Sunday, October 5, 2014

Portland's Goose Hollow Neighborhood - Where real geese once roamed

Bronze Goose at the Kings Hill MAX stop in Portland


When riding Portland's MAX light rail you never know what type of art might be seen along the way and at the stops. This bronze goose welcomed us at the Kings Hill/Salmon Street stop. Of course I wondered, why a goose?

This is the Goose Hollow neighborhood. The name Goose Hollow comes from the early days of Portland.  Women raised geese in the low-lands and gulches of the area in the West Hills foothills.  Here's a great history of the Goose Hollow area