Hawthorne District – Neighborhood Feature

Also known as the Sunnyside District with an easy-going and hip culture, Hawthorne is frequently compared with San Francisco’s Haight Street. Located in the southeastern section of the city, this neighborhood is filled with funk, from the locally-owned coffee shops and restaurants to the boutiques and used clothing stores that give a whole new meaning to fashion. It’s also a favorite on the nightlife scene, but that’s not all. With home styles that include bungalows, four-squares, and uniquely vintage Portland architecture, it’s clear that first and foremost, this place is a neighborhood.

Quick Tips:

  • Area is famous for a young, liberal feel.
  • Hawthorne is known for being pedestrian-friendly, with mixed-use development always a priority.
  • Offers some of the most eclectic dining attractions in Portland, including the Bagdad Theatre and Pub, where if the ornate architecture of the building isn’t enough to satisfy you, there’s also pizza and beer to go along with the film; and the Lucky Labrador Pub, where not only can you enjoy a hand-crafted beer—you can enjoy it with your dog at your side.
  • Some of the city’s most intriguing shopping is found here, including the Red Light Clothing Exchange, a used clothing store whose resources seem endless; and, of course, a branch of Powell’s Books, the legendary store that has readers across the country talking.
  • Situated close to both Laurelhurst and Mt. Tabor parks, the Hawthorne District offers easy access to green space.

More information:

Hawthorne Neighborhood Information

Hawthorne Pictures

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