Brunch at Camp Cartlandia for Father’s Day

From Cartlandia

Introducing BRUNCH at Camp Cartlandia! Featured specials available from 8-11am from Bee’s Cakes, the Pancake Underground, and Wild North!

Come enjoy the sunshine and celebrate Dad this Saturday & Sunday, June 16-17! Head over to our neck of the woods (8145 SE 82nd Ave) and enjoy brunch in the sun this Saturday & Sunday from 8-11am! All three Camp Cartlandia carts will be open at 8am!

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June Meeting TONIGHT!

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT, February 1st, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center. This month, we will be creating our yearly work plan. Come help us shape our neighborhood! Supervised activity for children provided in the adjacent room.  Doors open at 6:30PM.

No se pierda nuestra reunión mensual, ESTA NOCHE, 1 de Febrero de 2018, a las 7 de la tarde en el Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington. Este mes crearemos nuestro plan de trabajo anual. Venga a ayudarnos a darle forma a su vecindario.  Proporcionaremos una actividad supervisada para niños en la sala adyacente.  Las puertas se abren a las 6:30 de la tarde.

Final Spring LGL Work Party and Plant Sale

From Learning Gardens Lab: 

Work Party – Next Weekend!

Please join us for our final work party of the spring season on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

Work party projects:

  • Mulch madness!
  • Sprucing up the student beds
  • Painting signs

Please bring your own reusable water bottle and a snack to keep you energized.

Plant Sale!

Our final plant sale of the season will be during the work party on June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

Plants for sale include:

  • Summer squash
  • Various flowers
  • Herbs
  • Houseplants

Plants will be for sale inside Greenhouse 5. Cash or check only.

Paint the Town Green on June 16!

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Join family, friends, and neighbors at Paint the Town Green litter and graffiti cleanup on June 16 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. We’ll be power-washing and painting over graffiti, scraping stickers off of street signs, and picking up trash along SE Division St., SE Hawthorne Blvd., and SE 82nd Ave. To sign up, go to solveoregon.org/paint-the-town-green and pick a neighborhood.

All training and supplies provided — and morning snacks and lunch, too!

Paint the Town Green is presented by KINK fm, Metro and the City of Portland Graffiti Program in partnership with the Brentwood-Darlington, Foster-Powell, Hawthorne-Division-Clinton, Lents and Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhoods.

Movies in the Park 2018

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The Force is with Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association as we host our annual FREE Movies in the Park event! The droids you are looking for will be shown in Brentwood Park on July 27th at Dusk as we watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13). Come early and join the party as we rock out to local band Mars Rovers.

Please note: Childcare not provided! Children under age 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult!

Work Party and Plant Sale Reminder

A friendly reminder that our work party AND plant sale are happening next weekend, on Saturday, May 12th, from 10am-1pm.
Our work party projects for next weekend are:
  • Setting up drip-irrigation system
  • Installing a new sink at the water shed
  • Creating a bamboo fencing around the children’s play area
  • Pulling weeds
  • Cover cropping
Please remember to bring clothing appropriate for working outside (and sunscreen!), as well as a water bottle and snack.
The plant sale is cash only, and we recommend you bring a bag to carry plants home in. Can’t make it to this plant sale? Don’t worry! We have added another plant sale to celebrate our final work party of the season, taking place on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

“Bike to Books” coloring contest and bike light giveaway

From Portland Bureau of Transportation: 

PBOT, Multnomah County Library and Metro celebrate Bike Month by bringing back “Bike to Books” coloring contest and bike light giveaway

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Multnomah County Library, with support from Metro, are celebrating Bike Month with “Bike to Books,” a program to encourage residents to ride their bicycle to their local library.

As part of the program, PBOT and Multnomah County Library are bringing back Portland’s “Bike to Books” Bike Month coloring contest. Students living in Multnomah County from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade are invited to design bike lane art for installation in one of the City’s bike lanes. Portland’s bike lane art, found in bike lanes and on neighborhood greenways across the city, is well known nationwide. Designs are created by crew members on their own time using leftover materials that would otherwise go to waste. In 2017, in the first year of our Bike to Books program, PBOT crews installed four winning Bike to Books bike lane art designs near each winning artist’s neighborhood library branch.

It’s easy to enter, with a variety of great prizes. Young people in Portland and Multnomah County can submit their own designs using the bike symbol coloring page. The winning art will be installed on a bike lane this summer by one of PBOT’s striping crews. Second prize winners will each receive four full-day passes to ride your bicycle at the Lumberyard Bike Park (including rental bikes and safety equipment if needed) and third prize winners will win a bike helmet from Portland-based Nutcase Helmets. Coloring pages can be picked up at all Multnomah County Library branches (click here for locations) or downloaded online. Contestants must drop-off their entry at a library branch in person, to be entered into the contest. Full contest rules are available online.

In addition to the coloring contest, every person who bikes to a Multnomah County Library branch will receive a free bike light provided by Metro (while supplies last). Special Bike Storytimes for young readers are also being offered at numerous library branches across the county.

 “We want every Portlander to feel they have a voice in the way we design our city and the earlier we can get our residents involved the better,” PBOT Director Leah Treat said. “This student-designed bike lane art is, in many ways, the beginning of the conversation between PBOT and the young people of Portland who will use our roads, bikeways and sidewalks for decades to come. If they can design such creative art for our streets, imagine the other ideas they’ll bring to us in the future. We’re excited and we’re listening.”

“Libraries are about creating connections for people of all ages to learn and create,” said Multnomah County Library Director Vailey Oehlke. “With Bike to Books, we’re teaming up with important partners in PBOT and Metro to share the joy around reading, learning and biking with an eye toward safety and sustainability.”

Books and bikes are two pillars of Portland culture. One of the busiest public libraries in the United States, Multnomah County Library is beloved by the community it serves. In addition, Portland’s young readers bike to school in record numbers. Today, thanks to PBOT’s Safe Routes to School Program, 36.8 percent of trips to school in Portland are on foot or by bike – among the highest in the nation.

Portland Bike Month runs throughout the month of May with events happening across the city sponsored by multiple organizations to encourage people of all ages to get on their bike and enjoy the spring sunshine and hundreds of miles of bike lanes and neighborhood greenways in the city of Portland.

Information about Bike to Books and Bike Month events can be found at: www.biketobooks.com