dear portland shoppers:
oh wow it’s crazy out there! i attempted to hit the post office in nw portland yesterday and had to abort mission!! i was thankful today to find myself in lovely & calm hollywood district (except for trader joe’s parking lot – dayum!)
don’t forget today is the last day of our POPUP with Siljan – we’ll be there this afternoon from 4 – 8pm
here are a few reasons to avoid the mall and downtown traffic and head to the charming diamond in the rough that is Hollywood District:
>the post office@50th & Sandy isn’t too hectic and has a handy self service postage machine (perfect for domestic holiday shipping)
>Hollywood Theater 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard – the main landmark of Hollywood is a relaxing place to catch a flick and they have gift certificates and memberships which would make for a nice gift and also supports an amazing local non-profit
>Bohemian Vintage 1627 Northeast 42nd Avenue – the coziest vintage/thrift shop in Portland, Carla will take good care of you and everyone left on your shopping list! (behind the hollywood theater, next to bluefin sushi & trader joe’s)
>Second Glance Books 4500 NE Sandy Blvd – has an amazing eclectic selection of books for all and will special order hard to find titles (located next door to hollywood babylon and hollywood shoe repair)
>Antique Alley 2000 NE 42nd Avenue – okay this is possibly one of the main draws to the hollywood district besides the theater and hollywood shoe repair – this enormous basement level antique mall has it all – great tchochkes, furniture, records, jewelry and more…allow plenty of time to take it all in.
>Cosmic Monkey Comics! 5335 NE Sandy Blvd – the coolest independent comic book store around period. they have gift certificates.
>Case Study Coffee 5347 NE Sandy Blvd – next door to cosmic monkey comics!, case study is the neighborhood artisanal coffee house…it’s next level good. hit them up to charge/recharge before/after shopping in hollywood.
>Killer Burger 4644 NE Sandy Blvd – the best burger in the hood – i think it’s all about the bacon. they have crazy hour from 2 – 5pm monday through thursday $4.50 for a burger and fries. 4504 NE Sandy Blvd
>Hollywood Shoe Repair 4504 NE Sandy Blvd (open weekdays) we are blessed to be right next door to one of the most talented (and fast and affordable) cobblers ever known. he gets so much traffic, and we’re grateful for the overflow visiting us at hollywood babylon!
>Patti Smith West over on 42nd near Fremont (3746 NE 42nd Ave) is a great curio shop with jewelry, vintage pottery and gifts, clothing and furniture all arranged in the most lovely inspiring way. ps, i looked up patty smith portland and found this article about the other patty smith ❤
allright so i’m sure i missed some amazing hollywood gems – but that was a short list, so get to it!
here are a few picks from hollywood babylon 4512 NE Sandy Blvd
happy holidays everyone!
NE Sandy and 41st circa 1934 (courtesy of Vintage Portland)