In general, the city of Portland, OR has no shortage of great places to eat, but that’s almost the problem. We would spend a solid hour debating and trying to decide where to eat, ending up so hungry we just gorged ourselves without even enjoying it. But at some point, we just started heading to SE Hawthorne Blvd at lunch time before even thinking about where to go. Hawthorne is a sort of eating utopia, especially around midday. Literally every type of cuisine one could desire resides on this street.
This has lead to a goal of sorts: Eat at every restaurant on Hawthorne St at least once.
We have a few criteria. We’re only including restaurants between SE 12th and 50th, and chain restaurants such as Subway or Burgerville don’t apply. And of course, the places have to serve lunch.