10.18.2021

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting: Thursday October 21, 7pm-8:30pm

Please join us over Zoom for our monthly meeting on Thursday Oct. 21, 2021, from 7-8:30pm (informal time from 6:30-7pm)

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Meeting ID: 830 7428 2121

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October 21, 2021, ALNA Public Meeting Agenda

  • 6:30pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (30 minutes)

----Official Meeting-----

  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (9 minutes)
  • 7:09pm Reading / Ground rules (1 minute)
  • 7:10pm Officer Elections (20 minutes)
  • 7:30pm Screen grab! (2 minutes)
  • 7:32pm DeLitter Arbor Lodge Update (3 minutes)
  • 7:35pm Updated website status (5 minutes)
  • 7:40pm Park Concerts grant (5 minutes)
  • 7:45pm Budget - let’s talk money! (5 minutes)
  • 7:50pm Breakout Room, Prompt (10 minute breakout room, 5 minute report out)
  • 8:05pm Committee / Board Updates (25 minutes)
    • Chair - Lombard Shelter
    • Treasurer
    • Transportation
    • Land Use - Derelict properties update
    • Clean Air
    • Tree Team
    • Neighborhood Emergency Team
    • Outreach / communication
    • Parks
    • Other announcements
  • 8:30pm End of meeting

10.17.2021

Native Plant FLASH SALE | Saturday, October 23rd

Native Plant FLASH SALE

Saturday, October 23rd, 3:45 line up

Parking lot of Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Liberty and Newcastle

Arbor Lodge Tree Team
and Sparrowhawk Native Plants are teaming up on a HUGE native plant sale. Most of the plants were already pre ordered, we'll have about 800 leftover plants, at liquidated prices! So, if you missed the pre-order deadline, or if you simply want more, our flash sales are a fun way to score some gorgeous plant deals for your habitat garden.

  • When - Sat, Oct 23rd; line-up at the check-in tent, outside the plant inventory area, anytime after 3:45pm. Shoppers will enter the plant area starting at 4pm
  • Where - Peace Lutheran Church backlot at 2201 N Liberty St, Portland, OR 97217
  • Please wear a mask over your best native-plant-loving grin and maintain 6ft of physical distance from others while shopping
  • Garden carts and plastic plant trays will be available - feel free to take the trays home!
  • Checkout will be contactless, by credit card only

Flash Sale Prices:
  • 3.5" pots = $3
  • seed packs = $5
  • 1 gallon pots = $5
  • 2 gallon pots = $7
  • 3 - 5 gallon pots = $10
And, you'll be helping the Arbor Lodge Tree Team earn money so we can buy fruit trees and blueberry bushes to give away next spring. Come on out and get some plants at a great price.

10.16.2021

 Clean Air meeting, via Zoom, October 26th, 6-8pm

Arbor Lodge NA is trying to re-create a Clean Air Committee.  The new Chair, Bob Meehan, will be out of town for this important meeting.  If you are interested, please reply to board@arborlodgeneighborhood.com and we'll provide you with the link and some background info.  Here is a little info to help you decide.  Even though these sites are not in Arbor Lodge, they can impact the air here too. Thanks for considering.

On 10/26/21, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and North Portland Neighborhood Services will host a public meeting  to address the concerns about air toxics and health risks from four North and Northeast Portland Industrial Facilities. These industrial sites are currently in evaluation by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) through the Cleaner Air Oregon Program. Clustered along the North edge of Portland, along the Columbia River, the sites are located in three neighborhoods: Cully, Kenton, and St. Johns.

 

10.15.2021

A Focus Group is forming for the Arbor Lodge Shelter

Hello fellow community members!

focus group for the design of the Arbor Lodge Shelter (at the former Rite Aid Site) is forming! 

The Joint Office of Homeless Services, Multnomah County, and Do Good Multnomah are looking for input!

The focus group will be a team of 6-8 community members.  The group will provide input for the design of the long-term transitional shelter planned to open fall of 2023 at 1952 N. Lombard.  At this time, major changes are not planned for the exterior of the building. We are looking for input on design of the exterior of the site – such as the parking lot, fencing, and landscaping. For more information on the Arbor Lodge Shelter, please see: http://ahomeforeveryone.net/arborlodge

Total time commitment is 4 hours spaced over 4 meetings.  The 4 meetings will occur between October, 2021, and April, 2022. Focus group members will gather 4 times for an hour each, to offer feedback on the design of the long-term shelter.

The first 3 meetings are planned for:

   Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, 5-6pm

   Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, 5-6pm

   Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2021, 5-6pm

To apply to participate in the focus group or to nominate a community member, please contact Andrea Matthews at andrea.matthews@multco.us.  Please respond with your interest or nomination by October 21, 2021.

Thank you,

Andrea Matthews (she/they) 

Shelter Project Manager

A Home for Everyone | Joint Office of Homeless Services

andrea.matthews@multco.us | Cell: (503) 901-6683


Board Chair, Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association


10.07.2021

 We need you!  The Arbor Lodge Tree Team still needs 4 volunteers to help put those little (and informative) tags in plants for our Sparrowhawk Native Plant Pick up.

Volunteer Date:   Thursday, October 21st

Time:  1-5

Where:  the parking lot of Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Liberty and Newcastle

Rain or shine some of us will be working hard label over 9,000 plants reserved for pick up that Friday and Saturday.  No need to be able to ID the plants, but you'll likely learn to recognize some in the process.  So come join your neighbors, help the Tree Team earn funds to buy fruit trees and blueberry bushes to give away next spring, and have some fun too.

here is the link to volunteer:


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45aaaa2aa2f9cf8-sparrowhawk1

And thanks for considering joining us.

10.04.2021

ALNA Elections | October 21st

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association is holding elections at our October 21st meeting!

Maybe you should consider running for a position on the Board! 

What positions are open? All of them - yes, there are some folks who are willing and want to continue, and there is always room for new folks!

Here are the open positions and the commitment:
  • Secretary - takes Minutes at meetings - bullet style, keep it simple, sends Minutes to NPNS via email monthly once approved.
  • Vice Chair - supports Chair and takes on duties as assigned by Chair or volunteers for other duties according to their interest
  • 4-5 At Large Board members - show up for ALNA monthly meetings and share your opinions and experience, etc. An At-Large Board member can lead a Committee of their interest, but it is not expected.

Three areas without leadership at this time include:
  • Transportation - from Vision Zero to Portland in Motion there is a lot happening and Arbor Lodge needs representation as decisions are made in Portland
  • Clean Air - Purple Air Monitors? Diesel emissions? What can Arbor Lodge residents do, and can you help us stay informed?
  • Parks Coordinator - this person or persons coordinate volunteers for 4-6 garden work parties a year to maintain the pesticide free status of Arbor Lodge Park. And, you can make this into a Park Advocate position if you are interested.

We have fun as a Board, we have projects that make a difference in our community, and you can be part of it.

ALNA meetings are online through zoom. When it is safe to meet in person, ALNA will continue to provide the ability to attend our meetings online.

Questions: write to board@arborlodgeneighborhood.com
To run for a position: write to board@arborlodgeneighborhood.com




9.25.2021

Year-round Pool for North Portland

The North Portland Parks Advisory Group, North Portland Neighborhood Associations and Friends Groups are seeking your input on the need for a year-round swimming pool in North Portland as Columbia Pool remains closed with uncertainty around if and when it could reopen.

Please complete and return this survey to help us prioritize your wishes for a year-round pool in North Portland.

Thank you.

Ginger Edwards
North Portland Parks Advisory Group
ginger.edws@gmail.com

9.22.2021

Neighbors Helping Neighbors | Seeking Volunteers


Call for volunteers! Help us to help others! 

Looking for an opportunity to provide practical help to unsheltered folks living outside in North Portland neighborhoods? Look no further! Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX is seeking volunteers to help with special clean-up projects when the need arises. 

We provide a volunteer training, handy tools and safety equipment – all to ensure that you remain safe when collecting trash from houseless encampments. 

If you want to help folks living outside, sign up now! 

Email Patt Opdyke, Program Coordinator, at NeighborsHelp12@gmail.com to receive information about Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX and our volunteer safety trainings.

9.17.2021

Do you love Native Plants?  If so, on Thursday, October 21st from 1-5 you could learn more by volunteering with the Arbor Lodge Tree Team and Arbor Lodge Association.   We will be adding little labels to over 9,000 native plants at the parking lot behind Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Newcastle and Liberty.   This is in preparation for the Plant Pick Up set for Friday and Saturday, the 22nd and 23rd.

We have been amazingly successful in this partner sale.  Sparrowhawk Native Plants gives small non-profit groups - in this case our Arbor Lodge Tree Team - a percent of the sales from their pop up plant sales.  In turn, we will use the funds to buy fruit trees and blueberry bushes to give away at our Brian Duncan Memorial Fruit Tree Giveaway next March.   But, we need enough volunteers to be ready for the plant pick up days.  Your help could make a real difference.

Come join the silly fun, learn to recognize more native plants, and support your local community.

Here is the sign up link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45aaaa2aa2f9cf8-sparrowhawk1

Thanks for considering this event.

9.10.2021

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

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

Click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83074282121

Meeting ID: 830 7428 2121

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September 16, 2021 ALNA Public Meeting Agenda

6:30pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (30 minutes)

----Official Meeting-----
  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (9 minutes)
  • 7:09pm Reading / Ground rules (1 minute)
  • 7:10pm Tina Kotek (15 minute talk, 25 minute q&a)
  • 7:50pm DeLitter Arbor Lodge Update (5 minutes)
  • 7:55pm Proposal: Web Developer for updated website (2 minutes)
  • 7:57pm 2 At-Large Members Needed, Next month: Elections and Budget
  • 7:59pm Photo Op (1 minute)
  • 8:00pm Breakout Room, Prompt (10 minute breakout room, 5 minute report out)
  • 8:15pm Committee / Board Updates (25 minutes)
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Transportation
    • Land Use
    • Clean Air
    • Tree Team
    • Neighborhood Emergency Team
    • Outreach / communication
    • Parks
    • Other announcements
  • 8:30pm End of meeting