Goose Hollow is a charming neighborhood right west of Downtown Portland at the foothill of West Hills and it’s a mix of urban and residential neighborhood consisting of 279 acres and about 4,796 in population. Closer you are to the downtown area in this neighborhood, you will see apartment buildings, commercial buildings and condos and on the hilly areas, you will see charming old Portland style detached single family houses.
Goose Hollow is one of the Portland’s oldest neighborhoods. It acquired its unique name through early residents’ practice of letting their geese run free in Tanner Creek Gulch and near the wooded ravine in the Tualatin Mountains known as the Tanner Creek Canyon. Tanner Creek Gulch was a hollow of 50-foot-deep with water in it. This hollow was later diverted underground and infilled.
Goose Hollow is in the Downtown Portland basin and has an amazing walkability from being so close to Downtown Portland, Nob Hill, and Pearl District. The MAX Light Rail travels through the neighborhood, stopping at Providence Park, Kings Hill/SW Salmon and Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson St stations.
Neighborhood Data for Goose Hollow, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||76||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||6 min|
|Population||4,796||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||15,069|
|Median Age||37||Home Ownership %||27%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||1%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||98%|
|Average Commute Time||23 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||20%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||4%||% of Commuters by Walking||24%|
|Number of Transit Lines||1||Number of Bus Lines||11|