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Bring Biketown stations to Brooklyn

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!

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Constituent coffee with Representative Rob Nosse

Brooklyn’s State Representative Rob Nosse will be hosting an online constituent coffee townhall on Zoom on Saturday, April 3.

If you have any questions about what is happening in the legislature this session, which bills are going where, or would like to just catch up, register to attend.

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Survey reminder

Don’t forget to fill out your neighborhood survey! To fill it out online, head to tinyurl.com/BrooklynPDXSurvey (English) or tinyurl.com/BrooklynEncuestan (Spanish).

Completed surveys will be entered in a drawing for 4 gift cards from Brooklyn businesses! Make sure you fill out your contact info to enter the gift card raffle. The survey closes today, March 19th.

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COVID vaccine update

Brooklyn Pharmacy is a coronavirus vaccination location. This means you have the option to get vaccinated in your own community! Please check out the info below for important information on registering to get a vaccination appointment. You may not get an appointment the first time you try! This system is not ideal — please support your elder communities at this time.

Eligibility

Eligibility varies, but folks 65+ are now eligible. News regarding vaccine eligibility is updated frequently and subject to change. Please see the HealthMart vaccination schedule page to check your eligibility and search for a vaccine appointment.

Brooklyn Pharmacy hours and location

3131 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202

  • Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Register for the vaccine

  • Go to the HealthMart Website
  • Register your individual account
    • Provide your full name, address, phone number, email, and gender
    • Create a username and password
    • This website will not ask for your social security number or any bank account information
  • Click “COVID-19 Vaccine Assessment”
    • Complete the assessment
  • If you are eligible, you will receive a time slot if:
    • There are enough vaccines
    • There are enough appointment time slots
  • If you do not receive an appointment time, it is recommended that you try again the next day at a different time earlier in the morning.
    • 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM may be better
  • You need to retake the eligibility assessment each time you search for an appointment.
  • Once you receive an appointment time slot, you need to take a printed or digital voucher with you to your vaccination location!

8 practices to continue

  1. Keep wearing your mask
  2. Practice 6 feet of social distancing
  3. Wash and moisturize hands thoroughly and frequently
  4. Support a healthy immune system by
    • Eating nutritious foods
    • Drinking enough water
    • Getting enough sleep
  5. Sending virtual love to family, friends, and neighbors
  6. Interrupt xenophobia and anti-Asian hate along with other forms of racism
  7. Give if/when you are able to support marginalized communities
    • Donate to people and organizations
    • Support BIPOC-owned businesses and communities
    • Advocate for social equity and inclusive policies
  8. Practice self care

Questions or concerns

For support or questions, please email us at board@brooklyn-neighborhood.org.

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Neighborhood survey

Please take the 2021 Brooklyn neighborhood survey! We’d love to hear your feedback. You can fill it out online at tinyurl.com/BrooklynPDXSurvey (English) or tinyurl.com/BrooklynEncuestan (Spanish).

If you prefer to fill it out by hand, there’s a printed survey in the March/April 2021 newsletter. (You can also print your own at home.) You can fill in the survey and mail it or drop it off at a local business (see below). Fold the completed survey in thirds with the address portion visible, tape or staple the bottom shut, and return it via mail or drop it off.

Completed surveys will be entered in a drawing for 4 gift cards from Brooklyn businesses! Make sure you fill out your contact info to enter the gift card raffle. Please complete the survey by March 19th.

Drop off locations:

Mailing address:

Brooklyn Action Corps
PO Box 42341
Portland, OR 97242

If you have questions or comments, contact us.

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Multnomah County wood-burning survey

Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability has received a DEQ grant to implement a community campaign about health and wood smoke. The goal of the campaign is to promote clean air and reduce harmful wood smoke in the county. After doing a survey in July, they have developed some messaging and would appreciate feedback.

If you burn wood, this 10 minute survey (English or Español) will help inform a County Wood Smoke Campaign. Please fill out by midnight Wednesday, February 24th for a chance to win one of four $25 Fred Meyer gift cards.

Please reach out to sustainability@multco.us with any questions or concerns. Thank you!


La Oficina de Sostenibilidad del condado de Multnomah ha recibido una subvención del DEQ (Departamento de Calidad del Medioambiente) para implementar una campaña comunitaria sobre la salud y el humo de leña. El objetivo de la campaña es promover aire limpio y reducir el humo de leña en el condado. Después de hacer una encuesta en julio, desarrollaron algunos mensajes y agradecerían sus comentarios.

Si usted quema leña, esta encuesta de 10 minutos (Español o Inglés) ayudará a informar la campaña contra el humo de leña del condado. Complete antes de la medianoche del miércoles 24 de febrero para tener la oportunidad de ganar una de las cuatro tarjetas de regalo de Fred Meyer de $25.

Comuníquese con sustainability@multco.us con cualquier pregunta o inquietud. ¡Gracias!

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Four-week “freeze” starting today in Multnomah County

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, new restrictions are coming into effect across Oregon. There is a four-week “freeze” in Multnomah County (through December 16), and a statewide “freeze” for at least 2 weeks. During this time, there are new recommendations and restrictions on businesses and social gatherings. For more details on the freeze, check out this summary from our neighborhood’s Oregon State Rep, Rob Nosse.

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Brooklyn Action Corps Communication

National Night Out

If you do not have one advertised for your block, check around and find one close by. Get to know your neighbors. 
Check out SE 9th & Center … Ask for Marie
Look at SE 10 & Bush and ask for Ernie
or SE 15 th & Center and ask for Matt

There are more if you just check around.

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Brooklyn Neighborhood News July/August 2018

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Help Line Changes Number

The phone number for the Brooklyn HelpLine has changed. The new number to call or Text is … 971-222-9454.

The HelpLine has been a direct line to the BAC for all neighborhood residences to use when they are looking for advice or help pertaining to problems in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

TelephoneIn the past we have used an answering service that needed to be accessed by a volunteer. This new number will make the communications easier since we will be using a cell phone that will not necessitate going through a third party.  It will still be monitored by a neighborhood volunteer.