Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Happy Hour tonight, October 24th, 5:30 to ?
Lucky Lab on Killingsworth.
why tonight instead of the last Friday?  Next Friday is Halloween.  Come meet the new ALNA Board, some neighbors, enjoy a rainy Friday night with friends.  


Please join us for Elections and more this Thursday, October 16th, 6:30, Kenton FireHouse


*  Welcome/introductions
*  Year of ALNA in review, opportunity to sign up for next years' big events and suggest your ideas- it will be fun
*  Elections
*  By Law changes?
*  brainstorm of ideas for next year
*  maybe Guest presentation, Clean Energy.

If you are interested in being part of the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Board, come and let us know.  We are eager to include everyone and all ideas and energies in ALNA.


Put your hands in the air - ALNA's October E-news

Just in case we don't have your email address in MailChimp yet, here's a link to our most recent quarterly newsletter. Hope to see you at one or many October events!  Click Here for the News.


The Future's So Bright...ALNA's Comp Plan Comments for Review

After many months of discussion and outreach, we are ready to submit comments on the City's Comprehensive Plan that will direct how the city (and our neighborhood) grows and is impacted by development over the next 20 years. From the City's website:

"Portland has only created one Comprehensive Plan before, and that was adopted almost 35 years ago. Today’s advances in technology provide planners with so much more information and data that it takes more time to analyze and apply the findings to our work...There’s definitely more to consider this time around. Portland is a third again as big as it was then, mostly due to annexation. And our increasingly diverse population has grown by 200,000 people...The issues the plan is addressing are also broader and more complex."
We looked at where we'd like to see businesses and apartment buildings, industrial warehouses, open spaces and more. Take a look at our draft comments, and bring your questions and ideas to our meeting, Thursday, October 16th, 6:30pm at the Kenton Firehouse. Also, feel free to contact our Land Use Volunteer, Nate Young at landuse@arborlodgeneighborhood.com if you'd like to ask questions outside of the meeting. 


Today - Take Action on Air Quality

Are you concerned about the air quality in our neighborhood?

Today, Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00pm - Buckley Center 163 at the University of Portland (5000 N. Willamette Blvd.)

Vigor Industrial, who operates a shipyard on Swan Island, has reached out to Neighbors for Clean Air to attempt to address community concerns about their impact on neighborhood air quality. As part of this process, Vigor Industrial has engaged an engineering firm, ERM, to conduct an alternatives analysis to reduce emissions and odors. Resident volunteers will be representing neighborhood interests in negotiating a Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) with Vigor. It is vitally important that we meet with our neighbors, explain what we are doing, and find out from you what you would like us to include in and accomplish with this GNA. This first meeting is short - only one hour -  in an effort to encourage as many neighbors as possible to join us. The advisory committee members will stay an additional half hour to answer questions. 

Bring yourself and bring your neighbors - your presence will make a difference.

The meeting will:
1. Introduce the advisory committee members
2. Provide a brief history of how we arrived at this negotiating process
3. Summarize the Odor and Hazardous Air Pollutants Emissions Assessment Plan currently underway at the Vigor facility on Swan Island
4. Explain the purposes and goals of a GNA
5. Gather desired outcomes to include in the Vigor GNA


Candidates for ALNA's Board

We are looking forward to another great board year in the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association!
We invite you to join us October 16th and vote to elect volunteers who will serve in the board (or run for a seat).
The following people have declared the position they are interested in serving - and you can add your name to the list - just let us know if you'd like to run!

You may email any of the candidates if you have questions for them or would like to get to know them better.
Allen Wheeland
Bob Meehan
Duane Eldred
Eli Patton
Ginger Edwards
Katy Asher
Lauren Patton
Nate Young
Nicole Leggett
Robert Green
Sharon Parker
Tammi Kipp

Come vote at ALNA's Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014!


Tips for Staying Cozy this Winter

From Clean Energy Works

After a hot summer, temperatures will eventually drop—and winter is just around the corner. Grab a coffee or a hot apple cider, put on your favorite flannel, and cuddle up to your sweetie because we’ve got you covered when it comes to the best tips for keeping toasty indoors.

Take advantage of winter sun. Yes, there is sun, even in Oregon winter! When it’s shining, be sure to open south-facing window curtains, drapes, and blinds during the day, so the sunlight can naturally heat your home. Close window coverings at night to keep the heat in.

Cover drafty windows. Tape a do-it-yourself, clear, plastic film to the inside of your window frames. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame. Installing window treatments, such as blinds, drapes, or shades, can also help reduce heat loss.

Adjust the temperature. Set the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees cooler when you’re not home to use less energy and lower utility bills. Lowering the temperature slightly at night and adding an extra blanket to the bed keeps the whole family extra cozy.

Give your home a free check up from Clean Energy Works. Your home does a lot for you—everyone needs a check up every once in a while. We’ll give you a complete look at all the ways you can improve your home: becoming more efficient, creating comfort, providing better air quality, and even being safe during an earthquake. Take an online eValuation, and use HomeScope to see what your neighbors are doing for their homes—with all kinds of information on rebates and financing available when you’re ready for a home upgrade.  It’s all available at: www.cleanenergyworksoregon.org


Parke Diem 2014

Parke Diem is coming to Arbor Lodge Park and Harper's Playground on October 11th, 9-12

Come join the fun and help us "put the Park to bed for the winter" and maintain Harper's Playground for play every day.   Parke Diem is a City wide effort to help Parks.  You can help by signing up online and coming that day.  Use the online sign up and you'll get a swag bag with a T-shirt, and coupons from Columbia Sportswear and more.  Follow the link below and choose "community", then "Arbor Lodge Park", the form will prompt you through completion.  Thanks for joining us for a morning of fun and public service.  : )'s


25 Years, $25 Trees for Arbor Lodge

Let's put more trees in the Lodge we have, Arbor Lodge that is.  Friends of Trees is having a 25 year celebration and offering trees for $25 each for your parking strip.  That's a great deal - it includes the inspection, permits, and delivery of a healthy young tree right to your planting hole.  You can volunteer to help plant it and a few others close to your home.   Check it out at FriendsofTrees.org/plant or call them at 503-282-8846.  Cleaner air for our 'hood, places for birds to hang out, shade, beauty, what's not to like???


Join us for Parke Diem.

What is that?  Parke Diem is a City wide volunteer event taking place October 10th and 11th.

Arbor Lodge Park/Harper's Playground is one of the sites for October 11th, 9-12.
If you register online for this event you'll receive a cool T-shirt, snacks, and $ off coupons for Columbia Sportswear.  A few small thanks for your volunteerism.  To sign up go to:  Parklandia.org/parkediem, then chose community, then Arbor Lodge Park.    Thank you!