Eliot Neighborhood – Your New Home

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Eliot is located on the East side of the Willamette River. It is bordered by the Boise, King, Irvington and Lloyd neighborhoods, and the Willamette River. Eliot is in a fantastic location for both commuting, as well as getting to many other great Portland neighborhoods. Major freeway ramps located near Eliot include I-84 and I-5. Portland”s Tri Met runs bus schedules, and the MAX light rail train is less than a mile away from Eliot’s southernmost boundary, at Lloyd Center Mall. Drive West over the Broadway bridge to get downtown or to the Pearl District in mere minutes, or head Northeast to Alberta or Beaumont-Wilshire, Northwest to the Boise and Historic Mississippi Avenue neighborhoods, or Southeast to get to the Belmont and Hawthorne neighborhoods.

Eliot is a diverse community that is struggling to hold on to its history while fending off too much commercial urban redevelopment. Many of the residents of Eliot have lived here a long time, contributing to the sense of neighborhood pride and history of the area. There is a mix of residential and commercial property in Eliot, and the residential areas are generally attractive, quiet and livable, while the commercial areas are being actively redeveloped, bringing an influx of interest and energy that has both positive and negative aspects for the community.

Home styles in this area consist of older Victorian cottages and other older East Portland styles that have historic charm and character you just can’t find in the newer ‘burbs. While some streets are still rough around the edges, there are many charming homes tucked into the Eliot neighborhood. Here you will still find the early 1900s sidewalks imprinted with the names of the original craftsmen, with metal curb rings for tethering horses along the streets.

​There are also recent infill houses and condos being built in the area, so you can actually find a newer home if that is your preference. Eliot is very conveniently located for an easy commute, and it’s popularity is growing as people rediscover North/Northeast Portland, and especially as the TriMet light rail expansion will bring the streetcar to the edge of Eliot.


  • Dawson Park
    Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, paths – paved, picnic shelter, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, splash pad, stage – outdoor, statue or public art, and volleyball court.
  • Lillis-Albina Park
    Includes picnic tables, playground, soccer field, and softball field.

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  • Ex Novo Brewing Company
    Ex Novo is is Portland’s first non-profit pub, and brews on a 10bbl system made in Oregon by Practical Fusion. Head Brewer Ryan Buxton is at the helm, brewing a mix of spot-on traditional styles and experimental and seasonal offerings. Ryan previously brewed at Epic Brewing Company in Salt Lake, and is a passionate creative turning out some amazing beer. Ex Novo curates a taplist at the pub that has something for everyone, and you’ll see it change often. Their chef likes to expand a menu beyond what is expected from pub food – often using new and innovative twists on comfort food. The menu changes throughout the seasons as they utilize the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
  • Toro Bravo
    Toro Bravo is a Spanish restaurant in NE Portland, Oregon created by restaurateur chef John Gorham. The menu of pintxos, tapas, charcuteria, and raciones changes daily based on seasonal variations, local farmers’ produce, and the kitchen crew’s inspiration, incorporating elements of modern technique and unexpected flavors into classic Spanish cuisine. The beverage program focuses on both the Pacific Northwest and Spain with wine, beer, imaginative cocktails and a large selection of sherry. The open dining room of wood and industrial accents and Sangria Red walls helps create the lively and vibrant atmosphere that has secured Toro Bravo as one of Portland’s favorite restaurants since opening in 2007.
  • The People’s Pig
    Known for its smoked meat sandwiches, this chill BBQ joint has classic sides, plus beer & cocktails.
  • Broder Nord
    Busy offshoot of a popular chain serving Swedish menu items & cocktails set in a snug stylish space. It’s your everyday Nordic fare!
  • Game Knight Lounge
    It’s Oregon’s first boardgame lounge. Hundreds of board games pair with cocktails, sandwiches & shareable plates at this lively hangout.


The Lindley Team  is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Eliot Neighborhood! The Tammi Lindley Team is proud to help you achieve your dreams of owning your own home, by offering various finance and loan options, and using our years of experience to make sure you are getting the best mortgage possible.

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