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MetroPaint Earth Day paint drive and giveaway | April 22

Drop off leftover latex paint and get up to 10 gallons of limited-edition paint for free (while supplies last)

MetroPaint will be hosting an Earth Day paint drive and giveaway on April 22, 2023 from 8am to 4pm at their Swan Island paint outlet (4835 N Basin Ave).

  • Drop off leftover latex paint and get up to 10 gallons of limited-edition paint for FREE while supplies last, plus 20% off the standard MetroPaint collection.

  • Check out the recently expanded MetroPain Outlet on Swan Island.

  • Enjoy giveaways and promotions from the ReBuilding Center, Lovett Deconstruction and Salvage Shop, AdoptOneBlock, PaintCare and Miller Paint.

Did you know? The MetroPaint Outlet offers a rotating selection of limited-edition paint colors for only $9 a gallon – half the price of the standard collection. MetroPaint is unwanted paint remade new. The high-quality, low-cost product is perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

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Help Build a Community Garden – N Montana & N Liberty, April 20 [Rescheduled]

We have an opportunity to add a new community garden to the neighborhood.

[Rescheduled to April 26, 2023 due to PBOT scheduling changes.]

Arbor Lodge neighbors have developed a plan to create a community garden in an area that has previously been a long term homeless camp.

Your Help is Needed

  • Come help build raised bed gardening areas and fill them with soil

  • Bring your building and hauling tools, hammers, saws, wheelbarrows, shovels

Work is set for Thursday, April 26, 2023, at the corner of N. Montana & N. Liberty. Work will start early to mid-afternoon and will run into early evening.

Thanks for helping to make Arbor Lodge more livable, especially for our neighbors on N. Montana.


Delitter Arbor Lodge – April 16

Come meet neighbors and help keep Arbor Lodge clean

Join the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association and SOLVE as we clean up Arbor Lodge.

Open to volunteers of all ages – everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.

Come Connect with Neighbors

  • When: Sunday, April 16, 2023. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Where: Meet in front of Arbor Beer Lodge, 6550 N Interstate Ave.

  • What to bring: Wear closed-toed shoes and bring garden gloves (if you have them). Remember to dress for the weather.

  • What’s provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and rubber palm work gloves are provided for all participants. Snacks & refreshments will also be provided.

  • Youth volunteers: Volunteers 17 and under must be accompanied by an authorized adult.

  • Advanced Registration: Advanced registration is not required, but highly suggested. Register now to guarantee your spot.


Thank You for Another Great Arbor Lodge Fruit Tree Giveaway

Thank you to all who showed up and claimed your reserved trees and blueberry bushes Saturday at Arbor Lodge Park.  And, thank you to the very patient people who signed up for any leftovers, and came back and took those plants to good homes.

Altogether we distributed 66 trees and 51 blueberry bushes.   More green in our community, hurray!

*** We do have 2 trees left, both special.  We have 1 Oregon White Oak, Quercus garryanna, and 1 Madrone, Arbutus menzeisii.  

  • The Oregon White Oak needs lots of space, full, sun, and a patient home owner.   This slow growing tree is a habitat champion.   It can and will live up to 300 years in our area.  It can grow to 90' tall and 50' wide at maturity, which is 50+ years of age.  

  • The Madrone can be a finicky tree.  It needs full sun and some slope for drainage. It may also benefit from some mycorrhizae or fungus in the soil where planted.  We have harvested some soil from a group of mature Madrones to try to help this new one grow.

If you think either one of these special trees is for you, please contact the Arbor Lodge Tree Team at we will give to the first person asking for each.

Thanks for supporting our efforts to "green up" north Portland.

Your Arbor Lodge Tree Team


Public Meeting Notice: Land Use Notice for Development at 6945 N Interstate | Monday, April 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Please join via Zoom Monday, April 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm (see meeting info below). This call will be hosted by Joseph Petrusich of MMDC Residential LLC who will be presenting development plans for 6945 N Interstate Ave:

  • New 4-story apartment building (16,325 sq ft gross building area)

  • 18-units

  • Ground floor commercial space

  • No onsite parking

To join the meeting via Zoom (both video and audio):

To join the meeting by calling in on a phone:

  • Call in number: +1 669 444 9171

  • Meeting ID: 957 8902 4949

  • Passcode: 112831

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