Summer Free for All – Free Lunch + Play from PPR

Free Lunch + Play supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess, Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021.

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From Portland Parks and Recreation:

Working alongside school districts, community partners, arts organizations, and hunger relief groups, PP&R coordinates Free Lunch + Play to ensure that it meets the needs in our community. During the school year, 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily.

Free Lunch + Play offers accessible meal service and engaging activities at multiple parks throughout the city. In addition, Mobile Lunch + Play allows us to expand our program directly to children and families at apartment complexes and parks in even more neighborhoods.

Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021
Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 27 (Gateway Discovery Park and Luuwit View Park)
No programming on Monday, July 5.

Free Lunch + Play locations operate Monday through Friday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Mobile Lunch + Play locations operate two days a week at specific times. 

  • Free Lunches (Almuerzos gratis)
  • Safe distance fun and games (Distancia segura para juegos y diversión)
  • Music, art, and reading (Música, arte y lectura)

Vibe Summer Academy

Vibe of Portland is hosting art and music camps for ages 5-14! See the above images for information on how to register. Some Summer Academy camps take place at Brentwood-Darlington’s very own Moose Lodge #291! Other Summer Academy camps take place at Green Tulip Peace and Nature School, whom neighbors may remember for doing face painting and activities and many past BDNA events.

Soak-It-Week Bucket Distribution a Success!

BDNA hosted two great events to distribute buckets for Soak-It-Week!

Thanks to BDNA Board members Loralie, Stephenie, and Chelsea, community member Kim, Lents Youth Initiative intern Esme, and Jim from Trees for Life Oregon for working these events! Collectively, BDNA has given away over 100 buckets so far! Check out pictures from the events below.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week

B-D Nuisance House Survey

Are we seeing more nuisance properties in Brentwood-Darlington? The Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association seeks data to answer this question. If you live near a nuisance property, please let us know by filling out this form.

BDNA is posting this survey questionnaire on several social media sites. Please complete the questionnaire only once, so we don’t inflate the number of residents reporting nuisance-properties. We will post our results after four weeks of data collection. Thank you for helping us document this problem.

This is a project of the BDNA Land Use and Transportation Committee.

LGL Harvest Share of the Week

[Image Description: Two large painted signs outside. One says “Welcome to the Learning Gardens” in English, the other has a painting of a field, hills, and sunshine with different languages expressing the same sentiment.]

Learning Gardens Lab (LGL)‘s first Harvest Share of the season opens for ordering tonight, Monday, June 21st!

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Soak-It-Week Second Bucket Distribution TODAY!

Our second Soak-It-Week bucket giveaway is happening TODAY Saturday, June 19th, 10:00AM-12PM! 

Pre-drilled buckets are here and ready to water your trees!  We’re so excited to see you at Brentwood Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd) to pick up your free buckets! Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry! Send us a message and we’ll make sure you get your buckets.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week

82nd Ave Cleanup from Division to Woodstock

Join our friends at the 82nd Ave of Roses Business Association for a clean-up along SE 82nd Ave this Saturday!

When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Meeting Location: Baxter Auto Parts parking lot 4552 SE 82nd Ave

What’s Provided: We will provide trash grabbers, safety vests, gloves, and trash bags.

What to Bring: Please come wearing a face covering and comfortable closed-toed shoes. Consider bring a filled reusable water bottle and backpack. We will be working near traffic so also consider eye protection to shield your eyes from dust and possibly hearing protection if you are sound sensitive.

Parking: Parking is available in the Baxter parking lot. Limited neighborhood parking is also available. Event start location is half a block from the number 72 TriMet bus stop.

Bathrooms: Businesses along the cleanup path may allow access to restrooms. However, they may be closed to the public so please plan for limited availability.

Accessibility: This is a two hour cleanup along city sidewalks. The area covers mostly flat paved walkways.

Youth Volunteers: This event is family-friendly and open to kids eight years and older. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Youth volunteers ages 13-17 can also create their own SOLVE account online. A youth volunteer can attend without their guardian if they print out and bring a signed youth waiver form. Find the link to the youth waiver form here. Youth Waiver Form or here SOLVE | Volunteer Group Guide (solveoregon.org)

Contact: Jacob Loeb jacob@montavillapdx.org

Soak-It-Week First Bucket Distribution this Saturday!

Our first Soak-It-Week bucket giveaway is happening this Saturday, June 12th, 10:00AM-12PM! 

Pre-drilled buckets are here and ready for labeling!  We’re so excited to see you at Brentwood Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd) to pick up your free buckets! Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry! We’ll be distributing buckets again at the same place and time on June 19th.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week