New BDNA Work Group!

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.

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!

Masks Recommended by Multnomah County due to rise in COVID-19 cases

From Multnomah County:

July 26: Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, Multnomah County Public Health strongly recommends that everyone five years of age and older wear masks in indoor public settings whether vaccinated or not.

Multnomah County Public Health strongly recommends that everyone age 5 and up wear a mask when in indoor public settings whether vaccinated or not. Read more about the mask advisory.

Masks and physical distancing are still required in

  • airports and public transit
  • adult and youth detention facilities
  • healthcare settings
  • shelters and transitional housing

How to get a vaccine

Visit multco.us/covid19

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!

Master Gardeners Demo Garden Reopens to the Public!

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From Multnomah County Master Gardeners:

Come visit us! The Multnomah County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in SE Portland is now open to the public!  After a very long and bumpy road since March of 2020, we can now invite anyone who wants to visit to stop by and check out our garden.

The garden occupies around an acre of land. It includes raised garden beds where you can see different gardening techniques for growing a variety of vegetables, small fruits, and herbs. Visitors to the garden can observe a variety of growing methods, from trellising plants to pruning methods. You can ask questions of the knowledgeable gardener volunteers. Produce harvested at the garden is donated to local food banks. 

The garden also boasts several perennial beds with informational signage to educate visitors. We follow organic gardening practices; our garden is a Certified Backyard Habitat space and is striving to become a pollinator parkway in SE Portland.

Visit the garden throughout the spring, summer and early fall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 12noon. Other days are sometimes available.  

The garden is located in SE Portland. Our pedestrian gate is on SE 57th Ave just south of Duke. Parking is on the street on the east side of 57th at that gate. Simply follow the short gravel path to the garden. We hope to see you there soon! 

Come work with us! A simple orientation process is all that is needed to be cleared to work beside us and learn with us. All levels of gardening experience are welcomed!Contact information: linda.goldser@multnomahmastergardeners.org

TODAY, Tuesday November 3, 2020 is Election Day!

TODAY is Election Day.Ballots must be received before 8:00 PM tonight, November 3, 2020!

Voters stand in line outside the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building. Two election workers help in orange vests.
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Today, November 3, 2020 is the last day to vote in the November 3 General Election. Ballots must be received before 8:00 PM tonight for them to count. It is too late to mail your ballot back, and postmarks do not count. Use an Official Ballot Drop Site to safely and securely return your voted ballot. Return your ballot to any 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Site in Oregon or to any 24-hour Multnomah County Library Drop Site. Please return your voted ballot to the Official Ballot Drop Site closest to you (Google Map) to reduce congestion at other locations.

Ballots are continuously picked up from library locations and Official Ballot Drop Boxes by teams of sworn election officials throughout the day. These sites will close promptly at 8:00PM tonight. All 30 of Multnomah County Official Ballot Drop Sites, including library locations, are safe and secure. Official Ballot Drop Sites in Multnomah County are listed below and at multco.us/dropsites.

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FREE Home Fire Safety Training

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Join us for a free home fire safety training from the American Red Cross during the first hour of our November 5th board meeting! Find the link at Facebook.com/groups/BDNAPDX or email brentwood.darlington@gmail.com.

Únase a nosotros para una capacitación gratuita sobre seguridad contra incendios en el hogar de la Cruz Roja Americana durante la primera hora de nuestra reunión de la junta el 5 de noviembre. Busque el enlace en Facebook.com/groups/BDNAPDX o envíe un correo electrónico a brentwood.darlington@gmail.com.

Присоединяйтесь к нам на бесплатный тренинг по домашней пожарной безопасности Американского Красного Креста в течение первого часа заседания совета директоров 5 ноября! Найдите ссылку на Facebook.com/groups/BDNAPDX или напишите на brentwood.darlington@gmail.com.

Today is National Voter Registration Day!

From Multnomah County Elections:

September 22, 2020

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Today is National Voter Registration Day! Register in September to be ready to VOTE in November!

The General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

Oregon’s November 3 General Election includes races for President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, state legislative seats and more. Voters will also have the opportunity to decide on statewide and local ballot measures. 

Ballots will be mailed to all registered Multnomah County voters beginning Wednesday, October 14. It is important to make sure that you are registered to vote and keep your registration up to date so that you can receive your ballot as soon as possible.   

Read more, check your voting status, and/or register to vote by clicking here!