Eclectic is the norm on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, a walkable street with block after block of vintage shops, boutiques, cafés and things to do.

Fine dining, thrift shopping, cozy bookstores and more await in this locally beloved Southeast Portland neighborhood. Read on for our favorite things to do and see in Hawthorne.

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Explore Hawthorne

Discover our favorite food, drink and things to see and do in Hawthorne.

Hawthorne Dining

Southeast Hawthorne reflects the neighborhood's indie spirit, so you won't find many chain restaurants here.

Hawthorne Activities

From first-run movies to first-rate comedy acts, Hawthorne is home to an eclectic array of daytime activities and outstanding nightlife options.

Hawthorne Shopping

Hawthorne's indie boutiques and homegrown shops peddle plenty of only-in-Portland wares.

Mount Tabor Park

Open reservoirs, hiking trails and an extinct volcano await at this Southeast Portland park.

Neighborhood Spotlights

Experience the culture of Southeast Portland up and down the length of this popular strip.

Street Spotlight: Upper Hawthorne

Hip fashion, healthy brunch, home & garden books and Hollywood flicks — bohemian Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard has got it all.

Street Spotlight: Lower Hawthorne

Whether you’re in the mood for skateboarding, comic books, a 20-course meal or late-night pizza, lower Southeast Hawthorne can hook you up.

The Wide, Wild World of Portland’s Tender Loving Empire

Part record label, part handmade art showcase, this hybrid creative marketplace puts Portland artists first.

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Things to do in Hawthorne

These local institutions showcase some of the best of Southeast Portland.

  • Red Light Clothing Exchange

    With one of the largest inventories of vintage clothing in Portland, this high-traffic store has been buying, selling and trading clothes with men and women of all styles and all walks of life since 1999.

  • Quarterworld

    Opened in 2016, Quarterworld is the largest arcade bar in Portland. Split into adult- and kid-friendly sides, the old theater houses 34 machines and 64 arcade games, along with flavorful eats like bao buns, pizza and banh mi sandwiches.

  • CineMagic Theater

    This theater features a mix of contemporary releases, second-run films and classics — everything from foreign films to mainstream Hollywood pictures.

  • Hawthorne Theater

    One of the city’s busiest all-ages music venues, this former vaudeville house hosts rock, rap, metal and more. The theater also offers a lounge upstairs.

  • McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub

    This 1927 movie palace, renovated by the McMenamin brothers, screens first-run films and serves handcrafted McMenamins ales, wines and spirits. The location also includes the Bagdad Theater Pub, Back Stage Bar and Greater Trumps cigar bar.

Portland Adult Soapbox Derby

The PDX Adult Soapbox Derby at Mt. Tabor Park pits grown-up kids against each other every August in pursuit of speed and laughs.

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Vintage Shopping in Portland

Browse costume jewelry, tailored suits and racks upon racks of dresses at Portland's nearly 50 vintage shopping destinations.

Vinyl Shopping in Portland

From vintage wax to new European imports, those rare releases you’ve been searching for are surely waiting at one of these rockin’ local vinyl stores.

Shop for Made-In-Portland Goods

These companies churn out consistently cool made-in-Portland products, from fashionable swimwear and accessories to leather goods and lighting.