Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Resources and Food for Thought

On March 19th, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association and SE Uplift hosted a Community Conversation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live.  Facilitator Jen Mitas led a wonderful conversation with a group of neighbors from around Southeast Portland.  If you missed this Conversation, you can check into the thought provoking resource list below.

Resource list for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live”

Comic: This Is How Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society

Birch, Eve, ‘The Art of Being a Neighbor’, NPR, 2009. <https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102961694>

Campbell, Alexia Fernández, ‘Neighborhoods Can Shape Success – Down to the Level of a City Block.’ The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 23 May 2016. <http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/05/how-a-neighborhood-block-can-affect-a-perso ns-success/483983/>

Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, ‘Being A Good Neighbor in Farm Country,’ <https://conservationdistrict.org/resources/rural-property/being-a-good-neighbor-in-farm-country> Dunkelman, Marc J., The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community (New York: W.W. Norton, 2014)

Lorish, Philip and Sam Speers, ’On Politics and Neighborliness,’ 2016. <https://newcitycommons.com/culture-briefing/on-politics-neighborliness>

Mock, Brentin, ‘Toward Being a Better Gentrifier,’ CityLab. 2017. <https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/06/toward-being-a-better-gentrifier/531324/>

Moran, Lauren, ‘Scores for a Block Party,’ 2018. <http://files.cargocollective.com/185228/ScoresforaBlockParty.spreads-ilovepdf-compressed–1-.pdf > Pfister, Carolina, ‘I See You,’ 2018. <https://www.carolinapfister.com/i-see-you>

Putnam, Robert D., Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000)

Rosenblum, Nancy, Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America (Princeton & Oxford: Princeton UP, 2016)

Rodney, Seph, ‘A Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers To Confess Their Sins,’ Hyperallergic. 2016. <https://hyperallergic.com/300831/a-public-art-project-invites-gentrifiers-to-confess-their-sins/>

Rothman, Joshua, ‘Red Neighbor, Blue Neighbor,’ The New Yorker. November 7, 2016. <https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/07/red-neighbor-blue-neighbor>

Warnick, Melody, This is Where I Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live (Viking, New York, 2016)

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Resources for Unpaid Federal Workers

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is concerned for those neighbors adversely affected by the government shutdown. Board members have compiled the list below of resources for unpaid federal workers during this hardship. We will continue to update this list as more resources become available.


Free and Discounted Groceries for Zip Code 97206

  • Francis Center, 6535 SE 82nd Avenue (503) 775-6784
  • Clackamas Service Center and Night Markets, 88 SE 80th Avenue (503) 771-7914
  • Milwaukie Spanish Seventh Day Adventist, 1011 SE Linwood Ave (503) 756-3931
  • SE Community Food Center, 5535 SE Rhone St (503) 895-6102
  • Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division,  12436 SE Stark St (503) 577-6852  (also clothing)
  • Urban Gleaners Food Pantry, every Saturday 1:30pm at Mt Scott Community Center.  Free food while supplies last. Show up a few minutes early. Learn more at http://urbangleaners.org/
  • New Seasons Market, 10% Discount to Federal Employees starting Monday, January 21st. Please show your federal employee ID card at the register to receive your discount.
  • Grocery Outlet (Flavel), 10% discount to federal employees for the duration of the shutdown. Please show your federal employee ID card at the register to receive your discount.

Rent & Utility Assistance

  • St. Vincent de Paul, 503-774-1428 x102 (Parish Center, front desk)

Financial Institutions

Call your bank or credit union at number on back of credit or debit card.  Specific banks offering to help their customers and mentioned in news:

  • Union Bank (800) 238-4486 (Customers seeking assistance with loans, mortgages, etc. must have a deposit account with Union Bank that has been held for at least six months)
  • Bank of America  (844) 219-0690  (Basic requirement unknown but probably similar to Union Bank’s)
  • Wells Fargo  (888) 356-0023  (Basic requirement unknown but probably similar to Union Bank’s)
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union  (503) 228-7077 or (800) 527-3932

Free Pet Food

  • Oregon Humane Society, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland (503) 285-7722  (Phone is very busy; best to check website for hours and just go there: http://www.oregonhumane.org)

Postponed-Payment Auto Repair

  • D&C Motor Company, Milwaukie, 18625 SE McLoughlin Blvd (503) 719-5038

Entertainment

  • Oregon Zoo offering free admission to unpaid federal workers (you must show federal ID or badge) and affected contractors (evidence requirement unknown).  (503) 226-1561

Last updated 1/15/2019

Resources for Unpaid Federal Workers

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is concerned for those neighbors adversely affected by the government shutdown. Board members have compiled the list below of resources for unpaid federal workers during this hardship. We will continue to update this list as more resources become available.


Free and Discounted Groceries for Zip Code 97206

  • Francis Center, 6535 SE 82nd Avenue (503) 775-6784
  • Clackamas Service Center and Night Markets, 88 SE 80th Avenue (503) 771-7914
  • Milwaukie Spanish Seventh Day Adventist, 1011 SE Linwood Ave (503) 756-3931
  • SE Community Food Center, 5535 SE Rhone St (503) 895-6102
  • Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division,  12436 SE Stark St (503) 577-6852  (also clothing)
  • Urban Gleaners Food Pantry, every Saturday 1:30pm at Mt Scott Community Center.  Free food while supplies last. Show up a few minutes early. Learn more at http://urbangleaners.org/
  • New Seasons Market, 10% Discount to Federal Employees starting Monday, January 21st. Please show your federal employee ID card at the register to receive your discount.
  • Grocery Outlet (Flavel), 10% discount to federal employees for the duration of the shutdown. Please show your federal employee ID card at the register to receive your discount.

Rent & Utility Assistance

  • St. Vincent de Paul, 503-774-1428 x102 (Parish Center, front desk)

Financial Institutions

Call your bank or credit union at number on back of credit or debit card.  Specific banks offering to help their customers and mentioned in news:

  • Union Bank (800) 238-4486 (Customers seeking assistance with loans, mortgages, etc. must have a deposit account with Union Bank that has been held for at least six months)
  • Bank of America  (844) 219-0690  (Basic requirement unknown but probably similar to Union Bank’s)
  • Wells Fargo  (888) 356-0023  (Basic requirement unknown but probably similar to Union Bank’s)
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union  (503) 228-7077 or (800) 527-3932

Free Pet Food

  • Oregon Humane Society, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland (503) 285-7722  (Phone is very busy; best to check website for hours and just go there: http://www.oregonhumane.org)

Postponed-Payment Auto Repair

  • D&C Motor Company, Milwaukie, 18625 SE McLoughlin Blvd (503) 719-5038

Entertainment

  • Oregon Zoo offering free admission to unpaid federal workers (you must show federal ID or badge) and affected contractors (evidence requirement unknown).  (503) 226-1561

Last updated 1/15/2019

Contact Your Elected City Officials

At our December 7th, 2017 meeting, Sgt. Randy Teig encouraged neighbors to contact their elected officials and advocate for what they want to see change.  Below is a list of contact information for our Mayor and City Council.  Make your voice heard and be the change you want to see!

Mayor Ted Wheeler
MAIN PHONE: 503-823-4120
OPINION LINE: 503-823-4127
EMAIL: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Dan Saltzman
PHONE: 503-823-4151
EMAIL: dan@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Nick Fish
PHONE: 503-823-3589
EMAIL: nick@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Amanda Fritz
PHONE: (503) 823-3008
EMAIL: amanda@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
PHONE: 503-823-4682
EMAIL: chloe@portlandoregon.gov