Northeast Portland boasts a classic neighborhood that rallies around a vintage theater, a hopping farmers’ market, and a bounty of shopping.
Area code is 503 unless noted.
TO DO Grant Park See bronze statues based on the characters of beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary. NE 33rd Avenue and U.S. Grant Place. Pick up a walking map of Cleary’s Klickitat Street area at the Hollywood Library: 4040 NE Tillamook St., 988-5391. Hollywood Farmers’ Market May–November, Saturday mornings. More than 45 vendors hawk produce, meat, and handcrafted pasta. See cooking demos, hear musicians, and let the kids get their faces painted. NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th avenues, 709-7403, hollywoodfarmersmarket.org . Hollywood Theatre A restored movie palace hosts first-run films and alternative festival programs. 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., 493-1128, hollywoodtheatre.org .
SHOPPING Antique Alley Features fun household goods, such as tiki lamps and Fiestaware, from some 55 dealers. 2000 NE 42nd Ave., 287-9848. Hollywood Reruns Retro furniture, plus thousands of back issues of periodicals ranging from the Horseless Carriage Gazette to Wired. 1928 NE 42nd Ave., 774-0460, hollywoodreruns.com . Shag Affordable mid-20th-century furnishings. 4071 NE Sandy Blvd., 493-7011, shagmidcentury.com . Things from Another World Comic books and action figures. 4133 NE Sandy Blvd., 284-4693, tfaw.com .
DRINKS Laurelwood Public House & Brewery Sip house brews on the rooftop patio. 5115 NE Sandy Blvd., 282-0622, laurelwoodbrewpub.com . Paulsen’s Pharmacy Serving milk shakes made with local Alpenrose ice cream. 4246 NE Sandy Blvd., 287-1163.
EATS Du’s Grill Dishes up tasty teriyaki. 5365 NE Sandy Blvd., 284-1773. Fleur de Lis Bakery & Cafe Golden raisin and fennel scones, plus rustic soups and sandwiches made with artisan ciabatta, pain au levain, and panini. 3930 NE Hancock St., 459-4887. Mio Sushi The warm crab-and-salmon “sushi pizza” goes down well with Now & Zen’s Wasabi White wine. 4204 NE Halsey St., 288-4778, miosushi.com . Thien Hong Tangy Chinese and Vietnamese fare such as pepper salted squid. 6749 NE Sandy Blvd., 281-1247.
SLEEPS Jupiter Hotel From $84.60 for AAA members. A boutique inn showcasing indie rock at the Doug Fir Lounge. 800 E. Burnside St., 230-9200, jupiterhotel.com . McMenamins Kennedy School From $109. A historic elementary school converted into a hip hotel. 5736 NE 33rd Ave., 249-3983, (888) 249-3983, kennedyschool.com .
Photography courtesy Colleen Hoyt
This article was first published in May 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information
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