1.25.2022

Arbor Lodge Shelter update:  January 25, 2022

Sara Newcom, Arbor Lodge Shelter Manager, updated us at the Jan 18th ALNA meeting.

The Shelter remains at capacity, 70 beds overall.  58 are inside the building, and 12 in the small pods in the parking lot.   Two (2) persons moved on to more permanent housing this week, opening up beds.  The wait list is now 300 long.  But, that number is fungible.  People may have moved into housing and not removed themselves from the list.  Anyone without an address or phone must check in weekly at the Shelter to remain on the waitlist.  

Thank you to all who brought books.  So many books were donated, they now could use a 2nd bookshelf.

What do they need now?

*. underwear for men and women, socks and still a few warm coats, hats

* snacks like nuts, power bars, etc.

*. peanut butter and jelly, regular butter

*.a 2nd bookshelf

They now serve two (2) hot meals a day and use the snacks to supplement, or if someone is out and misses a meal.  

You can go to the Shelter anytime between 8am and 8pm to donate.  Just drive in and park, walk to the old Rite Aid front door (by the corner of the building facing Lombard) and someone will be just inside to accept your donation and thank you.  Please wear a mask.

Plans to remodel are still in progress, they hope to start the work this summer.  They plan to move residents to other shelters when that happens. 

Thank you again Arbor Lodge for caring for our houseless neighbors.

 Annual Brian Duncan Memorial Fruit Tree Giveaway

March 5th, 11-1, Arbor Lodge Park (SE corner)

This is our 4th year (time off for COVID) offering FREE Fruit Trees, Blueberry bushes, and this year, 2 Trees for Birds.  All are free.  We do this to honor Brian Duncan, to remember his legacy of building community; and we hope through giving away and planting trees in Arbor Lodge, we continue to connect us and further build our community.

To reserve your tree, go to:  arborlodgetrees.org

click on the Fruit Tree Giveaway at the top, and fill out the form.

Trees and bushes will be available on Saturday, March 5th between 11-1.   Any plants not claimed by those who reserved them by 1pm will be given away on a 1st come 1st to get basis.  The check in table will maintain a list of those wishing to claim a leftover plant starting at 1:15.

Let's keep the blooms and fruit growing in Arbor Lodge.  Together we can learn to grow better, and get to know each other too.

1.20.2022

North Portland Doers Gathering | Monday 1/24 - 7:00-8:30 pm

You are invited
North Portland Doers Gathering
1/24/2022 7:00-8:30 pm

Hope to see you on Zoom.

The Doers Gathering is celebrating their one year anniversary!

This month we will hear a presentation from Brandi Tuck from Portland Homeless Family Solutions.

A brief description of the talk:
Trauma Informed Practice is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both clients and staff, and helps trauma survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. In this workshop, we’ll learn about trauma, see how it shows up in people’s bodies and behavior, and review strategies for helping people heal, build dignity, restore power, and promote autonomy.

If you have not completed the following brief survey, please do so! We are gathering information for an interactive resource guide.

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Who are the Doers? Our focus will be highlighting organizations and individuals engaged in houselessness, food security, housing and behavioral health. Learn about the work being done in the North Portland community to fill gaps, provide resources, and humanity to our neighbors.

Come learn. Come share. Come celebrate positive steps in the right direction.
Come and see how you might be able to help. Come and see how your community can be served.

Mary Jaron Kelley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Give feedback: New public trash cans in North Portland


Via the Public Trash Can Program:
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In Spring 2022, the City will be adding new public trash cans throughout North Portland.

These 100 new cans will increase the total number of City-provided and serviced trash cans in North Portland to 215.

Live or work in North Portland? We want to hear from you!

We are actively seeking feedback from people who live or work in North Portland on where the new cans should (or shouldn’t) be located. Please fill out this short survey or send comments to Quintin Bauer by February 1, 2022.

If you would like to receive email updates on when and where the cans will be installed, contact Quintin Bauer.

Give feedback on where to add new cans

Area where new trash cans will be added


The new cans will be added in the area from the Willamette River on the West, city limits on the North, Burnside Street on the South, and Williams Avenue on the East, as well as in the Lloyd District from the Willamette River on the West, Broadway on the North, Burnside on the South, and NE 15th Avenue on the East.

Cans can be placed on public sidewalks, including near businesses, schools, and intersections. (The cans cannot be placed in parking lots or other private property.)

About the trash cans


The 65-gallon trash cans are 4.5-feet tall and take up a 3x3-foot space on the ground. In some cases, such as narrow sidewalks, a smaller 35-gallon can may be used.

The cans have a side attachment for deposit beverage bottles, which can be easily collected by community members. The art on the outside of the cans will be designed by local artists, chosen in partnership with local arts groups.

The trash cans will be emptied twice a week by a women or minority-owned trash hauler (currently being selected).

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1.12.2022

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting: Thursday January 20, 7pm-8:30pm

January 20, 2022 Agenda

Please join us over Zoom for our monthly meeting on Thursday Jan. 20, 2022, from 7-8:30pm | (informal time from 6:30-7pm)

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  • 6:30pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (30 minutes)
----Official Meeting-----
  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (3 minutes)
  • 7:03pm Ground rules (1 minute)
  • 7:04pm Screen grab! (1 minute)
  • 7:05pm Arbor Lodge Shelter Update (10 minutes)
  • 7:15pm Arbor Lodge coming year plans including CONCERTS (10 minutes)
  • 7:25pm Severe Weather Prep (5 minutes)
  • 7:30pm At-Large Officer Elections (5 minutes)
  • 7:35pm Parks Chair Needed (5 minutes)
  • 7:40pm Zoom Update (5 minutes)
  • 7:45pm Breakout Room Prompt (8 minute breakout room, 7 minute report out)
  • 8:00pm Committee / Board Updates (30 minutes)
    • Treasurer
    • Transportation
    • Land Use
    • Clean Air
    • Tree Team
    • Neighborhood Emergency Team
    • Outreach / communication
    • Parks
  • CLOSING




12.20.2021

 Arbor Lodge Shelter is doing well.   Many neighbors have stepped up to bring food.  Thank you!

They do need things from this list to help those living there:

*. books to read

*. board games

*. playing cards

*. art supplies

*. non sugar snacks like nuts, chips

*. warm hats and socks

You can deliver these items anytime/day between 8am and 6pm.  Just pull into the parking lot, park and walk to the front door - near the intersection.  Someone will be at that door and welcome you and give you thanks for your donation.   The Shelter is at the old Rite Aid building, on the SE corner of Lombard and Denver.

Thank you for considering our new neighbors.

12.19.2021

 This neighborhood rocks!

Working together, ALNA and the Chief Joseph School PTO recruited just over $6,000 in cash donations this month for the Chief Joseph School Backpack program.  That is just amazing!

Thank you all.

Shelf stable food donations were up also.  The BIG hearts in Arbor Lodge come out at the right time.

12.17.2021

 Holiday Dinner for Arbor Lodge Shelter

Delivery of items anytime December 23rd, or 24th, just take to the front door.

Items left/still needed:

*. 4-6 packages of sliced cheese - (10 slices per package)

*. 6 packaged salads

*. large roll of aluminum foil for leftovers

* large bag of dinner rolls, Costco sells bags of 36 for $5.99

*. bags of chips - any amount

*. one large jar of mustard

*. as many cookies as you want to share

here is the link for the sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eada729abff2-food

Thanks for helping support our new neighbors.

Update, they are close to 70 people at the shelter.  This meal is intended to be simple, and easy to set out anytime over the Holiday.   

You can donate anytime between 8am and 6pm, just go to the front door with your mask, someone will greet you and thank you.   Several of us have had very positive interactions with residents, wishing us a good day, thanking us for donations.  They seem very happy to be at the Shelter.

Happy Holidays to all.

12.16.2021

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting: Thursday December 16, 7pm-8:30pm

Please join us over Zoom for our monthly meeting on Thursday Dec. 16, 2021, from 7-8:30pm | (informal time from 6:30-7pm)

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December 16, 2021 Agenda:
  • 6:30pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (30 minutes)
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  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (3 minutes)
  • 7:03pm Ground rules (1 minute)
  • 7:04pm Screen grab! (1 minute)
  • 7:05pm Arbor Lodge Shelter Update + Holiday Dinner Status (10 minutes)
  • 7:15pm DeLitter Arbor Lodge summary of year (5 minutes)
  • 7:20pm At-Large Officer Elections (5 minutes)
  • 7:25pm ADA Restroom at AL Park (5 minutes)
  • 7:30pm Parks Chair Needed (5 minutes)
  • 7:35pm Zoom Presence / Zoom Account for Board Meeting (5 minutes)
  • 7:40pm Thoughts on meeting with Apartment Development (5 minutes)
  • 7:45pm Breakout Room Prompt (10 minute breakout room, 5 minute report out)
  • 8:00pm Committee / Board Updates (35 minutes)
    • Treasurer
    • Transportation
    • Land Use
    • Clean Air
    • Tree Team
    • Neighborhood Emergency Team
    • Outreach / communication
    • Parks
    • Other announcements
  • 8:30pm End of meeting



12.10.2021

 A Holiday meal for the Arbor Lodge Shelter.  

17 people made a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner for our new neighbors at the Arbor Lodge Shelter.  We'd like to do a Christmas/Holiday meal too.  You can contribute by going to this website:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eada729abff2-food

Once there, you can select one or more items to purchase - we checked prices at Costco, but you can buy anywhere.  Once you've selected your items, don't forget to go to the bottom of the page to "Submit and Sign Up".  

All items can be delivered to the Arbor Lodge Shelter anytime starting December 23rd, as they are all OK to be refrigerated until served.  Just drive or walk to the Shelter, park anywhere, walk to the front door ( at the NW corner of the building closest to the intersection of Denver and Lombard.  Someone will be just inside the door to take your donation and thank you.

Thank You for welcoming our new neighbors and making their celebrations brighter.