Overlook Neighborhood

We believe we've found a wonderful neighborhood for our new home! The Overlook Neighborhood is in close-in North Portland. We feel it has a lot to offer in transportation connections, grocery, restaurants and cafés, schools and community facilities.

Our Transportation options include frequent bus service on Killingsworth, two blocks away is downtown bus service on Greeley.  The Interstate MAX light rail line is a short walk or bus ride to the east.  Our location is on two bike routes and is surrounded by other bike routes, including a bike lane on Greeley offering quick access to downtown.  For an automobile, Greeley offers quick access to downtown and southbound I–5.  Killingsworth offers quick access to North or Southbound I–5.

 The neighborhood offers great school options! Beach Elementary offers a traditional curriculum as well as a Dual Immersion Spanish-English Program. Beach also offers Head Start and a specially designed program for pre-kindergarten. Ockley Green is a K-8 Magnet School with a focus on arts, sciences, and technology.

There are two charter schools nearby. Portland Village School is a Waldorf-methods public charter school. Trillium Charter School offers a K-12 educational program.

Jefferson High School, Portland Community College Cascade Campus and the University of Portland are just one mile away.

New Seasons MarketA New Seasons Market and the Interstate Farmer’s Market are nearby.  Our neighborhood offers a rich selection of food, coffee, and beverage: Blend Coffee Lounge, La Bonita, Mio Sushi, and Tsumani Thai are one block away; Beaterville Café, Atomic Pizza, Di Prima Dolce Bakery, Hop and Vine, Madrona Hill Café, Eddie's Flat Iron Pizza, The Fish and Chip Shop, Saraveza, E'njoni Cafe, Thai Food Cafe, Pause, Thai Ginger, and Ukiyoe Japanese are within walking distance. The Overlook Village Business District is coming together with participation by many of the restaurants and cafes and such businesses as Milk and Honey Studio, Roots Garden Supply, North Portland Acupuncture Clinic, and the Naked Sheep Knit Shop. It held its first neighborhood Celebration in August 2009. Other Mississippi, Alberta, Kenton, and St. John's destinations are nearby.

Both Kaiser Permanente Interstate and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Children's Hospital are a short distance. 

Other close-by community amenities include the North Portland Public Library Branch, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (a multidisciplinary arts center) and many parks. The nearby bluff slopes offer walking and dog walking opportunities. This includes the Dog Bowl, a great area to play with your pooch!

Neighborhood Information

Overlook Neighborhood Association

Overlook Neighborhood

North Portland Neighborhood Services

Nearby Parks

Overlook Park

Madrona Park

Arbor Lodge Park

Patton Square Park

Pennisula Park, Community Center, and Pool









Google Map of Overlook Neighborhood
Overlook Neighborhood Bike Map
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School and Beach Art Image
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