There are lots of different community events happening around the neighborhood! Check out our Community Connections calendar for details:
Join your neighbors on Saturday, July 31, 10am–2pm for a day of picking up trash and debris around the neighborhood. Meet at Brooklyn Park, at the top of the hill, near the playground. Assigned areas and supplies will be provided at the meeting location. Bring your walking shoes and smiles! Supplies and refreshments included.
This event is hosted by the BAC and the Adopt-a-Block team. If you have any questions, please contact the BAC.
This month’s BAC general meeting is on Wednesday, July 28th. It will be held as a Zoom meeting, and you can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found on the event page.
Neighbors are setting up 2 stations equipped with coolers filled with ice and water, on Saturday, June 26th, and Sunday, June 27th from 1pm to 6pm:
- Brooklyn Park
- Powell Park
If you’re going by either park, please check in on the coolers & refresh ice + waters! Other items welcomed: Ice packs, coconut water, non-chemical sunscreen, aloe vera gel.
Also — have healthy, heat resistant snacks? Drop them off at the Milwaukie & Gideon free fridge & pantry near the MAX station!
Open 24 hours thru Monday, June 28th:
- Oregon Convention Center, 960 NE 1st Ave
- Arbor Lodge Shelter: 1952 N Lombard St
- Sunrise Center: 18901 E Burnside St
Open noon to 8pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday:
- Midland Library: 805 SE 122nd Ave
- Capitol Hill Library: 10723 SW Capitol Hwy
- Gresham Library: 385 NW Miller Ave
- Kenton Library: 8226 N Denver Ave
- Holgate Library: 7905 SE Holgate Blvd
Open Monday, June 28th, noon to 9pm, and Tuesday, June 29th, noon to 5pm:
- Multnomah County Friends: 4312 SE Stark St
Other spaces that may have AC:
- Lloyd Center Mall: 2201 Lloyd Center in NE Portland
- Powell’s Books Downtown: 1005 W Burnside St
- MAX Trains + TriMet Buses
If you need transportation, call 211.
Keeping cool and hydrated
- Open windows at night to let in cool breeze, then shut them in the morning and close blinds
- If you have fans, run them intermittently during hottest parts of day and in the evening
- Minimize alcohol intake and increase water consumption + coconut water & low sugar electrolyte drinks
- If possible, eat foods that do not need to be cooked on the stove + fresh, cold foods like: melons, grapes, & cucumbers
- Check in on elderly neighbors, friends & family, unhoused folks, and those with compromised immune systems or disabilities
- Create a free hydration station with a cooler, ice, and waters in a shady spot. Set out cool water for animal companions.
- Donate boxed and bottled water to service providers and free fridges. The nearest one to Brooklyn is at Milwaukie & Gideon.
- During intense heatwaves, the power grid becomes strained. Try to conserve energy when safe to do so.
Biketown is Portland’s bikeshare system. Brooklyn is in the Biketown service area, but doesn’t have any stations. This makes it less likely to find a bike in the neighborhood, and it also costs extra to lock up a bike somewhere other than a station. The current stations are as much as a mile away from some parts of the neighborhood, and often require a difficult crossing of a busy street like Powell.
The City currently is running a survey asking where to place new stations. We could definitely use some in the neighborhood! Take the survey and tell them where you’d like them to place the new stations.
The Brooklyn Land Use & Transportation Committee helped identify 3 locations for stations that would improve bikeshare access for the whole neighborhood:
- SE 17th Ave & Mall St
- SE Milwaukie Ave & Pershing St
- SE Lafayette St & 21st Ave
You can submit up to 5 locations in the survey. Let the city know what you think!
This month’s BAC general meeting is on Wednesday, May 26th. It will be held as a conference call, and you can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found on the event page.
This month includes our annual board elections. Everyone in the neighborhood can vote! All board seats are up for election every year. All current board members are running for re-election.
The BAC is hosting a plant pop-up in Brooklyn Park this Saturday, May 22nd, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Organic fruit, veggie, and herb starts for free or by donation. Have extra, weed-free flower or produce starts? Drop them off for your neighbors! Cash or Venmo donations accepted.
Treats generously provided by Coco Donuts and Brew Dr. Kombucha. There will also be a raffle for a chance to win a Portland Nursery gift basket. Proceeds are going to Black Futures Farm and the BAC’s efforts to build a Community Resource Board.