More 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!

Four Arbor Lodge Artists Featured at Portland Open Studios

In August of 1998, Kitty Wallis, Portland artist, talked eight other artists into collaborating about a different kind of arts event, an open studio tour. Art lovers and aspiring artists could get an  intimate look at the actual space artists use to create their work. They could witness art in the making, learn about media, materials, and the business of creative endeavor. The tour would be educational as well as an opportunity for neighborhoods to foster a community that values the arts.

Sixteen years later, during the second and third weekends of October, almost 100 artists, located all over the Portland metropolitan area, are opening their studios to demonstrate how they work, talk about what inspires them, and show art in its various stages. They work in medias as diverse as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, fiber, ceramic, jewelry, glass, book arts, and sculpture.

The artists participate in this tour for a variety of reasons. Some love to teach and demonstrate; certainly the chance to sell work is appealing. But one of the prevailing reasons artists enjoy the tour – one of the prevailing reasons people love to tour their studios – is the opportunity for community. They love sharing stories, answering questions and meeting artists and art lovers. Again and again, visitors share how they are being inspired to create themselves by this interaction.

As part of its 501(c)3 non-profit mission to create educational opportunities for the public, Portland Open Studios offers two outstanding programs. The Kimberly Gales Scholarship for Emerging Artists was established in 2005 to cover participation fees and provide a stipend for at least one 20-30 year old jury-selected artist, with the goal of eliminating financial barriers and increasing diversity among the artists on the tour. In 2009, they began offering internships to high school students These students help the artists in their studio while learning about both the making and business of art. Many of them look to these artists as mentors after the tour.

PDXOS still has no paid staff, but ten board members, four contractors, and over ninety volunteers invest time and energy to make the event possible. After ten years of hard work and sacrifice, the then-mayor of Portland, Sam Adams, issued a proclamation recognizing Portland Open Studio’s commitment to providing art education to all members of the community, adults and children alike, and its dedicated support of local working artists. The proclamation also designated the second and third weekends of October officially as Portland Open Studios Weekends.

The tour guide is in the form of a calendar featuring photos of the creations of all of the year’s participants, but they recently introduced a smart phone application and a less-expensive map-only ticket to make the event more accessible to the entire community.

What: Portland Open Studios. An annual self-directed tour of over 100 artists’ studios located throughout the Portland metro area.

Oct 11,12,18,19, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $20 for a Full-Color Tour Guide Calendar, $9.99 for the iPhone App or $5 for a Map-Only Ticket. Each includes a ticket for two adults, children under 18 free. Valid both weekends.

Arbor Lodge neighborhood artists that are participating in the Tour include:
Shyama Helin shyama.helin@gmail.com
Alison Foshee alisonfoshee@rocketmail.com
Christopher Wagner christopherbwagner@gmail.com
Heather Fields heatherfields45@gmail.com


Loving Arbor Lodge NA, keeping it great!

Do you love living in Arbor Lodge?  If so, join the neighborhood association and help it stay a great place to live!  Elections coming up in October.  Join the current Board and friends at Happy Hour at the Lucky Lab on Killingsworth this Friday, September 26th to learn more about how you can contribute to keeping AL a great place to live and play.  5:30 to ?????.  Hope to see you there.
ps, if you can't come this Friday, just let us know you are interested on this website and we'll be in touch.


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