Dedicating our newest Heritage Tree

We hosted a party on August 8th to dedicate "Cindy" our newest Heritage Tree in Arbor Lodge living at N Dekum and Campbell.

"Cindy" joins a long list of Heritage Trees in the City of Portland. The Urban Forestry Youth Corp affixed her plaque making her official. Heritage Trees:

  • help us all appreciate the value of trees in our landscape
  • remind us it takes time to grow big and strong
  • provide shade
  • exchange many pollutants for clean air, and 
  • provide beauty all around.  
Why is this tree named "Cindy"?  We are not sure, but she is called this by some women who meditate and relax next to her.  Maybe they will come and tell us where she got her name.


It's time for Happy Hour!

1st Friday, July 7th, 5:30 to ?
Lucky Lab on Killingsworth
Come meet your neighbors, bring the kids, chat it up and have fun!


Coming up: Tree Team Trivia July 11

Arbor Lodge Tree Team visits Albina Tree Team for Tree Trivia games:

Ex Novo Brewery, 2326 N. Flint (just south of Russell)
Tuesday, July 11th, 6:30pm
Fun, and a chance to hear what other Tree Teams are doing.

***Join the AL Tree Team before the Trivia starts at 5:45 for discussion of our Park Tree Inventory set for September 16th, and our plans to write a grant to plant more street trees in our 'hood.  Come join the Team!


Love your Park Work Party July 8

What will we do?
*  weed lightly around trees
* spread lots of bark mulch
* flame weed curbing along Dekum and Bryant and in the gravel along Delaware
* flame weed the backstops on each baseball diamonds
* sweep sand back into the sandbox

Love your Park Work Party
Saturday, July 8
9-11 or 12
Meet at the west baseball diamond off Dekum closer to Greeley.

We will have water and snacks.  After the work is done - or we quit because it is getting too hot - we will buy lunch for the 1st 15 volunteers.  We usually go to Azteca Burrito on Rosa Parks Way and Denver for the best pricing within our budget.  Some work, and some fun getting to know each other over lunch.
Hope to see you there!


Thanks to all for a great Clean Up and Livability/Litter Patrol Day

We recycled:
1,000 lbs of scrapmetal - Hauling by Juan
10 cubic yards of styrofoam - it all went to Agliyx in Tigard
Tech Net took in about 32 electronic items to recycle or fix for resuse
Les Schwab came and took 36 tires for recycling
The Community Warehouse got 2 chairs, 1 couch, 3 metal bed frames, and 2 mattress/boxspring sets
Scrap got wrapping paper
The ReBuilding Center took a toilet, metal frames, clean wood
In the SWAP area, the Buy Nothing Group helped everyone find a treasure, over 50 people contributed and then found something worth taking home - some came back more than once.
And, for those items too old and tired and used - we sent 2 dumpsters out to the Metro Dump
The Livability/Litter Patrol pick up litter and such along Greeley, Lombard, around Arbor Lodge Park, and Dekum - thank you!

Thanks to our Sponsors, North Portland Neighborhood Services, Metro, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, New Season's, Arbor Lodge Coffee, Les Schwab, Harper's Playground, Chief Joseph PTO, Buy Nothing Group.

And our volunteers - each got fed and took home a tomato start or two for their efforts:
Bob, Peggy, Bob, Star, Mary Helen, Allen, Nick Cheryl, Betsy,Sandi, Jeffrey, Greg, Maggie, Justin, Joh, Shelley, Shannon, Maggie, Gregory, Jake, Nancy, Juniana, Dale, Terrance, Juan, Lila, Sharon, Mike, Joe, Katy, and Ginger

*** Look for your Green invitation next April or May on your doorstep and join the fun and recycle/reuse.
Funds raised will help host the Arbor Lodge BBQ set for July 20th, 5:30 at Arbor Lodge Park, ALNA will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers - you bring a potluck dish.  And, it will help you host a Block Party - write to us for details.

Thank you all!


See you at the Cleanup and Litter Pickup Today!

We hope you notice the neighborhood sparkle a little more by the end of the day today.

Cleanup Info:Dump your junk at our spring Clean Up and we'll recycle, re-use and take the rest away! Join us at the parking lot behind Peace Lutheran Church - please enter via N Dekum and Newcastle.
This is a fundraiser for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association (ALNA), Chief Joseph Elementary School and Harper's Playground so we have a suggested donation of $10/vehicle.
We'll be accepting:* styrofoam - anything marked 6* metal* electronics* SWAP items with a SWAP area - come claim a treasure!* tires* unpainted wood* household junkNO to Construction materials - anything that could contain asbestos/leadNO yard debris (we cannot get reimbursed for it)
Sponsors include: New Seasons Arbor Lodge, Les Schwab Tires, Free Hauling by Juan, Terrance Moses Electronics, The Arbor Lodge, Agliyx - polystyrene recycling, North Portland Neighborhood Services, Peace Lutheran Church, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Metro

Litter Pickup Info:Meet at Arbor Lodge Coffee for a hosted cup of Joe at 9:30. If you don't want free coffee, or want to come later, join us behind Peace Lutheran Church on the grass across from the Clean Up at 10:15. 
Litter patrol is organized by parents who want a meaningful project to do with their kids - so kids welcome! 
Lunch provided for all volunteers, plus we've grown and are giving out free tomato starts.

Come join the fun!


16 hours until the Clean Up starts!
Hope you'll be there!
Arbor Lodge NA, Harper's Playground, and the Chief Joseph PTO Clean Up is happening -
Saturday, May 20th, 10-2
At the parking lot behind Peace Lutheran Church which is located at 2201 Rosa Parks Way - please enter off Dekum Street from either Denver or any street west of Newcastle.  All will turn south on Newcastle to enter the parking lot and exit via Liberty Street.  Look for Clean Up signs.
Bring your SWAP stuff, come and SWAP
Bring tires, metal, electronics, styrofoam, unpainted wood, junk
NO construction materials that could have asbestos or paint on them.

See you there!  Or, join the Litter Patrol/Livability Group - 9 at Arbor Lodge Coffee, or 10:15 on the grass behind the Church ( just across the street from the Clean Up).

Lunch for all volunteers and a tomato start too!


Join Us Weds: Ride of Silence and Fundraiser for the Duncan Family


Join us at Old Gold after the Ride of Silence or anytime on Wednesday 5/17/17 to raise a glass to the Duncans and to improved traffic safety in the neighborhood.

Thanks to our neighborhood bar, The Old Gold, for offering up a portion of their proceeds this Wednesday, May 17 to support the Duncan Family in retrofitting their home for wheelchair accessibility. Our former board member, Brian Duncan, was struck while riding his bike home from Arbor Lodge Park. Brian, an avid hiker, cyclist and dedicated father is now wheelchair bound. They've had to sell their two-story home and move in to a one-story home two blocks north. The new house is in need of ($$) modifications for full accessibility.

Can't make it Wednesday, but want to help out? Check out Two Blocks North to learn how you can donate to the Duncan Family Fund.