Location: Close-in, East Side
City: Portland, Oregon
My Home: 410 sq. ft. historic studio condo in the Belmont area of South East Portland
The Belmont area is pretty awesome. It's very walkable. There are many grocery stores, farmer's markets, food co-ops, urban farming stores, vintage clothing and furniture shops, parks, independent movie theaters and oodles of cafes, restaurants, food carts, and bicycles. I love to utilize the Multnomah County Library, and that's also nearby.
Julie's Guide to Belmont
1. Go-to Shop for Gifts
NOUN: 3300 Southeast Belmont Street
A person's place for things and presents of mind.
2. Best Vintage Shop, Thrift Store, or Flea Market
3. Favorite Bookstore
4. Favorite Coffee Shop, Café, or Restaurant
HEART COFFEE ROASTERS: 2211 E. Burnside
Also Stumptown and Stumptown Annex, Little T's Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Navarre, Meat.Cheese.Bread, Pyro Pizza, and Yoko's.
5. Best Hardware/Paint Store
REJUVINATION: 1100 SE Grand Avenue
Also Hippo Hardware, Ace on Hawthorne.
6. Best Place to Pick Up Groceries
PASTAWORKS: 731 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Also New Seasons, Zupan's, People's Food Co-op, Buckman Farmer's Market.
7. Best Place to Buy Flowers
FARMER'S MARKET: SE 20th & Salmon between SE Belmont & SE Hawthorne
Also Zupan's, Pastaworks.
8. Best Neighborhood Park
LAURELHURST: SE 39th Ave & Stark St.
Also Mt. Tabor, Colonel Sumners.
9. Best Spot to Take Visitors