Susie Knows Colonial Heights

Today’s blog is near and dear to me because it’s on my very own neighborhood: Colonial Heights! While most Portlanders are familiar with SE Portland’s Ladd’s Addition and its labyrinthine rose gardens, they’re a little less familiar with its sister neighborhood to the east. Colonial Heights is a grid of historic homes – many 100 years old – between 20th and 30th Aves between Hawthorne and Division.

Colonial Heights is entirely residential on the inside but bordered by loads of foodie hotspots and our own historic movie theater: Cinemagic!

I miss seeing movies at CineMagic!

I love how centrally located the neighborhood is – I can bike west over Tilikum Crossing to downtown or head east to the top of Mt. Tabor.

Pedestrian / Cyclist / Public Transpo-only bridge!
Tabor top looking west at downtown PDX

Some of my favorite spots to walk to are KaTi Thai, Scottie’s Pizza, Bollywood Theater, Los Gorditos, Olympia Provisions Public House, Salt & Straw, Little T Baker, Jam on Hawthorne, Aviv and Bar Norman on Clinton Street.

We are also fortunate to have so many grocery options: New Seasons, the People’s Co-op, the Hawthorne Fred Meyer, Safeway, the fabulous selection at Talarico’s Produce stand and the People’s Co-op with its year-round farmers market on Wednesdays!

Fresh produce on Hawthorne right next to Grand Central Bakery

Colonial Heights fun fact: On 24th Ave + Lincoln there’s a giant blue and white house. This is home to the last remaining Franciscan nuns of the Sisters of Reparation of the Sacred Wounds of Jesus!

Soon my favorite house on SE 24th Ave is hitting the market and it just so happens to be 2 blocks from my own house. The sellers have remodeled the kitchen into a magazine-worthy DREAM, the owner’s suite upstairs has views of the West Hills, the lower level has a cozy bar for entertaining and the grounds are bursting with enchanted gardens!

Full details will go out very soon + will be available on Stay tuned!

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