It's spring - so clean out your attics, garages, basements and closets at the Cleanup! 
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Help us make great things happen in our neighborhood!

Your Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association is hard at work ensuring that our neighborhood thrives. Let us extend a warm welcome to our 2016 spring events!

April 23 - It's Cleanup Time!
Drop off your unwanted household junk, reusable clothes, e-waste and more. For a suggested donation of $10, we will take:
  • household junk
  • metal
  • electronics (anything with a cord or battery, but no fluids, fuels or bio-hazards)
  • reusable clothing and furniture
  • first 20 tires, then vouchers for Les Schwab drop-off
Saturday, April 23, 10AM-2PM
7654 N Delaware Ave.
Look for traffic routers/signage for entry & exit.
Proceeds will fund continuation of trash can pickup on N Denver and the Movie in the Park at Arbor Lodge Park.

If you are elderly or disabled and physically unable to drop off your items, call Peggy Shannon at 503-289-6295 prior to April 20 to schedule a pickup on the day of the event. 

To volunteer or more information, contact Alex Platanias or Peggy Shannon.
We cannot take: paint, hazardous waste, batteries, CFL's, commercial landscaping, construction, remodeling or demolition debris, household garbage, yard debris, electronics with fluids, fuels or bio-hazard, asbestos in any form. Due to changes in regulations this year (and for our own safety), we cannot take anything suspected of containing asbestos. Examples of suspected asbestos risk: Flooring: vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, cove base molding, mastic, Walls: plaster, decorative plaster, Siding: cement siding, shingles (e.g. Transite), Ceilings: acoustical tiles, "popcorn" and spray-on texture, Insulation: Spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe HVAC, and lagging, Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions, Other: fire doors, fire brick, fire proofing. Our volunteers reserve the right to turn items away, and we will have information on site about where you can take items we cannot accept. For disposal of asbestos:

You're Invited: April Neighborhood Meeting

These are public meetings and everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there. This month's meeting topics include:

  • Traffic advocacy options - help us raise a voice to prevent bike/car crashes like the recent ones in our neighborhood!
  • Interstate Lanes Development - developer will be present
  • Updates on board member Brian, updates on PIR noise variance, Movies in the Park and more!
Thursday, April 21, 6:30 pm

Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon

Explore your community!
Art + Environment Event 4/6 North Portland
Join Willamette River Keepers, Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Northwest College of Art, the North Portland Parks Advisory Group and the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group for an evening of lively discussion and interactive art projects - Weds. April 6th, 6:30-8:30pm, 8105 N Brandon Ave.
2016 Dig the Dirt Days
Mark your calendars now for Arbor Lodge Pesticide Free Volunteer Days. Next up:
May 14th
August 13th

October 8th
Join us in mulching around trees and flame-weeding to keep weeds at bay and pesticides out of our park.
ALNA Happy Hour
Wind down & meet neighbors in a kid-friendly setting! Now on the 1st Friday of each month, roving locations. Follow us on Facebook and check our website for updates!
Prepare for Earthquakes
Arbor Lodge Kenton Neighborhood Emergency Team invites neighbors to prepare on the 3rd Monday each month. Join them for a special "newcomers" session before their regular meeting from 6:40-6:55! Visit ALK-NET's website to get started.

Purchase Plants to Support our Schools

Get your orders for the CJOG Plant Sale in by April 14th!

Numerous varieties of quality plants are available at this sale including flowers, vegetables, herbs, organics, beautiful hanging baskets, and patio planters. Make your yard or patio look beautiful and help our kids at the same time! More at

Gear up to comment on the Portland Harbor Superfund
Later this month, Portlanders will have a chance to comment on how to cleanup the Willamette River Superfund Site. Our Board voted last month to support the recommendations of the Community Advisory Group (or CAG) and Native Tribes because we feel their interests are likely to be most closely aligned with our neighbors. We invite you to learn more and comment when the time comes! The Portland Mercury summed up the issue pretty well HERE. We will also list opportunities for public comment when the time comes on our Facebook page and website
P.S. We still need some help flyering the neighborhood! Twice per year, we flyer to inform residents of neighborhood events - such as movies in the park, the neighborhood clean-up, etc.  We'll need need flyers distributed as soon as sometime between April 6th-17th.
Benefits: exercise, getting to know your neighbors and feeling good about helping out in the neighborhood. Dog walkers welcome!

If you live between or near N. Lombard and N. Bryant and N.Seward and N. Bryant (or are willing to walk around a new part of the neighborhood), we are especially looking for your help this year. We haven't had anyone living in this part of the neighborhood volunteer yet to distribute door-to-door flyers, so if you are willing please contact Sharon Parker at She'll need need your address, email or phone number so she can set you up with details.
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