Laurel Social Hall gets a grant for landscape improvements!

The Laurel Hall Board of Directors wrote and received a grant from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation for $5,000.

February 23th, 9-5pm we are inviting you to help us create history again! Currently, the Laurel Hall has no landscape or community outside space. 


  • Ed and Patty Harty went and picked up the galvanized containers at Wilco for planter boxes.
  • Local Midway Nursery “Little Red Wagon” delivered the plants for the garden boxes(west side of the building).
  • Paul Denfeld brought his equipment over to level the parking lot 2 times before and after the new gravel and filled the new planter boxes too!
  • Bud Hutchinson donated over a dozen Boston Ferns and some Oregon Grape too!
  • Neighbors, from Yerba Buena Preston, Jake, and Steve came over and removed the old nasty wire fence and posts…and random pieces of concrete found too!
  • The backyard space till/plowed by Rick  Rogowski, neighbor.
  • Jake C. came back over and created berm areas for the property hedgerows, and brought compost too.
  • Paul and Chris Denfeld will be donating the Laurel Hedgerow plants for the 168-foot property line.
  • Becky Snyder delivered a trailer full of compost and will be helping with plant orders and placement.

Everyone is welcome and needed, if you would like to be involved in any way, contact Project lead Debi Lorence at 503-858-3636

The grant will help support:  Creating an outside habitat for pollinators, beneficial insects, community gardens, water-wise landscape, garden boxes and a hedgerow to cover the neighbor’s fence line.

We are in great need of: compost, any natives you may have on your property that can be shared (i.e. ferns, birch, Oregon grape, currants, Red Alder, Oregon white oak, vine maple, mock orange and apples and pears too). We can come to dig them. Metal fence posts, rock for decoration and rock for directly behind the building :).

Our focus will be the property lines, creating a natural hedgerow, developing a native garden area in the back 70 ft by 70ft, and some community garden boxes too. If you want to help, have plants or compost to donate please let us know. We all want to see this building site

improved and used more for your family events! Call for donations, or if you just want information: Debi Lorence: 503-858-3636
In a nutshell, the property lines are:
The south property line, is where we will plant a hedge… and the trees on the westside are the property line between the apartments and the driveway.
Dimensions are:
65 feet across the front roadside and the back southern end from east to west.
165 feet long west side (by the trees and apartment)
168 feet long from the road on the east side (by the pot grow)
75 feet wide from west side building to the trees which is basically the parking area.

The building is 35 ft wide and 90 ft long.



August 18th, 2018 Sixth Annual “Laurel Day”, over 700 people came to support the events​!

Enjoy this video:

Classic Car and Truck Show  Farmers Market, Kids Games, Pie Contest, History Tour, barbeque and more! 

9:00-1pm Location Laurel Community Church

Local Sponsors for the Car Event and Free Barbeque:

Our local sponsors for the car show include:
  • Bob Lanphere, Jr.-Lanphere Auto Group
  • Dale Kuehn-Crosspoint NW Auto Auctions
  • Mike Lux-Columbia Empire Meats
  • Ken Gratteri
  • Ruby Vineyard and Winery
  • Benza Vineyard and Winery
  • Midway Firehouse Pizza
  • Nonna Emilia Ristorante Italiano
  • Patty Harty-Laurel Hall
  • Sean Denfeld-Denfeld Family


Winners of the Car Show:


 1stPlace        1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire       Ned Cutright

 Runner Up     1962 Chevy Impala SS 409          Ken Gratteri


 1stPlace      1922 Ford “T” Center Door          Don & Kathy Gilbert

  Runner Up    1949 Dodge PU                               Terry Bigam


 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe                             Mike & Kellie Schoen


 1951 Chevy 3100                                                         Brian Sheppard


1967 Triumph                                                                 Bruce Warner


5:00-9pm Family Pic Nic on the Lawn Potluck.  Shade, music,  dancing, and meeting neighbors.

Live music:

Location Chehalem Mountain Pottery or call 503-858-3636