Hawthorne District

Hawthorne District

The Hawthorne District is a popular avant-garde neighborhood just across the Willamette River from Downtown that runs along Hawthorne Boulevard between 17th and 43rd Avenues. The Boulevard is lined with locally-owned coffee shops, antique stores, cafes, and trendy clothing shops, many with a bohemian flavor reminiscent of the 70's. Popular restaurants on Hawthorne include Cup and Saucer Café which serves up vegetarian and organic fare, and The Daily Grind, a natural foods store with an amazing bakery. Ink and Bread, a bistro with and northwest-influenced food and wonderfully rich desserts is also known for its ample Sunday Yiddish brunches.

Hawthorne Boulevard has a rich nightlife and many of the pubs have sidewalk seating. Favorite fare at the Bridgeport Ale House is their oven-fired pizza. The Lucky Labrador Brew Pub produces hand-crafted ales and even allows patrons to bring their dogs to enjoy the fun on the back patio.

Many of the homes along the tree-lined streets in the residential area are older craftsman and bungalow styles that are being restored to their original beauty.

Landmarks in the Hawthorne District are: Powell's Books Annex, the Hawthorne Bridge (the oldest vertical lift bridge in operation in the United States), and the Bagdad Theater & Pub, a Portland relic owned and restored to its original glory by the local McMenamins chain. The Bagdad offers the usual pub fare as well as craft beers and second-run movies at reasonable prices.