Located a few blocks north of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Belmont Street stretches from the Eastbank Esplanade to Mount Tabor Park, and boasts its own mix of vintage and indie shops, coffee shops, bars and food carts. Read on for our favorite things to do and see in Belmont.
Inside Belmont's many bars and restaurants, you'll find dishes, bowls, glasses and mugs filled to the brim with care and craft.
Just a few blocks north of Hawthorne, bustling Southeast Belmont Street is a hub for Portlanders and visitors alike with plenty of activities for fun at any age.
Selling everything from eco-friendly hats to vintage cowboy boots, Belmont's shops can help pull together a made-in-Portland look.
Where to Eat and Drink on Belmont
Never Coffee pours delightful coffee drinks that highlight all of the flavors, like their Holy Grail with Bee Local honey and Jacobsen sea salt and tellicherry pepper. With their unique roasts and innovative drinks, makes this coffee shop a must-try for any adventurous lover of coffee. Just a few steps from the door is The Bite on Belmont, a food court of carts, with favorites like Hindsight Beer Cart serving pints (and wine, too), and Dinger’s Deli a vegan sandwich cart.
Fermenter is pro-probiotic. With fermented beverages like kombucha, kefir, and ginger beer, those are just the first sip at this inspiring plant-based restaurant, that has miso-based sauces, sides of sauerkraut or kimchi, and their infamous plant-based burger. With a focus on small batch and locally grown foods, this menu is comforting and adventurous. For a quick, healthy meal good for the whole family, try Laughing Planet. At the Belmont Street location, similar to their restaurants scattered around town, find toy dinosaurs on every table and have some fun while you eat.
What to Do on Belmont
In what was once the center of the City of East Portland, Belmont holds a lot of history, from Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery where many first settlers were laid to rest, to the Historic Belmont Firehouse that currently serves as a museum. Colonel Summers Park on Southeast Belmont and 20th Street, was created in 1921. Today is has a community garden, softball field, volleyball and tennis court, a splash pad and a restored brick picnic pavilion. For a bigger, more scenic park walk a few blocks north to Laurelhurst Park, with ponds and paved, tree-lined trails.
Belmont storefronts are filled with vintage stores, used books, and trinkets. Still straddling the worlds of old and new, Belmont is home to many shops that have been in the community for decades. Serving the pagan community for many moons, Moonshadow is a spiritual shop for books, crystals, and deepening your practice in the ancient arts. In true Portland fashion, you can also find small, independent bookstores filling their shelves with local authors and zines and books that are off-the-beaten-path. Belmont is no exception; try Belmont Books.
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