Stoll wins ‘Riffle Award’

Ardenwald Neighborhood Association’s Creek Committee chair Russ Stoll won the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) 2011 Riffle Award.

According to the JCWC, Russ has been a strong leader on the Creek Committee for the past two years. He has been working on habitat enhancements and the interpretive boardwalk at the new Tacoma Street/Johnson Creek light rail station.

The award was presented on May 24, 2012.

Stoll was nominated as an At-Large member at the May 2010 neighborhood board elections, and has been steadily involved with the Tacoma Street Park & Ride project.  The neighborhood association’s Tacoma Street Park & Ride project committee was renamed to Creek Committee  at the  April 10, 2012 regular neighborhood meeting.

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Tacoma Station Boardwalk Design Workshop notes available

Creek Committee (formerly Tacoma Street Station) chair Russ Stoll has provided the Tacoma Street Station Interpretive Boardwalk Design Workshop notes. The workshop was held on June 11, 2012.

A few hard copies of the  notes were also handed out at the regular Ardenwald meeting to members and attendees.

Visit the Creek Committee page for additional information and documents at

Download Notes (PDF, 77 kb)

Summer Concert Series bands announced

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek’s Summer Concerts in the park is back this summer for five, family fun-filled nights with live concert.

With five Thursdays in the month of August this year, this means five bands will be performing this year. Each Thursday in August, the concert kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and goes on until dusk.

The band line up for this year is:

  • Get Rythmn – A Johnny Cash tribute band (Aug. 2).
  • The King Louie Trio with LaRhonda Steele – Soul, B-3 Hammond Organ and vocalist (Aug. 9)
  • Franco Paleta and the Stingers – Vibrant modern acoustic, 3-person vocal mandolin guitar (Aug. 16)
  • SoleGinFizz – Acoustic guitar duo (Aug. 23)
  • Old Light – Wood, metal, and electricity; 5-person guitar, autoharp, drums, and bass (Aug. 30)
The  National Night Out festivities kicks off the concerts on Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. with police, fire, and other public safety representative on site promoting community safety.

In addition to the great music, raffle prizes will be given away during the concerts.

Food and beverages will be for sale at all concerts from Saucy’s BBQ. Other food vendors may be on site selling food and beverages at some of the concerts.

All concerts are free and suitable for all ages.

Ardenwald Park is located at 3637 S.E. Roswell St., across from Ardenwald Elementary School.

Visit  for concert updates, changes, and cancellations.

Download Flyer (PDF, 102 kb)

Regular neighborhood meeting agenda – June 12, 2012

Meeting Location: Ardenwald Elementary School, Room 101, 6:30 PM

1. Introductions – 6:30

2. Police Reports – 6:35

3. Portland Milwaukie Light Rail: Tacoma Park & Ride and Tillamook Track Construction Work (Stacy Witbeck) – 6:45

4. Neighborhood District Association (NDA) Board Election Discussion: Land Use Chair – 7:15

5. Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) Term Limits – 7:25

6. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:35

7. Committee Reports – 7:55

7a. Chair
7b. Vice-chair
7c. Secretary
7d. Webmaster
7e. Treasurer
7f. Land Use
7g. Southeast Uplift
7h. Transportation
7i. Public Safety Advisory Committee
7j. Membership
7k. Art
7l. Balfour Street Park
7m. Creek Committee

8. Approve May 8, 2012 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes – 8:25

9. Adjournment – 8:30

Note: There will be no regular neighborhood association meetings in July and August. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

Download Agenda (PDF)