About

WELCOME to the ARBOR LODGE NEIGHBORHOOD


If you are new to the area or even if you are a native Portlander, you may not be familiar with our city's unique system of Neighborhood Associations. Neighborhood Associations are the officially recognized voice of Portland's 95 neighborhoods. As a basic building block of democracy in Portland, these Associations are a powerful resource which draw together a diversity of people who are concerned with issues affecting the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Participation is voluntary and open to all residents who live, own property or a business within its boundaries.


Your Neighborhood Association

Advocates
Represents neighborhood interests to local government.

Studies & Plans
Develops neighborhood plans and community priorities.

Reviews Public Policy
Reviews and offers advice on critical community issues.

Communicates
Discusses issues through forums, newsletters, online forums.

Organizes Community Activities
Block parties, clean-ups, and tree plantings.


How You Can Make A Difference


Organize
Join a committee to work on issues or events you care about.

Participate
Volunteer to help at events, host a block party, or organize an activity.

Attend Association Meetings
Discuss important issues with neighbors.

Join the Board of Directors
Plan priorities and make decisions.



North Portland Neighborhood Services, funded by and operating in collaboration with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, provides support, technical assistance and fund management to the volunteer-based neighborhood associations participating in efforts to enhance the livability of their neighborhoods. North Portland Neighborhood Services office, located upstairs at the Historic Kenton Firehouse on N. Brandon and Schofield, can be reached at 503-823-4524, or email tom@npnscommunity.org.