Goose Hollow

Portland, Oregon

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Goose Hollow as an entity actually predates incorporated Portland by about six years. Daniel Lownsdale, who built the first house here, ran a tannery on the site that became Civic Stadium (now Jeld-Wen Field, home of the beloved Portland Timbers soccer team). Years later, the area was named for the flocks of geese that used to roam around here—although you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s because of the cozy and well-loved Goose Hollow Inn, the pub that former mayor Bud Clark has owned here since 1967. When Clark first opened the place, the neighborhood hadn’t quite established a strong sense of identity, so Clark gave his pub a historical name in hopes of reviving the Goose Hollow spirit. This apparently worked like a charm, as the name has stuck since the 1970s and the neighborhood seems to have coalesced around it.

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"Goose Hollow as an entity actually predates incorporated Portland by about six years. Daniel Lownsdale, who built the first house here, ran a tannery on the site that became Civic Stadium (now Jeld-Wen Field, home of the beloved Portland Timbers soccer team). Years later, the area was named for the flocks of geese that used to roam around here—although you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s because of the cozy and well-loved Goose Hollow Inn, the pub that former mayor Bud Clark has owned here since 1967. When Clark first opened the place, the neighborhood hadn’t quite established a strong sense of identity, so Clark gave his pub a historical name in hopes of reviving the Goose Hollow spirit. This apparently worked like a charm, as the name has stuck since the 1970s and the neighborhood seems to have coalesced around it."

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Year-round

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