Category Archives: Places

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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Mark and Leona Whitney and the Whitney Cannery, 1950-1976

[Update: Leona Whitney, 1920-2015. Read her obituary here.] Historic Photos of Whitney’s Cannery Thanks to Shelly Bigley, Old Market Pub and Brewery, for most of these photos collected from Leona Whitney. They help to tell the story of Whitney’s Cannery … Continue reading

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Garden Home Road Safety Path

The bike and pedestrian path that runs along the north side SW Garden Home Road was built in approximately 1965. Prior to development of the walking path along Garden Home Road, children and others had to walk on the road, … Continue reading

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Memorial benches on the Fanno Creek Trail

People on the popular Fanno Creek Trail enjoy the three memorial benches placed along the trail, the first one at the beginning, near the Recreation Center’s playground. Steve Mapes bench Steve was known in the community as a runner and … Continue reading

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The history of Garden Home School, 1912 to 1982

Garden Home School was established in 1912 and officially closed in 1982. The facility is now the Garden Home Recreation Center operated by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. See also: The Closing of Garden Home Elementary School Oct … Continue reading

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Garden Home Junction of the Oregon Electric Railway

Because Garden Home was a junction point of two lines of the Oregon Electric Railway, Garden Home was a well known landmark across the Portland area. Oregon Electric service from Portland to Salem began service in January, 1908, and freight … Continue reading

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The Garden Home Totem Pole, by Andrew Gorman

[Editor: Many of you who have lived in Garden Home since the 1990s will remember the surprising totem pole standing in the shrubs at the NW corner of SW 82nd and Garden Home Road. Unfortunately it gradually deteriorated in our … Continue reading

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Garden Home Market Place (formerly Lamb’s Thriftway)

Forrest Lamb first built and opened the Garden Home Thriftway in 1957. The store and the mall store buildings were owned by Forrest and Neva Lamb and then by their three sons, Bob, Gary and Colin Lamb. Forrest died in … Continue reading

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Garden Home Growlers

This history of the Garden Home Growlers, located in the Lamb’s Thriftway (now the Garden Home Marketplace), was written by the owner Allen Tyler, 2018. The business was sold to ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Adam and Diana Martinez in 2018.  A growler became popular as a … Continue reading

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Historic Oregon Electric Railway and Station Locations

Periodically, the Garden Home History Project works Christina Friedle, Chair of Geography at PCC to facilitate student research in her Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate course in the area of mapping and geographic research. This article is a student research report … Continue reading

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