11.25.2021

Many, many thanks to all the neighbors who are cooking, buying, bringing food to the Arbor Lodge Shelter today at 12:30.   A true community Thanksgiving.

We put the word out and so many of you responded, it is so heart warming.  

The shelter is open, about 45 people are now warm and dry, have clean restrooms and showers ( those trucks in the parking lot).  But, they don't have a kitchen.  They do have 3 refrigerators, 2 or 3 crockpots, a microwave, and a hot pot to heat water.  The kitchen will come with the remodel next summer/fall.  One step at a time.

So, look for postings in the future about how you can help with food, socks, towels, etc.

Happy Thanksgiving to all neighbors, and thank you so much.

11.21.2021

Arbor Lodge Shelter is Open!

The Arbor Lodge Shelter at 7440 N Denver is open and running as of Friday, Nov. 19.

Referral Number: 503 793-9001
This is the referral number for anyone looking for shelter. Preference is given to people coming from the Arbor Lodge and Kenton neighborhoods.

Donation Number: 503 793-9001
This number is also good if anyone wants to offer donations.
The Arbor Lodge Shelter is looking for donations of clean socks, new towels, and clean blankets.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Pamela Jeanne & Ginger Edwards are organizing preparation of a hot Thanksgiving meal for the 40-45 people staying at the shelter. It will be pans of sliced turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, stuffing, rolls, and PIES! Please let Ginger know (arborlodgeginger@gmail.com) if you would like to contribute to the Thanksgiving effort.

For more information on the Arbor Lodge Shelter, see https://ahomeforeveryone.net/arborlodge
For more information on the operator of the shelter, see https://dogoodmultnomah.org/

Thanks for being amazing neighbors.

Boys & Girls Aid | Seeking Foster Parents

Spreading the word:

You Can Help Oregon’s Foster Care Crisis

On any given day, there are 7,000 children in Oregon’s foster care system. Many of these children come from situations of abuse and neglect only to find themselves facing uncertainty and instability once they enter foster care.

Boys & Girls Aid, a nonprofit founded in Portland in 1885, wants to change that. We are looking for compassionate people to help improve the lives of children in foster care.

A good foster home is often the first place a child in foster care has felt safe in a long time. Foster parents help children build trust in adults and provide a supportive environment where they can thrive.

Boys & Girls Aid supports foster parents with responsive program staff available 24/7, ongoing free professional training, and generous monthly, tax-free stipends ranging from $1,200 to $3,500 per month. There are options to fit every family, from full-time placement to relief care a few days a month.

Fostering children might bring life changes and challenges, but it’s a great opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life — and in your own life, too. “It’s worth it to get to know these kids,” said experienced foster parents Jen and Chad. “It’s enriched our lives a lot.”

To learn more, visit our website: boysandgirlsaid.org/fostercare, or contact Outreach Coordinator Scott Appel at (503) 542-2316 or sappel@boysandgirlsaid.org.

11.17.2021

Have you noticed the changes at the Arbor Lodge Shelter at Denver and Lombard?

**. the sleeping pods are here

** restroom and shower trucks too!

The Shelter will open this coming Friday, November 19th.  Here is the referral number for anyone seeking shelter:  503 793-9001.

Clean up outside and inside is moving rapidly.  More improvements are coming.  


11.12.2021

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting: Thursday November 18, 7pm-8:30pm

Please join us over Zoom for our monthly meeting on Thursday November 18, 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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November 18, 2021 Agenda

  • 6:30pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (30 minutes)
----Official Meeting-----
  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (8 minutes)
  • 7:08pm Reading / Ground rules (1 minute)
  • 7:09pm Screen grab! (1 minute)
  • 7:10pm Arbor Lodge Shelter Update (5 minutes)
  • 7:15pm 6606 N Maryland Development (45 minutes)
  • 8:00pm DeLitter Arbor Lodge update, Website update (5 minutes)
  • 8:05pm At-Large Officer Elections (5 minutes)
  • 8:10pm Budget (10 minutes)
  • 8:15pm Breakout Room, Prompt (5 minute breakout room, 5 minute report out)
  • 8:25pm Committee / Board Updates (5 minutes)
    • Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Transportation
    • Land Use
    • Clean Air
    • Tree Team
    • Neighborhood Emergency Team
    • Outreach / communication
    • Parks
    • Other announcements
  • 8:30pm End of meeting

11.11.2021

Land Use Update: 6606 N Maryland

 

At our monthly online meeting Thursday November 18 we are hosting Alicia Jameson, from McGuirl Designs and Architecture, about their proposed development of two apartment buildings (total 30 units) at 6606 N Maryland Ave.  Demolition of the preexisting single family home has been completed.  No off-street parking nor loading zone is proposed (parking not required for 30 units or fewer per City code, see page 3, loading zones not required for 40 units or fewer, see page 39) and it is uncertain if the project is subject to the Inclusionary Housing requirement (I have asked the City for interpretation).  The ALNA Developer Questionnaire has been provided in advance.  See additional information on the City's Neighborhood Contact page, and follow permitting on PortlandMaps.com.

E-mail the ALNA Land Use Committee at landuse@arborlodgeneighborhood.com

11.09.2021

Delitter Arbor Lodge | November 21 - Sign Up Today!

Join Delitter Arbor Lodge, SOLVE, and community members of the Arbor Lodge neighborhood for our monthly litter pick-up event! This event is open to volunteers of all ages - everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary. The family friendly event is a great way to keep the neighborhood looking clean but also a fun way to connect with your neighbors in the community! As of April of 2021, our volunteers have successfully removed over 1,490lbs of litter from our community – thank you!

Our November event will be focusing on the areas between N Lombard Street to N Rosa Parks Way & N Denver Avenue to N Montana Avenue.


When: Sunday, November 21st, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Advanced Registration Requested: Pre-registration is encouraged - please sign up here ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in.​

Meeting Location: Meet at the southeast corner of the Fred Meyer parking lot (behind garden center) near N Buffalo Street & N Montana Avenue. Map Link Here

What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and rubber palm work gloves are provided for all participants. Snacks & refreshments will also be provided.

What to Bring: Please come prepared with closed-toed shoes, garden gloves, and remember to dress for the weather.

Parking: Parking is available in the Fred Meyer parking lot and along nearby streets.

Bathrooms: There will be no public restrooms available during this event.

Accessibility: The check-in location will be in an area that is wheelchair accessible. The majority of the cleanup area is on city sidewalks that are wheelchair accessible.

Youth Volunteers: Children are welcome if accompanied by an attentive adult. Youth volunteers ages 13-17 can also create their own SOLVE account online. A youth volunteer can attend without their guardian if they print out and bring a signed youth waiver form. Find the link to the youth waiver form here. Youth Waiver Form or here SOLVE | Volunteer Group Guide (solveoregon.org)

Contact: Contact Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association at board@arborlodgeneighborhood.com with any questions for this event.

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)

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

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.