The Hawthorne District in Portland

Shops along SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland

SE Hawthorne Boulevard is located in SE Portland. It’s south of Belmont Street and north of Divison Street. The most concentrated commercial area along SE Hawthorne is between 34th – 38th Streets but there’s plenty to see in other parts of the street, too.

Best Known For

  • It's laid-back culture. People like to say it’s Portland’s version of Haight Street, but it’s getting more and more sophisticated every year.
  • The Bagdad Theater, a Portland landmark restored by the McMenamin Brothers.
  • Funky coffee shops, locally-owned restaurants and boutiques, and great used clothing stores.
  • Casual restaurants and brewpubs.

Getting There

  • From downtown, take the Hawthorne Bridge.
  • From I-5, get off at exit 300B (the OMSI exit).
  • Stay left at the fork on the exit ramp.
  • Head straight onto Belmont St. Take Belmont to 11th Ave, and turn right.
  • Follow 11th until you reach Hawthorne Blvd. and turn left.

By bus, take #14 from downtown to Hawthorne.


  • Zip code: 97214
  • Nearest post office: 1020 SE 7th Avenue

Grocery Stores

  • Daily Grind at SE 40th/Hawthorne
  • Fred Meyer at SE 39th/Hawthorne
  • Safeway at SE 28th/Hawthorne


  • Safeway at SE 28th/Hawthorne Fred Meyer at SE 39th/Hawthorne

Nearby Schools

  • Elementary schools: Abernathy Elementary School and Glencoe Elementary School
  • Middle school: Hosford Middle School and Mt. Tabor Middle School
  • High schools: Cleveland High School and Franklin High School

Best Shopping

  • Red Light, 3590 SE Hawthorne Blvd: The Disneyland of used clothing and accessories for men and women.
  • Presents of Mind3633 SE Hawthorne Blvd: Cool cards, jewelry, and gifts galore.
  • Imelda’s and Louie’s Shoes3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd: Beautiful shoes and bags for the style-conscious.
  • Powell's Bookstore for Cooks and Gardeners, 3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd: The cookbook section at the downtown Powell's store is huge, but there's nothing like shopping in a store that specializes in your hobbies of choice. 

    Best Restaurants

    • Apizza Scholls4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd: The best thin-crust pizza in the city.
    • Mio Sushi3962 Hawthorne Blvd: Fresh fish in a friendly, upscale setting.
    • 3 Doors Down1429 SE 37th Ave: Innovative Italian cuisine and great service.
    • Bridgeport Ale House3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd: Surprisingly good pub menu and delicious beers.
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