goose hollow foothills league

Welcome to Goose Hollow


  • Annual Neighborhood ELECTIONS -- The GHFL elections will be held on November 19, 2015 according to the GHFL's revised bylaws and in conjunction with a vote to accept certain proposed changes to the GHFL's Articles of Incorporation and the minutes of the 2014 Annual Meeting and Feb. 2015 Special Meeting on height limits.  Six candidates have declared for the five open positions thus far.  Nominations will be allowed from the floor at the meeting.  If you are not already a member of the GHFL, please click here.
  • Active/Proposed Construction Projects (here)
  • Block 7 -- Mill Creek withdrew their application for zone change request on Jan. 8, 2015 for the block just South of the MAC parking garage (combined application document here) to allow underground parking for the MAC and multiple floors of rental units above.  It is expected that the developer will conduct a Traffic Study and then reapply.  More information about this project can be found on the Planning Committee page.
  • 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.
  • Sign Caps -- Goose Hollow has now completed the largest sign cap installation in the city's history, which complements the banner project completed 2010.

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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