(Ed: In the 1940s and ‘50s) There were two busses that served Garden Home and both ‘Blue Busses’ were owned by The Tualatin Valley Bus Company. They left from the Trailways Terminal in downtown Portland – directly across 5th Avenue from the Multnomah County Courthouse: (1) The “Metzger Bus” that came from Portland (through Multnomah, followed Garden Home Road and after leaving Garden Home went on to Metzger, and (2) The “Maplewood Bus” that came from Portland thru Maplewood, then on to Garden Home, terminating in Rose Garden Village development (from 90th to 92nd on the North side of Garden Home Road) – and returned to Portland. Service on both busses was from 6:00 am to midnight 7 days a week. A prominent Garden Home resident who was heavily involved in Garden Home Methodist Church, Boy Scouts, softball, and other youth activities would normally drive one or the other busses each day.
Warren Cook, Feb. 2010
(Ed: The TriMet Maplewood line used to run down Garden Home Road in the 1970s and 1980s. We are unsure when TriMet ceased running bus service down the portion of SW Garden Home Road west of the Garden Home/Oleson intersection.