Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association meeting, Sept 18, 6:30, Kenton Firehouse

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

6:30  Welcome and introductions
6:40  Amanda Fritz, City Commissioner to present the Parks Bond Measure
6:55  Bike Advocate - Blake 
7:15  Budget review and approval for the coming year
7:30  Nate, comments on the Comp Plan
7:45  Upcoming Elections, who is running, how to recruit, get the word out?
8:00  Parke Diem, City Wide work party in Parks supported by the Parks Foundation.  This year for us it is our normal day, October 11th, 9-12.  All those who sign up online (I'm still waiting for that site to open - I'll get it out asap when available) will receive a T-Shirt, snacks, and coupons from Columbia Sportswear and more.  


Join us for Late Summer Happy Hour in the Neighborhood

We're edging up on the last Friday of the month, which means - HAPPY HOUR! Come get to know some neighbors in the back patio at Atomic Pizza, at the corner of N Denver and Killingsworth, Friday, August 28th, 5:30-7:30p.m. Kids welcome!


Tug O War Piedmont vs Arbor Lodge Sunday at 11am

Tug O War
Piedmont vs Arbor Lodge
North Portland Knockdown
Aug 24th, 2014 11:00AM
Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge
Participation open to all who show up - not limited to neighborhood residents!

The border of these neighboring neighborhoods (Piedmont and Arbor Lodge) is a formable and hardscaped divide, a concrete ravine of multiple ton, fast moving, pollution emitting vehicles know as the I-5.

On August 24th at 11am we will "bridge" this divide with several rounds of tug-of-war over the linkage between us, the Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge. Competition is a time honored method for team building and settling disputes. This day of tugs may prove nothing but a good time and bragging rights for the winning side, until next year.

Participants will not be limited to only Piedmont and Arbor Lodge residence.

Organized by Resident Residency Artists Katy Asher (Arbor Lodge) and Mack McFarland (Piedmont) the event promises to be a unique experience. Sponsored by Precipice Fund and, Patrick Collier, thanks for the rope

Hope you all can make it out to cheer on the teams or pull on the rope!


Neighborhood Meeting this Thursday, 6:30pm - NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

At our August 21st meeting, we're preparing to weigh in on the City's future plans for the types of businesses and development that will be supported in our neighborhood, also known as The Comprehensive Plan.

Part of this discussion includes proposed zoning changes along Lombard.

Are you interested in learning how these plans will shape the future of the streets where you live, walk, drive, bike, work and shop? We hope you can make it to our meeting and share your ideas and input!

What: ALNA's August Neighborhood Meeting and Comprehensive Plan Discussion
When: Thursday, August 21, 6:30pm
Where: 6730 N Wilbur Ave. (Head up the driveway to the backyard)


Don't forget - Movie in the Park, Community Play Day and Fill our Closets

Party all day long at Arbor Lodge Park Sunday, August 17th! We have activities for kids and adults, yummy food and more.

Harper's Playground Community Play Day

Live music, food vendors, face painting, bubbles and balloons and sports for everyone!

Fill Our Closets
Bring new and gently used clothes for ages K-8 to Community Play Day/Movies in the Park and help families in our community. Fill Our Closets is a collaborative effort by Chief Joseph/Ockley Green and Pennisula Schools to gather clothing for their Clothes Closets. Thank you for cleaning out your closets to fill ours! For more information or to volunteer send emails to: Nicoleleggett32[at]gmail[dot].com

Arbor Lodge Garden Tour
3-6PM, starting at AL Park, walk through the neighborhood
In addition to Play Day, we will host neighborhood garden tours throughout the afternoon.

Movie in the Park: Back to the Future

We're travelling back in time with Marty McFly with the 1985 hit, Back to the Future. Pacific NW Delorean Club is bringing a Delorian and our own Arbor Lodge band Jawbone Flats will be singing tunes. We've also arranged for some great food options from: Eddies Flat Iron Pizza, ChickpeaDX, Ruby Jewel, Voodoo Donuts, Eva's Herbucha, Moberi Bike Powered Smoothies and Spunky Monkey Coffee. Great Scott!!


Arbor Lodge Garden Tour, August 17th, 4-6 pm

Come join us and tour 5 Audubon Certified Backyard Habitats and one Community Sharing Garden this Sunday, August 17th.  Meet at Arbor Lodge Park in the corner near the intersection of Dekum and Delaware.  Bring your walking shoes!  Maps provided if you prefer to drive or bike.  We have a free raffle for all participants, prizes include:  1) native plant start, 2) a Mason Bee house for bee tubes, and 3) one Gift Certificate to waive the $25 fee to apply for Backyard Certification.  Each yard is unique, we'll have fun.  Questions?  ginger.edws@gmail.com

By the Numbers - Draft FY15 Budget Available for Review (edited)

We've been working to develop a budget for our current fiscal year. , and invite neighbors to review. and submit comments - either here or at our meeting next week, 6:30pm at the Kenton Firehouse. We will discuss the budget again later this year.

Here's a link to our current draft: http://ow.ly/AhEMj


Fill Our Closets!

Please support both Chief Joseph/Ockley Green "Community Zone" and Peninsula PTA Clothes Closets.  Bring gently used, clean donations to our event tent during Harper's Playground Community Play Day and Arbor Lodge Movies in the Park on August 17th from 11am until dark.  Peninsula's focus is on helping children recover from embarrassing situations and quickly return to the classroom.  We need new underwear in all sizes, belts for boys and men, kids pants size 4-16.  CJOG runs an outreach closet and they are low on deodorant, soaps of all kinds, toilet paper, new socks, clothes hangers, girls pants size 10-16, girls medium size shirts, and girls shoes sizes 5-8.  No tank tops please.  Any cash or check donations will be graciously accepted and split between both closets to fill in as needed.  Thank you for cleaning out your closets to fill ours!  For more information or to volunteer send e-mail to Nicoleleggett32@gmail.com


Pesticide Free Park work party this Saturday, August 9th, 9-12, noon.

Come help us keep Arbor Lodge Park one of 3 remaining pesticide free Parks in Portland.  It all depends on volunteers like you!
Meet up at the baseball diamond off Dekum, near Greeley.
We'll do some basic clean up throughout the Park, get to know our neighbors, share snacks, and make the Park shine for the Movie in the Park event just one week later.  Thank you!


Comp Plan Map App open for comments

The City of Portland has just released it's latest round of documents as they continue the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan that will direct how the city grows over the next 20 years. From their 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. In 1980, the key goals of the Comprehensive Plan were to develop vibrant neighborhoods around a robust transit system and reduce air pollution in the Central City."
You are also invited to familiarize yourself with the maps that go along with the plan and make comments that will go into finalizing the next draft for the city council's approval. Find the Map App here. For directions on how to navigate the app click on "View the Tutorial" on the upper left or click on "Go to the Map App" to get started.