4.18.2015

Fill your gardens - neighborhood plant sales and swaps


Join us in filling your garden with locally grown goodies from the neighborhood this weekend!




TODAY- Ginger and Bob are raising funds for pesticide free Arbor Lodge Park at the Sustainable Overlook Edible Plant Sale selling mason bee homes 10am-4pm, 2103 N Killingsworth.

TOMORROW - Peggy's Plant exchange will be going strong from 11am-2pm at 7045 N Concord on Sunday. No need to bring a plant to be able to take one home. Stay and visit, check out interesting plants and people. The longer you visit the better chance you have of getting a plant you like!

ALL WEEKEND - Chief Joseph Ockley Green PTA​ has extended their plant sale through to the 20th, so order plants at http:/cjogpta.org/plantsale

ONGOING - Our friends at the Saratoga Community Garden are offering garden beds for planting and tending - email nicoleleggett32@gmail.com to reserve a spot! 

4.15.2015

Earth Day Cleanup in Arbor Lodge - Seeking Volunteers


Show us your braun (or friendly greeting, sweeping or sorting skills) - we need a few more volunteers at our cleanup this year.

When: Saturday, April 25, noon-3pm
Where: N Farragut at N Delaware
Who: You! (and a friend!)


For the past few years, volunteers from Kenton and Arbor Lodge Neighborhoods helped recycle, reuse and get rid of materials from fellow neighbors. The $10 raised from each car load of junk we collected funded neighborhood projects such as trash cans along N. Denver in Kenton, and ALNA's movie night in Arbor Lodge Park. 

Contact our cleanup coordinator extraordinaire Lauren, if you can help, by emailing vtylep@gmail.com.
  

4.13.2015


Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Meeting – Thursday April 16th, 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 - School Board Zone 2 Town Hall debate.
7:00 - BBQ in the park meeting-- budget, menu, publicity and possible turnout. 
7:20 - Clean Up update – volunteers and cleaning the Bryant street bridge
7:30 - Movie in the Park update
7:40 - Update on successful neighborhood clean up along interstate and future events
7:45 - Tree pruning work shop
7:50 - Saratoga Community Garden has open boxes.

4.12.2015

Trash Pick Up today a success and lots of fun!

Thanks to Casey W. for suggesting and organizing our 1st Arbor Lodge NA Trash Pick Up.  This morning 7 adults and 1 energetic young man (Jesse) picked up trash along Interstate between Rosa Parks Way and Interstate.  Watch for your chance to join the group next month!  Here's a pic of the group.

4.04.2015

Walkers - just a couple more needed


We still have a few little pockets of the 'hood that need flyer-ers. Let us know if you can help!
When: Early to mid April (likely April 10-17)
What: Walking fliers door to door in a 2-3 block area (about 1.5 hours)


Lombard to Bryant – Chautauqua to Knowles
Bryant to Rosa Parks – Willard to Burrage
Saratoga to Rosa Parks – Interstate to freeway

 Let Sharon know if you can help at sharonparker@prodigy.net or call 503-283-4060.

3.30.2015

Help us start the first-ever Arbor Lodge Livability Team!

We're in the beginning stages of forming a "Livability Team" and YOU just might be the person to pitch in and help. Supplies, training and cheer-leading provided!

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

Sometimes, the groups do their graffiti work and then go out to coffee or lunch, others just meet to "do the work." In either case you can help shape the group, meet more neighbors, learn your neighborhood, and make it a safe and clean place to live.

Interested? Contact Ginger - ginger.edws@gmail.com


3.28.2015

Do you have a pick up truck?


If so, and if you like to help out neighbors in need, have we got a gig for you! This is a special attempt to help our senior or disabled neighbors participate in the Clean Up on April 25th.  We will screen calls and only send you out to pick up things we can take that fit in a pick up bed from seniors and those with a disability.

Help us help neighbors get their "junk" to the neighborhood's annual Cleanup. We hope for 2-3 pickups and a driver and helper for each pick up, so please let us know if you can be part of such a team.  Thank you!


When?   Saturday, April 25th, any time between 9-2
What?    You and a helper - you bring a friend or we provide you with a team member, go to specific addresses and pick up the things this person cannot physically lift, and transport to the Clean Up.
Why ?  To help neighbors participate in cleaning out their junk.  And, all donated funds go to support the August Movie in the Park

How can you volunteer?  Contact Ginger Edwards at ginger.edws@gmail.com



3.27.2015

Join our roster of neighborhood walkers!


We're seeking 20 volunteers to distribute fliers - are you one of them?

We think that delivering flyers door-to-door is the best way for us to let people know that we exist and that they can get involved. We do a big push each spring to get the word out about our annual cleanup fundraiser and summer events.

Our neighborhood area is big enough that we need extra volunteers to help with this task each spring - can you help?

When:  Early to mid April (likely April 10-17)
What:   Walking fliers door to door to advertise/inform all of the Clean Up set for April 25th
How:   You pick a walking route, chose your own time to walk, and leave flyers on people's doorsteps
Benefits:  Exercise, getting to know the neighborhood, maybe meeting a new neighbor, and helping us advertise our annual cleanup that raises funds for the Movie in the Park!

How do I volunteer?  Call or e-mail Sharon Parker
phone:  (503) 283-4060

3.25.2015

Arbor Lodge Happy Hour This Friday



You're invited! Come meet your neighbors and say, "Hi," to an old friend.  Look for the Arbor Lodge table-top sign and come join the fun. Kids and all are welcome.

3.16.2015


Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Meeting – Thursday March 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 - Guest – Patrick Owen - Crime Prevention Coordinator, North Portland

7:00 – Guest - update from NET team about emergency preparedness in our neighborhood

7:15 – Update from Bob from North Portland Chairs meeting – propane terminal update

7:30 – Discussion of school board debate and draft ALNA education policy

7:45 - North Portland Parks Advisory Committee update and Heritage trees

8:00 – updates on clean up event, movie in the park, July “picnic in park” meeting  and flyers for summer events