Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon


Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon

The Hawthorne District in Portland, Oregon is an area of Southeast Portland that runs along SE Hawthorne Blvd., particularly between 30th and 42nd Avenues. It is known for its young, liberal residents and pedestrian-friendly high density mixed-use development. Historically, the district has been populated by Generation X and hippies, and more recently, hipsters. Residents are attracted by the vintage homes and apartments and the locally owned shops and restaurants.

The [http://www.thinkhawthorne.com/ Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association] serves local businesses on the boulevard from SE 12th Ave. through SE 60th Ave. This stretch of SE Hawthorne Blvd. passes through the Buckman, Hosford-Abernethy, Sunnyside, Richmond, and Mt. Tabor neighborhoods.

Hawthorne Boulevard was named after Dr. J.C. Hawthorne, the cofounder of Oregon's first mental hospital. The road was originally named Asylum Avenue. In 1883 the Oregon State Hospital moved to its present location in Salem. The street was renamed in honor of Dr. Hawthorne. The change from the "distasteful" name was at the behest of the local residents. [ [http://HawthorneBlvd.com/Historic-Context.pdf Historic Context: Hawthorne Boulevard from SE 20th to SE 55th Ave] (PDF), Hawthorne Boulevard Transport Improvements Project, February 2003. p.9 of the PDF, numbered as p.7 in the document.]

Landmarks

* The Bagdad Theater and Pub
* Powell's City of Books Hawthorne Branch

Notes

External links

* [http://www.thinkhawthorne.com Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association] - Includes map of area and business information.
* [http://www.portlandoctopus.com/portland-neighborhoods/hawthorne/ Hawthorne Neighborhood] Community information and news.


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