Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pan has left the neighborhood!

One last goat sauntered out through the chain-link gate, and Southeast Portland, that redeveloping slice of the city, closed a whimsical chapter.

The Belmont Goats moved Sunday. The herd of 14 was cajoled and coaxed, pushed and pulled into leaving behind their wide, weedy lot for a new home six miles away in Lents Town Center.

Chester, Precious, Lefty and the gang were piled into pickup trucks, a minivan and a horse trailer. And then the animals that briefly captured a neighborhood’s imagination were gone.

Owners and volunteers load the Belmont goats from SE Belmont and 11th for transport to SE Foster and 91st, Oct 5, 2014.

Theirs was the classic Portland coming-of-age story….

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