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October Neighborly Leaf Relief Day

Since Brooklyn does not have an official leaf pick up day by PBOT, we decided to take it on ourselves and help our fellow neighbors keep the streets and sidewalks safe and clear of leaves and debris for all residents.

Join your neighbors on October 30th from 9 AM to 1 PM to clean the sidewalks and streets of leaves and debris to make the neighborhood safe for all. There are two meeting locations, at Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn School Park. There we will get instructions and disperse to the leafiest streets. Bring a rake, and if you can, your green compost roll cart.

The first leaf day will make it safer for our littlest residents on Halloween. The second leaf day will be on Saturday, November 20th, before Thanksgiving.

For more details, see the October Leaf Relief Day event page.

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Socktober sock drive

The Community Connections Committee is sponsoring a sock drive for the month of October as part of Socktober.

You can participate by bringing new and unused adult or children’s socks to drop off locations in the neighborhood:

Donations will be accepted from October 1st to 31st.

If you would like to host a drop-off site, or you would like to collect from family and friends to donate as a group, please email

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Portland Marathon runs through Brooklyn this weekend

Race details

The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 3rd. The race begins at 7:00AM and finishes at 2:00PM. The route heads up SE Milwaukie Ave, SE Lafayette St, SE 13th Ave, SE Rhine St, SE Franklin St, and SE McLoughlin Blvd.

Portland Marathon 2021 race route map for Brooklyn

Traffic and parking restrictions

Beginning at 2:00PM on Saturday, parking is prohibited on the race route. Some streets that feed into the race route will also be affected. Any vehicles parked on the street along the route after 2:00PM on Saturday will be courtesy towed. Towed vehicles will be taken to the closest possible street that is not posted as No Parking.

On Sunday during the race, it won’t be possible to drive on or across the race route. Vehicles approaching the race route will be stopped and turned around one block prior to reaching the street until the course has been cleared of runners and re-opened.

For the full details, head to the marathon’s official Brooklyn traffic and parking impact page.

Neighborhood Cheer Challenge

Each neighborhood is given the opportunity to take over a short stretch of the race course and make it their own. Signage, playing music, and decorations are encouraged that represent our unique neighborhood identity. Make the runners’ experience unforgettable!

On the day following the race, runners receive an email with a link to vote for the neighborhood association that they feel most contributed to their experience. The top five associations will receive a financial donation from the race as well as traveling trophies for display.


Volunteers are needed Sunday! The Friends of Brooklyn Park are seeking 8-10 more volunteers to help at the aid station this Sunday. If you can help email

Times are between 6:30AM to 1:30PM. Volunteers must be 14 years old and up, or 12 years and up with a family member. Masks are required. Gloves and t-shirt will be provided; let them know your shirt size. This takes place in front of Brooklyn Park.

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Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: “Housing & Belonging” with Paul Susi

The Brooklyn Action Corps invites you to join us on Monday, September 13th at 6 pm on Zoom for a free, virtual discussion on “Housing & Belonging” with Paul Susi which is a part of Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project.

During this online facilitation, we will be exploring both the history of houselessness in Portland and creating space for deeper questions about what it means to belong. We recognize that our neighbors have diverse opinions on these topics, and we hope that this opportunity fosters meaningful discussion, learning, and community building.

It will be held as a Zoom meeting. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. Meeting details can be found on the event page.

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Weekend events: Groceries 4 Grout back-to-school drive and a Pedalpalooza ride

Saturday: Groceries 4 Grout back-to-school drive

Come support our families and kids in all different ways! Bring food and hygiene items for those in need, and also let’s celebrate back to school in person this year by bringing much-needed school supplies! You can also bring your redeemable bottles and cans for the Friends of Brooklyn Park Summer Youth Park Program.

More details on the drive event page.

Sunday: ESJ Pedalpalooza ride

The Equity & Social Justice Committee is hosting a queer & BIPoC organized mural viewing — this is inclusive of all paces of riders with an emphasis on whatever feels comfortable for you. This ride through inner SE Portland is 5 miles long and visits about 15 murals ending at Portland Cà Phê for drinks and to see Andy Chiu’s “Vietnam” mural inside. We think the loop will take 1 1/2 to 2 hours. We will of course be following current public health guidelines.

More details on the ride event page.

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Upcoming community events

There are lots of different community events happening around the neighborhood! Check out our Community Connections calendar for details:

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Neighborhood litter cleanup event on Saturday, July 31st

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.

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Plant pop-up this weekend

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.

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Greater Brooklyn Business Association BBQ

August 9th

Come to the BBQ and stay for the “Movie in the Park”