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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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Brooklyn Action Corps

June 2021 BAC board meeting

This month’s board meeting is on Wednesday, June 9th. All BAC board meetings are open for the public to join.

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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Brooklyn Action Corps

May 2021 BAC general meeting

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.

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Brooklyn Action Corps Neighborhood Event

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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Brooklyn Action Corps Newsletter

Brooklyn Neighborhood News May/June 2021

Brooklyn Neighborhood News – May-Jun 2021
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Brooklyn Action Corps

Tell the City where to place new trash cans

This fall, the City will be adding 182 new public trash cans throughout Southeast Portland. The cans will be emptied twice a week, paid for by the City. The City would like to hear from you: Where would you like new public trash cans? You can fill out this brief survey about where the City should (or shouldn’t) put the new cans.

You can find more details about the new public trash cans at portland.gov/se-public-trash-cans, including what the trash cans look like and a map showing the neighborhoods where cans will be added this fall.

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Brooklyn Action Corps

April 2021 BAC board meeting

This month’s board meeting is on Wednesday, April 14th. All BAC board meetings are open for the public to join.

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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Communication

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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Brooklyn Action Corps

Denouncing racist & sexist violence and supporting our AAPI communities

The recent violence in Atlanta that resulted in the murders of 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women — 4 of those elders, at the hand of a 21 year old white man was both racist and sexist.

Silence when white supremacy takes this deadly form supports more of it, thus Brooklyn Action Corps explicitly condemns these violent acts against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members and all misogynist and racist acts of hatred and violence. 

We offer our anger, grief, and empathy to our AAPI neighbors. We mourn for each life that was taken. Please practice self care during this traumatic time and reach out to us for any support: board@brooklyn-neighborhood.org or socialjustice@brooklyn-neighborhood.org.

Support Our Local AAPI Brooklyn Businesses

  • Bob’s Handy Pantry, 3354 SE Milwaukie Ave
  • Hamono Sushi, 3131 SE 12th Ave
  • Coco Donuts, 4790 SE Milwaukie Ave
  • Vincent’s Alterations & Tailoring, 3334 SE Milwaukie Ave

This week (and always!) we encourage you to support our local shops. One friendly suggestion — make a day out of it! Coco Donuts in the morning sunshine, Hamono Sushi for a date or special take out, and Bob’s for a pint of ice cream or drinks to go with dinner.

There are many other ways to support and learn from our AAPI communities. Read on for more details, resources, and information.

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Brooklyn Action Corps Communication

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.