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Welcome to Goose Hollow


  • Active/Proposed Construction Projects [updated Jan. 2, 2017] (here)
  • GHFL Elections -- Congratulations to the GHFL Board Members elected at our November 17, 2016 Annual Meeting, including new Board Members Dan Baldock, Karl Reer, and Sherry Salomon.
  • Zone B Parking Permits CORRECTION -- PBOT's application for Zone B parking permits incorrectly lists a Guest Permit request.  The Zone B Guest Permit program has been cancelled, and any money paid for a guest permit in 2016-2017 will be refunded.
  • Protecting Goose Hollow Views -- Presentation made to Portland Planning Bureau on March 3, 2016 highlighting reasons for continuing to protect views both to and from the Vista Bridge in the CC2035 Plan.  Related links:
    • 1991 Scenic Resources Protection Plan
    • 2016 Central City Scenic Resourcs Protection Plan DRAFT
    • 2016 Southwest Scenic Views DRAFT
    • 2016 View Streets and River Access Ways DRAFT
    • 2016 Map App showing zoning and height changes in Central City
  • Our Future -- The GHFL is participating in the West Quadrant Plan (Dec. 2014 DRAFT) to ensure that it in line with the principals of our Vision Plan completed 2013.  The GHFL also has a seat on the Lincoln High School Master Planning Committee to help influence what the new school campus will have and look like.
  • Sign Caps -- Goose Hollow has now completed the largest sign cap installation in the city's history, which complements the banner project completed 2010.
  • Goose Hollow IN THE NEWS -- The Goose Hollow neighborhood has appeared in several international publications, including The Guardian and Mental Floss.

The Goose Hollow Foothills League Neighborhood Association, established in the 1970s, is host to four historic residential communities -- King's Hill, Gander Ridge, Vista Ridge, and The Hollow (the lower elevations) -- which are now collectively called Goose Hollow. (map)  A hundred years earlier, however, the name "Goose Hollow" applied pejoratively to only the lower elevations around the path of Tanner Creek that was the primary residence for a substantial goose population and to Chinese vegetable farmers.  A century ago, this creek was buried and the Tanner Creek Gulch infilled to form the basin of the bowl that is now modern-day Goose Hollow, an area that not only refers to the flats but also the adjacent heights (King's Hill, Vista Ridge, Gander Ridge) and Canyons (Tanner Creek Canyon, Cable Car Canyon).

The four areas that comprise Goose Hollow each have their own separate character.  The lower elevations (The Hollow) of Goose Hollow have an area of older brick apartment houses and condos mixed together with historic Queen Anne vernacular cottages as well as commercial and light industrial spaces.  The northern end of The Hollow was intermittently (c. 1910s-1970s) called the the Lownsdale District in honor of Goose Hollow's first resident, though that name was never historically significant.  The Goose Hollow area called King's Hill once hosted the residences of Portland's turn of the century wealthier merchants, now partly infilled with higher density apartments and offices.  Goose Hollow's Gander Ridge and Vista Ridge areas are at the east and west foot, respectively, of Portland Heights and at the south edge of Goose Hollow's bowl.

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