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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


Delitter Arbor Lodge - March 2023 Event

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023 FROM 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Delitter Arbor Lodge, SOLVE, and community members of the Arbor Lodge neighborhood for our litter pick-up event! This event is open to volunteers of all ages - everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary. The family-friendly event is a great way to keep the neighborhood looking clean but also a fun way to connect with your neighbors in the community! As of April 2021, our volunteers have successfully removed over 3,475 lbs of litter from our community – thank you!

Advanced Registration: Is highly suggested but not required. Please sign up here ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Meeting Location: Meet at the east side of Gammans Park at the corner of N Buffalo Street and N Wilbur Avenue.

Address: N Gammans Place Portland, OR 97217 | Map Link

What to Bring: Please come prepared with closed-toed shoes, garden gloves, and remember to dress for the weather.

What's Provided: SOLVE will provide trash grabbers, trash bags, work gloves, and high-vis vests.

Restrooms No public restrooms are available

Parking: Parking is available along nearby streets.

Transit: Not available nearby

Accessibility: This area is accessible for folks with mobility concerns.

Translation Services: There will not be a Spanish speaker present at this event.

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

Groups: If you are volunteering with multiple people for this event please register as a Team. See this short guide for how to register as a Team SOLVE | How-To-Guide (

Contacts: Contact Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association at with any questions about this event.


5th Annual Arbor Lodge Fruit Tree Giveaway is Tomorrow (3/4/2023)

If you ordered a fruit tree or blueberry bush from the Arbor Lodge Fruit Tree Giveaway, pickup is tomorrow (March 4) from 10:00 am - noon at Arbor Lodge Park (east side, near Dekum St.) If you weren't able to place an order, you can get on the waitlist starting at 10:00 am – any unclaimed trees will be given away at noon.

Come join us at Arbor Lodge Park. There'll be cookies and coffee/cocoa. Plus we have veggie seeds to share for free, and a children's area to pot up some wildflowers or hummingbird seeds to take home. We'll be there rain, snow or sunshine.


Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting: Thursday February 16, 7pm-8:30pm

Please join us for our monthly meeting this Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 7-8:30pm | (informal time from 6:45-7pm) The meeting will be offered both in person at the Kenton Firehouse and over Zoom. Kenton Firehouse 8105 N Brandon Ave Portland, OR 97217 Click here to join via zoom Meeting ID: 838 3458 7971 Passcode: 509566 One tap mobile +16694449171,,83834587971# US +16699006833,,83834587971# US (San Jose) Find your local number:

February 16, 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 (1 minute)

    • Ground Rules:

      • Stay engaged

      • Speak your truth

      • Be with your discomfort

      • Expect and accept non closure

      • Keep mics on mute

      • I may have to cut people off in the interest of time, keeping with the schedule, and allowing fullest participation

      • Share any extra questions in chat

      • Does everyone agree?

  • 7:05 pm Acknowledgement of loss of community member Arthur Earl Jones

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

  • 7:20 pm Sara Ryan from Commissioner Susheela Jayapal’s Office - Working together to support the community.

  • 7:50 pm Update on Insurance and North Portland Chairs Meeting - Ginger Edwards

  • 8:00 pm Red Barn Issues

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

    • NPNS

    • Treasurer

    • Parks

    • Transportation - vacant position

    • Land Use

    • We have new land use Chair - thank you to Katie MacKenzie for stepping into this role

    • Clean Air - vacant position

    • Tree Team - Ginger Edwards

    • Neighborhood Emergency Team - vacant position

    • Outreach / communication

  • 8:30pm End of meeting

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