10 Best Restaurants Found in the Hawthorne District, Portland's Famous Boulevard

Many of the best restaurants in Portland, Oregon can be found along Hawthorne Boulevard. In fact this area has so many superb places to eat that it became quite the challenge for us here at 10Best to narrow it down to just the top ten. The restaurants making our list are not only the best restaurants on Hawthorne street, but they also are the best in their individual categories for all of Portland. 

Here are some of the bests we have included on our list! Jam on Hawthorne one of the best breakfast restaurants in all of Portland. Bagdad Theater and Pub one of the best McMenamins' properties in town happens to be right along Hawthorne too. Harlow one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Portland, Oregon.

Castagna also makes are list and is considered one of the top restaurants in Portland. We could keep going because every restaurant on this list is outstanding. 

We recommend attempting to eat at more than one of these places if possible.



The Sapphire Hotel is a cocktail lounge in a former hotel lobby with a shady past. They serve small plates and craft cocktails. The atmosphere here is killer and perfect for a date night. The cocktails are the best part about this lounge. Their...  Read More



For some of the best people watching in all of Portland grab a table here near the window or on the patio and prepare to be amazed. Bagdad pub and theater uses the freshest seasonal ingredients possible and source from local and regional...  Read More



Spare and elegant, this husband-wife collaboration has carved out a substantial niche for itself. Specializing in Italian and French cuisine, the restaurant makes good use of local, organic ingredients, and the well-considered flavors reflect...  Read More



Fresh on the Portland scene, The Hazel Room specializes in a unique trade: alcoholic tea, coffee cocktails and interesting breakfast creations. They serve breakfast all day long, so if you're looking for a sweet pastry or delicious scone at any...  Read More

3 Doors Down Café


3 Doors Down offers a Northwest take on Italian cuisine in small, intimate bistro located in Portland's Hawthorn neighborhood; what's not to like? Locally sourced, fresh ingredients and comfortable surroundings make for a great dining...  Read More



Think you know waffles? Think again. This adorable and affordable eatery, housed in the Bread and Ink cafe, serves homemade Belgian waffles like you've never had before. If you prefer savory sensations, try the Farm Fusion waffle, topped with...  Read More



Harlow is a vegetarian restaurant in the Hawthorne district that even meat lovers will enjoy. They pride themselves on providing fresh conscious gluten free cuisine. For those that are strictly vegan you will find lots of choices here. They...  Read More



Por Que No shares the flavors and the essence of what we found from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to the mountains of Oaxaca. They use only use wild line caught pacific coast fish, and wild shrimp from sustainable fisheries. The results are...  Read More



Jam on Hawthorne is known for delicious breakfast served in huge portions, lunch on weekdays, and exceptional cocktails from our full bar. At Jam you can enjoy breakfast plates like Wild Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict or lemon ricotta pancakes....  Read More


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Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan