The Overlook neighborhood is home to a number of great restaurants and bars. Some of the best are The Alibi Bar and Fire on the Mountain.
Overlook is bordered by the Arbor Lodge, University Park, Humboldt, and Boise neighborhoods. It also includes the industrial Swan Island area and the Union Pacific rail yards. Read on to know more.
Located in North Portland
Overlook neighborhood feels like a family-friendly, safe, and quiet neighborhood with a beautiful selection of homes including condos, bungalows, and some Victorians and Foursquare. It is also home to a popular farmer’s market and great restaurants, bars, and shops. Adidas’ North American headquarters are located here and the Interstate Fire House Cultural Center is a neighborhood hub for gatherings.
Overlooking Park looks out over downtown Portland and is a wonderful place to relax. This large park features a beautiful and modern playground, a dog park, and a new nature patch that features forest understory and wildflower meadows, which are great for native pollinators and wildlife.
The Overlook Park MAX Station is conveniently located nearby. Residents can easily get around the city from here on foot or using one of the many bus lines that pass through Overlook. The neighborhood is also close to the popular University Park, Arbor Lodge, and Humboldt neighborhoods. Swan Island, a small industrial area, sits within Overlook’s borders as well.
Steps from MAX
Overlook Park is served by the MAX Yellow Line with three stations (Overlook Park, North Prescott, and North Killingsworth) as well as by Portland Trimet bus lines 24, 35, and 4.
The neighborhood has a large selection of community resources and gathering spots including the popular Farmer’s Market, great restaurants like Fire on the Mountain, Happy House Chinese, and Pinky’s Pizza, quality shops and bars, and of course the Adidas corporate headquarters.
The area also features beautiful park landscapes with hiking trails, a scenic overlook, and unique natural garden spaces called nature patches that feature forest understory, wildflower meadow, and high desert landscapes. Plus, residents can shop at New Seasons Market, cheer on the Blazers at Moda Center or Mississippi Studios, and enjoy the local music scene at the many clubs around town. The neighborhood feels safe and offers a variety of housing options with condos, Bungalows, and some Victorians and Foursquare homes. It also has many large trees throughout and is a very pretty neighborhood that feels less urban than its neighbors. Visit another area in town here.
Modern Living in a Park-Like Setting
The best of Portland is right at your fingertips in Overlook Park. Whether you’re shopping for organic veggies at New Seasons Market or cheering on the Blazers at Moda Center, this neighborhood is central to everything you love about PDX.
Home to a farmer’s market and a great selection of restaurants, Overlook residents also appreciate quality community resources like the Interstate Fire House Cultural Center and Kaiser Town Hall. Plus, a brand-new Overlook Park Nature Patch helps you slow down and reconnect with the natural world.
Though some parts of Overlook can feel sketchy (i.e., the area surrounding MAX stations and the homeless camps on N Going and N Killingsworth) the neighborhood feels safe and well-populated. You can find many condos and bungalows along with Foursquare and Victorian-style homes. And while the area has a lot of new mid-rise apartments, many homes in Overlook Park remain fairly affordable. If you’re looking for a cozy place to call home, this is it!
A Fresh PDX Living Experience
A popular neighborhood park with picture-perfect sunset views and a host of amenities, Overlook Park was established in 1930. This 10-acre park offers a basketball court, playground, softball field, off-leash dog area, and more!
The Overlook neighborhood is full of community-minded, family-friendly residents. You’ll see lots of kids playing outside and strollers everywhere. This is a close-knit, friendly community that takes pride in keeping its streets clean and beautiful.
There are a few neon signs still standing along Interstate Avenue- vestiges of the days when this was a main thoroughfare lined with service stations and motels. But there are also plenty of new restaurants and services, including a tranquil yoga studio, Blooming Moon Wellness Spa, and Eisenhower Bagels. Next blog post.
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