If "getting involved in your community" is one of your New Year's resolutions, we hope you'll consider engaging with us!
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Ever wonder how great things happen in our neighborhood?

Your Neighborhood Association is hard at work ensuring that our neighborhood thrives. Let us extend a warm invitation for you to get involved with us in 2017!

We're currently focused on transportation safety, keeping our park pesticide free, food security at our schools and building community with summer events. Let us know if you'd like to help, and also, if you'd like to lead a new endeavor.

You're Invited: January Neighborhood Meeting

Bring your favorite sweet or savory pie to share! Not a cook? Come for the meeting, stay for the pie!

This month's meeting topics include:

  • Consideration of statement affirming Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association support for all neighbors, especially those that are marginalized and at risk; See Montavilla Neighborhood Association's recent endorsement as an example to build from.
  • Two (separate) new developments at 6905 and 6049 N Interstate
  • Review of transportation funding priorities to share with Legislators
...and more! Thursday, January 19, 6:30 - meeting, 8pm - pie!

Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon

Get curious! Explore your community!
Love Your Park!
Mark your 2017 calendars now for "Love your Park" clean ups.
All are from 9-12 noon at Arbor Lodge Park/Harper's Playground. Come join your neighbors and help keep our Park and Playground pesticide/ herbicide free and looking good! Please gather by the tool shed at the west baseball diamond.
March 11th
May     13th
July       8th
October 14th
ALNA Social 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.
Make Connections on the Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge
Seeking: anyone who loves and/or uses the Bryant Street Pedestrian Bridge. Our neighbors to the east (Piedmont) want help keeping the bridge free of graffiti and garbage (That's right - volunteers deserve credit!) They organize regular cleanups, and would love to "bridge" our neighborhoods by caring for an actual bridge. Let us know if you'd be up to help out once or twice a year

Agreement for Clean Air
Neighbors for Clean Air is helping us negotiate an agreement with Vigor Industrial on Swan Island to address air quality concerns. If you're interested in tracking the conversation and/or participating on our behalf, let us know! Meetings for 2017 are scheduled to take place In April, July and October and we'd love to make sure our voice is represented at the table. More info here, and email us if you're interested in participating.
Construction Beginning at 6049 N Interstate
New residential construction is scheduled to start at the former Interstate Lanes site later this month, beginning with demolition of the former bowling alley building. Neighbors along N Colfax and N Ainsworth should expect intermittent lane closures beginning in mid-February. Please watch for signs to make sure you don't park in a closed area as you'll be towed at your expense. Find answers to your detailed questions at:
Movie in the Park...or Not?
As we highlighted in a recent blog post, we are trying to figure out whether to host Movie in the Park this summer in Arbor Lodge. If you feel attached to, and would like to volunteer to organize the Movie for Arbor Lodge, please let us know by the end of January. If we get enough folks, we will support you moving forward and help you succeed to the best of our abilities. If not, we might focus our volunteer and financial resources on a different summer event!
Wow - What Generosity!
Thank you to all who helped us gather $300+ in gift cards and cash for the Chief Joseph School Backpack program. These donations helped kids and families experiencing hunger in our neighborhood have food thru the long winter school break. It's hard to think we have hungry kids in our 'hood, but we do! Every little bit helps, so a BIG Thank You to all who donated this year.  Next year . . . join us! 
Kudos Detroit Ave NET!
Three of our neighbors on Detroit Ave are Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) members and are organizing an initial emergency preparedness meeting on January 15th for the 2-block stretch between Ainsworth and Rosa Parks. Way to get organized!
Legislative Town Hall
Safety improvements on Lombard? Air quality improvements? Share what you care about!
Saturday, January 28th, House Speaker Tina Kotek, Representative Tawna Sanchez, and Senator Lew Frederick will hold a legislative town hall at the PCC Cascade campus. This is an opportunity for North Portland residents to hear about the upcoming Legislative Session and talk with their legislators about priorities.

Saturday, January 28th
PCC Cascade campus
Moriarty Auditorium

Corner of N Albina and Killingsworth 
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