Concert in the Park this Friday, July 29th!

Summer Free For All Concert in the Park featuring Donna Jones and the Delegation
July 29th, 6:30-8:30pm at Brentwood Park

Join us for our first Summer Free For All Concert in the Park in Brentwood-Darlington!  We’ll be enjoying the sultry and soulful R&B sounds of Donna Jones and the Delegation at Brentwood Park while feasting on both sweet and savory items (available for purchase from on-site food vendors).  This all ages event is free for everyone to attend! 

Please note that Soak-It-Week blue buckets will be available for pickup from BDNA at this event. 

More information and the Summer Free For All events schedule at: https://www.portland.gov/parks/arts-culture/sffa

(Image from Portland Parks and Recreation’s official site for this concert.)

While you’re at the concert… Visit the Multnomah County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden ‘Ask a Master Gardener’ booth, get your gardening questions answered, bring home free educational materials and pick up directions for fun and interesting garden projects for all ages.

This family friendly event made possible by Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association and Portland Parks and Recreation

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. 

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.

Multnomah County Chair Candidate Forum

Multnomah County Chair Candidates will present their ideas and respond to your questions!

[Image Description: Images of the four candidates who have RSVP’d. Jessica Vega Pederson, Sharon Meieran, Lori Stegmann, and Sharia Mayfield.]

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 5:30–7:00 PM, hosted on Zoom (link below)

The Multnomah County Chair is often an “under the radar” election despite the significant power and influence that this position holds in our local government. Our coalition has organized the forum to raise awareness of this election within our community in order to better inform their decision around this election. The forum will also offer an opportunity for the public to directly address questions and concerns to the candidates.

Submit your questions for the candidates here: https://forms.gle/SxWAF4jg2oFSEsEA9

The following candidates have RSVP’d to the event: 

Zoom meeting hosted by the Creston PTA Admin account. See below for the meeting link, ID, and passcode.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87643726890?pwd=b3hxVnJ2RlBvb3VEb0ttTTRtZmg0dz09

Meeting ID: 876 4372 6890

Passcode: 424171

Want to join by phone? Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbzG2HErKG

This event is organized in partnership with Creston Elementary PTA, Creston-Kenilworth NA, Brentwood-Darlington NA, Cleveland High School PTA, Marysville Elementary Family Group and Atkinson Elementary PTA.

Summer Free For All Event Survey 2022

Movie or concert? That’s the big question about Summer Free For All 2022 from Portland Parks and Recreation! We want to know what YOU the neighborhood want to attend this summer. Currently scheduled for July 29th, 2022 at Brentwood Park.

Take the survey here by February 16th!

Special Guest: Commissioner Mingus Mapps this Wednesday, January 26th

This Wednesday, January 26th, Woodstock, Brentwood-Darlington, and Mt. Scott-Arleta NA’s will host a special presentation and discussion with City Commissioner Mingus Mapps.

Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Meeting ID: 979 8472 3663
Join by Computer or Smart Device: https://zoom.us/j/97984723663
Join by Phone: 253-215-8782

Please use the included form to give input on topics you would like to hear about.
Click here for Google Form

We hope to see you there!

Lower SE Rising Area Plan

BDNA Note: Please take the survey linked at the bottom before September 6th, 2021!

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

BPS and PBOT launch latest planning effort: Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan

City bureaus to address the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of Southeast and East Portland; seek community input to guide healthy community development.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are collaborating with community members to assess land use and transportation issues for Brentwood-Darlington and portions of the Lents, Ardenwald-Johnson Creek, Mt Scott-Arleta, and Woodstock neighborhoods. This new planning effort is called the Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan.

The bureaus recognize the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of East Portland. So they are seeking community input to guide healthy community development for the area, which has many unimproved roads, sidewalk gaps, limited street networks, poor transit service, and few neighborhood commercial amenities.

An active Brentwood-Darlington road with no sidewalk. Photo by PBOT
[Image Description: A neighbor walks two dogs down the side of a street without sidewalks.]
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PBOT’s Transportation System Plan (TSP)

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

As Portland grows and changes, so does our transportation system. Learn about the fundamentals that shape the 2035 Transportation System Plan and what that could mean for how you get around Portland.

PBOT’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) Video on YouTube

What is the Transportation System Plan?

The Transportation System Plan (TSP) is the 20-year plan to guide transportation policies and investments in Portland by:

  • Supporting the City’s commitment to Vision Zero by saving lives and reducing injuries to all people using our transportation system
  • Helping transit and freight vehicles to move more reliably
  • Reducing, carbon emissions and promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Keeping more money in the local economy, as we spend less on vehicles and fuel
  • Creating great places

Ready to dig in? Explore our interactive TSP tool to find TSP policies, classifications maps and major projects maps.

Volunteers Needed for Misting Station at Mt Scott Park

The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Parks & Recreation, and the Water Bureau have teamed up to open misting stations in public parks Thursday and Friday. Volunteer are needed to help set them up, break them down, and tend the sites throughout the day.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Sign-ups for the other misting site locations are at:

Hot-weather safety precautions apply:

  • Only volunteer if you are feeling well and are not in a high-risk group during heat
  • Volunteers must wear a mask for COVID-19 protection, for themselves and others
  • Drink lots of water
  • Use sunscreen and wear long sleeve/pants
  • Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • A meal will be provided
  • Before signing up please review