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