82nd Ave Cleanup from Division to Woodstock on September 18th

Join our friends at the 82nd Ave of Roses Business Association and Montavilla Neighborhood Association for a clean-up along SE 82nd Ave this Saturday, September 18th!

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When: Saturday, September 18, 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

BD Community Clean Up & Picnic this Saturday!

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From local Facebook group Brentwood-Darlington Connected Neighbors:

Brentwood Darlington Neighborhood Clean-up and Picnic
Date:
Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Location: Brentwood Park (6550 SE 60th Ave), meet near the tennis courts
Time: 9:00AM – 11:30AM Park Clean-Up, 11:30AM – 3PM Neighborhood Picnic

Please join us for a park & neighborhood clean-up in the morning and party in the afternoon!
We will be meeting by the tennis courts & have coffee, water, snacks, some clean up supplies, and PPE donated by local healthcare union OFNHP and other neighbors. Consider bringing gloves and any clean-up equipment you currently have on hand. Sharps containers will available with help from SOLVE.

After the clean-up there will be a picnic for families to get to know each other. Please bring a lunch or buy food from It’s Nacho Problem, a local food cart. There will be a hot wing eating contest, and Mending Bloc will be there with mending kits and other knowledge! Music and fun for all!

Hosted by the admins of Brentwood-Darlington Connected Neighbors group. Please join us on Facebook if you live in the neighborhood. We’d love volunteers to play music or help out. Please reach out in the group with any questions.

New BDNA Work Group!

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Starting September 16th, 2021, join us for the new BDNA Work Group happening the third Thursday of the month at 6:30PM! We’ll work on events planning, discuss neighborhood issues, develop new ideas, and more!

September’s focus will be working on the Virtual Fireplace Gathering and the Halloween Festival.


¡A partir del 16 de septiembre de 2021, únase a nosotros para el nuevo Grupo de Trabajo de la BDNA que tendrá lugar el tercer jueves de cada mes a las 6:30 p.m.! ¡Trabajaremos en la planificación de eventos, discutiremos problemas del vecindario, desarrollaremos nuevas ideas y más!

El enfoque de septiembre estará trabajando en el Encuentro de Chimenea Virtual y el Festival de Halloween.


Начиная с 16 сентября 2021 года, присоединяйтесь к нам в новой Рабочей группе BDNA в третий четверг каждого месяца в 18:30! Мы будем работать над планированием мероприятий, обсуждать проблемы соседства, разрабатывать новые идеи и многое другое!

В сентябре основное внимание будет уделено мероприятию сообщества виртуальных каминов и фестивалю Хэллоуина.


Bắt đầu từ ngày 16 tháng 9 năm 2021, hãy tham gia cùng chúng tôi trong Nhóm làm việc mới của BDNA vào thứ Năm thứ ba hàng tháng lúc 6:30 chiều! Chúng tôi sẽ làm việc về lập kế hoạch sự kiện, thảo luận về các vấn đề của khu vực lân cận, phát triển các ý tưởng mới và hơn thế nữa!

Trọng tâm của tháng 9 sẽ là làm việc về Thu thập lò sưởi ảo và Lễ hội Halloween.

Community Care Day 2021 TOMORROW!

Tomorrow, August 28th, is the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Community Care Day for 2021 from 9AM-12PM! Support our three Brentwood-Darlington Schools by joining of the events happening. Neighbors of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please see below for notes from each of our local schools.

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It’s the second Soak-It-Week of 2021!

Despite the cooler weather and light showers over the weekend, we still need to water our trees! It’s the second week of Trees for Life Oregon’s official Soak-It-Weeks (held the last week of every July and August).

Time to get those buckets out and fill them up!  Remember, young trees in Portland need 15 to 20 gallons of water once a week during their first 2 to 3 summers. To ensure more mature trees also survive and remain healthy, they should be watered at least monthly during summer. Buckets need to be refilled four to ten times to fully water a tree. 

If you received a bucket from one of our events, remember to face the label side towards the tree you are watering!

Use hashtag #bdsoakitweek to share your tree watering photos!

Want to make your own bucket? Skip to the 30 second mark on the video above to see how to do it!  Trees for Life recommends three holes, spaced about 6″ apart on one side of the bucket. Contact us for your free label so you always know which side should face the tree when watering.

This project made possible by:

Thank you to BDNA Land Use Committee volunteers Kim Hill and Loralie Cole, Jim Gersbach and Kyna Rubin from Trees for Life Oregon, and Ana Meza from ROSE Community Development Lents Youth Initiative for making Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week possible!

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
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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

It’s the first day of Soak-It-Week 2021!

Trees for Life Oregon has declared the last week of every July and the last week of every August to be Soak-It-Weeks, a time for all Portlanders to deeply water their yard and street trees to help ensure their survival in our increasingly dry and hot summers. 

Time to get those buckets out and fill them up!  Remember, young trees in Portland need 15 to 20 gallons of water once a week during their first 2 to 3 summers. To ensure more mature trees also survive and remain healthy, they should be watered at least monthly during summer. Buckets need to be refilled four to ten times to fully water a tree. 

If you received a bucket from one of our events, remember to face the label side towards the tree you are watering!

Use hashtag #bdsoakitweek to share your tree watering photos!

Still need a bucket? We have just a few available!  Contact us for your free bucket!

Want to make your own? Skip to the 30 second mark on the video above to see how to do it!  Trees for Life recommends three holes, spaced about 6″ apart on one side of the bucket. Contact us for your free label so you always know which side should face the tree when watering.

This project made possible by:

Thank you to BDNA Land Use Committee volunteers Kim Hill and Loralie Cole, Jim Gersbach and Kyna Rubin from Trees for Life Oregon, and Ana Meza from ROSE Community Development Lents Youth Initiative for making Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week possible!

PPR Survey on Outdoor Tennis Courts

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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