Overlook, Portland, Oregon
|• Association||Overlook Neighborhood Association|
|• Coalition||North Portland Neighborhood Services|
|• Total||3.31 sq mi (8.58 km2)|
|• Density||1,800/sq mi (710/km2)|
|• No. of households||2462|
|• Occupancy rate||95% occupied|
|• % households renting||33% renting|
|• Avg. household size||2.47 persons|
Overlook is a neighborhood in the North section of Portland, Oregon on the east shore of the Willamette River. It borders University Park and Arbor Lodge on the north, Humboldt and Boise on the east, Eliot on the southeast, and Northwest Industrial and the Northwest District across the Willamette on the west.
The neighborhood includes Swan Island, originally an island in the Willamette, but connected to the east bank by landfill in the 1920s. Swan Island was the site of Portland's first airport, Swan Island Municipal Airport, dedicated by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 and operating until the early 1940s when the island was converted to naval shipbuilding use for World War II as one of the Kaiser Shipyards. Swan Island is now an industrial area.
This neighborhood is also occasionally referred to as Mocks Crest.
- E. Henry Wemme, a Portland businessman credited with contributing to the development of the neighborhood.
- Demographics (2000)
- Historic Overlook House - Portland's Timeless Treasure
- Bui, Hien; Michelle Kain. "Little Swan Island Unable to Meet Big Changes". Archived from the original on 2007-05-07. Retrieved 2007-01-12.
- Freeman, Paul (9/3/2005). "(Original) Portland Municipal Airport / Swan Island Airport, Portland, OR". Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields. Retrieved 2007-01-12. Check date values in:
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