I’m back with another PDX Neighborhood Spotlight! This month I will be highlighting Goose Hollow in SW Portland.
About Goose Hollow
Goose Hollow acquired its distinctive name through early residents’ practice of letting their geese roam free in Tanner Creek Gulch and near Tanner Creek Canyon – a wooded ravine in the Tualatin Mountains. Tanner Creek was was buried 50 ft. underground over a century ago and Tanner Creek Gulch was infilled. The only remaining part of the hollow is Tanner Creek Canyon where the Vista Bridge spans. The neighborhood is adjacent to Downtown Portland, Arlington Heights, the Pearl District, Hillsdale, Northwest District, and Washington Park. The geese aren’t running free anymore, but you’ll still find a beautiful mixture of historic homes and modern condos.
Home of soccer teams the Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns FC, Providence Park became a complete stadium in 1926, but it’s name wasn’t always Providence Park. It started out as Multnomah Field and became Multnomah Stadium once the stadium was built. Since then, Providence Park has gone by Civic Stadium, PGE Park, and most recently Jeld-Wen Field. Portland is a huge soccer city and it’s all thanks to the Timbers and the Thorns. Did you know that the Portland Timbers have sold out every single game at Providence Park since moving to MLS in 2011 and the Portland Thorns FC set a single-game National Women’s Soccer League attendance record in August 2019? Pretty impressive!
The Cheerful Bullpen – If you aren’t able to snag tickets to a soccer game, The Cheerful Bullpen is a great place to enjoy cheap wings, tasty beer, and watch the game alongside other die hard fans.
The Leaky Roof – Long-established restaurant with a delicious brunch menu. I’d go for the chicken and waffles with an irish coffee.
Kinara Thai – Currently open for takeout and delivery only, Kinara Thai offers comforting thai food such as blue crab wontons, panang curry, and drunken noodles.
Coco Donuts – If you haven’t had a mochi donut yet, you must check out Coco Donuts! Their mochi matcha and mochi oreo donuts are to die for.
Vtopia – Vegan? Vtopia, Portland’s only entirely dairy-free cheese shop, has you covered. Due to COVID-19, they can only accommodate pickup and delivery, but Vtopia is the perfect vegan option for your holiday cheese boards.
Portland Gear – Your one-stop shop for all your Rose City-themed goods.
Possession – Know a huge soccer fan? Possession has jerseys, wall art, coffee table books, and more.
Hammer & Vine – Beautiful plant store that offers drop-in classes where they walk you through planting your own terrarium, plant craft, or custom planting project.
The Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop – The perfect place to peruse towering refrigerators filled with your next favorite beer.
Right now, the median sales price of a home in the Goose Hollow area is approximately $361,500 with most listed homes seeing 50+ days on the market. Most of the Goose Hollow listings are typically condos. Click here for a free home valuation.
References: Wikipedia & TravelPortland.com
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