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Are you a Tree Inventory Volunteer? Find out...

Arbor Lodge is conducting a tree inventory this summer, and we need help! Training is provided, and no previous tree knowledge is necessary.

What does a tree inventory volunteer look like? Glad you asked:

  • They like to explore the nooks-n-crannies of Arbor Lodge as never before.

  • They're interested in learning the basic skills needed to identify local tree species...and getting to practice with the help of knowledgeable coaches.

  • They want to meet new people in the neighborhood - connect with the community, make new friends. They also want to feel good about doing a good turn for the City and their neighborhood.

  • They invest in the future; a complete street tree inventory is essential to planning for and improving the local urban forest.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Help us spread the word and please, sign up for the first training, March 16th, 9am-noon, HERE.


How should the City prioritize next year's budget?

The City of Portland invites you to join the Community Budget Forums.

The Forums provide you with the opportunity to offer testimony before City Council and express which service priorities are most important to Portland residents for next year’s FY 2013-14 budget.

Below are the dates/times and locations for the Forums:

March 6th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

10301 NE Glisan St.

Portland, OR 97220

March 12th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

George Middle School

10000 N Burr Ave.

Portland, OR 97203

April 11th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Montgomery Park

2701 NW Vaughn Street

Portland, OR 97210

Council hearing for Mayor’s Proposed Budget.

May 16th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

City Hall – Council Chambers

1221 SW 4th Ave.

Portland, OR 97204

Helpful Links:

Get Involved in the City’s Budget Process

Learn About the City’s Budget Process

Budget Documents

FY 2013-14 Requested Budgets

Council Budget Work Session Materials

Other Budget Documents

Budget Dates

Budget Work Sessions Schedule

FY 2013-14 Budget Calendar

For general questions about the forums or accommodations, please contact Ryan Kinsella (, 503-823-6960


Flame weed training at Arbor Lodge Park

Are you interested in honing your flame weeding techniques?! 

Flame weeding is an environmentally safe method to weeding. Alex, from the Portland Parks Department, will provide flame weed training during our park work party on March 9th. Come learn a new skill you can apply at home to combat those pesky weeds!


Let's make some music!

Hey, Arbor Lodge!  Let's make some music!

Everyone's invited to an open jam session on March 16 from 2 to 4pm at the home of Betsy Lance.  We have a piano and a (marginal) drum kit at the house, but bring your own instruments as well.  Feel free to bring some music to share, too.  All skill levels are welcome.

We want to create a local network of all types of musicians.  Also, we have hopes of performing at some neighborhood events over the summer, particularly Arbor Lodge Park's first ever Movie in the Park showing.  Join us for our first meet-up and we'll see where it takes us!

If you have any question, email Betsy at for more details.


Lombard Walk-About: Let's make Lombard More (fill in the blank)

Have you heard about the Swift Planning Group that is working on a project called Lombard Re-imagined? It's a group of senior planning students at PSU who have responded to the request for new ideas on a stretch of Lombard from Chautauqua to MLK Blvd.

They want to hear from you!

The Swift Planning Group will be available to hear your ideas at the Comp Plan Workshop this coming Tuesday, February 26th. They will also be holding two Saturday walk-abouts where they can see exactly what/where you're talking about in person. These walk-abouts are scheduled for March 2nd from 10am-11:30am and March 9th from 1-2:30pm, meeting at Cup Cafe (formerly Northstar) before heading out to Lombard.

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