Spanning 43 blocks, in old store fronts find thrift shopping, cozy bookstores, fine and casual dining, and a perfect espresso as you wander this locally beloved Southeast Portland neighborhood. Read on for our favorite things to do and see in the Hawthorne District.
Where to Eat and Drink on Hawthorne
Start your day with meticulously brewed coffee from Coava Coffee. With Hawthorne providing a days worth of shopping and walking, caffeine is a great start. Local chain Fried Egg I’m in Love serves up tasty breakfast sandwiches with a perfectly cooked egg to pair with coffee or a mimosa.
Find any cuisine, catering to many different dietary needs, from vegan dinners at Maruti India, kebab and falafel at Riyadh’s Lebanese Restaurant, rum cocktails and Cuban comfort food at Cubo, gluten-free arepas at Teote House Cafe and classic Thai curry and noodles with rare street dishes at Farmhouse Kitchen Thai.
When you’re undecided on what to eat, make your way to Cartopia Food Cart Pods or Hawthorne Asylum, you’re sure to find the perfect bite between shopping, shows, and sites on this bustling boulevard.
Portland Cider House, founded by a family of British expats, uses traditional English techniques to turn fresh-pressed Northwest apples and pears into tasty hard ciders. Craft your own flight from among 28 varieties at the company’s flagship taproom. For wine lovers, look no further than OK Omens, whose menu focuses on natural wines and aged classics. Sip outside in their covered patios, or buy a bottle to-go. With mid-century charm Gold Dust Meridian serves up creative cocktails and small plates.
Southeast Hawthorne reflects the neighborhood's indie spirit, so you won't find many chain restaurants here. Plan on eating adventurously.
From first-run movies to first-rate comedy acts, Hawthorne is home to an eclectic array of daytime activities and outstanding nightlife options.
Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard's indie boutiques and homegrown shops mirror the locals you'll see on the street: fun, funky and fiercely independent.
What to Do on Hawthorne
From shopping to movies, an indoor skate park, and a beautiful city park at the top of the strip you’ll have plenty of things to explore.
With over a dozen vintage and re-sell clothing shops on Hawthorne you’re sure to find just want you were looking for. Check out Portland mainstays; Magpie, or Red Light Clothing Exchange. If the City of Books is too much, find a sampling at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne or explore the Eastside book shops with Backstory Books, a woman-owned bookstore in a small house on Hawthorne, sells used books and recycled yarn. Look through the eclectic used vinyl at Tomorrow Records.
For some entertainment catch a great stand-up acts most nights at Helium Comedy Club or take your soccer fans to Gol, with outdoor seating and several screens to watch the matches. Hawthorne has a little bit of everything you are looking for.
Browse costume jewelry, tailored suits and racks upon racks of dresses at Portland's nearly 50 vintage shopping destinations.
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.
These companies churn out consistently cool made-in-Portland products, from fashionable swimwear and accessories to leather goods and lighting.
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