city guide :: portland, or (part 2)

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For part two of our Portland, OR city guide, we stop in at Hawthorne, Division and Sellwood. As I mentioned before, this is more of a listing rather than me gushing about why I love each place. So please do visit their websites when planning your trip to see if it is for you! Have a favourite? Leave a comment below. Remember, I’m not from Portland and this list is from my memory, so if you do see an error, please let me know and I will correct it.

Genies Cafe – 1101 SE Division (breakfast, coffee and brunch cocktails!)

Stumptown – 4525 SE Division Street + various locations (I love their coffee so much that I actually bought two packages and brought them back in England when we flew out of PDX! I heard their chocolate cookies are pretty delish too.)

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Apizza Scholls – 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd (be prepared to line up!)

Cha! Cha! Cha! – 3433 SE Hawthorne Blvd + various locations (love their veggie burrito)

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Grand Central Bakery – 2230 SE Hawthorne Blvd + various locations (coffee and croissants <- if you like them flaky, these are one of the best on the west coast)

Hawthorne Vintage – 4722 SE Hawthorne Blvd (may look small from the outside, but it’s not – tons of clothing, housewares, furniture, etc)

Vintage Pink – 2500 SE Hawthorne Blvd (more vintage love – easy to manuever and look around)

Cool Cottons – 2417 SE Hawthorne Blvd (i’m pretty sure they know us here, but it is just up the block from grand central bakery and always on my “must stop” list)

Imelda’s and Louie’s Shoes – 3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd (Across the street from Cha! Cha! Cha! and just two store fronts down from Pho Van. They have a good selection of shoes and friendly staff, so always worth a browse)

Pho Van – 3404 SE Hawthorne Blvd + various locations (this is fancier pho then what we are normally use to in Vancouver, but their honey lemongrass chicken is fantastic!)

Star Antiques – 7027 SE Milwaukie Avenue (two large stores adjacent to one another – plenty of good finds, but be prepared to spend some time strolling up and down the aisles – see pic above)

Sock Dreams – 8005 SE 13th Avenue – (you could climb a mountain in their knee high socks and they would still in place – love them!)
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honourable mentions: broder, Bagdad Theater, Potato Champion, Waffle Window, Yarnia(see picture above)

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  1. Steve Willows

    It’s all about Ken’s Artisan Pizza for me. Apizza Scholl’s is rad — but the line up and style can’t compare.

    Ken’s Artisan Pizza
    304 Southeast 28th Avenue, Portland