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Address: 3345 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: 503-232-4982
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A neighborhood of shops along SE Hawthorne Boulevard. It's offbeat with...

A neighborhood of shops along SE Hawthorne Boulevard. It's offbeat with overtones and undercurrents of funky.

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Good People Watching ...

Sip some ice tea at Peet's or have a cider or beer at one of the many bars that line this street, and watch the world go by. As many times as I've sat and watched people, I still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
bryan h
Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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215 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Sip some ice tea at Peet's or have a cider or beer at one of the many bars that line this street, and watch the world go by. As many times as I've sat and watched people, I still see amazing things that make me turn my head or lift an eyebrow. If you want Gucci shops ... go elsewhere.... More 

Thank bryan h
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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104 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not sure this is a good place for tourist. People working in the shops were not very friendly. It was a long walk between shops that worth going into. Walked in and out of a few restaurants until we found one that seemed clean enough to stay. Definitely would not bring children to area.

Thank bob34280fl
Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I moved into this area and at first glance was intrigued. It has some cool shops and restaurants but when I compare them to Belmont or Division the latter seem to have more creative spots and a wider variety of choices. That said is worth a stroll and it certainly is interesting for a few hours.

Thank travelingphotodude
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

What else should we call them? Dreds and tie dye. Good coffee and eats about a zillion places. Two super consignment stores for mostly clothing and hipster accessories: Buffalo Exchange and Red Light.

Thank Dietitianwest
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182 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We come here to look for art and furniture,. It is in the South East section of Portland and the Bohemian' Bohemia of Portland, which has worked hard to become the weirdest part of Portland. As far as food goes…Meh…nothing special, everything weird, not a place to go for fine dining but rather trendy , non mexican taco's and vegetarian,... More 

1 Thank Lorenzo1317
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Hipster street packed with vintage shops, cafes and eateries. Great place for a stroll if you're in the neighbourhood. Don't miss Blue Star, Powell's Bookshop, Greater Trumps and the growler shop.

3 Thank hrushikr
Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Cool if that's what you want. Decent small restaurants but most were dirty. Not worth returning unless you're 25-35 in age.

Thank CatchnRelease1
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This neighborhood in SE Portland, edged by Mt. Tabor park, is simply the best place to be in the entire world. I live in Tacoma, but were it not for family obligations, would be living in Hawthorne. Just go there, you'll find out for yourself.

2 Thank diane s
Tiburon, California
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64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We've been staying in the Sellwood district and the cashier at the local New Leaf asked what we were planning to do during our visit to Portland. She suggested a trip to Hawthorne (in the 30s cross streets). I'm glad we took her advice. There were plenty of funky little shops (and upscale shoe stores) for the shoppers in our... More 

2 Thank Janis L
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371 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 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 

3 Thank Ottawajester

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