Develop your land-use savvy! FREE 1/31

Trying to understand what gets built in the neighborhood and why? Learn about the basics of land use planning in a free 3-hour workshop from the Bureaus of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Development Services (BDS) on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Historic Kenton Firehouse.
This comprehensive workshop will include:

  • State land use planning laws and the land use planning system in Oregon;
  • An overview of long-range planning, including the Comprehensive Plan and the public’s role;
  • An overview of the development review planning process;
  • An interactive exercise responding to a recent land use proposal in the community.
January 31, 2018
Please RSVP, Light meal provided, capacity is limited to 45 people
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon
Doors open at 5:30, presentation starts promptly at 6:00-9:00, with one break
Questions? Call Mary 503-823-4099mary@npnscommunity.org

Tri-Met bus lines #4 and Kenton/North Denver Ave light rail station nearby

This event is sponsored by North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS), Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods(NECN), and Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI).

Get Your Arbor Lodge News Here!

Customize the information you get from us! We send an e-newsletter every few months, post every couple of weeks here on our website, and post every few days on our Facebook page.


Did we mention pie?

In addition to our hot meeting topics this week, you're invited to have a slice of pie - it's an Arbor Lodge tradition!

Where?  Kenton Firehouse
               8105 N. Brandon
When?   Thursday, January 18th
               Arbor Lodge NA meeting starts at 6:30
               Pie eating at end of meeting - closer to 8?
Why?      For fun, meet a neighbor, enjoy pie!
               Come hear what Arbor Lodge NA is doing in the next several months and celebrate with PIE!

***bring a sweet or savory pie to share, or just come and eat some***


Portland for Everyone & 350PDX to Present

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association
Thursday, January 18th, 2017
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

6:30 – 6:45 Lenny from 350PDX to present on Weatherization and Solar Initiative, Q&A

6:45 - 7:15 Portland for Everyone Presentation, Q&A

7:15 - 7:20 Update: Parks Restrooms

7:20 - 7:25 Update: 1805 N Rosa Parks 

7:25 - 7:35 Funds in honor of Brian Duncan

7:35 - 7:40 Tree Giveaway

7:40 -7:50 Cleanup, Movie, Events

7:50 - 7:55 Proposed Greeley Traffic Change - Dedicated Bus Lane

7:55-8:00 Treasury Report

8:00-8:05 Approval of Minutes


January 5th is the First Friday so it is Happy Hour in Arbor Lodge
Where?  Lucky Lab on Killingsworth
When?   Friday, Jan 5th, 5:30 pm
What?    Meet your neighbors at a casual Happy Hour
Just come and sit and talk and enjoy!


Winter Parks Restroom Facilities and Tree Team Update: Meeting This Wednesday

Meeting Announcement:

We are holding a last minute meeting to address some neighborhood concerns in a timely manner.
Please join us at the Historic Kenton Firehouse this Wednesday December 20th at 6:30 pm.

On the agenda:

6:30 Introductions
6:35 Should ALNA pay for an outhouse in Arbor Lodge Park?
6:45 Does the Tree Team need their own website? Or does ALNA need a new one?
6:55 Streamlining Communications
7:05 Other issues
7:10 Close


Meet your neighbors at happy hour!

Yes, it's that time again! The first Friday of the month is December 1, and that means Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Happy Hour. Treat yourself to a slice (and maybe a pint) and meet some friendly neighbors.

We will be at Lucky Lab on Killingsworth at 5:30. Look for our little table topper with the Arbor Lodge logo.

Kids are welcome, and you are too!


1805 N Rosa Parks Development - meet the architect 12/7 @ 6:30p

As the official land use connector for the City of Portland, Arbor Lodge will be hosting a meeting with the architect and development team for a proposed apartment complex at 1805 N Rosa Parks.
Meeting Details
  Thursday December 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  Kenton Firehouse
  8105 N Brandon Ave.
  Portland OR 97217

You can view the architectural drawings here. In brief, the complex as proposed will be:

  • 3 Stories, 18 units. 
  • Expected height is ~31' tall, which is appx the same height as the peak of the existing structure. 
  • Predominately 1 bedroom apts, with a mix of 2 bedroom + studio apartments as well
  • Total Square footage of 10-11,000 sq ft
  • Two entrances, both facing Fenwick
  • No onsite parking
  • Market Rate rents, not affordable housing as defined by the city
  • 10' setback to the north, 5-7' graduated set back to the west. Standard 2 to 3' set back south + east
  • One Douglas Fir will be retained on the NW corner of the site


November 16th Meeting Agenda

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association
Thursday Evening, November 16th, 2017
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

6:30 – 6:45

Overview and Background on Board Roles, Sub Committees, Naming of Current Projects to get new members up to speed.

6:45 - 6:50 Statement on Houseless in Arbor Lodge

6:50 - 6:55 Request to PP&R to keep all North Portland park restrooms open year round

6:55 - 7:00 Update: 1805 N Rosa Parks 

7:00 - 7:05 Grants – Keep Arbor Lodge Pesticide Free

7:05 - 7:10 Tree Team Update

7:10 - 7:15 Funds in honor of Brian Duncan

7:15 - 7:20 Air Quality 

7:20 - 7:30 Treasury Report

7:30 - 7:40 Communications and Neighborhood Engagement

7:40 - 7:45 Review of Minutes