Food Needed!
For the school backpack program for kids in need at Chief Joseph Elementary.
The program needs these foods delivered to the school, anytime Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm to help fill the weekend backpacks for those kids identified as hungry on Monday mornings.  At this point they send out ~ 30 backpacks each week.
*  cups of soup
*  cups of chili
* protein snacks - like trail mix bars high in protein or small bags of nuts
* fruit cups
* peanut butter
* granola bars
Thanks for your help for our neighborhood kids.

Save the Date: Arbor Lodge Ride of Silence 2017

Please save the date for a Portland-based Ride of Silence in Arbor Lodge to recognize neighbors, families and friends who have been injured or killed while riding bicycles on Wednesday, May 17

Participants of all abilities are invited to join the procession. We have designed the route specifically to avoid busy crossings and intersections in order for it to be more accessible to all riders. 

The event starts at 6:30PM at the southeast corner of Arbor Lodge Park (N Delaware and Dekum). A brief ceremony remembering family and loved-ones who lost their lives while riding their bicycle will be held, followed by ride protocol and safety instructions. The ride will return to Arbor Lodge Park around 7:30PM. The ride will not exceed 12 m.p.h. 

Here's a link to our Facebook Event Page - join and share with friends and family.

We hope to see you there! If you're interested in helping to organize, spread the word, find a place for us to gather for food/drinks afterward, please let us know!

We are riding in recognition of Brian Duncan, who was struck on his bicycle by a person driving a car while in a marked and lit crosswalk at the intersection of North Delaware and Rosa Parks on March 30, 2016. Brian, an active member of the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association, loving husband and father of a three-year-old recently returned from several months of rehab recovering from paralysis in all but his left arm. 

Participants must wear helmets, are encouraged to bring headlights and taillights, and are invited to consider wearing:
• Names of riders you are riding in memory of printed and pinned to your back
• Black and/or red shirts, ribbons, arm bands, etc. Wear black to honor a cyclist who was killed, and red for one that was injured by a motorist.

The Ride of Silence (now in its fourteenth year) will begin in North America and continue to roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a slow, silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to Share the Road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. The Ride, which is held during National Bike Safety Month and Week, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.
Dale Crawford - Ride Organizer

More Information:
Bike Portland Coverage of Brian Duncan's Recovery


Free Mason Bee Workshop

  • Come learn about our Native Pollinator, the Blue Orchard Mason Bee. Mimi, Master Gardener and Mason Bee specialist, will be there to show you all about Mason Bees, how to successfully host these pollinators in your yard. This drop in, casual event is free and open to all/anyone interested in Mason Bees. We won't have bees at the workshop, but we will have mason bee houses to show and tell!
    • Sat, May 13, 10:00 AM
    • Arbor Lodge Park, picnic area north of Playground


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Save the Date: Spring Cleanup and Litter Pickup May 20

Dump your junk at our spring cleanup event! And, if you don't have junk to dump, consider volunteering to help out at the cleanup or a litter pickup the same day.

You'll be spiffing up the neighborhood and helping the Neighborhood Association, Harper's Playground and Chief Joseph PTO raise funds for the coming year. What better way to show up and support your neighbors and neighborhood?

Email the wonderful Peggy Shannon at peggyshannon at earthlink dot net if you want to volunteer. Dropping off that old couch, cat castle, broken toy, gently used clothing, or rolling up your sleeves - we'll welcome you with open arms!


Seeking: Fantastic Flier-ers

Delivering flyers door-to-door is the best way to let people know how to get involved in their neighborhood. We do a big push each spring to get the word out about our cleanup fundraiser and summer events.

Our neighborhood is big enough that we need extra volunteers to help - can you? 

We'll deliver the flyers to your door, and you supply about 1-2 hours of your time and calories.

What: Walking fliers door to door to inform neighbors of our summer events May 20th Clean Up
When: Mid-April (any time before May 6th)
How: Chose your own time to walk, and leave flyers on people's doorsteps
Where: We specifically need someone willing to deliver flyers between N. Lombard and N. Bryant and between Wabash and Atlantic. 

Benefits:  Exercise, getting to know the neighborhood, maybe meeting a new neighbor, and helping us advertise our annual cleanup that raises funds for our summer BBQ! Dog walkers welcome!

How do I volunteer?  E-mail Sharon Parker at sharonparker@prodigy.net


1st work party this year at Arbor Lodge Park/Harper's Playground
Saturday, March 11th,  9am to 12, noon
meet at the west baseball diamond off Dekum - tools and sign in as volunteers
We will:
weed planting beds in the playground and sweep sand back into the sandbox
weed around trees, then spread bark mulch
flame weed the baseball infields - you can be trained if you are over 18 and are wearing closed toed shoes
We will have:
After our work we have money to buy lunch for up to 15 folks.  We will likely go to Blvd Tacos at Denver and Rosa Parks Way.  Help the Park and Playground, get to know your neighbors over lunch.
Join us!  Thank you.


Happy Hour!
Friday, March 3rd, 5:30 - ?  Bandini's Restaurant, 3100 block Lombard - north side, near Curtis.
Come meet your neighbors, children and families welcome, share a soda or beer, or food too.  Come ask Board members your questions in this informal setting.
Hope to see you there.  Sponsored by the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association.


Parks and Playgrounds, oh my!

It's time . . . . our 1st work party of the year is set for March 11th, 9-12.
We work to maintain our pesticide/herbicide free status at Arbor Lodge Park and Harper's Playground.
You can help!  Volunteer what time you have between 9-12 on March 12th.  We will weed around trees, spread bark mulch, weed in the Playground, sweep sand back into the sandbox, etc.  We might flameweed the baseball infields (only adults for this part of the work party).
We'll have snacks and water.
We also have $$ to buy lunch for the 1st 15 volunteers.  So come, work a little, and have lunch with your neighbors afterwards - we'll go to a local restaurant.  It is all about the Park/Playground and neighbors getting to know each other to support our Park/Playground together.
Love your Park!
future work parties this year:  May 13th, July 8th, October 14th, all 9-12
Thanks for volunteering.


Join Us: Neighborhood Meeting 2/16

We're hosting our monthly neighborhood meeting this coming Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome - including your kids if you think they won't mind engaging in their own self directed activities!

We'll be hearing from Portland Public Schools about upcoming bond issues at high schools, updates on development in the neighborhood, and doing a bit of planning for spring activities.

Hope you can join us!

Historic Kenton Firehouse at North Brandon and North Scofield