Consider moving to the upscale neighborhood of Goose Hollow in Portland

Located in the southwestern part of the city, one classy neighborhood in Portland contains some unique homes and an even more unusual alias. Named in the 19th century, Goose Hollow earned its moniker due to the numerous geese that used to run amok in the local vegetable gardens and the neighborhood, according to the book “Portland’s Goose Hollow” by Tracy J. Prince. While the geese may be gone, the exceptional character of the houses found on the MLS listings in Portland for this community is not.

The tree-lined streets and easy commute to the downtown area in the east make this neighborhood ideal for Portland professionals. The upscale homes are not the only draw to this section of the city, according to, as there are numerous coffee shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate area. The Goose Hollow Inn reportedly has the best Reuben sandwich in town.

There are also numerous beautiful old homes in the Historic King's Hill area, which features several properties that are included in the National Historic Register. Check the MLS listings in Portland to find homes in the community of Goose Hollow, if you are interested in one of the historic areas of the city.