A lot is happening on NE Going St… Our blossoming urban homestead & co-housing community is located in the Sabin neighborhood of NE Portland.

The Homestead: It has only been two years since we all came together!  Our household of six functions incredibly well as an urban coop. We share responsibilities, groceries, meals, gardening, and animal care. It’s been a beautiful year adventures and projects and we look forward to all the possibilities ahead!

Going Goaty: The goat coop also began in April of 2008, with many late night meetings spent discussing the possibilities of keeping these wonderful creatures. Through workparties we have built a pen, milking room, manger, feed storage area, fixed up the min-barn or ‘goat house,’  expanded the necessary compost system and more.

The human members of Going Goaty are: Diane, Jill, Katy, Nori, Anna, David, Emily, Kaya, Amanda and Matt.  The goats are Cheyenne and Darlin’. (And for spring 2010, Cheyenne’s 2 little kids!)

Our goats are 3-year-old Mini-LaMancha does. They provide us with lots of love, entertainment, and up to 2 gallons of milk per day!  They come from a large herd in Eastern Washington and have loved the attention they receive from having so many adoring owners.

The Ongoing Community: When we moved into 1905 Going we were excited to join a co-housing arrangement of ~20 people living near the intersection of 19th and NE Going St. For over 15 years  residents here have been sharing beautiful meals with one another twice per week- and also sharing stories, ideas, tools, and generally supporting one another as good neighbors should.  It’s an incredible place to live.


7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. A  |  April 10, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Umm…some might say I’m “unforgettable”. At least Darlin’ and Cheyenne miss me when I’m gone.

  • 2. Lara Jablon  |  June 30, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Hi, I am working for Trackers NW and have a group of 8-10 year olds who would love to see the goats. Is there a possibility that we could come by tomorrow? Sorry for the short notice, we just learned about you today! thanks, Lara

  • 3. jencoughlin  |  October 23, 2009 at 2:39 am


    I am a writer for Neighborhood Notes (easy to find – just neighborhoodnotes dot com) and I am working on a story about urban goat keeping. Would you be willing to talk to me about your experiences with your goats? I would love to meet you at your place, or somewhere else convenient for you. If it isn’t possible, we could also talk on the phone, but I would be interested in seeing your set up. Please send me an email or give me a call and let me know what you think.


    Jennifer Coughlin

    • 4. Tracey  |  December 31, 2009 at 7:13 pm

      Thank You Emily for helping to find me a milker in SW Portland! If you ever need me to milk for you, or any fellow goat keeper friend just say the word! 🙂

      • 5. goinggoaty  |  January 9, 2010 at 1:16 am

        Thanks so much Tracey, I’m glad it worked out!

  • 6. Jeremy  |  January 25, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I believe we are kindred spirits – but we live in Minneapolis, MInnesota. We are interested in getting goats someday, but we will be in Portland Wednesday evening jan 27th, thursday morning 28th and perhaps monday feb 1st. Is there any way we could get a visit to your goat coop while we are in the northwest?

  • 7. Laverne  |  April 19, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Just saying hi from a fellow goatkeeper here is outer S.E. Portland.I have Mini Manchas also.


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