BAC Meets With ODOT to Plan New Walkways from SE Cora and SE Boise Streets to McLoughlin Blvd Bus Stops & Crosswalks

BAC’s board members Michael O’Connor and Don Stephens met ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator Mike Mason and Engineer Jeffrey Moss onsite at the west ends of SE Boise and SE Cora Streets at McLoughlin Blvd to discuss the best way to make pedestrian and bike connections to McLoughlin. “While there are some challenges with some of the alignments, we pledge to work through the issues and come to a design that is beneficial to the community while being cost-effective to the agency and public,” Mason commented. Continue reading BAC Meets With ODOT to Plan New Walkways from SE Cora and SE Boise Streets to McLoughlin Blvd Bus Stops & Crosswalks

Microbiologist Scott Fernandez Discusses Bull Run Water System Plans Saturday 11/20 10AM-Noon at First Unitarian Church Downtown Portland. Will Spending $1Billion Covering our Reservoirs Make our Water Better or Worse?

Microbiologist Scott Fernandez is a past member of the Portland Public Utility Review Board 2001-2008. He believes there is no reason to replace Portland’s open reservoirs with underground tanks.  Join the discussion this Saturday November 20, 10AM – Noon at the Eliot Center at the First Unitarian Church, 1034 SW 13th Avenue, downtown Portland.  Download the announcement at this link.

Project Open House Nov 15 4-6PM for SE Water Ave Relocation and SE Clinton to the River Multi-Use Path

Location: OMSI 1945 SE Water Avenue

Time: Monday November 15, 4PM-6PM (Stop by anytime)

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation invites you to an Open House to learn about plans for the SE Water Avenue Relocation Project and SE Clinton to the River Multi-Use Path.  City staff plan to bring these projects to City Council for adoption later this fall with the aim that once funded, they can be designed and constructed in conjunction with the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project (between 2011 an 2015)

For more information, go to or call Art Pearce at (503) 823-7791 or email him at

Open House for New Brooklyn Merchant “The Warehouse” 3434 SE Milwaukie Ave. Nov 13 Noon-6PM

Warehouse Café invites you to attend their GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE

When: Saturday, November 13th 2010, 12 noon to 6 pm.

Where: THE WAREHOUSE, 3434 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202.  New home of Portland Green Parenting, Know Thy Food, and Warehouse Café.

  • Live Music with Mr. Ben
  • Shadow Puppetry
  • Food & Drink
  • Arts & crafts for the kids
  • Meet our farmers
  • Door prizes & Giveaways
  • Beer & wine cash bar

Contact: rebecca andersson, 3434 SE milwaukie ave, pdx 97202, 503.544.5196

Open House Announced for Tabor to the River Sewer Project–HAND and Brooklyn Neighborhoods

The Brooklyn Neighborhood was once home to a major creek that flowed freely from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River. Long ago the city diverted this creek, and many other free-flowing streams, into underground sewer pipes to make way for development.   Tabor to the River combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to solve a variety of urban challenges. The work will help stop basement flooding, manage stormwater more naturally, and begin to restore the health of our watersheds. Continue reading Open House Announced for Tabor to the River Sewer Project–HAND and Brooklyn Neighborhoods

BAC Board Meeting November 10, BAC General Neighborhood Meeting November 17

Come one come all to our Brooklyn Action Corps neighborhood meetings this month!  Our Board Meeting is at 6:30 on Wednesday November 10.  We’ll be discussing our recent grant application to fund a summer 2011 neighborhood historical street fair, planning our November 17 General Meeting, and taking care of other board business.  The BAC board has three vacant positions that we would love to fill with Brooklyn residents or business owners that want to be involved with BAC decision making.  To be elected to a board position, you need to attend 2 out of 3 consecutive monthly board meetings, and be nominated and elected at a subsequent board meeting.  The BAC bylaws are at this link.

Our General Meeting is at 7:00 PM on November 17.  This month we welcome Mike Pullen of Multnomah County to discuss the Sellwood Bridge Project.  Plus announcements, community policing news updates, and your questions and discussion.

We look forward to seeing you at both meetings!  They are held at the Sacred Heart Villa Loaves and Fishes Center at the corner of Center Street and Milwaukie Boulevard.

BAC Board