Located in North Portland, Arbor Lodge is a cozy neighborhood situated in an urban setting, with all the benefits and access of downtown living. Arbor Lodge is defined by Interstate 5 to the east, Ainsworth to the south, Lombard to the north, and Chautauqua to the west.
The entire area is undergoing a surge in local improvements, including a MAX transit line, New Seasons Market, and dozens of locally-owned shops, cafes, and restaurants. Wandering the streets of Arbor Lodge by foot, bicycle, or car will reveal a charming enclave of Portland with a young, creative, family-oriented community. It’s not unusual to see several styles of homes on one street in Arbor Lodge. This area is a perfect microcosm of Portland’s eclectic and distinct architectural history and future.
Arbor Lodge is a small neighborhood, at just over one square mile, the sense of community and local support seems much bigger. There have been locally-owned businesses opening steadily since major neighborhood renovations began in 2004.
Despite its small size, Arbor Lodge is home to two parks that are beloved by Portland’s runners, walkers, bikers, kids, and pets. Arbor Lodge Park contains a majestic old-growth forest, a newly-renovated playground, free Wi-Fi access, and a sport field. Gammans City Park is ideal for picnicking, and also has a playground. Just outside of the Arbor Lodge is Peninsula Park, a 16-acre natural haven.