8.18.2014

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)

8.16.2014

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

11AM-5PM
Live music, food vendors, face painting, bubbles and balloons and sports for everyone!

Fill Our Closets
11AM-dark
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

5PM-dusk
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!!

8.13.2014

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

8.07.2014

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

8.06.2014

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!

7.21.2014

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.

7.15.2014

Help us build the 2014-2015 Budget

Arbor Lodge NA meeting this Thursday, July 17th, 6:30 pm, Kenton FireHouse.

Agenda:

Welcome, introductions, additions to Agenda
10 minutes for the Portland Comprehensive Plan - a chance to give feedback to planners
20 minutes to build our budget for 2014-2015 - what are your ideas?
20 minutes to make sure we're ready for August 17th Community Play Day, Garden Tours, and "Back to the Future", our Movie in the Park that night.
    ** fyi, we'll be collecting clothes for the clothing closets at Chief Joseph, Ockley Green, and Pennisula Schools, come help us "Fill Our Closets"
   **  We have great food vendors coming, Eddie's Flat Iron Pizza, ChickpeaDX, Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Treats, Spunky Monkey Coffee and maybe more!
Minutes, Treasurer's Report
Annoucements:
  ** PSAC
  ** Young Tree Care Workshops
  ** School Backpack Grant update
  **  Discussion, Park Usage
  ** need for Clean Air rep from AL

Hope to see you there!
Want to learn how to prune young trees?

Meet us at Gamman's Park, tonight, July 15th at 7pm.  We will learn some basics, then head out and practice with 2 arborists with us, on Arbor Lodge tagged street trees nearby.  Tools provided.  Come join the fun!



7.07.2014

Arbor Lodge Street Tree Pruning
and young tree workshops
July 12th, 9-12, July 15th and 22nd, 7-9 pm
Gammans Park  
Dear Neighbor,
Tagged street trees at this address are schedule to be pruned for sidewalk clearance and branch structure.  Specific pruning will depend on age, size, location, health and species of the tree.  Pruning will be done by trained volunteers to City of Portland street tree pruning standards.
Please join the Arbor Lodge Tree Team and Portland Parks & Recreation to care for your urban forest. Pruning will start at Gammans Park on July 12 at 9 a.m. and July 15 & July 22 at 7 p.m. For questions or to join a pruning event, call or text Urban Forestry Outreach at 503-823-8779. 
Street tree pruning permits have been issued for this event, if additional pruning is needed please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/trees to apply for a pruning permit or schedule an arborist consultation.
Please have your green yard debris bin accessible for branch disposal.  If your green yard debris bin is not accessible, branches will be bundled and left at the base of the tree.
If you do NOT want the adjoining street
tree(s) pruned, please remove the tag from the tree(s). 
The following tree characteristics may be addressed during the street tree pruning:
A. Branches that are rubbing, growing into the tree or broken.
B. Branches with close spacing.
C. Branches with narrow angles and double leaders.
D. Vertical branches from the base of the tree or other locations.
                                             
Tree(s) may also be pruned for sidewalk and road clearance removing branches less than 7 feet above the sidewalk and 11 feet over the road. All pruning will be done to City Code and tree industry pruning standards.

For more Information about your urban forest or general tree care please contact Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry at 503-823-4489, trees@portlandoregon.gov or www.portlandparks.org.

Thank you for supporting the urban forest!
Arbor Lodge Tree Team                                             Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry

www.arborlodgeneighborhood.com           &                     www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/trees