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. 

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!

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

PPR Survey on Outdoor Tennis Courts

[Image Description: A map of Portland showing tennis courts marked by different colored dots, indicating the court type and service areas.]

Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR) is working on a strategic direction for the outdoor tennis courts program. Click the links to learn more, see the map of tennis courts and their current assessment, and take the survey. Please note that Brentwood Park tennis courts are listed as a potential for removal or re-use.

Survey responses due by Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:00PM

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.

[Image Description: List of SE locations for Summer Free For All Lunch + Play]

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)

BDNA Hosting WCBA March Board Meeting with Special Guest Sam Adams

Please join Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association as we host the Woodstock Community Business Association March Board Meeting! Featuring special guest Sam Adams, City of Portland Director of Strategic Innovations.

March 10, 2021 • 5:30 pm

 

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Virtual Candidate Interviews

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) is pleased to present three candidate interviews to help neighbors get to know their potential local elected officials. BDNA sent out requests to all candidates for Portland City Commissioner and Mayor and interviewed those who responded. Questions were developed from those submitted by neighbors via an online form. Please see below for the interview videos and audio files.

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