The Brooklyn St spot is a Do It Yourself skate spot, in my neighborhood. Got nothing to skate? There really are no excuses. The DIY attitude is rife in Portland, from music, to publishing, art and skateboarding. An anarchic spirit remains despite the changes the city has been through over the last decade. Yet, unlike other recent renegade skate spots, the movers and shakers behind this one are going to make an effort at legitimization and acceptance by the powers that be. It could go either way at this point but if you want to support a DIY effort at turning a needel-ridden wasteland into a little skate sanctuary for inner SE Portland, visit here.
Here's a little video from a fundraising event, held a week or so back.
Brooklyn Street from Merde Skateboards on Vimeo.