Tag Archives: SW Oleson Rd

Patty Bonney and son Ken Woodard

By Elaine Shreve, July 10, 2018 Patty Bonney brought her three children to Garden Home in 1960 when she married Bill Bonney. Patty, Ken, Keith and Carolyn all joined Bill in his home on two acres on SW Oleson Road … Continue reading

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SW Oleson Road Gardens update

See also our original story about the 2008 dedication of the Oleson Gardens. The Garden Home Crossing Committee was formed in 1996 to create three “island” gardens at the busy intersection of Oleson and Garden Home Road.  Volunteers hung hanging … Continue reading

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The other “Garden Home Road”

While searching the University of Oregon’s 1846-2015 database of Oregon newspapers for interesting Garden Home stories, we stumbled across a tragic story on the front page of the November 2, 1903 Morning Oregonian (PDF) about a 1903 Halloween-night slaying near Bertha…on the … Continue reading

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Ross Fogelquist

Ross Fogelquist has lived in one of the most charming and well known homes in Garden Home since 1952. He attended seventh and eighth grade at Garden Home School and graduated from Beaverton High School. His lovely home at 8740 SW … Continue reading

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Fogelbo, home of Ross Fogelquist

This lovely home at 8740 SW Oleson Road is nestled on a couple acres of mature trees, shrubs and flowers. It is called Fogelbo (bird nest) which is derived from the family name of Fogelquist. Henry Steiner built the home … Continue reading

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Dorothy Johnson: Garden Home Recollections

Arrival in Oregon: Pioneers looking for new land and new opportunities describes my family’s arrival in Garden Home in 1941. My father, Gust, mother Jean, sister Shirley and I left Superior, Wisconsin and followed the Lewis and Clark Trail to Oregon. The … Continue reading

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West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (WHUUF) sits among tall fir trees at 8470 Southwest Oleson Road, home to a liberal religious congregation,welcoming everyone, no matter their beliefs. The sign by our driveway beckons to the community, like the spring daffodils … Continue reading

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Schanen-Zolling House on SW Oleson Road

This stately historic Dutch Colonial home at 6750 SW Oleson Road has been listed on the National Historic Register. The home has been owned by Dr. Frank and Anjali Rosenbloom since 1999. The 1.6 acre property is filled with beautiful rhododendrons and … Continue reading

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Dickson Family

Shirley Dickson The Ken Dickson family lived in the older two-story blue house on Oleson Road at Shirley Lane. Mr. T.E. Hills lived in this house, now 7730 SW Oleson Road, back in the early 1900s. His obituary says he … Continue reading

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Hunt Club and Riding Academies

The Portland Hunt Club, Portland Riding Academy, Nicol Riding Academy and Aaron Frank’s stables were all within touching distance of each other, so they will be covered together.  So you can tell who the ‘interviewees’ are, so to speak, Don … Continue reading

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