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!


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.


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  


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


First Neighborhood Social 2015

Come join us to meet new neighbors, greet old friends at our monthly Neighborhood Social Hour.

Where?  Lucky Lab on Killingsworth
(We know, we know, it's out of the neighborhood...but Lucky Lab allows kids, and that means more people, including some of our board members, can come!)

When?  last Friday of each month, this month Jan 30, 5:30 -?

Hope to C U there!


Meeting Agenda - Jan 15, 2014

Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association meeting, Thursday Jan 15, 6:30, Kenton Firehouse

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

6:30   Introductions, ask if any additions to Agenda by those present
6:40   Minutes and Treasurer's reports/updates
6:50   Update from Bob on neighborhood chair meeting
7:00   Discussion of the creation of an education chair/subcommittee to stay informed and advocate for                        neighborhood schools
7:20  Update on Spring Neighborhood Clean Up event - Volunteers needed!, 
7:40  Movie in the Park - Ideas for this summer's event - Volunteers needed to help plan!  
8:00  Other goals for upcoming year....


Want to help hungry kids in Arbor Lodge?

Sure.  How?  Take some apples, oranges or tangerines to Ockley Green School today or Thursday.  The front door is on Montana, just north of Ainsworth.  This fresh fruit will go out in backpacks on Friday the 19th, the last day of school for 2 weeks!  You can help feed a hungry kid is Arbor Lodge, 70 kids benefit from the backpack program.  Other shelf stable food also accepted, yet emphasis is on the fresh fruit this week.  Thank you!!!


Fa-la-la Along with Us!

Help us spread some holiday cheer this winter! We are getting neighbors together for a caroling event on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 18th in lieu of our meeting.

We will start at 6:30 at 6730 N Wilbur Ave and head east - just listen for the singing and leave your lights on if you'd like to have some carolers! Bring a flashlight and a singing voice. Neighbors will invite us in to their homes for refreshments along the way and people are invited to bring some cookies or snacks to share.

We look forward to seeing you there, and please feel free to bring a friend!


Arbor Lodge Tree Team Planting on N Omaha 12/20 - You're Invited!

The removal of large several diseased large elms along N Omaha in 2009 spurred Arbor Lodge neighbors to come together around a common cause: replacing the trees. Read more here.

We now have a date for getting those new trees in the ground:

December 20, 9-11AM
6421 N Omaha 

Join us for planting day - we will gladly put eager volunteers to work. 

Planting day schedule:

9:00 Welcome - meet at tent at 6421 N Omaha for coffee, fruit and introductions
9:10 Safety talk and planting overview 
9:20 Split into three groups for planting
10:30 am meet back at 6421 N Omaha for wrap up


November Meeting Agenda

Our next neighborhood meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 20th, 6:30pm at the Kenton Firehouse. You're invited to join us for information sharing, thoughtful discussion and relationship building in the community.

Topics we plan to cover include:
  • A request from United Neighborhoods for Reform (UNR) to consider supporting their Demolition Resolution. Here's a link to the UNR website for more information about the group and the resolution language itself: http://unitedneighborhoodsforreform.blogspot.com
  • Discussion on how the association wants to handle notifications we receive in regards to people who lease part or all of their home as a Short Term Rental (Like AirBnB or VRBO)
  • Opportunities for archiving our records in the City Archives, along with storage of other ALNA "stuff"
  • Holiday Caroling - Seeking singers, and volunteers to plan and host the pre-carol gathering
Do you have a topic you'd like help with? Bring it to our meeting on Thursday and we'll see if we can help!