Situated about five miles from downtown Portland,
the bike-friendly Overlook
neighborhood provides residents numerous opportunities for dining, shopping, and recreation without the need to visit the city proper. New houses
share space with remodeled homes and apartments, providing an array of living options for those who want great views of the Willamette River and easy access to mass transit, including the Max Light Rail system.
Portlanders from all over head to Overlook for its unique restaurants, including Fire on the Mountain, a barbecue and wings joint, and TILT, which serves up classic American fare such as burgers and fries. Locals flock to Pinky's Bar Nowhere for cocktails and excellent bar food.
Recreational options abound in Overlook, with Swan Island featuring a boat launch and port and Overlook Park sporting an off-leash dog area and various sports fields. Madrona Park features unpaved paths, ideal for morning runs and evening walks, and the Beach Community Garden gives residents opportunities to mingle with neighbors while growing fresh vegetables.