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November
28

Hawthorne District

Thanks to convenient walkability and a charmingly quirky vibe, the Hawthorne District adds an extra special touch to Portland homes for sale. Our brokers love to spend a day shopping until they drop at these incredible stores and restaurants in the Hawthorne District. 

  • House of Vintage PDX - 3315 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
    Everything old is new again at House of Vintage PDX. With more than 60 vendors in a spacious 13,000-square-foot building, there are wonderful discoveries to be made every day. Their specialty is vintage clothing from the 1920s to the 2000s, but you can also find furniture, home decor and accessories, collectibles, and pop culture items. Grab a bite to eat at Neza, a great food truck right down the alley featuring Mexican street food. House of Vintage is open daily from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Powell's Books on Hawthorne - 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
    As an offshoot of downtown Portland's iconic City of Books, Powell's Books on Hawthorne has a serious pedigree. Despite their "little sister" status, the shop covers an impressive 10,000 square feet and holds upwards of 200,000 new and used books. Sell your used books onsite for store credit or online for PayPal or store credit. Hours are 10 a.m. -  9 p.m. daily. Used books buying hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

  • Communion - 3556 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
    True to its name, Communion opened in 2012 with the goal of creating a space for sharing and community participation. The shop offers quality clothing and accessories for men and women at affordable prices. Marcy, the owner, searches labels around the world to stay up-to-date with the latest trends. Hours are noon - 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or shop their online store 24/7 for store pickup.

  • Tender Loving Empire - 3541 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
    Tender Loving Empire defies easy description. Carrie Brownstein, PNW musician and star of Portlandia, may have come closest when she referred to it as a "dream boutique." TLE seeks to nurture and support local artists in all fields. In addition to being an independent record label, TLE is a gift shop featuring an eclectic assortment of handmade goods, from clothing and accessories to games and pet products. Can't decide? Eliminate the guesswork with more than a dozen curated gift boxes built around a specific theme, such as "Phenomenal Foodie" and "Just Kid-ding Around." TLE is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • The Perfume House - 3328 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
    According to the late Chris Tsefalas, co-founder of The Perfume House with his wife Christina, their shop is more properly regarded as "a library or museum of fragrances." While most stores are busy promoting the latest celebrity scent, The Perfume House is dedicated to helping customers discover the fragrance best suited to their personality and preferences. Choose from an astounding 1,500 scents in various families and notes from houses such as Cartier, Jean Patou, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, by appointment only.

  • Waffle Window - 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
    What's not to love about waffles? They can be sweet or savory, and Waffle Window has an amazing assortment to satisfy any taste. Customer favorites include classic chicken and waffles and luscious cheesecake waffles with your choice of strawberries, blueberry cinnamon compote, or pineapple. Farm Fusion is a vegetarian delight with mushrooms, red peppers, spinach, chevre, tomatoes, and chives. Place your order at the window to enjoy on the go or at one of their picnic tables. Indoor seating is available at the adjacent Bread & Ink Café. Hours are 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily except Monday when the window closes at 3 p.m.

  • Apizza Scholls - 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97215
    Looking for a place to eat that the whole family can agree on? The pies from Apizza Scholls are regarded by many to be the best in Portland. National acclaim grew last year when Nathan Myhrvold, a renowned expert on modernist cuisine, cited Apizza Scholls in his comprehensive cookbook Modernist Pizza. Traditional Neapolitan-style crust is topped with house combos such as Amatriciana, featuring whole-milk mozzarella, grana Padano, house-cured bacon, red onions, and tomato sauce with chili flakes, garlic, and herbs. Create your own combo, or order your pie half-and-half for added variety. Kids can entertain themselves with the classic arcade games while you wait. Apizza Scholls is open daily from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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