Clean Up Co lead needed
Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association is seeking help to plan and complete the Clean Up, our annual April fundraising event.    We work jointly with the Kenton Neighborhood Association on this, so the work is spread out amongst many.

This is our main fundraiser and how we pay for the August Movie in the Park (costs for that are between $650-$800 yearly).   It is set for April 23rd, between 10-2.  We are hoping to find someone willing to work with the lead this year, and take over that lead responsibility for next year with lots of help and support from ALNA and our members.

It can be fun, folks get rid of lots and lots of stuff, you help raise money for your neighborhood, and you get to meet more neighbors, what's not to like?  We have a list of the duties, and the current lead is happy to talk to anyone interested.  Please message us at ALNA and we will get back to you asap.



You're Invited: Pie Potluck & Neighborhood Meeting

Everything goes better with pie!
Bring your favorite sweet or savory pie to share. We will vote for the best, friendliest, most colorful, peace-making, Arbor Lodge, etc. pies. Pie for fun, pie for smiles, pie to share and make new friends!

Not a cook? Join us regardless, and share appreciation for your neighbors' culinary creativity and generosity.
This month's meeting topics include:
  • Engaging around homelessness
  • Google Fiber in Arbor Lodge
  • Updates on the impacts of the Comprehensive Plan in Arbor Lodge
  • Updates from our Tree Team and summer planning
  • A variance request from Portland International Raceway to pave 12 acres of gravel parking lot just north of their grandstand, south of the old road and just east of the slough.

Thursday, January 21, 6:30 - meeting, 8pm - pie!
Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon


Join us! Happy New Year Happy Hour

Have you resolved to get involved in the community in 2016? Get to know your neighbors and all of the ways you can contribute hyper-locally in your own neighborhood at our monthly social! We'll be at New American this Friday from 6-8 for drinks, snacks and fun! Kids welcome!


See you next year! (No December 2015 meeting)

After eating all that pie and having all that fun at Poshette's, we're taking the month off to enjoy the holiday season. We hope to see our neighbors in the new year for our January 21, 2016 meeting.

Rumor is that we're having a pie potluck, so get ready to show off your best sweet or savory pie!


Saturday: Pie Social and Pictures with Santa

Join us at Poshette's Cafe, 7015 N. Greeley Ave., this Saturday for some neighborly holiday festivities!

From 1-4PM, bring your wee ones (and inner-child) by for pictures with Santa. Photos are $7 in digital format. Event information on Facebook here.

Stop by a little later (around 7) for an Ugly Sweater Pie Social with adult-only drinks and sweet treats. Event information on Facebook here.


Wintry Festivities this Weekend! Happy Hour, Tree Lightings, Bazaars

Get that cozy-warm feeling in your heart engaging in wintry festivities with your neighbors this Friday and Saturday! 

Join us Friday evening for our monthly budget-friendly, pizza-fueled, kids-invited neighborhood happy hour at Lucky Lab Killingsworth at 5:30, followed by Kenton's Holiday Tree Lighting at the Paul Bunyan Plaza at 7 where you can expect music, Santa and more. 

Grab some grub (and maybe a pint) with us and head out into the twinkling evening! 

Saturday, visit The Arbor Lodge for their Holiday Bazaar from 5-9PM and pick up some crafty presents for your loved ones.

Save the date December 12th for afternoon visits with Santa at Poshette's, followed by an ugly sweater party. More on that when we have the details ready!


This Thursday - People's Plan Presentation and More

This Thursday - join us at our monthly neighborhood meeting for a special presentation from the Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) about their project, the People's Plan, along with some discussion about our December holiday party (we're talking about a pie potluck social, thus the pie charts above) and neighborhood developments. 

We also always want hear from you about your own ideas and concerns in the neighborhood. See you there!

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Meeting
Thursday, 11/19/15, 6:30PM
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N Brandon Ave


Keep in Touch! Manage how you get news from ALNA

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.


Many thanks to Parke Diem Volunteers

About 50 folks showed up Saturday, October 10 between 9-12 for Parke Diem.  We had a bird house team, a team to dig out a mud puddle and line it with rocks and gravel, an invasive weed team, and many, many weeding planting beds and around trees, spreading bark mulch too.  The baseball diamonds got cleaned up, and Harper's Playground also.  Many thanks to all those who showed up, grabbed a trowel or shovel or ladder and got to work.  Together we keep Arbor Lodge Park and Harper's Playground both pesticide and herbicide free, and looking good.  We can't do it without you! At the end, each group took the traditional slide down the big slide in the playground for a photo.

Thanks again, and we hope to see you at one of our work parties in 2016, check the website for March, May, August, and October next year.
Bob Meehan and Ginger Edwards, volunteer coordinators for Arbor Lodge Park


Agenda for ALNA Meeting – Thursday Oct. 15, 2015

Please join us for Elections and more this Thursday, October 15th, 6:30pm

All who live and/or work in Arbor Lodge are welcome to join us for this meeting.  We meet at 6:30pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse on N. Brandon and Schofield.
6:30 – Introductions, any additions to Agenda by those present 
6:40 –Year of ALNA in review, opportunity to sign up for next years' big events and suggest your      ideas- it will be fun
6:50 - Elections
7:15 - Vote on yearly budget that was discussed at Sept. meeting
7:30 - Presentation by TVA Architecture of proposed apartment building at 1532 N Holman
8:00 - Presentation by Olson Group of proposed apartment building at 6846-56 N Greenwich Ave.   
8:30 - Q&A with architects