Clinton Street is a cozy commercial-residential blend nestled just south of Division in southeast PDX’s Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood. The main hub runs from SE 21st to SE 26th Avenue where it’s crowned by the Clinton Street Theater (pictured). One of the longest operating cinemas in the country, this single screen historic theater supports local, indie films plus a recurring Rocky Horror Picture Show night. Clinton’s proximity to Division’s restaurant hotbed makes eating easy. And if you don’t want to brave the hordes of Division’s Pok Pok and Salt & Straw, Clinton has a smaller, more accessible (yet no-less-delicious) restaurant row of its own. Grab mussel frites at La Moule or aebleskivers (Danish pancakes) at Broder or ice cream at Fifty Licks or a cocktail at the Night Light Lounge. Hungry for pizza at 2 a.m.? Hammy’s to the rescue. Dots Cafe – a dive bar with spunk – is my favorite Clinton stop for two reasons: the wallpaper and the spicy tofu dipping sauce. Still hungry? There’s Noho’s Hawaiian, Off the Waffle and Ethiopian fare at Abyssinian Kitchen. Want to bike off the 10k calories you just ate? Pop into Seven Corners Cycles for a tune-up. They’re the nicest bike people in town.
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