Birth and History of the Laurelhurst Club: 1912 to 2020.
In 1912, Laurelhurst neighbors formed a neighborhood "club" for the benefit of the fledging Laurelhurst community. Meeting in members' houses, the new group notched significant accomplishments from its start. It persuaded the Portland School Board to begin building Laurelhurst School, installed streetlights through Laurelhurst, and worked with the city to preserve the natural features of Laurelhurst Park. Oregonian, January 11, 1914 With active neighborhood involvement, the
Good News and Bad News on Re-Zoning Bills
There is good news and bad news on the flurry of state re-zoning bills that could affect Laurelhurst. Good news first. HB2558 would have rezoned the north part of Laurelhurst within 1/8 mile of the MAX station (parts of NE Senate, Wasco, Hassalo, Multnomah) for up to 5 story apartment buildings. Regrettably, our own Senator Dembrow was among the sponsors. This bill did not make it out of committee by the April 13 deadline and thus “should” be dead for this session, absent