Guidebook for Portland

Kathy

Guidebook for Portland

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Bicycle rentals not too far away
River City Bicycles
706 Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Bicycle rentals not too far away
Closest bike rentals to our house.
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Clever Cycles
900 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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Closest bike rentals to our house.
Food Scene
Great coffees roasted on site. French Press is their standard method of bewing
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Cellar Door Coffee Roasters
2001 Southeast 11th Avenue
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Great coffees roasted on site. French Press is their standard method of bewing
A very popular roaster featuring small batches prepared as pour overs
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Coava Coffee Roasters
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A very popular roaster featuring small batches prepared as pour overs
Lardo started out as a popular street cart, The restaurant features outstanding artisan sandwiches, (I believe) 24 local craft microbrews on tap, and of course the famous Pork Belly Sandwiches.
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Lardo
1212 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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Lardo started out as a popular street cart, The restaurant features outstanding artisan sandwiches, (I believe) 24 local craft microbrews on tap, and of course the famous Pork Belly Sandwiches.
A TOP FAV place of our family and friends. Great waffles of all kinds!
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The Waffle Window
3610 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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A TOP FAV place of our family and friends. Great waffles of all kinds!
A Hawthorne ORIGINAL. Features Stumptown Coffees, in a true Hawthorne Hipster hangout.
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Tiny's Coffee South East
1412 Southeast 12th Avenue
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A Hawthorne ORIGINAL. Features Stumptown Coffees, in a true Hawthorne Hipster hangout.
A TOP FAV stop for breakfast. Features incredible German/Dutch style fluffy eggy pancakes. Try the Bamcake!
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Sanborn's
3200 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue
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A TOP FAV stop for breakfast. Features incredible German/Dutch style fluffy eggy pancakes. Try the Bamcake!
A TOP FAV for Hawaiian style diner plate-lunch. Try the Korean Mixed Plate or Vegetable Stir Fry with Korean Chicken or Ribs. Ono Good!
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Noho's Hawaiian Cafe
2525 Southeast Clinton Street
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A TOP FAV for Hawaiian style diner plate-lunch. Try the Korean Mixed Plate or Vegetable Stir Fry with Korean Chicken or Ribs. Ono Good!
Family TOP FAV for Viet-China-Thai COMFORT Food for dinner, or order off "Dinner" menu for lunch or take out. Try: Red or Yellow Curry Chicken Soup, all their Curry's, Salted Squid a must!
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Thanh Thao Restaurant
4005 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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Family TOP FAV for Viet-China-Thai COMFORT Food for dinner, or order off "Dinner" menu for lunch or take out. Try: Red or Yellow Curry Chicken Soup, all their Curry's, Salted Squid a must!
A Portland Hipster Original coffee and dessert shop. A frequent stop for "Blue Like Jazz" author Donald Miller when he's in town. Walk through the Ladd's Addition Gardens before or after coffee.
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Palio Dessert and Espresso
1996 Southeast Ladd Avenue
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A Portland Hipster Original coffee and dessert shop. A frequent stop for "Blue Like Jazz" author Donald Miller when he's in town. Walk through the Ladd's Addition Gardens before or after coffee.
Gourmet ice creams. A Portland favorite. One of our Housemates is an ice cream maker there.
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Salt & Straw
3345 SE Division St
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Gourmet ice creams. A Portland favorite. One of our Housemates is an ice cream maker there.
Kind of a hybrid between a street stall and a full-service dine-in restaurant. A top 10 favorite Portland restaurant in many local publications. Features really tasty Thai fusion items. Their Vietnamese Chicken Wings are everyone's favorite.
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Pok Pok PDX
3226 Southeast Division Street
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Kind of a hybrid between a street stall and a full-service dine-in restaurant. A top 10 favorite Portland restaurant in many local publications. Features really tasty Thai fusion items. Their Vietnamese Chicken Wings are everyone's favorite.
Immediately next door to Hawthorne Hideaway. Juniors has been around for ages. Junior's offers a great breakfast scramble and pretty decent lunch sandwiches. Tell the owner Kathy next door sent you.
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Junior's Cafe
1742 Southeast 12th Avenue
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Immediately next door to Hawthorne Hideaway. Juniors has been around for ages. Junior's offers a great breakfast scramble and pretty decent lunch sandwiches. Tell the owner Kathy next door sent you.
Old fashioned diner style fast food burger place. Burgerville's claim to fame is the fact that they use all Oregon ingredients- always free-range, no additive, organic, sustainable business.
Burgerville
1122 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Old fashioned diner style fast food burger place. Burgerville's claim to fame is the fact that they use all Oregon ingredients- always free-range, no additive, organic, sustainable business.
The place we go for a tasty burrito lunch, dinner or late night snack.
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Cha Cha Cha Taqueria
3433 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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The place we go for a tasty burrito lunch, dinner or late night snack.
Riyadh's has really improved to the point that they are the #2 Middle Eastern food spot in Portland (Yahalla is #1) They now have a new authentic Middle Eastern oven which makes the breads awesome. Good choice for a flalaffel, gyro etc.
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Riyadh's Lebanese Restaurant
1318 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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Riyadh's has really improved to the point that they are the #2 Middle Eastern food spot in Portland (Yahalla is #1) They now have a new authentic Middle Eastern oven which makes the breads awesome. Good choice for a flalaffel, gyro etc.
Our TOP FAV Indian lunch buffet, plus a really nice dining atmosphere. Good dinner menu dining choice also.
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Swagat Indian Cuisine
2074 Northwest Lovejoy Street
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Our TOP FAV Indian lunch buffet, plus a really nice dining atmosphere. Good dinner menu dining choice also.
If you like Masterchef, Clarklewis is a definite Masterchef-style dining experience. They feature presentation rustic foods often prepared in a wood fired oven. Great chops and pasta.
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Clarklewis Restaurant
1001 Southeast Water Avenue
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If you like Masterchef, Clarklewis is a definite Masterchef-style dining experience. They feature presentation rustic foods often prepared in a wood fired oven. Great chops and pasta.
Our TOP FAV dessert restaurant. Great full-menu fine dining as well.
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Papa Haydn
5829 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue
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Our TOP FAV dessert restaurant. Great full-menu fine dining as well.
Our TOP FAV seafood restaurant in Portland! Order a bucket of clams and savor the remaining nectar in place of chowder. AWESOME desserts too. Great service. Our favorite for special occasion lunches.
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Jake's Famous Crawfish
401 Southwest 12th Avenue
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Our TOP FAV seafood restaurant in Portland! Order a bucket of clams and savor the remaining nectar in place of chowder. AWESOME desserts too. Great service. Our favorite for special occasion lunches.
A TOP FAV for unique breakfasts anytime of day. Definitely check it out. There's also one downtown now.
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Tasty n Daughters
3808 North Williams Avenue
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A TOP FAV for unique breakfasts anytime of day. Definitely check it out. There's also one downtown now.
If you're headed out to the east side or up to Mount Hood, try a stop on the way for our TOP FAV sandwich shop in the area. They also have decent fish and chips, and a great pot roast, or turkey dinner. I LOVE their Reuben Sandwich.
Trufflehunter
225 West Powell Boulevard
If you're headed out to the east side or up to Mount Hood, try a stop on the way for our TOP FAV sandwich shop in the area. They also have decent fish and chips, and a great pot roast, or turkey dinner. I LOVE their Reuben Sandwich.
Super great huge all natural burgers. Unique menu-- they are all awesome!
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Killer Burger
8728 Southeast 17th Avenue
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Super great huge all natural burgers. Unique menu-- they are all awesome!
Super tasty slider-style burgers with truffle fries. There's also a new shop at SE 20th and Hawthorne.
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Little Big Burger - Division
3810 Southeast Division Street
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Super tasty slider-style burgers with truffle fries. There's also a new shop at SE 20th and Hawthorne.
A TOP FAV Fish and Chips stop on the Oregon Coast. Best Oyster Stew ever. Great wave watching and the spouting horn across the highway.
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Gracie's Sea Hag
58 U.S. 101
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A TOP FAV Fish and Chips stop on the Oregon Coast. Best Oyster Stew ever. Great wave watching and the spouting horn across the highway.
We've been going to India Grill for years and years. One of our international friends turned us on to it because they offer a slightly different regional Indian food. Basic but great lunch buffet. Good menu also.
India Grill
2924 East Burnside Street
We've been going to India Grill for years and years. One of our international friends turned us on to it because they offer a slightly different regional Indian food. Basic but great lunch buffet. Good menu also.
This is my FAV breakfast place offering urban southern style food like Chicken and Waffles, Cheesy Grits, and other brunch options. Think of it as an urban, hipster Cracker Barrel. Go early- they open at 8AM, to avoid the HUGE lines that are there most days. Big portions.
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Screen Door
2337 East Burnside Street
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This is my FAV breakfast place offering urban southern style food like Chicken and Waffles, Cheesy Grits, and other brunch options. Think of it as an urban, hipster Cracker Barrel. Go early- they open at 8AM, to avoid the HUGE lines that are there most days. Big portions.
Parks & Nature
An original city park built atop one of the only 2 volcanoes inside a US city limits (the other is in Bend, OR). Reservoirs, views, hikes, playground
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Mt Tabor Park
6220 SE Salmon St
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An original city park built atop one of the only 2 volcanoes inside a US city limits (the other is in Bend, OR). Reservoirs, views, hikes, playground
Closest childrens' playground to Hawthorne Hideaway. Nice variety of equipment for most sizes of kids.
Abernethy Elementary School
2421 Southeast Orange Avenue
Closest childrens' playground to Hawthorne Hideaway. Nice variety of equipment for most sizes of kids.
A great summer stop in hot weather with your little people. Awesome urban wall fountain fills a wading pool every 10 minutes or so. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Good ice cream near by.
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Jamison Square
810 Northwest 11th Avenue
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A great summer stop in hot weather with your little people. Awesome urban wall fountain fills a wading pool every 10 minutes or so. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Good ice cream near by.
Do a walk or run on the waterfront then across the Bridge to Eastside Esplanade. Beautiful to explore in good weather.
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Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Northwest Glisan Street
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Do a walk or run on the waterfront then across the Bridge to Eastside Esplanade. Beautiful to explore in good weather.
Great kid place to hang out on a hot summer day. Features a large ever changing street fountain kids can run in and out of.
Salmon Street Springs
1000 Southwest Naito Parkway
Great kid place to hang out on a hot summer day. Features a large ever changing street fountain kids can run in and out of.
One of our TOP FAV Oregon Coast Beaches. Find Hungry Harbor Rd beach access for nice Haystack Rock, dune hike, play on the beach. Peliquin Pub great chowder place next door. Cape Kiwanda hike closeby,
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Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
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One of our TOP FAV Oregon Coast Beaches. Find Hungry Harbor Rd beach access for nice Haystack Rock, dune hike, play on the beach. Peliquin Pub great chowder place next door. Cape Kiwanda hike closeby,
Our TOP FAV Classic Oregon Coast view. Great surfing beach near by, Close to Cannon Beach for boardwalk style shopping and food.
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Ecola State Park
Ecola Park Road, Seaside
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Our TOP FAV Classic Oregon Coast view. Great surfing beach near by, Close to Cannon Beach for boardwalk style shopping and food.
Two pull-outs provide the very best wave watching experience during stormy weather, The volcanic basalt wall at the Otter Crest Loop exit is the best one.
Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
U.S. 101
Two pull-outs provide the very best wave watching experience during stormy weather, The volcanic basalt wall at the Otter Crest Loop exit is the best one.
Beautiful old city park with spectacular 100 year old Douglas Fir trees and gorgeous greenery. Ball field, nice kids playground equipment, and great marked hiking trail to Oakes Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Also has a great city swimming pool.
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Sellwood Park
Southeast Miller Street
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Beautiful old city park with spectacular 100 year old Douglas Fir trees and gorgeous greenery. Ball field, nice kids playground equipment, and great marked hiking trail to Oakes Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Also has a great city swimming pool.
It's very close to Multnomah Falls (only partially open now due to a forest fire in 2017), and offers an incredible view of a unique basalt rock formation water fall. It is my favorite water fall in addition to Multnomah. Skip the upper viewpoint trail, and go to the base of the falls instead. If you want a hike, also walk up to the upper Latourelle Falls. SAFETY TIP: NEVER walk off the marked trails on ANY hike in this area. Many people get lost easily or stumble off hidden cliffs.
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Latourell Falls
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It's very close to Multnomah Falls (only partially open now due to a forest fire in 2017), and offers an incredible view of a unique basalt rock formation water fall. It is my favorite water fall in addition to Multnomah. Skip the upper viewpoint trail, and go to the base of the falls instead. If you want a hike, also walk up to the upper Latourelle Falls. SAFETY TIP: NEVER walk off the marked trails on ANY hike in this area. Many people get lost easily or stumble off hidden cliffs.
Shopping
A (Real) COLUMBIA OUTLET- This is the place to go for great deals on high quality outerwear! Merchandise changes almost daily, but weekly for sure.
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Columbia Factory Store
1323 Southeast Tacoma Street
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A (Real) COLUMBIA OUTLET- This is the place to go for great deals on high quality outerwear! Merchandise changes almost daily, but weekly for sure.
Shop like a true Portlander. The Goodwill Outlet-Outlet! This is the place "hard-core" thrifters go to do battle. Most things are sold by the pound. My kids often find designer clothing for CHEAP. (But you may have to fight for it)
Goodwill
1740 Southeast Ochoco Street
Shop like a true Portlander. The Goodwill Outlet-Outlet! This is the place "hard-core" thrifters go to do battle. Most things are sold by the pound. My kids often find designer clothing for CHEAP. (But you may have to fight for it)
The Mothership of all book stores. Take an Advil before going, cuz' it's so overwhelming. You can spend a day just perusing the sale items and employee choices. Luckily they have a great coffee shop.
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Powell's NW Warehouse
1005 W Burnside
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The Mothership of all book stores. Take an Advil before going, cuz' it's so overwhelming. You can spend a day just perusing the sale items and employee choices. Luckily they have a great coffee shop.
One-stop shopping for food, clothing, supplies etc
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Fred Meyer
3805 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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One-stop shopping for food, clothing, supplies etc
Closest Costco- has pharmacy, photo printer, optician, tire center. Love the mid day Costco Dim Sum feast from all their food demonstrators!
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Costco Wholesale
7850 Southwest Dartmouth Street
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Closest Costco- has pharmacy, photo printer, optician, tire center. Love the mid day Costco Dim Sum feast from all their food demonstrators!
Closest Walmart. Has a medium-sized grocery section and all the other basics. No auto center.
Walmart Supercenter
4200 Southeast 82nd Avenue
Closest Walmart. Has a medium-sized grocery section and all the other basics. No auto center.
Go geek out at Oregon's largest electronics and computer super center!
Fry's Electronics
29400 Town Center Loop West
Go geek out at Oregon's largest electronics and computer super center!
Essentials
Closest grocery store. Lots of organic and specialty items.
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New Seasons Market
1954 Southeast Division Street
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Closest grocery store. Lots of organic and specialty items.
This is a retail restaurant supply grocery. We get a lot of basic items there- salad & veggies, cheeses and dairy etc. Short walk from the house.
Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores
731 Southeast Stephens Street
This is a retail restaurant supply grocery. We get a lot of basic items there- salad & veggies, cheeses and dairy etc. Short walk from the house.
If you need a great basic inexpensive hair cut, go see Lee at Star Salon. Haircuts are around $14. Tip well please. Tell Lee Victor sent you.
Star Salon
3646 Southeast Division Street
If you need a great basic inexpensive hair cut, go see Lee at Star Salon. Haircuts are around $14. Tip well please. Tell Lee Victor sent you.
Closest pharmacy, and full-service supermarket.
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Safeway
2800 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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Closest pharmacy, and full-service supermarket.
Entertainment & Activities
Portland historic movie theater with craft beers and pizza served as you watch, A classic Portland hipster experience. Great prices on films too.
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McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub
3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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Portland historic movie theater with craft beers and pizza served as you watch, A classic Portland hipster experience. Great prices on films too.
Drinks & Nightlife
Featuring hundreds(?) of microbrews. A regular stop for the local pedal-lounge and pub crawl.
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The BeerMongers
1125 Southeast Division Street
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Featuring hundreds(?) of microbrews. A regular stop for the local pedal-lounge and pub crawl.