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FREE Douglas-fir and Ponderosa pine trees available

Last week, Completely Arbortrary, a local podcast dedicated to all things trees, and Treecology, Inc., a local tree care service company, sponsored a “treevia” (get it?) night at Arbor Beer Lodge. After the friendly competition, your Arbor Lodge Tree Team was gifted 20 Douglas-fir and 7 Ponderosa pine trees. Typically selling for around $10 each, we are now giving them away on a first-come, first-served basis. Free! The trees are in one-gallon containers and look great: young and green and sprite. If you’ve cut a tree for your Christmas celebration, planting one of these beauties could be a lovely cosmic balance to your holiday. Both are native species and visually appealing. As mature trees, they will provide cooling shade, wildlife habitat, erosion control, and other benefits, while enhancing your home’s value, and helping the planet deal with a warming climate. Planting a tree would also be a wonderful legacy for you or your family or make a thoughtful gift to a friend or loved one. If you would like a free tree to plant in your yard (but not in the planting strip between the sidewalk and street), please contact Kelly O’Hara at: 206-422-0857 6550 N Boston Ave


2022 Bill Naito Community Trees Award | The individual winner is Ginger Edwards

The Bill Naito Community Trees Award recognizes our neighbors who have worked tirelessly to care for, protect, and advocate for our community’s trees.

This year, the individual winner is Ginger Edwards. From the Arbor Lodge Tree Teams nomination: “Ginger Edwards is our community’s Lorax. Not only does she speak for trees, she speaks for parks and native species and pollinators and as a former police officer and social worker, the entire human-human and human-Other community that enfolds us all. The Arbor Lodge Tree Team works to plant, preserve, and promote trees in our neighborhood and beyond. Mainly, though, we are just people who like trees.  Ginger has guided, motivated, and ever-so-gently cajoled us into a group of volunteer “tree geeks” - increasingly cohesive, educated, and focused on the two branches of our tree mission: policy/advocacy/education and putting trees in the ground.

“The Lorax” story encourages personal care and involvement in making a situation better. Seuss writes: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Ginger is our Lorax.””

See more here


Public Meeting Notice: Land Use Notice for Development at 1738-1742 N Colfax Street | Thursday, December 15th, 2022 @ 7:00pm

Please join us via zoom Thursday, December 15th, 2022 @ 7:00pm (see meeting info below)

Fosler Architecture will present their plans for:

  • 4-story build

  • 63 unit building

  • off-street parking for 95 bikes and 14 cars.

There will be mixture of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, and 15% of the units will be provided under the Inclusionary Housing program. The project will also meet the Transportation Demand Management program requirements for transit use.

Find more information about the proposed project here


Click here to join: Meeting ID: 836 4775 7592

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North Portland Aquatic Center - Community Workshop #1 / Sat., Dec. 10, 2022 10am-2pm


Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is hosting Community Workshop #1 for the North Portland Aquatic Center project on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Charles Jordan Community Center from 10:00am - 2:00pm. What: North Portland Aquatic Center - Community Workshop #1 When: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00am-2:00pm Where: Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave, Portland, OR, 97203

Open house style. Drop by anytime between 10:00am - 2:00pm to:

  • Learn more about the North Portland Aquatic Center and your opportunity for input into this dynamic design process 

  • Meet the project and design team 

  • Share your thoughts and priorities about what criteria are most important to prioritize in selecting the preferred site of the future North Portland Aquatic Center 

  • Share your thoughts and priorities about what programming elements are most important to include in the future North Portland Aquatic Center

Advance registration is not required, but you can RSVP HERE and add Community Workshop #1 to your personal calendar. I hope to see you on Saturday, December 10 at Charles Jordan Community Center.


Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting | Thursday November 17, 7pm-8:30pm

Please join us over Zoom for our monthly meeting this Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 7-8:30pm | (informal time from 6:45-7pm) Click here to join: Meeting ID: 836 4775 7592

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November 17, 2022, ALNA Public Meeting Agenda:

  • 6:45pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (15 minutes)

----Official Meeting-----

  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (3 minutes)

  • 7:03pm Ground rules (2 minutes)

  • 7:05 pm Arbor Lodge Shelter Update (10 minutes)

  • 7:15 pm Guest Speaker:

    • Learn more about Multnomah Property Taxes from Mike Vaughn. Director/Assessor & Tax Collector

  • 7:50 pm Technology Updates - .org domain name & security

  • 8:00 pm Report on 11/10/22 meeting with city regarding designated campsites

  • 8:10pm Committee / Board / Last Minute Updates (25 minutes)

    • NPNS

    • Treasurer

    • Parks

    • Transportation - vacant position

    • Land Use

    • Clean Air - vacant position

    • Tree Team

    • Neighborhood Emergency Team - vacant position

    • Outreach / communication

  • 8:30pm End of meeting

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