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Old Posted Jan 8, 2008, 5:23 PM
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Portland Neighborhood Tour - Goose Hollow

Goose Hollow is a neighborhood just west of downtown Portland. It is bordered by Burnside St. to the north, the 405 freeway to the east, and the west hills to the south and west. The eastern portion is relatively flat, while the west is hilly. The housing consists of old turn-of-the-century homes, as well as small apartment buildings and some high-rise towers. Businesses line Burnside St., and there are a few restaurants and shops here and there in the interior of the neighborhood. Portland’s MAX light rail system runs through Goose Hollow, with 3 stops in the neighborhood, two of which serve PGE Park, home to Portland’s minor league baseball and soccer teams and to Portland State Univ. football.

The sidewalks aren’t crowded, but there is a healthy amount of pedestrian activity here, especially along the MAX line and the blocks near Burnside. If these pictures don’t show that, it’s only because it was cold and rainy, or because I’m generally a little hesitant about taking photos of people I don’t know.

Here’s a map…


Looking down on Goose Hollow with the Pearl District in the background.


You can see the Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson MAX stop in this next pic. Downtown is in the background.


Here’s the bridge that the above photo was taken from. The MAX goes into a tunnel under the hills just west of the bridge.
























Next few shots are from the PGE Park area


I took this pic from the sidewalk through the bars of the fence… pretty easy to see the field.
















Firefighters Memorial






Along Burnside
























I really like these apartments for some reason…












“Yes, we have apartments available… Oh, you wanted one with no one living in it?”














Back to the less hilly area closer to I-405 & the MAX






















I think this is the only Starbucks in all of Goose Hollow…








MAX stop at Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon – Doors to my left – Puertas a mi izquierda
































Lots of stairs












Hope you enjoyed it.

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Old Posted Jan 8, 2008, 5:54 PM
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Great 'hood! I'd live there in a snap.
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Fascinating stuff, looks very neat.

Now that's a stairway..
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Great tour forateoh! I don't get over to goose hollow very much so its good to see how it looks. Maybe 23rd/Northwest is up next in the photo tour? Thats my favorite area...
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Those apartments you like are fordham i believe.
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2008, 7:52 PM
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^ You are correct.
^^ As usual, I don't know what's up next. I will definitely do Northwest at some point.
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Looks great!

That looks like Portland's closest comparison to Seattle's Capitol Hill, minus the baseball stadium and rail. I've heard Hawthorne compared to Capitol Hill but to me Hawthorne is more like Wallingford.

There's just something about hills, and stairways in lieu of streets, and moss.
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I think this is the only Starbucks in all of Goose Hollow…
Actually, there are two more--both along the south side of Burnside.
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Looks like a sweeeeet area... thanks for the shots!!!
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Actually, there are two more--both along the south side of Burnside.
My bad. I know where one of those two is now that you mention it.
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Man this really makes me miss living there. I used to live on King Ave. and my favorite building is the one on King and Burnside with the quarter-circle balconies. Love that neighborhood. Although it is a bummer walking down Burnside... too many cars and too narrow of a sidewalk. Great pics!
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Very cool neighborhood and I would also live there in a snap!
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every time I see picks of the hills of goose hollow it reminds me of this video http://youtube.com/watch?v=2u6u2wlzv40

p.s. how do you embed videos into a post
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awesome city - thanks for the tour.
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Hey, I can see my house from here. I live in the building about a block uphill from the Subway shop, with the maroon awning, along Burnside (photo #29-30). Love this neighborhood ... Burnside's a little in-your-face traffic-wise, but everything you need is within a few blocks around here. Thanks for the great photos, esp. the blurred MAX trains, always cool-looking. I really like the first shot overlooking the ball park to the Pearl District -- you capture these neighborhoods so well. Oh yeah, the two other Starbucks are the 24-hour one at Uptown Shopping Center, and a new-ish one next to the Civic condos, where Blockbuster used to be. Wouldn't want to go over 8 blocks without one of those...
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I love those walkups....

and houses on hills. Reminds me of Manitou Springs, Co.
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http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/1...19shgmpak2.jpg

Didn't know that Kudzu could grow like that in the Northwest, learn something new everyday, lol. Nice pics, I love Portland's neighborhoods, and can't wait to visit one day. Good job on the pics
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Thank you so much for the Portland neighborhood thread that you are doing. The pics are fantastic.

I was born and raised in Portland, but have not been there in 30 years. I have a great deal of nostalgia for Portland, and looking at these pictures brings back some great memories.

I also would love to see the 23rd st. Lovejoy, Overton, Wallace Park areas done, as that is where I grew up.

Thanks again for the great photos, and the great memories.

Patrick
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Portland is cool and I enjoyed your pics.
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Great 'hood! I'd live there in a snap.
I'm with you. That's like utopia to me!
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