The Lodge is located in the historic Humboldt neighborhood. It is home to one of Portland's oldest libraries, the century-old North Portland library, as well as one of its oldest and most beautiful parks, Peninsula Park, itself also a century old. The neighborhood includes a number of opportunities for shopping and dining out, including In Other Words, a feminist bookstore that has gained fame as the locale for a series of recurring sketches on the show Portlandia, and Saraveza, a bar specializing in craft beer that has been written up in a number of national publications, including the New York Times.
Just to the east of the Lodge is the Alberta Arts District, a neighborhood that, as its name suggests, emphasizes the arts. On the last Thursday of each month, the neighborhood hosts an arts walk, during which artists, musicians, and performers take to Alberta Street to show off their work, and arts-oriented vendors of all sorts offer their wares for sale. The Alberta Rose Theatre offers nightly performances by both local and touring musicians and spoken-word artists. Salt and Straw serves hand churned, locally sourced ice cream. Pine Street Biscuits serves hand made biscuits and gravy, and has been featured in a number of national food magazines and television shows.
To the soutwest of the Lodge lies Mississippi Avenue, a neighborhood known for its boutique shopping and lively nightlife. Mississippi Records is a vinyl fiend's delight, with hundreds of new and used LPs encompassing rock, jazz, avant-garde, world, and nearly every other genre imaginable. Animal Trafficoffers men's and women's vintage clothing. Mississippi Studios hosts indie music (and occasionally comedy) every night of the week, in an intimate space featuring a seated balcony. Prost serves up German beer and food, and is a popular gathering spot for fans of the Timbers, Portland's Major League Soccer franchise.