Whether you’re in the mood for skateboarding, beekeeping, a 20-course meal or late-night pizza, lower Southeast Hawthorne (between 12th and 32nd avenues) can hook you up.
Wake up with a piping hot Ethiopian pour-over or creamy iced mocha at this quintessentially hip coffeehouse, which also offers a lengthy toast menu featuring toppings like macadamia nut butter and house-made ricotta.
This Portland brunch stalwart serves up breakfast staples seven days a week, inviting parents to dig into lemon ricotta pancakes and Grand Marnier French toast as kiddos delight in their own play area.
All-weather commuters would do well to visit this local workshop and retail space, where four skilled makers sew waterproof backpacks and custom messenger bags beneath a rainbow wall of fabrics.
The largest comic book store in Oregon (not to mention the oldest such shop in Portland), Excalibur is the ideal spot to hunt for that rare back issue or independent graphic novel missing from your collection.
Boasting two locations within one block of each other, funky Lounge Lizard specializes in colorful vintage furniture and lights, as well as their own hand-dyed line of ‘50s-style lampshades.
Stop for lunch at Portland’s first poke shop, which offers traditional Hawaiian bowls made with seasonal produce, local ingredients and sashimi-grade Bigeye Ahi shipped straight from Oahu. (Magikarp not included.)
Pamper your pups after a long day of walking at Portland’s only foot-centric spa, where patrons enjoy sea salt scrubs, mud masks, aromatherapy and foot and leg massages.
A favorite destination for celebrations and special evenings for nearly two decades, classy Castagna treats diners to up to 20 dishes that merge French cooking with Northwest flair — think chanterelle, antelope heart, foie gras and goat butter. Castagna Café, next door, offers more casual (and affordable) fare.
Not in the mood for a fancy meal? Peruse a massive menu of pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches at sprawling Blackbird Pizza, where teens play pinball on the balcony and adults enjoy cocktails and slices until 2 a.m.
Just next door to Blackbird, you’ll find this gritty 4,500 square foot (418 sq m) concrete skate park, which was hand-built in 2011 and now features an adjoining retail shop stocked with sneakers and skateboarding gear.
An outpost of Los Angeles’s Gallery Nucleus, this artsy space invites visitors to snack on artisanal pork rinds and sip PBR, kombucha and local microbrews as they admire gallery exhibits and sketch their own colored pencil masterpieces
Satisfy those midnight cravings at one of Portland’s most iconic food cart pods, where night owls devour bacon-honey-walnut crepes, Latin-style chicken, wood-fired pizzas and even vegan poutine.
Located a few blocks from Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Belmont boasts its own mix of vintage and indie shops, coffee houses, bars and food carts.
Hip fashion, healthy brunch, home & garden books and Hollywood flicks — bohemian Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard has got it all.
Perhaps the city’s hottest dining destination, Southeast Division Street features restaurants, shops, boutiques, wine bars and other attractions.