Love your Park!

What?  work party to maintain our Pesticide Free Status
When?  Saturday, May 12th, 9-12
Where?  Arbor Lodge Park - meet at west baseball diamond
We'll weed around trees, spread bark mulch, meet neighbors, have fun too.
Hope you'll join us.


Come volunteer with Arbor Lodge: May Agenda

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Agenda
6:30 pm Thursday, May 17, 2017
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

If you are interested or skilled in law, data analysis, land use, transportation, communications, photography, design or grant writing… please come and let us know!

6:30 - 6:35  Introductions

6:35 – 6:50 Request to remove board officer

6:50 – 7:05 Land Use Update

7:05 – 7:10 Rosa Parks Restriping Update

7:10 - 7:15 Porta Potty Feedback

7:15 – 7:20 Update on Neighborhood Clean Up Day

7:20 – 7:25 Request from NET to purchase large tent (hold motions until after budget discussion)

7:25 – 7:30 Block Parties

7:30 – 7:40 Review of January Workshop Discussion

7:40 – 8:15  Budget discussion using "fishbowl technique" in which just the Board will talk with members listening/watching, then Board will ask members for comments, input, if a decision to be made, before any motions by board are considered

8:15 – 8:20  Review of Minutes



Wednesday May 9th Land Use Meeting

Arbor Lodge Land Use Meeting
Wednesday May 9th 6:30 PM
Chief Joseph Elementary School
2409 N Saratoga St

Three development teams will be presenting designs for a total of 8 new multifamily
buildings proposed for Arbor Lodge. Join your neighbors to learn more about new
development,  ask questions and provide feedback directly to the development

6:30-7:00PM Brett Schultz Architects will present:

1415 N Dekum (3 story, 18 units)
1340 N Dekum (2 buildings, each 3 story, 15 units)

7pm-8pm WDC Properties will present:

6556, 6936, 7106 and 7126 N. Greenwich
All four buildings are proposed as 3 story, 12 units

8-8:30PM Marnella Homes will present:
6826 N Greenwich (3 story, 9 units)

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about this meeting or land use issues in Arbor Lodge please contact landuse@arborlodgeneighborhood.com 


Spring Clear Out? Clean Up is May 19th

Arbor Lodge Cleanup Day May 19th

Come meet your neighbors and get rid of your unwanted stuff, all in one convenient location.  A truly win-win situation!

May 19th, 10am-2pm

See photo for what we are accepting and what we can't take.  


Saratoga/Bryant Bridge Clean Up

Do you bike or walk this I 5 bike/pedestrian overpass? 

On April 15th two Arbor Lodge volunteers joined seven Piedmont volunteers to clean up graffiti, pull weeds, clip back ivy, and spread bark mulch.  Check out our photos below.  Join us this fall to plant native shrubs on the west approach to this bridge.  Watch Arbor Lodge nextdoor, this website, and AL facebook for planting dates.  Thanks for considering helping keep Arbor Lodge safe, clean, and green.


Membership Meeting Agenda 4.19.2018

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association
Thursday, April 19th, 2017
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

6:30 - 6:35  Introductions

6:35 – 7:15 MURP student Michael Serritella & others Present and Workshop on Willamette Blvd. Transportation Project

PACE Planning is a team of five Master of Urban and Regional Planning students at Portland State University completing a capstone planning project for the WCMC (Willamette Corridor Mobility Committee). The project objective is to develop a community-driven active transportation plan that improves safety and accessibility along the N Willamette Blvd corridor, which WCMC can present to PBOT for implementation. The team will maintain contact with PBOT in order to ensure that the plan and outreach process are compatible with PBOT standards. The outreach process aims to gather input from stakeholders, community representatives, and residents who may use the corridor, with some engagement activities targeted towards groups who are less often involved in the planning process (youth, people of color, low income).

7:15 – 7:25 Treasury Report, Budget Overview & Priorities

7:25 – 7:40 Review Communications Plan

7:40 - 7:45 Update on Neighborhood Clean Up Day

7:45 – 7:55 Call for volunteers, committee sign ups

If you are interested or skilled in law, data analysis, land use, transportation, communications, photography, design or grant writing… please come and let us know!

7:55 – 8:10 Land Use Update

8:10 – 8:15 BBQ Entertainment

8:15 – 8:20 Rosa Parks Restriping Update

8:20 – 8:25 Bylaws change

8:25 – 8:30  Review of Minutes


We share this pedestrian/bike bridge with Piedmont.
Please come help us work with our Piedmont neighbors to Clean Up this important passageway.

Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge
Hello neighbors! Our Piedmont neighborhood’s annual Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge Clean-up is:
Sunday, April 15, 2018
from 9am-12pm
at the east side foot of the N. Bryant St. Bridge/Interstate 5
Our neighborhood association has worked with ODOT and PBOT to create a pleasing, aesthetic experience through a formerly ‘un-loved’ and neglected bit of urban infrastructure.
We’ll be picking up litter, spreading mulch, landscape planting, graffiti clean-up, etc. Please bring your gloves, shovels, clippers, etc.
Coffee and donuts provided.
All volunteers are welcome.
Especially, if you use this passage to safely travel across I-5, please consider by helping to contribute to the upkeep of our community asset.

I live in Arbor Lodge and I'm going - hope you are too!


Land Use Meeting April 18th

The Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Land Use Committee will be hosting a meeting with Wilson Architects to discuss the planned redevelopment of the adjoining lots located on 6541 N Denver and 2005 Rosa Parks. If you are interested in learning more about this project, if you would like to provide comments directly to the development team please join us:

Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Kenton Firehouse
8105 N Brandon Ave.
Portland OR 97217

Project Status:

  • 2005 Rosa Parks, located on the NW corner of Rosa Parks & N Denver, has zoning designation of “CG” a commercial designation which allows a full range of retail and service businesses.
  •  6541 N Denver is zoned “R5” , residential.
  • The development team are proposing a 4 story apartment building on the CG portion of the site, and 2 new single family homes on the R5 lot. Surface parking will be included on the R5 (single family) lot.
  • Inclusionary (affordable) housing requirements apply
  • No retail is planned

 Questions? E mail landuse@arborlodgeneighborhood.com


Arbor Lodge Tree Team meeting
When: Wednesday, April 11th 7pm Where: Long Look Brewing, 6550 N. Interstate What? discussion of potential Tree Walk in Arbor Lodge, ditto pruning street trees for better visibility of STOP and other safety signs, possible large tree yard giveaway in the fall, Heritage Tree nominations, your ideas. Come join us - check us out.



Proposed Bylaws Change

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association is voting on whether to make a small change to its bylaws during the Membership Meeting scheduled for April 19, 2018 at the Historic Kenton Firehouse. 

The proposed change is to the current Bylaws Section X. B. 3. Quorum. A “quorum” is a minimum number of people required by rule or bylaw to be present before business can be transacted by board of directors.

Currently, this section reads, “Quorum:  A quorum shall be 50% plus one (1) of the filled elected Board positions. If a quorum is not present, no votes can be taken.” See the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association's website at http://www.arborlodgeneighborhood.com/p/bylaws.html for details. 

The Board is proposing to change this language to read, “Quorum: A quorum for a board meeting shall be a majority of the number of directors in office immediately before the meeting begins.”

  The Board is proposing this change to bring the bylaws into compliance with language recommended by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s Bylaws Template https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/502710 (see p. 22). This proposed change was introduced at the January, 2018 Membership Meeting.

Contact Katy Asher at katy.asher@gmail.com or 971-227-4234 with questions or comment.