Sunnyside Neighborhood, Portland, OR

Sunnyside is a trendy neighborhood also commonly called “Sunnyside Hawthorne” or “Belmont” by the obvious street names as the neighborhood encompasses both SE Hawthorne Blvd. and SE Belmont St.  Sunnyside is a neighborhood in Southeast Portland bordering Buckman to the west, Mt. Tabor to the east, Richmond to the south, and Laurelhurst, Kerns, and North Tabor to the north. It is located between SE 28th Ave to SE 49th Ave from SE Hawthorne Blvd to SE Stark St. Sunnyside is sometimes referred to as the Belmont neighborhood because of its main commercial street SE Belmont St. It is also sometimes referred to as Hawthorne for SE Hawthorne Blvd between 30th and 42nd Avenues.

Sunnyside provides lots of entertainment with an easy access to Downtown Portland. This neighborhood is where the famous Bagdad Theater is located on SE Hawthorne. Inside the Bagdad is beautiful interior with barreled arches, ornate, wrought iron fixtures, brilliant-colored mosaic work, and painted and stenciled Mediterranean designs and mythical characters.

There are some well-known eateries in Sunnyside neighborhood. They are of course on SE Hawthorne Blvd and SE Belmont St. Check out the Waffle Window, which serves breakfast and brunch menus out of a window on a brick wall. Apizza Scholls on Hawthorne offers some very unique but awesome pizzas freshly baked in a wood fired pizza oven. Horse Brass Pub on Belmont is a British pub with really good pub foods including fish and chips of course.

Sunnyside has a lot of unique places to visit including Peacock Lane Christmas decorations, the Belmont Firehouse museum, the Movie Madness Museum, and the Avalon Theatre, Portland’s oldest operating movie theater, which predates Bagdad Theatre by 15 years.

Living in Sunnyside neighborhood is very fun. Residents of this neighborhood are also known to be “champion of eco-consciousness”. Homes here are mostly vintage including bungalows, and Victorians. There are many multiplex homes and townhouses in the neighborhood as well.

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Neighborhood Data for Sunnyside, Portland, OR

Walkability Score  85 Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland 10 min
Population 7,383 Population Density (per sq. mi.) 12,494
Median Age 35 Home Ownership % 43%
Parks (% of Neighborhood)  0% % of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks 14%
Average Commute Time  29 min % Commuters by Public Transit 11%
% of Commuters by Bike 4% % of Commuters by Walking 3%
Number of Transit Lines  0 Number of Bus Lines 4

Data from PDX Monthly

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