The Eliot neighborhood is located in North Portland, bordering the Boise, Overlook, and Lloyd neighborhoods. The population as of 2016 was 3,297.
The Eliot neighborhood has retained a sense of Portland history. The sidewalks are still imprinted with the names of original Oregon craftsmen, and there are still rings for tethering horses on the corners of some streets. The majority of homes are older Victorian cottages.
In addition to historic charm, the neighborhood offers something for everyone—whether it be a young family, a single millennial, or an older couple. While less than half of Eliot residents live in homes with a household member under the age of 18, there are still plenty of amenities for younger families and children, including local parks and a community center.
Eliot residents have a sense of pride in their neighborhood and its rich history. In an effort to maintain the neighborhood’s history, the Eliot Oral History Project was developed to document the stories of some of Eliot’s oldest long-time residents. More than 40 stories have been recorded.
The dining scene in Eliot is quickly becoming one of its most well-known components. Toro Bravo has been featured in local publications and is known for Spanish tapas. For breakfast, Tiny’s Café and Bridges Café are popular with locals. The Eliot E-mat Café is part laundromat, part café and offers a great atmosphere while waiting for clothing to wash and dry. McMenamin’s White Eagle Saloon is reportedly haunted and is a fun spot for dining, drinks, or happy hour.
Lillas-Albina Park and Dawson Park are located within the neighborhood. Both parks include space for sports such as volleyball, softball, and soccer. In addition, the Matt Dishman Community Center includes a pool and gym for indoor fitness, basketball, and more.
Zip Code: 97212
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike