3.30.2015

Help us start the first-ever Arbor Lodge Livability Team!

We're in the beginning stages of forming a "Livability Team" and YOU just might be the person to pitch in and help. Supplies, training and cheer-leading provided!

What's involved?
* Reporting and removing graffiti with safe sprays and scrubbing tools.
* Taking walks in selected areas (you select the area) to pick up trash with gloves and trash picker-uppers.
* Noticing and reporting safety issues to the City - again, training provided if requested.

Sometimes, the groups do their graffiti work and then go out to coffee or lunch, others just meet to "do the work." In either case you can help shape the group, meet more neighbors, learn your neighborhood, and make it a safe and clean place to live.

Interested? Contact Ginger - ginger.edws@gmail.com


3.28.2015

Do you have a pick up truck?


If so, and if you like to help out neighbors in need, have we got a gig for you! This is a special attempt to help our senior or disabled neighbors participate in the Clean Up on April 25th.  We will screen calls and only send you out to pick up things we can take that fit in a pick up bed from seniors and those with a disability.

Help us help neighbors get their "junk" to the neighborhood's annual Cleanup. We hope for 2-3 pickups and a driver and helper for each pick up, so please let us know if you can be part of such a team.  Thank you!


When?   Saturday, April 25th, any time between 9-2
What?    You and a helper - you bring a friend or we provide you with a team member, go to specific addresses and pick up the things this person cannot physically lift, and transport to the Clean Up.
Why ?  To help neighbors participate in cleaning out their junk.  And, all donated funds go to support the August Movie in the Park

How can you volunteer?  Contact Ginger Edwards at ginger.edws@gmail.com



3.27.2015

Join our roster of neighborhood walkers!


We're seeking 20 volunteers to distribute fliers - are you one of them?

We think that delivering flyers door-to-door is the best way for us to let people know that we exist and that they can get involved. We do a big push each spring to get the word out about our annual cleanup fundraiser and summer events.

Our neighborhood area is big enough that we need extra volunteers to help with this task each spring - can you help?

When:  Early to mid April (likely April 10-17)
What:   Walking fliers door to door to advertise/inform all of the Clean Up set for April 25th
How:   You pick a walking route, chose your own time to walk, and leave flyers on people's doorsteps
Benefits:  Exercise, getting to know the neighborhood, maybe meeting a new neighbor, and helping us advertise our annual cleanup that raises funds for the Movie in the Park!

How do I volunteer?  Call or e-mail Sharon Parker
phone:  (503) 283-4060

3.25.2015

Arbor Lodge Happy Hour This Friday



You're invited! Come meet your neighbors and say, "Hi," to an old friend.  Look for the Arbor Lodge table-top sign and come join the fun. Kids and all are welcome.

3.16.2015


Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Meeting – Thursday March 19th, 2015

All who live and/or work in Arbor Lodge are welcome to join us for this meeting.

6:30 – Introductions, any additions to Agenda by those present

6:40 - Guest – Patrick Owen - Crime Prevention Coordinator, North Portland

7:00 – Guest - update from NET team about emergency preparedness in our neighborhood

7:15 – Update from Bob from North Portland Chairs meeting – propane terminal update

7:30 – Discussion of school board debate and draft ALNA education policy

7:45 - North Portland Parks Advisory Committee update and Heritage trees

8:00 – updates on clean up event, movie in the park, July “picnic in park” meeting  and flyers for summer events

3.15.2015

Many thanks to the 14+ volunteers who showed up on a windy/rainy day to help keep Arbor Lodge Park and Harper's Playground Pesticide Free.  Together we weeded 18 tree wells, spread bark mulch, picked up some trash and really made the Park and Playground look great!

Mark your calendar for May 9th, 9-12, our next chance to show the City and Portland Parks & Rec we value our Pesticide Free Park by weeding and spreading more bark mulch.  We have about 20 trees left to go this Spring!   It's light work, good fun, coffee/water/snacks provided.  This time we had a group of Mom's and kids - all great helpers, and the Playground was the bonus fun when the work was done.

Hope to see you May 9th!

2.23.2015

1st Park-/Playground maintenance party for 2015

March 14th between 9-12 noon will be our 1st "Dig in the Dirt" maintenance part at Arbor Lodge Park and Harper's Playground.

Please come help us keep the Park & Playground spray free of all chemicals by weeding around trees, in all planting beds, spreading bark mulch, and get to meet your neighbors in the process.

We meet by the west baseball diamond next to Dekum (closest to Greeley) at 9 am.  Hope to see you there!

2.22.2015

You're Invited - Learn About the Shape of Future Portland

Portland is expected to grow over the next 20 years, and in our neighborhood, we're expecting new buildings and businesses along Lombard, Interstate and Rosa Parks. Can you imagine buildings in our neighborhood of this scale? The City's 20 year plan for future development, The Comprehensive Plan indicates that we may get some bigger buildings with both residences and businesses in them than we now see.

 
We're letting you know about this because the City is taking input on how to regulate the way new buildings impact neighbors. How tall should buildings be when they're built next to shorter houses? How can we encourage ground-floor activity in new businesses in our area? How can zoning regulations preserve historic structures and housing affordability?

If you've wondered why the city looks a certain way when it grows, this series of workshops will fill in some gaps in your knowledge.

The information sessions will begin with an informal drop-in open house, followed by a presentation. Staff will be available after the presentation to answer questions and listen to feedback.
Session #1
February 25, 2015, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500 (2nd Floor)
A Refined Concept presentation will occur at 6:30 p.m.

Session #2
February 26, 2015, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500 (2nd Floor)
A Refined Concept presentation will occur at 8:00 a.m.

2.14.2015

Meeting Agenda - Feb 19th, 2015


Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Meeting – Thursday Feb 19th, 2015

All who live and/or work in Arbor Lodge are welcome to join us for this meeting.

6:30 – Introductions, any additions to Agenda by those present

6:40 –  Update on Chair meeting from Bob

6:50 - Guest - Donna Cohen to discuss issues at Roosevelt’s proposed STEM space and how we can help

7:10 - Review draft of education policy from Elijah and Nicole

7:20 - Feral cat presentation

7:30 - Vote on letter stating opposition to LNG transfer station.

7:40 - Land Use update:
- PDC's ongoing plan to improve a stretch of Lombard.  Do we want to add coments to the comprehensive plan’s “map app” for the Lombard area as requested by city (Leslie Lum)
- Ongoing efforts with other N Portland neighborhoods to work on design guidelines and improving the design review process

8:00 - Discussion of city’s Transportation Systems Plan:
- Do we want to vote to support any of the possible transportation improvements in our area? Potential improvements include the pedestrian crossings over I-5, the Larrabe viaduct and bike safety, improvements along Lombard and improvements to Columbia.
Here's a link to information about the TSP https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/517017
and a link to the proposed projects list https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/517017
8:20 - Update on Clean up and Movie –
Who wants to organize the flyers and walkers?
Getting info about the clean up to Mary at NPNS by March 1

8:30 – Any volunteers for the North Portland Safety Action Committee meeting (4th Wed of the month) or the “In it Together” Neighborhood Summit on Feb 28th  

2.02.2015

Opportunities to learn about Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard


Portland Fruit Tree Project and Village Gardens would like to invite you to a community planning and info session for Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard. We are about to start up our tree care season for 2015 and wanted to get the word out. This is a chance to learn about the orchard, meet other folks who are interested, or voice any feedback you may have about Fruits of Diversity. Both past and new volunteers are welcome to attend.

The session will take place on Wednesday, February 11 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at 4610 N Trenton St, Rm 106 (just a couple of blocks down the street from the orchard and next to the Village Gardens office). Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by emailing Gareth at gareth@portlandfruit.org or by calling 503-284-6106.

If you can't make it, we'd love to see you at the first work party of the year, on Saturday, February 21st and 10:00 AM, where local landscaper Max Floyd will be leading the group in Winter Pruning. More information about the work party can be found at www.portlandfruit.org