Grange History

Skyline Grange #894 sits atop the beautiful Skyline Ridge in far northwest Multnomah County just inside Portland city limits. Our Grange has been operating since 1940 when local agriculturists met to support the needs of the community through activities, discussions, and social gatherings. The area has changed a lot since then, but it is still a rural-based community concerned with helping one another and supporting measures that keep us safe and promote a sense of community. The Skyline Grange (part of the State and National Granges) is still growing strong. 

We see our Grange hall as a gathering place and an important community asset. The building was originally built by Grange members in 1950, then rebuilt on a shoestring budget after the 1974 fire. We are continually improving upon its infrastructure to make it functional, welcoming and accessible to all. In 2013 we spent $30,000 bringing our antiquated septic system up to modern code, putting a major dent in our savings. We are in the process of rebuilding this fund through modest charges for events, rental fees, and donations so we can tackle other improvements. These include a wheelchair accessible bathroom on the main floor and updates to our kitchen. 

Skyline Grange is a 503(c)10 organization so donations are not tax-deductible unless strictly earmarked for our Education & Charitable Activities Fund. Much of our fundraising proceeds goes to building and property improvements and maintenance, and thus not tax-deductible under the IRS Code. Nevertheless, donations are very much appreciated and a functioning Grange building benefits the entire community.

We welcome participation from all members of the Skyline community.