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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Goose Hollow

Photo of Goose HollowGoose Hollow is a mixed-use district with diverse residential, commercial and institutional uses. There is an eclectic mix of building types and ages, including a number of historic landmarks. Housing in the district ranges from high-rise apartments and condominiums to single-family homes.

Goose Hollow is home to several large institutions which attract high volumes of people to the area. With light rail running through the heart of Goose Hollow, it is highly accessible.

2035 Vision

Goose Hollow is a family-friendly urban community with thriving neighborhood businesses and excellent multi-modal access to downtown, Portland State University, the Northwest District and Washington Park.

The district’s major attractions, including Providence Park, Lincoln High School, the Multnomah Athletic Club and religious institutions, exist in harmony with surrounding mixed-use development, and attract visitors from all over the region to dine, shop, and play in Goose Hollow. Bordering Washington Park, the Vista Bridge and West Hills, the district is known for its natural beauty.

2035 Vision 3D Map

Between 2010 and 2035, Goose Hollow is expected to grow by 1,000 households and 2,000 jobs, for a total of 4,900 households and 7,300 jobs. This rendering illustrates a possible development scenario approximating future growth. The arrows illustrate key flexible street connections leading to the river and adjacent neighborhoods.

Key Elements

  • Develop Jefferson Street as the center of a residential community
  • Improve the character and create new places along West Burnside
  • Create new public spaces at Lincoln High School
  • Strengthen the identity of SW Salmon as a key east-west green corridor
  • Explore freeway capping opportunities across I-405

Urban Design Concept

Goose Hollow Urban Design ConceptGoose Hollow has a diverse mix of residential, commercial and institutional uses. The area is home to numerous attractions, including Providence Park, Lincoln High School and the Collins Circle/Jefferson main street area. Key intersections and gateways include West Burnside Street and 23rd Avenue as well as West Burnside Street and 18th Avenue.

Potential I-405 caps are shown at SW Jefferson/Columbia and SW Yamhill/Morrison streets and new or improved open spaces are shown at potential future reconfigurations of Collins Circle and Lincoln High School. The concept diagram also highlights the desired retail/commercial character of West Burnside Street, SW Yamhill and Jefferson streets; the desired boulevard character of SW Columbia Street, the central portion of SW 18th Avenue, SW Morrison Street and the western end of SW Jefferson Street.

The diagram highlights the unique opportunity presented by SW Salmon Street, a potential signature green corridor linking Goose Hollow to the West End and Downtown, and the desired flexible character of SW 20th and 16th avenues, offering improved north-south access through the district.

View full-size maps in the PDF version of the Central City Districts.

Read about the Goals and Policies in the Draft Plan that will help with implementing the 2035 Vision and Urban Design Concept.