by Tracy J. Prince

Arcadia Publishing, $21.99, 128 pages

What’s not to love about Portland’s Goose Hollow district in our beautiful, luscious city? Tracy J. Prince has taken on the task on putting together this wonderful historical look at this  part of Portland’s many plentiful neighborhoods. Filled with chronological pictures and remembrances of times past from 1845 to present day, this book will walk you down memory lane with your own mental pictures of what is now a part of downtown. Ornate architectural homes, landmark buildings, cable cars and urban renewal will enlighten readers and spark their fascination about the city we love.

Images of America: Portland’s Goose Hollow shows the oldest neighborhood in Portland in its infancy, with nothing but a tannery in its vast fields of tree stumps, horses and buggies, cabins and the promise of a dream. It deftly moves through history displaying the economic growth and expansions far beyond what the early settlers could have imagined. Prominent people and places, along with maps and blueprints, demonstrate the strengths and future plans of this thriving town. Charming, spellbinding and intriguing, this brilliant work is a must-have for any true Portlander!

Reviewed by M. Chris Johnson,