5.18.2015


Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Meeting – Thursday May 21st, 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 - Pembina Propane Terminal – approval of letter to council in opposition to proposed terminal

7:00 - City’s new Surplus Land Disposition policy survey

7:15 – Neighborhood Clean Up and Debate wrap up.  Report on our success and any ideas for next year.

7:30 - Picnic in Park for July update

7:40 - Movie in the park update

7:50 - Sunday Parkways update

8:00 - Livability committee update

8:10 – Budget update

8:15 - End of Fiscal Year Survey for NPNS

5.17.2015

Livability group gets it together!
Many thanks to the small group that picked up trash along Interstate, on the Bryant Street I 5 overpass, and then learned to remove graffiti too this Sunday morning.  Consider joining the group next month for coffee, then a walk, meeting new neighbors, and helping us keep Arbor Lodge lookin' good!  Watch here for a posting/invitation, kids and dogs welcome too.
Thank you to 15+ volunteers, the aptly named "Arbor Lodge Arbor Army" by neighbor Barb Rock. This group met with City staff and trained arborists Saturday morning, May 16th, and pruned 50+ street trees in Arbor Lodge.  We learned to "look down, look up, look around", stay safe, and helped these street trees get and stay healthy.  We pruned away root suckers, pruned out crossing branches and dead limbs.   Come join the group next time, and learn from the arborist, most of whom live in either Arbor Lodge or Kenton.  Check out the picture of the group learning about root sucker pruning.

5.12.2015

Young Tree Pruning Clinic this Saturday, May 16th

Want to learn how to best prune a young tree, 3-7 years old?  

Join your neighbors and some Certified Arborists this Saturday, May 16th, between 9-12 for a short presentation, and then pruning practice.  The Arborists will lead teams to practice pruning in a designated area.

Meet up:  8:45 am, coffee and snacks 
Where:     Urban Farm, west side of Interstate between Dekum and Bryant
What to wear:  closed toed shoes, bring own gloves

Tools provided by the City, and prunings will be hauled away by the City

Come have some fun, learn best practices in pruning young trees too.
Questions?  call Ginger (503) 312-7135

5.11.2015

Join PDC for a walking tour of Lombard TOMORROW to talk about improvements you'd like to see 5/12 @ 3:30p

There is still space available for tomorrow's walking tour of the central and east sections of Lombard within PDC's reinvestment strategy. Go to this website for information and to sign up: http://www.pdc.us/our-work/urban-renewal-areas/interstate/LombardInvestmentStrategy.aspx
To learn more about the process to date, check out this recent article from March:
http://www.golocalpdx.com/news/can-north-portland-be-saved

5.10.2015

You're Invited: Spruicin' up Arbor Lodge May 17


We're in the beginning stages of forming a "Livability Team" and YOU just might be the person to pitch in and help. We had a ton of fun on our first day out and can't wait to see you at our second, on May 17th!

What's involved?
* Reporting and removing graffiti with safe sprays and scrubbing tools.
* Taking walks in selected areas to pick up trash with gloves and trash picker-uppers.
* Noticing and reporting safety issues to the City - again, training provided if requested.

Supplies, training and cheer-leading provided! Meet more neighbors, learn about your neighborhood, and make it a safe and clean place to live.





Interested? Meet us at The Arbor Lodge coffeehouse on Sunday, May 17 at 8:30am.

First-ever Livability Team Meet-up Crew


5.04.2015

Spring Work Party at Arbor Lodge Park/Harper's Playground


When?  Saturday, May 9th, 9-12
Where? meet at west Baseball Diamond for tools and to pair up with someone on tasks
Why?    To keep Harper's Playground and Arbor Lodge Park Pesticide Free.

The City of Portland and Parks & Rec allow us to maintain this spray free status as long as we have enough volunteers to weed the 2 areas (Park/Playground).

It is easy work, come meet a neighbor, help us stay pesticide free, and help make Arbor Lodge Park and Harper's Playground shine for Mother's Day.

Thanks!

** Please wear closed toed shoes; and bring your water bottle and gloves if you have them.  We'll have snacks, more water and some gloves. 

5.03.2015

Meet the Candidates This Thursday, May 7 - Portland Public School Board Zone 2


Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association, along with the support of the North Portland Chairs Network, invite you to meet the candidates running in our area for School Board. This will be a great opportunity to understand why each candidate wants to serve and how they would work to support Portland's children. 
Please submit questions or topics you would like to hear discussed to ArborLodgeEducation@gmail.com.



Details:
Thursday, May 7,  5:30 - 8:00pm


Peace Lutheran Church, Portland OR
2201 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, Oregon 97217
Candidates:
 
John Sweeney
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4.25.2015

Dump your Junk at our Cleanup Today - 10-2, N Delaware and Farragut

 

Today's the Day!

Drive/bike/walk up and drop off your unwanted household junk, reusable clothes, e-waste and more. We’ll haul it away!

Accepted materials:
-Household junk
-Metal and reusable building materials
-Electronics (anything with a cord or battery), but none with fluids, fuels or bio-hazard
-Reusable clothing/furniture for our super swap pile
-Rigid styrofoam
-First 20 tires accepted, then vouchers for Les Schwab drop-off

We Can't Accept:
Yard debris, Garbage, Kitchen waste, Commercial or hazardous waste, Curbside recycling, Concrete, Dirt or stumps, Microwaves, Contractor loads, Car batteries

When/Where:

7654 N Delaware Ave. 10am-2pm
Please prepare your load by separating materials. A suggested donation of $10 per vehicle/load is requested. Proceeds will fund continuation of trash can pick up on N. Denver and the Movie in the Park (Mary Poppins) at Arbor Lodge Park.

4.21.2015

Lombard Investment Strategy - what's next?


Lombard Street is an important spine in the city of Portland, with a collection of wonderful businesses and buildings and a strong sense of community.

Come join us on April 28 to learn about new ways of showcasing and interconnecting the street’s impressive list of existing assets to improve economic performance and create more connection to the ‘Bard! Michele Reeves of Civilis Consultants will lead us through the discussion.

Now is the time to get involved! We need your help with the next phase of the project: determining which streetscape improvements will have maximum impact for the funding available. 

Tuesday, April 28
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 


RSVP HERE

De La Salle North Catholic
High School Auditorium
7528 North Fenwick Avenue (map)
(between Lombard and Russet)


5:30 -7:00 p.m. – Welcome & Presentation
7:00- 8:00 p.m. – Discussion, Q&A
Light snacks will be provided