Goose Hollow, Portland, Oregon

Goose Hollow, Portland, Oregon

Infobox Neighborhood Portland OR
neighborhood_name = Goose Hollow

association_name = Goose Hollow Foothills League
association_website =
coalition_name = Neighbors West/Northwest
coalition_website =
area = 1.17
censusyear = 2000
map_url =
portlandmaps_x = 7640077.965
portlandmaps_y = 683173.038
pop_total = 5433
pop_density = 4644
households_total = 3792
occupancy = 91
households_owned = 540
households_owned_pct = 14
households_rented = 3252
households_rented_pct = 86
household_size = 1.43
footnotes =

Goose Hollow is a neighborhood in southwest Portland, Oregon. It acquired its distinctive name through early residents’ practice of letting their geese run free throughout the wooded hollow in the Tualatin Mountains. It is adjacent to Downtown Portland, the Pearl District, the Hillside neighborhood, and Washington Park.

PGE Park and Lincoln High School (oldest in the Pacific Northwest) are in Goose Hollow. Former Mayor Bud Clark's Goose Hollow Inn is a long-time neighborhood hang out.

The MAX Light Rail system travels through the neighborhood, stopping at the PGE Park, Kings Hill/SW Salmon and Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson St stations. Goose Hollow is also served by two major freeways: Interstate 405 (which divides it from Downtown Portland) and U.S. Route 26 (which passes under part of the neighborhood through the Vista Ridge Tunnels).The Railway features in the opening seconds of the new age movie "What the Bleep Do We Know!?"

External links

* [ Guide to Goose Hollow Neighborhood] (
* [ Jefferson Street Property] - 1.6 acre natural area, acquired by Portland Parks and Recreation in 1995
* [ Goose Hollow Light Rail Station Community: Urban Design Plan and Comprehensive Plan] (PDF maps, 1996)

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