Overlook is bordered by the Willamette River on the SW, the Freemont Bridge to the South, I-5 to the east, and Ainsworth and Willamette Blvd. to the North. It is just minutes to downtown by car or bike or hop right on the MAX. It borders Arbor Lodge to the north, the Willamette River to the south, University Park to the west and Boise-Elliot to the east.
As you are going out along busy, bustling Killingsworth ST- headed from I-5- suddenly you are hit with absolutely breathtaking views of downtown and Mt Hood looking out across the river. You can also see Forest Park and the West Hills over the industrial river area. . As you curve around you see the arched bridges of Portland silhouetted by downtown. You are in the center of Overlook.
You will also see big beautiful houses; Craftsman, Colonial and Bungalows- even New Orleans French along wide, tree lined streets. The houses are kept up really well. The ones on the river have sweeping views. People are biking and walking along. There is a hospital right off Greeley and to the North is the University of Portland and it's beautiful grounds. They have put a lot of money into the area in the last few years and now it is filled with trendy little cafes and eating places. For example, a few places I have personally been to are a great little Italian bakery, my favorite sushi restaurant, some eclectic cafes and some fancy little restaurants. Willamette River borders the SW, then the Freemont Bridge to the South, I5, and Ainsworth and Willamette Blvd. to the North. It is just minutes to downtown by car or bike or hop right on the MAX.
Because of the College right in it's midst, this area has alot of class. There are alot of really nice houses, and they seem to sell pretty quickly. One of my favorite houses- it was a listing of mine- was the original Stage Coach House back in the late 1800's. It is full of inlaid leaded curved glass, gorgeous woodwork, inlaid cherry floors, beautiful built-ins with curved leaded glass and huge New Orleans style decks on the 2nd floor. There are other houses just as unqique in this classic older neighborhood- It's one of my favorites.