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August 2020 News

In this edition: Portland Golf Club by Joanne DeHaan, Remember the exterior murals on Scotty’s restaurant prior to its purchase by the Dugout?, Century Homes, John & Dawn, True Love, Thanks to other Garden Home History friends who are writing … Continue reading

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August 2020 Update – Garden Home History Email

Hello Garden Home History Friends, Thank you to all of you who have responded so nicely to our monthly Updates about Garden Home history. We depend on all of you for your stories and photos! We hope you’ll enjoy the … Continue reading

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Portland Golf Club by Joanne DeHaan

Portland Golf Club members developed and maintained the first nine holes of their golf course. But, local men, from the Garden Home area, developed the other nine holes – half of the golf course. In 1920, the golf club hired … Continue reading

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Arley Grant Boyce obituary

Arley Grant Boyce, July 29, 1923 to July 27, 2020 Arley Grant Boyce passed from a non Covid-19 related cause, “the old ticker very peacefully just gave out.” Very happy, loved and coherent – right to the conclusion. Born in … Continue reading

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Albert Charles Azar obituary

Albert Charles Azar, April 8, 1925 to July 19, 2020 Our hearts are saddened at the passing of our father, Al Azar. He passed away at age 95, surrounded by his family. He was an honest man, a good husband, … Continue reading

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July 2020 Update – Garden Home History Email

Hello Garden Home History Friends, As we are looking back at some of our favorite stories and photos during this 10th anniversary year, this July Update features summer fun in Garden Home. Horses and baseball were popular choices. We’d love … Continue reading

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July 2020 News

In this edition: History of the Portland Golf Club, celebrating summer fun in early Garden Home, sale of the Alpenrose Dairy, and more. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find well … Continue reading

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Portland Golf Club

Established in 1914, the Portland Golf Club is a prestigious private golf club in the Garden Home area. You can read more about the club’s history on the their website. From the Portland Golf Club’s description of the 15th hole … Continue reading

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June 2020 Garden Home History Email Update

Hello Friends, we hope you are all well, safe, and finding moments of pleasure in each day. As you have probably noticed, we are trying out a new format for our Email Updates. We hope you like it. We’d love … Continue reading

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Rod Harmon obituary

Roger “Rod” Harmon, April 2, 1927 to May 22, 2020 [Editor: Our local Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District’s Harmon Swim Center on Scholls Ferry Road was named after the highly esteemed long-time coach Rod Harmon.  He recently died at … Continue reading

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