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History of Goose Hollow

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We have good news. Laughing Planet is opening up a new location in Portland. It’s at SW Jefferson St. & 18th Ave, in the Goose Hollow neighborhood.

To commemorate our becoming a part of the Goose Hollow community, we thought we’d take a look back at the history of the place. We may be intergalactic, time-traveling burrito ambassadors, but let it never be said that we have no reverence for history.

The history of the area now known as Goose Hollow starts with a guy named Daniel Lownsdale. Once upon a time, he owned and operated the first tannery west of the Rocky Mountains. It sat where JELD-WEN Field and the Multnomah Athletic Club are today. In 1845, he built the first house in the Goose Hollow area, near the north end of the area currently known as “The Flats.”

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