Upcoming BAC Events

7:00 pm Brooklyn Action Corps General Me... @ Sacred Heart Villa & Virtual
Brooklyn Action Corps General Me... @ Sacred Heart Villa & Virtual
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Action Corps General Meeting @ Sacred Heart Villa & Virtual | Portland | Oregon | United States
The public is encouraged to attend the Brooklyn Action Corps (BAC) general public meetings. Typically held on the 4th Wednesday of every other month, i.e. January, March, May, etc. Due...
10:00 am West Side Litter Pickup @ Brooklyn Park Shelter
West Side Litter Pickup @ Brooklyn Park Shelter
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Side Litter Pickup is Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 10am-2pm. It’s that time again…Portland Marathon time. So, to welcome all the runners, watchers and friends, Brooklyn will do a westside...
7:00 pm Brooklyn Land Use & Transportati... @ TBD
Brooklyn Land Use & Transportati... @ TBD
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting, both in-person and on Zoom. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/97619486898?pwd=SlBVR3FId0xRQ2hpeWxBWCsxa0IzQT09...
7:00 pm Brooklyn Climate Community Open ... @ The Chomp
Brooklyn Climate Community Open ... @ The Chomp
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Climate Community Open Meeting @ The Chomp | Portland | Oregon | United States
For anyone who is concerned about the climate crisis and wants to do something about it collectively. Contact: climate at brooklyn-neighborhood.org You may also join the Slack.

Re-establishing neighborhood river access


Although Brooklyn is bordered by the Willamette River, there is no way to access the river directly from the neighborhood. The river runs through, but not to, the neighborhood.

Brooklyn used to have river access, but was cut off from the river when Highway 99E (McLoughlin Blvd) was constructed and subsequently widened. Decades have passed and promises made, but never fulfilled.

We are fighting to re-establish Brooklyn’s historic river access and re-connect our neighborhood.

River Plan / South Reach

The River Plan / South Reach project is the City of Portland’s 20-year plan for the portion of the river that flows through Brooklyn. The project has advanced through the initial drafts and as of September 2020 has passed out of the Planning and Sustainability Commission. After that, it goes to City Council to be adopted. There was a November 4, 2020 council meeting to hear the plan, and a vote to adopt the plan is scheduled for December 16.

Its current proposal acknowledges the lack of access, and rightly notes that re-establishing neighborhood river access was already overdue before the last 20-year plan. Despite that, it again proposes a “6 to 20 year” timeline for actions related to studying and re-establishing access. Additionally, the plan is a guiding document and doesn’t establish funding sources or firm commitments to follow through on the actions. For our neighbors that have seen this process unfold over many decades, “6 to 20 years” sounds a lot like “20 years” which sounds a lot like “never.”

We’ll need your help to keep pressing for the access that the neighborhood deserves! We’ve already organized and sent hundreds of comments from folks in the neighborhood to the City for earlier phases of the project. Stay tuned for more actions as the project advances!

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