By John Liu

The Laurelhurst Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, culminating a twenty-five year effort beginning in 1991. The most recent effort involved hundreds of Laurelhurst volunteers. In the 2017 neighborhood vote, eighty-three percent of voting residents supported the historic district. During the nomination process, fewer than one percent of property owners objected to the historic listing.

Friends of Laurelhurst Park pruning/work parties start April 10, 9 am.  Meet at the blue-green Parks building at 3600 SE Ankeny St, the park’s north side. Bring work gloves; tools are supplied.

The Laurelhurst Neighborhood Cleanup is May 11, 9 am to 1 pm at Laurelhurst School. $15 fee per car, $25 per pickup truck/SUV, higher fees for other vehicles, and additional donations gladly accepted.

Items accepted include scrap wood, household items, books and clothing, furniture, some electronics and appliances other than refrigerators and air conditioners. The cleanup will not accept construction or demolition waste, yard waste, chemicals or oil, or other potentially hazardous substances. For hazardous waste disposal, see oregonmetro.gov. Volunteers are sought and will be fed.

Elections for the Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association will be held May 28, 7 pm at All Saints Parish on NE Glisan at Coe Circle. All Laurelhurst residents, businesses or non-profit organizations are eligible to vote.

Laurelhurst’s Garage Sale is June 22. Mark your calendars!