers correspondence. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-15 hours)
  • The Treasurer is responsible for all funds belonging to the BDNA and must maintain records and report on those funds monthly. (Average monthly time commitment ~5-10 hours)

What if I’m unable to make it to meetings, but still want to volunteer?

You don’t have to be a board member to volunteer!  We know that life is busy and many community members are unable to attend monthly meetings.  Do you have a skill you’d like to put to use?  Maybe you’re amazing at social media, have contacts in the community, or speak another language.  Email us with your talent and we’ll put it to work!

Join us on May 3rd and help make YOUR neighborhood a great place to live!

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon

From Southeast Uplift:

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon


The February 26th event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversation Project. Interpretation services in Spanish available, please let Muz at Southeast Uplift know if anyone needs other accommodations.

FREE Spay/Neuter Special Ends Soon

From Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO):

A Stitch in Time Save Nine…lives!

February 27 is World Spay Day and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) offering FREE spay/neuter services for feral and stray cats and specials for pet cats in honor of this important day.

Call 503-797-2606 or visit to schedule your appointment today. Individuals feeding feral or stray cats qualify for these free services, regardless of income or where they live. Pet cat specials are available for people on public assistance or are low-income living in Multnomah, Washington, Clark or Clackamas County.

Now is the time to spay/neuter cats to prevent litters of kittens this spring. Celebrate World Spay Day by helping reduce the number of cats born homeless in your neighborhood!