Monthly Archives: January 2016

Happy Valley, Oregon Custom Home Builder by Delahunt Custom Homes Historical Happy Valley – What’s in a Name? Happy Valley.  The name envisions a community comfortably nestled in the shadows of a picturesque skyline, and populated by a congenial citizenry.  But what’s the real story behind the name?  Folklore tells the tale of local boys who […]

Grant Park, Oregon Custom Home Builder by Delahunt Custom Homes Grant Park is a neighborhood and park in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. The neighborhood is bordered by Alameda and Beaumont-Wilshire to the north; Rose City Park to the east; Hollywood District, Laurelhurst, and Sullivan’s Gulch to the south; and Irvington to the west. It is best known as the setting for Beverly Cleary‘s Klickitat Street series of books. Houses in the […]

Gaston, Oregon Custom Home Builder by Delahunt Custom Homes Gaston was named for Joseph Gaston, who immigrated to Oregon from Ohio in 1862 and actively promoted the west-side railroad southwest of Portland, which was later built by Holladay and Villard. He built the narrow-gauge line from Dayton to Sheridan in 1878 and subsequently wrote and published […]

Forest Heights, OR Custom Home Builder by Delahunt Custom Homes Forest Park, a neighborhood on the northwestern edge of Portland, Oregon, combines rolling green pastures, views east and west, and proximity to the attractions of Northwest District. The Forest Park neighborhood is named because of its proximity to Forest Park, the southern portion of which lies […]

 Forest Grove, Oregon Custom Home Builder by Delahunt Custom Homes Forest Grove is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States, 25 miles (40 km) west of Portland. Originally a small farm town, it is now primarily a bedroom suburb of Portland. Settled in the 1840s, the town was platted in 1850 and then incorporated in 1872, making it the first city in Washington […]