Arbor Lodge Portland Neighborhood
Arbor Lodge is located in North Portland. Arbor Lodge is a nice urban feeling little nook of the city offering easy access to other Portland neighborhoods such as Humboldt, Alberta, Piedmont, Boise, Eliot, Kenton and more. A trip to downtown Portland is mere minutes away by car, bike, bus or train.
Arbor Lodge immediately neighbors the Interstate Max line allowing for a convenient commute to downtown and other Portland neighborhoods. Major freeway ramps also run alongside Arbor Lodge for quick access to I-5. Being so close to the freeway does not detract from the livability of Arbor Lodge, however, as the ramps are not located directly in the neighborhood but on the outskirts.
Arbor Lodge Features
As a result of the Portland real estate market boom and several key area improvements benefiting the neighborhood, Arbor Lodge has evolved a great deal over the last many years. New to the area over the last decade and greatly improving the lives of its residents are the Max light rail line located on Interstate, New Seasons Market, a vastly improved and remodeled Fred Meyer and a lot of new life in the area in terms of independent businesses such as restaurants, boutiques, bike shops and of course, coffee shops. Just five minutes from downtown Portland, Arbor Lodge offers convenient, easy access to other popular N and NE Portland neighborhoods. If you enjoy the
euro-urbanite lifestyle of bicycling, walking and neighborhood owned coffee and grocery shops, Arbor Lodge might be the perfect fit for you.
Arbor Lodge Homes
Arbor Lodge homes run the gamut of 20th century architecture, from classic Bungalow, to Old Portland, to Cape Cod and more. A drive through the neighborhood streets reveals quiet streets and modest homes. The area is restoration focused and community minded.
Arbor Lodge Parks (2)
Arbor Lodge Park – Dog off-leash area, horseshoe pit, paved paths, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, and lighted tennis courts.
Gammans City Park – Children’s playground and picnic tables. Gammans is a smaller park memorializing George G. Gammans, a Portland Lawyer of the early 1900s. When he died in 1910, his wife Laura gifted the city six lots the park now sits on.
Nearby parks and recreation:
Peninsula Rose Park
– Basketball and tennis courts, gymnasium, paved paths, gorgeous old rose garden, play structures and outdoor swimming pool.
Matt Dishman Community Center and Pool – Indoor swimming pool, fitness center and movement classes.
Arbor Lodge Community Resources
Arbor Lodge does have an active neighborhood association with current website.
Arbor Lodge Schools
Arbor Lodge has its own Montessori school. Olive Branch School.
Arbor Lodge Religious Organizations
Arbor Lodge hosts these religious organizations:
Peace Lutheran Church at 2201 N Rosa Parks Way
Northminster Presbyterian Church at 2823 N Rosa Parks Way
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 3333 N Wilamette Blvd.
Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Vibe
Dynamic. Community conscious. Prolific growth. A mix of young families, singles, and local old-timers who care about one another and the community. Neighbors bond and look out for one another. Block parties, dog walkers, joggers, bicyclists, feet hitting pavement and babes in strollers are Arbor Lodge staples.
Arbor Lodge Stats
Arbor Lodge Zip Code: 97217
Arbor Lodge Crime Map
Arbor Lodge Census Data
Arbor Lodge Businesses of Note
Located at Rosa Parks and Interstate, The Arbor Lodge is a mission based coffee house seeking to serve the Arbor Lodge and surrounding commuter communities with an open, friendly space together and share a cup. With organic and locally sourced everything, this place showcases the best of Portland’s artisanal communities all in one woody and inviting location. The Arbor Lodge is the quintessential Portland coffeehouse and definitely worth your time if you’re in the neighborhood.
Lombard, running along the northern border of the neighborhood, provides excellent food and drink options within walking distance of the Arbor Lodge’s residential core. Mock Crest Tavern is a cozy pub featuring live music (no cover!), open mics, and a very popular pub trivia series. Just down the street, King Burrito, a North Portland legend, offers up unpretentious Mexican cuisine on the cheap. Open til 3 am Friday / Saturday, it’s a popular destination at the end of a night out in the neighborhood.
Arbor Lodge has two full-size grocery stores within its boundaries! Fred Meyer on Lombard and New Seasons Market on Interstate Ave both service the neighborhood, giving ample, convenient food options for all of its residents.
In addition to its own entertainment options, Arbor Lodge’s residents also have quick and easy access to nearby Mississippi St, Kenton’s Denver Ave, and the Alberta Arts district.
Arbor Lodge Transportation
The neighborhood features a Max Line train stop on Interstate Ave and N Rosa Parks Way that serves the Max Yellow Line and the Max Blue Line. Three neighborhood Trimet bus lines run down Lombard St, Rosa Parks Way, and Greeley Ave respectively.
Arbor Lodge History
On April 15, 1889, Duff E. Sherman, a cashier for Oregon National Bank of Portland, submitted the Arbor Lodge plat, according to The History of Albina by Roy Roos. Arbor Lodge neighborhood developed as a residential subdivision around the same time as nearby Piedmont, Peninsular, and Overlook. Houses in Arbor Lodge were constructed from about 1910 to 1930. However, the most western portion of the neighborhood known as the Mock’s Crest subdivision (pictured above) was platted after World War II.
In 1993, residents pursued historic design district status for the area because of its “fine ensemble of bungalow and post-WWII housing, deep front building setbacks, and unique street lighting.” However, it didn’t qualify for historic designation then as it wasn’t yet 50 years old.
Arbor Lodge Real Estate
As with the surrounding neighborhoods, Arbor Lodge’s real estate values have launched from “fixer-upper starter home” to “established”.
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