A Bohemian Strip of Eclectic Boutiques and Popular Cafes
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The Hawthorne District is the Haight-Ashbury of Portland. Spanning more than 40 blocks (and four neighborhoods) in southeast Portland, Hawthorne Boulevard exudes a bohemian vibe with walkable collections of vintage shops, eclectic boutiques, lively nightlife, and wildly popular cafes that spill out into the sidewalks.
The line for tacos at Por Que No usually stretches far outside, even in the rain. Fortunately, umbrellas are provided and they’ll get you set up with a margarita as soon as you hit the door. The wait can be similarly long for the neo-Neapolitan-style pies at Apizza Scholls, but it’s worth it for a slice of bubbling goodness served on a perfectly crisped crust. A former brothel, the Sapphire Hotel is a romantic spot for a date with dining and drinking late into the night. For the best artisan ice-cream with locally-sourced ingredients, dip into Ruby Jewel for a scoop or a handmade ice-cream sandwich. An endless list of other restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, and sweet shops on Hawthorne will ensure you’ll never go hungry.
Moviegoers on Hawthorne have their pick of the McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub, which is a beautifully-restored movie palace from 1927 or Cinemagic, which is a single screen theater built in 1914 with real buttered popcorn and cheap admission. For old-school arcade fun, pop quarters into the pinball machines and retro arcade games at Quarterworld. Rock and metal bands reign with live performances at the Hawthorne Theatre.
There are a dizzying array of shops on Hawthorne featuring everything under the sun. Thrift shops like House of Vintage and Red Light carry well-curated retro-style fashions while Vintage Pink and Lounge Lizard can help you furnish your new pad in mid-century style. The three grocery stores along the strip—New Seasons Market, Fred Meyer, Safeway—can help keep you keep your fridge well-stocked.
Homes in the neighborhoods lining the Hawthorne District are a charming a mix of Victorians, craftsman bungalows, and old Portland four-squares with newer apartments on the rise.