Multnomah County Student Health Centers

Multnomah County operates 12 student health centers at area schools, including Lane Middle School, here in Brentwood-Darlington! The clinics are like a regular doctor’s office—offering everything from immunizations and well-child exams to mental health counseling. Student health clinics are open to all Multnomah County youth (aged 5-18) and there is never an out-of-pocket cost for students or their families. Same day and walk-in appointments available.  Find out more here!

We will also be hosting a representative from Multnomah County Health Centers at our December 7th meeting with Special Guest Sgt. Randy Teig.

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Leach Botanical Garden Tree Walk Crowdfunding Campaign

For decades Leach Botanical Garden has been an enchanting refuge in East Portland – and now they are about to take bold steps toward becoming a garden for everyone, both in East Portland and around the region. The centerpiece will be a tree walk – 30 feet off the ground – giving visitors of all ages and abilities the chance to experience a truly unique urban garden and forest.

Find out more about this great project on their site!

Register by October 17th to Vote in November Special Election

Register to Vote in Multnomah County’s November Special Election by October 17th

A November Special Election is only seven weeks away on Tuesday, November 7, for eligible voters in Multnomah County. Local ballot measures will be on the ballot and not any candidate races. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed on October 18 with November 2nd indicated as the last day to safely mail return a ballot.

The voter registration deadline for this election is October 17 and only eligible voters who live within the boundaries of the local districts on the ballot will receive a ballot. Portland Community College, Alto Park Water and Hillsboro School are the districts on the ballot.

Oregon voters may register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the elections office, public library, Oregon DMV, or post office.

Further information about voting and how to track a ballot is available on the Multnomah County November Special Election webpage. The county’s Election Division website also offers information to check if one is registered to vote, voting opinions, a military and overseas voters’ guide and more election information.

October Meeting Recap

Thank you, everyone, who made it out last night!  We had a great turnout, including several new neighbors!  If you missed the meeting, here’s a quick recap:

Lane Middle School PTA President Esther Crowell-Duncan gives an update.

Community Announcements:

  • Lane PTA has volunteer opportunities open on Oct 16th and November 8-9th.  Contact PTA President Esther Crowell-Duncan or visit their website for more info or to volunteer.
  • New library events at Woodstock and Holgate. Library will soon begin taking submissions from local authors to publish as e-books.  For more info visit the library in person or online.
  • Girl Scouts of Oregon/SW Washington is actively working to start troops at Kelly, Woodmere, and Whitman.  Contact Alexandria Robinson for more information.

Alexandria Robinson with Girl Scouts of Oregon/SW Washington.

Upcoming Events:

  • Learning Gardens Lab is having its annual Harvest Festival on October 18th, 3:30-6:30PM.  Visit their event on Facebook for more info.
  • BDNA Spooktacular is October 22nd, 4:00-7:00PM.  Visit our event on Facebook for more info.
  • Next BDNA meeting: November 2nd, 7:00-9:00PM. Special Guest Mayor Ted Wheeler!  Visit our event on Facebook for more info.

Request for Endorsement/Support:

Representative Jeff Reardon at October 5, 2017 BDNA meeting.

Special Guest:

Representative Jeff Reardon spoke briefly about successes and disappointments during the last legislative session.  He brought an informational handout and took questions.  If you have questions for Rep. Reardon, you can submit them to us and we’ll pass them on.

Land Use and Transportation: 

  • New LUD discussed: 6628 SE 62nd Ave
  • Board Member Stephenie Frederick is taking a 10-week course from PBOT on transportation.

**Please note, this is a general summary and not official minutes!**

Photo and Video Credit: Derek Covey, Board Member

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Democracy Starts With You: Celebrate National Voter Registration Day!
Last year, millions of Americans did not vote because they missed a voter registration deadline or did not know how to register to vote. Tuesday, September 26th is National Voter Registration Day, a national holiday to celebrate our democracy! It is the one day each year that volunteers and organizations from all over the country take action to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to vote.
Multnomah County Elections will join more than 3,000 partners nationwide in hosting a National Voter Registration Day event at the Lloyd Farmers Market (Oregon Square Courtyard, 820 NE Holladay St., Portland OR) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Are you registered to vote?
Maybe you are registered, but what about your family & friends, clients & customers?  Did you move and need to update your address?  Every vote matters, and it is up to each of us to help one another get registered to vote. Remind your friends and family to register to vote now.  You can register to vote or update your voter registration online!  Visit oregonvotes.gov/myvote.

Register to Vote in Multnomah County’s November Special Election by October 17th!