4th of July and Soak-It-Week Buckets at the Moose Lodge

Image Description: A brick red silhouette of a round charcoal grill on a blue background with a moose head logo and pennant banner above. Text reads, “Portland Moose Lodge #291 4th of July Block Party! NE Corner of SE 52nd and Flavel – 7414 SE 52nd. Enjoy live music, BBQ, art, games, and more! Monday 7/4, 2-6pm.

Everyone is invited to the 4th of July Block Party at Portland Moose Lodge #291(7414 SE 52nd Ave) on Monday, July 4th, 2022, 2:00-6:00pm! Enjoy live music, BBQ, art, games, and more!

Plus, pick up blue Soak-It-Week buckets and fire prevention materials from BDNA!

Image description: Blue 5-gallon buckets stacked upside down in a triangle formation next to a sign that reads, “Free watering buckets.”

Lower Southeast Rising Project 2nd Neighborhood Walk Tuesday, June 14th

From the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). 

Join us for the second neighborhood walk along SE 72nd Avenue on Tuesday, June 14th from 5:30pm – 6:45pm.  
This walk along SE 72nd Avenue will meet and end at the northwest corner of SE 72nd and Flavel in front of Three Sisters Nixtamal. We hope you will join us and invite others to participate, too. These are approximately 1.5-mile walks.

Remember to check out the Lower Southeast Rising Project online open house and survey!

Lower Southeast Rising Project Online Open House, Survey, Neighborhood Walks, and More!

From the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). 

We are reaching out to you regarding the Lower Southeast Rising Project online open house and survey because we want to hear from community members in your neighborhood. You may have already heard about this project via the postcards, emails, community bike rides, or door-to-door outreach since last summer that helped to identify project area needs and issues. Now, we would like to invite you to participate in a self-guided online open house and survey as part of the next round of community feedback. 

The online open house features a welcome and introduction video, an overview of four future community development scenarios, and a synopsis of potential transportation improvements. After learning about the options, you can take an online survey to give us your feedback and preferences. You can also help us spread the word to your community to make the public outreach as robust and inclusive as possible. The online open house and a survey are available now through June 30. 

The project team is also available to present at upcoming neighborhood association meetings. Please contact us if you would like BPS and PBOT representatives to share a project overview and answer any questions or concerns that you or other community members might have. We are planning to complete the current round of public engagement by June 30. 

Additionally, two neighborhood walk events are planned in June. We hope you will join us and invite others to participate, too. These approximately 1.5-mile walks will focus on two focus areas: 

  1. SE 52nd Avenue neighborhood walk on Thursday, June 2nd from 5:30pm – 6:45pm.  
    This walk along SE 52nd Avenue will meet and end at the northwest corner of SE 52nd and Duke, across the street from ROSE CDC. 
  2. SE 72nd Avenue neighborhood walk on Tuesday, June 14th from 5:30pm – 6:45pm.   
    This walk along SE 72nd Avenue will meet and end at the northwest corner of SE 72nd and Flavel in front of Three Sisters Nixtamal. 

June 2022 Public Board Meeting Agenda + Guest Speaker

The BDNA June board meeting features Guest Speaker Marisa A. Zapata, PhD, Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative at Portland State University.

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CANCELLED 2022 Incredible Edibles Plant Sale from MCMGA

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID PROTOCOLS.

Multnomah County Master Gardener Association’s Incredible Edibles Plant Sale 2022

From seedlings to supper, grow your own!

Join the campaign for healthy eating with organic veggie, fruit and herb starts at the ninth annual Multnomah County Master Gardener Association’s Incredible Edibles Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7, 10am to 3pm, 1624 NE Hancock St., Portland. 

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Video and Candidate Responses from April 5th Multnomah County Chair Candidates Virtual Event

Thank you to all the neighbors and candidates who attended the multi-organization sponsored forum for candidates for Multnomah County Chair, hosted virtually on April 5th, 2022. If you missed the event, you can view the video below or on our YouTube channel.

[Above: Video of Multnomah County Chair candidate event held on April 5th, 2022.]

Each candidate chose a specific question to answer during the event and all candidates submitted written answers to every question asked by the group. See the documents below to read their unedited written responses.

Special thanks to Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association, Creston Elementary PTA, Cleveland High School PTA, and Atkinson Elementary PTA for including Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association in the partnership to bring this event to voters across Portland.

2022 Board Elections in May!

Board elections are Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at our regularly scheduled public monthly board meeting, 7:00-9:00PM.  Everyone is welcome!


What does a board member do?

  • Attend at least 10 monthly board meetings per year, held the 1st Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00PM.
  • Volunteer at events, on committees, and/or for other board duties.
  • Discuss and vote on neighborhood issues, appoint committees (as needed), and work on projects pertaining to Brentwood-Darlington and the surrounding region.

What about elected positions?

The BDNA has four elected officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, and one elected committee leader: Land Use Chair.

  • 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 ~20-40 hours)
  • The Vice Chair assists the Chair and steps in when the Chair is unable to perform their duties. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-20 hours)
  • The Secretary maintains non-financial records and a list of board members, takes minutes at meetings, and answers correspondence. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-20 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 ~10-20 hours)
  • The Land Use Chair is responsible for hosting the Land Use Committee (LUC) meetings, preparing the LUC agenda and newsletter, and generally fielding land use questions and concerns. (Average monthly time commitment ~20-40 hours)

What if I don’t want to join the Board, but still want to volunteer?

You don’t have to be a board member to participate, only to vote on board decisions. We invite all neighbors to attend meetings, share ideas and concerns, volunteer on committees and at events, and lead special projects! There are also many administrative tasks that require a small time commitment, but serve an important purpose. If you want to participate, there is something for you to do, no matter your capabilities or time availability.

Willing to attend a meeting and report back? 

There are many community meetings happening all the time that we don’t have enough people to attend. Just a few are listed below. Is there a meeting you already attend and would like to report to the BDNA on? Let us know!

Join us on May 5th and get more involved in YOUR neighborhood!