5.16.2019

Styrofoam/Styrene Pnuts now accepted at Clean Up

Yes, Agilyx, the place we take all the recyclable styrofoam/styrene will now accept P nuts.

They must BREAK, not BEND.  If they snap/break and are a curlique style they are likely styrene.  If they bend, they have starch in them as we cannot accept them.

Please bring them in a clear plastic bag.

And, bring all your other recycling and SWAP materials.

What is a SWAP item?  Something you no longer need, but is usable by a neighbor

Where?
Delaware Street between Saratoga and Dekum.  Entry only from Saratoga

When?
Saturday, May 18th, 10-2

What?

Yes to:
household junk
metal
electronics - anything with a cord or battery, no to fluids, fuels or bio-hazard
styrofoam/styrene  #6 - check the Agilyx website to be sure, www.agilyx.com ( they have pictures)
tires
Large Public SWAP area
reusable, unpainted building materials

No to:
painted items
construction/remodeling waste materials
yard debris or kitchen waste
dirt/stumps
concrete, contractor loads, any form of asbestos
batteries, light bulbs, microwaves, car batteries
demolition debris - tiles, shingles, ceilings, plaster, insulation, electrical wire,
starch pnuts - they BEND, they don't snap/break

$10 donation suggested







5.10.2019

Arbor Lodge Happy Hour!

Join your neighbors for a pint of beer, cider, or Kombucha.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Look Long Brewing Company
6550 N Interstate Ave, Portland, Oregon 97217

4.10.2019

General Meeting, Thursday April 18th

General Meeting 

Thursday April 18th 7-8:30pm

Kenton Firehouse



The agenda for the next general meeting is:

Review/Approve March Minutes
Park Clean Up Saturday May 4th Arbor Lodge Park 9AM-12noon 
Committee Updates: Land Use, Transportation, Clean Air
Event Planning: Summer BBQ, Overlook/Arbor Lodge Happy Hour
Neighborhood Newsletter
Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grant 
Colombia Pool Closure

Time will be allotted for neighborhood members to introduce walk-on items for discussion & consideration.


4.03.2019

Land Use Committee Meeting, April 9


April Arbor Lodge Land Use Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30p

The Arbor Lodge Coffee, 1507 N Rosa Parks Way

Come to our monthly land use meeting to discuss current sites of interest and development occurring in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood. All are welcome.

***update***

The first 30 minutes of the land use meeting will host a pre-development meeting with Dez Development to discuss a proposed multifamily project at 6829 N Montana. Dez Development has acquired several lots throughout North Portland including 1805 N Rosa Parks and 1734 N Rosa Parks in Arbor Lodge. If you would like to provide comments directly to Dez Development, please join us.

***update***

Another pre-development meeting with Studio 3 Architecture (based in Salem) regarding a proposal for 7156 N Greenwich has been scheduled for the meeting. This presentation is scheduled for 7:00p.
Current information regarding project: 3 story, 18 units.


4.02.2019

Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grants Available Now!

2019 Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grants Available!
Applications will be accepted up to May 15th, 2019

Do you have a project or idea that needs support?


Free Grant Workshops will be offered on Saturday April 13, 2019 10:30 a.m – to noon and on Monday April 22, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. It will be located at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon St., Portland, OR, 97217.

Interested in reviewing proposals? Learn more here 

3.30.2019

North Portland Trust Fund

Volunteers Needed To Review Grant Applications! 

We are seeking 3 to 5 individuals who can volunteer roughly 5 hours of free time to review proposals and meet twice with your peers to select the awardee(s) of the Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grant!

The objectives of this grant are to support projects that will increase connections people have to each other and the places they care about; engage historically marginalized and/or underrepresented communities; and sustain those already involved and/or strengthen existing programs.

If you're interested please fill out this brief application and e mail mark(at)arborlodgeneighborhood.com to volunteer!

More information is below:



About the Grant
The North Portland Trust Fund (NPTF) Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grant is funded through mitigation funds generated from the Portland International Raceway (PIR) events requiring a City of Portland noise variance permit. The selection committee will award up to $2,500 in grants.

The objectives of this grant are to support projects that will increase connections people have to each other and the places they care about; engage historically marginalized and/or underrepresented communities; and sustain those already involved and/or strengthen existing programs.

Interested in joining the Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grant Selection Committee?

The ALNA is seeking three to five individuals to commit to a 45-day period to review and select projects. The selection committee will be supported by the ALNA vice-chair who will serve as a non-voting facilitator. Applications will be no more than 2 pages long, the call for proposals will be open between April 1 to May 15th. The selection committee will meet once prior to May 15th to review the grant requirements and the grant scoring tool, and will meet again after May 15th to determine which application(s) will be awarded funding. The total time commitment requested of grant selection committee members is expected to be five to seven hours between roughly May 1st to June 15.

As a grant selection committee member, you’ll be able to provide neighborhood individuals and community organizations with the opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents of Arbor Lodge. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge and experience related to the grant writing and the review process, learn what makes a fundable grant and support grassroots projects in Arbor Lodge.


The ALNA hopes to create a diverse committee whose members come with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. As well, grant applicants are eligible to serve on the selection committee but will be required to disclose any conflicts of interest.

Requirements to be on the Grant Selection Committee

  • Live or work in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood 
  • Commit to serve for 30 days (approximately May 1st to June 1st) and attend two to three meetings.
  • Meet deadlines
  • Review/rank applications
  • Ability to work independently and work collaboratively with a diverse committee

Youth (18 or older), people of color, veteran/military service people, people of varying gender, race, culture, age, sexual orientation, religions/beliefs, and abilities are encouraged to apply for the grant selection committee.










3.27.2019

Columbia Pool Closure

The City Of Portland's 2018-19 Budget proposes a permanent closure to the Columbia Pool.


Visit The Kenton Neighborhood Association For More Information http://historickenton.com/pool/

Read The ALNA's response here:  


Add you voice by providing comments on the City's proposed budget here:


Or by joining a public hearing with city commissioners on 
Tuesday April 2nd 6:30-8:30 (arrive early to provide testimony)
IRCO Main Office-Gym
10301 NE Glisan Street
PDX OR 97220

3.25.2019

Action Required: E-Newsletter Sign-up!

Hello!

ACTION REQUIRED (Instructions below)

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3.13.2019

REMINDER: Sign-up for E-Newsletter!

Hello!

We are transitioning to a new mailing list via Mailchimp and will no longer upkeep this blog list. To receive the most up-to-date neighborhood information and our e-newsletters, please subscribe to our new mailing list by April 1st. To do so, complete the following steps:


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3.07.2019

March Arbor Lodge meeting
March 21st, 7pm
Kenton Firehouse upstairs - please use side door

We are postponing our General Spring meeting until April.  We don't have the large room of the Kenton Fire House to have sufficient room for all.   The Board will be meeting upstairs in the Kenton Firehouse and you are welcome, but space is limited.
Agenda:
* recruitment for North Portland Trust Fund Grant Selection Committee
* discussion of requirements for insurance thru NPNS, who does what?
* discuss quarterly newsletter, formalize plan to produce/discuss distribution - via email?
* Land Use?  Impacts of House and Senate Bills - infill in Arbor Lodge
* Willamette Greenway work?
* updates from Clean Air, Trees, Parks
* review of past minutes - Board please review online
* update on budget?
* issue with other NA's, the needle providing group in U Park, needles/sharps in parks - a community meeting is set for April 22nd in U Park, maybe at the Chiles Center
*  Charlotte Rutherford Place Community Event