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Hosford-Abernethy

Hosford-Abernethy is a close-in neighborhood in SE Portland situated between the Willamette River and 29th Avenue from west to east and Hawthorne and Powell from north to south.  It is frequently referred to Division/Clinton district as it encompasses the lively crop of shops and restaurants running along those streets.  The neighborhood’s name reference its pubic schools: Hosford Middle School and Abernethy Elementary.  Hosford-Abernethy’s boundaries contain Ladd’s Addition (neighborhood within a neighborhood), which I will post on separately soon as its unique layout and remarkably architected homes are most definitely deserving of a proper shout-out.

This neighborhood is highly walkable and perfect for gastronomers (eek, I’m looking for a word to replace “foodie” from my vocabulary, not sure if this hits the mark though?!).  The housing choices in Hosford-Abernethy are a mix, like most of Portland, but it is definitely home to some of the sweetest Victorians and farmhouses in town.

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Victorian neighbors on 20th Ave

 

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Historic farmhouse on 21st Ave

 

Steph’s top picks in Hosford-Abernethy:

Eat:  Burrasca for a taste of old world Italy in modern surroundings.  My husband and I dined at this restaurant after solidifying our travel plans for Tuscany this coming summer.  It certainly did a great job getting us excited for the upcoming trip.  The salad was light and fresh and the handmade pappardelle with boar ragu still makes my mouth water.   They have a pretty extensive grappa menu as well, which I will have to try on our next visit.  

Imbibe:  Nuestra Cocina for spot-on Margaritas.  Yum!  

Play:  OMSI for catching a movie on their 4-story screen.  The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry run Hollywood blockbusters as well as docs to get your science fix.

Shop:  Blink for some quality eyewear and customer service.  They offer you hot cocoa or tea while you peruse their extensive selection of frames and sunglasses as well.

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Blink Optometry on 21st Ave
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Burrasca on Clinton St

 

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