Overlook Neighborhood – Your New Home

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Overlook is a North Portland neighborhood right next to the Willamette River. It is conveniently located to other North Portland areas like Arbor Lodge, and University Park. While this part of town isn’t quite as close to downtown, you can drive there in about 15-20 minutes. Some commuters just take the MAX line to get into the city. Overlook is near Portland’s Mississippi Avenue district where there are lots of fun things to do including enjoying live entertainment, many restaurants and bars, and quirky, artsy stores.

Part of the neighborhood also includes Swan Island, which used to be a separate island but was long ago connected with landfill, making it part of the mainland. The Swan Island area of Overlook is now a manufacturing area with a decidedly industrial feel.

You can find a variety of neighborhoods in Overlook including Victorians and bungalows. This is definitely an up and coming area. However, you can still find very affordable homes. The streets are very cute and relaxing, as you will see various people exercising, walking their dogs and gardening.

Historically, Overlook was a Polish neighborhood, and it’s still home to a huge Polish festival each year, in addition to a Polish library. Overlook Park on Interstate Avenue is a nice, good-sized park popular with families. There are several other good parks in the neighborhood, too. Another popular gathering spot is Overlook House, a historic home that now serves as a community center. There are several MAX light rail stations in and near the neighborhood, making for an easy commute downtown. Within the neighborhood itself, plenty of local restaurants give Overlook a great locally-focused atmosphere. Safe for families, Overlook Park is a beautiful, comfortable-feeling neighborhood.


  • Overlook Park
    Includes accessible picnic area, accessible restroom, baseball field, basketball court, dog off-leash area, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic shelter, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, track, and volleyball court.
  • Madrona Park
    Includes accessible play area, basketball court, natural area, paths – unpaved, and playground.​
  • Patton Square Park
    Includes accessible picnic area, accessible play area, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, and Plaza.
  • Beach Community Garden
    This site has been in use since the 1960s when two families started a garden on unused city land. They hired a farmer to plow the site each spring. By the 1980s, the garden was so well tended that it won a national contest and was featured on the Victory Garden show on public television. To this day, this garden remains an icon of community development in northeast Portland.
  • Pittman Addition HydroPark
    This open space includes picnic tables and benches made from recycled materials. The site was covered in invasive plants, and community members have planted lots of natives to try to create urban wildlife habitat. There is an active committee of community members and artists working to bring temporary art to the park on a rotating basis.


  • milk glass mrkt
    Bright, elegant cafe & market featuring refined farm-to-table eats plus coffee, beer & wine.
  • Tilt Food & Drink, Built for the American Workforce
    Sleek, minimalist-chic spot known for its take on classic American favorites such as burgers & pies.
  • Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill
    Hearty burgers & lots of TVs are featured at this bar with wood-paneled walls, pool & live music.
  • Mio Sushi
    Outpost of a regional Japanese chain offering creative sushi plus hot dishes in an unassuming space.
  • The Old Gold
    Comfortable bar with wood shelves & booths, specializing in bourbon & elevated pub grub.

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The Lindley Team  is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Overlook Neighborhood! We help families, couples, and individuals develop their financial “Story” in order to obtain residential home financing.​ 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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