Susie Knows Ladd’s Addition


Ladd’s Addition holds a special place in the heart of the city as it’s Portland’s oldest planned residential area. It’s an 8 x 10-block rectangle in lower southeast with an aerial view of diagonals and circles that looks like Art Deco wallpaper. At the very center of the labyrinthine Ladd’s Addition is a large roundabout with a tiny park in the middle (pictured.) Nearby is Palio Dessert and Espresso – one of Portland’s hidden gems. Its later hours offer a nice, quieter alternative to a bar. Ladd’s residents also are in convenient walking distance to the restaurant hotbed on Division, Cartopia food carts and eateries on Hawthorne, as well as Cinemagic – a movie theater over 100 years old that plays first-run movies at affordable prices.

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