Ah Hawthorne, the neighborhood I know and love…I decided to help my business grow I was going to get to know the businesses in my neighborhood a little better. These are just a few of the places that I love, but there are so many!!!
When I want breakfast, the first place I think of is the cup and saucer cafe, they have amazing food all the time, but the breakfast is definitely their specialty. They are located right in the heart of Hawthorne just off 36th ave. I have many favorites when I go here, the basil pesto scramble, the blueberry pancakes, and I can’t forget the apple cider mimosas. They recently added some gluten-free options to the menu with bread from a local bakery, also located on Hawthorne, and they have lots of options for veggie lovers and meat lovers alike.
Powells on Hawthorne is a major staple of the neighborhood, not quite as large as the ever famous “Powell’s city of books” downtown, but it is still, a city of books. Definitely a place to check out, just don’t get lost in the tall towers of books (they have a section for pretty much everything you can think of). Luckily the staff is extremely friendly and willing to help you no matter what you need. There is also a very cute coffee shop located inside so you may read a book inside the store before or after you have decided to buy it.
As a US national register of historic places and a Portland historic landmark, The Bagdad Theatre is a must see. The theatre was restored to its former glory in 1990 by Mcmenamins. I will let you form your own opinion about them as they are not my favorite place to eat, but they have a restaurant located next to the theatre where you can get burgers and their specialty beers. The kitchen of Mcmenamins is connected to the theatre so you can order food and beer and have it delivered to you in the theatre. The movies here are cheap and usually second run but the theatre is gorgeous and a place to see.
This is only three of my favorite places and their are so many more. I don’t want to spoil everything that is out there for you to enjoy, so go outside and walk the Boulevard, at the very least you will enjoy some GREAT people watching. until next time…