Willamette Blvd. Active Transportation Improvement

North PDX Connected is an active transportation improvement plan for North Portland focusing on the N Willamette Blvd corridor. Based in community input, the plan seeks to improve safety and comfort for people walking, biking, and taking transit along the corridor and to ensure equitable engagement and distribution of impacts. The enhanced corridor will help connect neighborhoods in North Portland to each other and to the rest of the city.See the report here.


Dog Bowl Use in Question

Hi Neighbors,

Please view this link for important information about possible changes and provide feedback about the future of the Dog Bowl.



Neighborhood Clean Up Success

The Neighborhood Association would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make the Cleanup happen. Because of your help, we recycled four truck loads of Styrofoam, three 40-foot containers of metals and mixed materials, and six pallet-loads of electronics, and more than 35 used tires. We also had a Buy Nothing Project supported swap-and-share area that celebrated community and found new homes for many awesome things in the process! Because of your help, the Neighborhood Association will be able to continue to offer relevant services to our neighbors including an off-season bathroom for our park. 
Thank you: Julie, Bob, Ginger, Olivia, Mary Helen, Andy, Rafa, Jesse, Mina, Shannon, Nancy, Jake, Star, Greg, Sierra, Tom, Allison, Deb, Beth, Karen, Matt, Laurie, Tom, Robert, Mike, Dale, Peggy, Amber, Julee and Katie. 
And our generous neighborhood businesses: Les Schwab, Green Zebra Grocery, El Burrito Azteca, Blackbird Pizza Grindhouse Sexy Coffee, Thai Ginger and New Season Arbor Lodge.


Love your Park!

What?  work party to maintain our Pesticide Free Status
When?  Saturday, May 12th, 9-12
Where?  Arbor Lodge Park - meet at west baseball diamond
We'll weed around trees, spread bark mulch, meet neighbors, have fun too.
Hope you'll join us.


Come volunteer with Arbor Lodge: May Agenda

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Agenda
6:30 pm Thursday, May 17, 2017
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

If you are interested or skilled in law, data analysis, land use, transportation, communications, photography, design or grant writing… please come and let us know!

6:30 - 6:35  Introductions

6:35 – 6:50 Request to remove board officer

6:50 – 7:05 Land Use Update

7:05 – 7:10 Rosa Parks Restriping Update

7:10 - 7:15 Porta Potty Feedback

7:15 – 7:20 Update on Neighborhood Clean Up Day

7:20 – 7:25 Request from NET to purchase large tent (hold motions until after budget discussion)

7:25 – 7:30 Block Parties

7:30 – 7:40 Review of January Workshop Discussion

7:40 – 8:15  Budget discussion using "fishbowl technique" in which just the Board will talk with members listening/watching, then Board will ask members for comments, input, if a decision to be made, before any motions by board are considered

8:15 – 8:20  Review of Minutes



Wednesday May 9th Land Use Meeting

Arbor Lodge Land Use Meeting
Wednesday May 9th 6:30 PM
Chief Joseph Elementary School
2409 N Saratoga St

Three development teams will be presenting designs for a total of 8 new multifamily
buildings proposed for Arbor Lodge. Join your neighbors to learn more about new
development,  ask questions and provide feedback directly to the development

6:30-7:00PM Brett Schultz Architects will present:

1415 N Dekum (3 story, 18 units)
1340 N Dekum (2 buildings, each 3 story, 15 units)

7pm-8pm WDC Properties will present:

6556, 6936, 7106 and 7126 N. Greenwich
All four buildings are proposed as 3 story, 12 units

8-8:30PM Marnella Homes will present:
6826 N Greenwich (3 story, 9 units)

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about this meeting or land use issues in Arbor Lodge please contact landuse@arborlodgeneighborhood.com 


Spring Clear Out? Clean Up is May 19th

Arbor Lodge Cleanup Day May 19th

Come meet your neighbors and get rid of your unwanted stuff, all in one convenient location.  A truly win-win situation!

May 19th, 10am-2pm

See photo for what we are accepting and what we can't take.  


Saratoga/Bryant Bridge Clean Up

Do you bike or walk this I 5 bike/pedestrian overpass? 

On April 15th two Arbor Lodge volunteers joined seven Piedmont volunteers to clean up graffiti, pull weeds, clip back ivy, and spread bark mulch.  Check out our photos below.  Join us this fall to plant native shrubs on the west approach to this bridge.  Watch Arbor Lodge nextdoor, this website, and AL facebook for planting dates.  Thanks for considering helping keep Arbor Lodge safe, clean, and green.


Membership Meeting Agenda 4.19.2018

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association
Thursday, April 19th, 2017
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

6:30 - 6:35  Introductions

6:35 – 7:15 MURP student Michael Serritella & others Present and Workshop on Willamette Blvd. Transportation Project

PACE Planning is a team of five Master of Urban and Regional Planning students at Portland State University completing a capstone planning project for the WCMC (Willamette Corridor Mobility Committee). The project objective is to develop a community-driven active transportation plan that improves safety and accessibility along the N Willamette Blvd corridor, which WCMC can present to PBOT for implementation. The team will maintain contact with PBOT in order to ensure that the plan and outreach process are compatible with PBOT standards. The outreach process aims to gather input from stakeholders, community representatives, and residents who may use the corridor, with some engagement activities targeted towards groups who are less often involved in the planning process (youth, people of color, low income).

7:15 – 7:25 Treasury Report, Budget Overview & Priorities

7:25 – 7:40 Review Communications Plan

7:40 - 7:45 Update on Neighborhood Clean Up Day

7:45 – 7:55 Call for volunteers, committee sign ups

If you are interested or skilled in law, data analysis, land use, transportation, communications, photography, design or grant writing… please come and let us know!

7:55 – 8:10 Land Use Update

8:10 – 8:15 BBQ Entertainment

8:15 – 8:20 Rosa Parks Restriping Update

8:20 – 8:25 Bylaws change

8:25 – 8:30  Review of Minutes


We share this pedestrian/bike bridge with Piedmont.
Please come help us work with our Piedmont neighbors to Clean Up this important passageway.

Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge
Hello neighbors! Our Piedmont neighborhood’s annual Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge Clean-up is:
Sunday, April 15, 2018
from 9am-12pm
at the east side foot of the N. Bryant St. Bridge/Interstate 5
Our neighborhood association has worked with ODOT and PBOT to create a pleasing, aesthetic experience through a formerly ‘un-loved’ and neglected bit of urban infrastructure.
We’ll be picking up litter, spreading mulch, landscape planting, graffiti clean-up, etc. Please bring your gloves, shovels, clippers, etc.
Coffee and donuts provided.
All volunteers are welcome.
Especially, if you use this passage to safely travel across I-5, please consider by helping to contribute to the upkeep of our community asset.

I live in Arbor Lodge and I'm going - hope you are too!