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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
 • Total 1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Total 12,994
 • Density 7,429/sq mi (2,868/km2)
 • No. of households 12,846
 • Occupancy rate 94% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 3210 households (67%)
 • Renting 1590 households (33%)
 • Avg. household size 2.68 persons

Brentwood-Darlington is a neighborhood on the southern edge of Portland, Oregon, bordering Woodstock to the west, Mt. Scott-Arleta to the north, and Lents to the east. The county line separating Multnomah County from Clackamas County forms most the neighborhood's (and the city's) southern boundary, though small portions of the neighborhood and the city extend into Clackamas County. (Conversely, some areas in the neighborhood in Multnomah County are outside of Portland city limits.)

The Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association dates to 1974 when it was founded as the Errol Heights Improvement Association, serving the neighborhoods of Errol Heights, Brentwood, Darlington, Harney Park, Woodmere, and Crystal Springs. In 2013, the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association held a 'visioning' process to determine future plans for the neighborhood.

The Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, run by a local non-profit agency, Impact NW, provides early childhood services to families in the community. Schools in the area include: the nonprofit alternative middle and high school, Mt.Scott Middle School, and the public schools: Woodmere Elementary School, Whitman Elementary School, and Lane Middle School.

The neighborhood is home to several large scale urban gardening projects, including the Brentwood Community Garden, which was improved and expanded in 2010 through a grant from The Home Depot and Fiskars. It is also home to the Portland State University Learning Gardens Laboratory.

Brentwood-Darlington includes Brentwood Park (1951), Errol Heights Natural Area (1966), and Hazeltine Park (2001), which was named after longtime neighborhood resident and leader, Dick Hazeltine.

In 2010, a new, full-service grocery store opened in the neighborhood.

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