What is the Hawthorne neighborhood like?
Hawthorne isn’t an officially recognized neighborhood, but is generally known as one of the most popular areas in Portland. Only a short 15 minute bus ride from downtown Portland, the Hawthorne is a world away…
“Undoubtedly, Hawthorne is one of the most unique, and most popular areas in Southeast Portland. The area is known for its wonderful restored old Portland homes, liberal residents, and fun, funky, and bohemian feel. The street is lined with unique restaurants and shops, and has a definite Portland-local flair.
There are a lot of words you could use to describe the locals who live in the Hawthorne District; activist, environmentalist, educated, opinionated, hippie, hipster, Gen X-er, entrepreneur…and more. However you choose to describe it, though, this neighborhood is fun, friendly, and worth a visit.” (-from www.portlandneighborhood.com).