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Hawthorne

3345 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
503-232-4982
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Ranked #77 of 310 Attractions in Portland
Type: Specialty Shops, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: The Hawthorne District is an area of Southeast Portland that runs along SE Hawthorne Blvd., and is most reknowned for its shops and restaurants... more »
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Ottawa
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285 reviews 285 reviews
148 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a funky little neighbourhood in Portland. I would recommend you focus on the area around the Bagdad Theatre (or between 35th street and Ceasar Chavez avenue) where most of the best shops are located. There is of course two Powell's book stores, but also a great toy store, a great wine shop, a few wonderful shops with interesting... More

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43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

So many great little shops, especially thrift shops. And the people watching here is superb. This is the Portland we were expecting (mostly from watching the show Portlandia).

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Eclectic, fun, different and just a great place to shop for things you've never seen. And the people watching is the best there is.

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Portland, OR
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Hawthorne has some charm, but mostly it has turned into a hippy land with fewer and fewer shops and even less parking. We used to enjoy walking up and down the street, kids in tow, to see a movie at the Bagdad, and then grab some dinner at one of the numerous restaurants that dot the street, but it's become... More

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We took a bus ride to Hawthorne and met some nice people. The bus driveress was delightful. She had time to talk to us because we went to the end of the line and she was changing over. Hawthorne area is interesting. the houses off the main street are like something out of psycho, wooden and beautifully constructed. The shops... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Hawthorne District of Portland is one of the most eclectic in all of Portland. People watching extraordinaire. The street is lined with old clothing stores, one in particular, The Red Light Clothing Exchange turns their entire store into a Halloween Costume Haven -- not to be missed by those looking for something unusual. The neighborhood consists of some of... More

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kenai
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

check it out like all of portland it is well conected by bus missed 6 busses while my husband bougt ibuprophen . and still only waited a minuet or two before a bus came by again. we toured most of portland by the tri met system . i think eaiser than driving drivers so extra helpful and full of personality... More

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Washington, DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We enjoyed spending a few hours here. Easy bus ride from downtown Portland. Yes, its just another neighborhood, but it is quite different from downtown. There really aren't any attractions, but if you enjoy walking and looking at shops, stopping for coffee and maybe a bite to eat, this is a pleasant way to get another view of Portland.

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Camano Island, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Hawthorne District is a unique neighborhood that reminded me of a neighborhood near a college or university without the crazier nightlife. I mainly walked around after my class and got a feel for the neighborhood. People were friendly - the kind of place where many will make eye contact and say hello. There were more bicyclists on the narrow... More

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vancouver bc canada
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44 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

There was nothing really special here, not that we could find. No excitement. Powell's Books home and garden store was there, and that was fun, but nothing else.

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