Overlook is a neighborhood located on the north side of Portland, Oregon. The community has a wide variety of commercial services throughout, including local businesses such as convenience stores, eateries, medical facilities, and even a veterinarian for your pup. A historic dwelling, Overlook House, is now a community center in the region and the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center plays host to art exhibits and a theatre. Two elementary schools and community parks also provide excellent walking destinations for area residents.
Overlook has fine weather for on-foot travel for most of the year with warm, dry summers and temperate spring and fall seasons. Extreme heat, cold, and storms are rare and dog walkers in Overlook rarely contend with problematic weather. Winters are cool and wet, requiring warm, waterproof gear and the terrain is sometimes slippery when temperatures hit the freezing mark. This can be coupled with precipitation, so be prepared to avoid icy conditions when necessary.
Fortunately, there are plenty of other places to walk with your canine companion. Residential areas have an interesting variety of homes including recent builds and structures representing every decade of the 20th century. Private properties are well landscaped and residential streets have safe, separate sidewalks for pedestrians and pets to stroll. The terrain is relatively flat and only slight inclines are encountered on walks in the region.
Overlook Park is located on the south side and has great views of the surrounding hills and downtown area. Your furry friend will appreciate the off-leash area and an opportunity to play with other pups. The park has many amenities such as basketball courts, a playground, baseball diamond, picnic tables, and volleyball courts. Paved and unpaved paths in the park make excellent walking trails. The greenway extends to the north and joins up with an area known as Mocks Crest which provides additional natural treed and open areas accessible on foot to people and their pets.
Although not technically a park, Willamette Boulevard on the north side of the neighborhood, near the river, is a popular spot for dog walkers as it runs along the bluff and affords views of the surrounding area.
Patton Square City Park is a small but well shaded, naturally treed, small community park, providing another great spot to visit on a stroll with your pooch.