Who Are You? with Brooke Berglund, Port of Portland

Posted on January 11, 2016

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Brooke Berglund (LinkedIn) is the Business and Labor Outreach Manager for the Port of Portland.


I feel….

Excited for the new year and what it will bring!

I joined ELGL because…..

I’m in a new position at the Port of Portland and I’m looking to connect with other people throughout the Portland metro area.

The last book that I read was…

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ. I’m actually still reading this book, but it’s a fascinating read!

If I had to buy a Fathead, I would buy…


University of Oregon logo. I’m a huge Ducks football fan! And no, I do not want to talk about the TCU game. It still hurts…

You should probably know that I…. 

I believe in seeing the good in everyone. It helps with even the most challenging of people, personally or professionally.

Do you agree/disagree with the following statement(s)……Explain….

Local government is innovative.

It can be!

You should stay at least two years in a job.

Nope. My dad told me growing up that you should never stay in a job that you didn’t love any longer than you have to. I have been fortunate enough to find that amazing place at the Port of Portland, but I’ve had previous work experiences that didn’t meet that criteria, so I moved on.

Parks and Rec is the best TV show ever.

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I don’t know about the best show ever, but it is pretty hilarious!

The best employees, not just the longest tenured, are rewarded in local government.

It depends as it does with any organization.

Publicly funded stadiums and arenas are a good idea.

Again, it totally depends! Sometimes they are and sometimes they aren’t.

Cities need more bike lanes.

I’m a huge believer in looking at the overall transportation picture of a city or region. I don’t think putting bike lanes everywhere is the solution nor do I think adding roads everywhere is the solution. There needs to be a comprehensive look at the transportation goals of the city/region and then look at the tools to accomplish those goals. Most times, parts of the transportation network are viewed individually, which I think is a huge problem.

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