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* Along '''SE Hawthorne''', leading up to [[Mount Tabor]], between the [[Sunnyside]] and [[Richmond]] neighborhoods, east-west, with the [[Bagdad Theater]] and a branch of [[Powell's Books]]
 
* Along '''SE Hawthorne''', leading up to [[Mount Tabor]], between the [[Sunnyside]] and [[Richmond]] neighborhoods, east-west, with the [[Bagdad Theater]] and a branch of [[Powell's Books]]
* Along '''SE Belmost''' in [[Sunnyside]], parallel to Hawthorne, with [[The Tao of Tea]], the [[Avalon Theater]], and the [[Pied Cow Coffeehouse]]
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* Along '''SE Belmost''' in [[Sunnyside]], parallel to Hawthorne, with [[The Tao of Tea]], the [[Avalon Theater]], the [[Paradox Cafe]], and the [[Pied Cow Coffeehouse]]
 
* '''Historic Mississippi Avenue''' in the [[Boise]] neighborhood, north-south, with [[The Fresh Pot]] and [[The Meadow]]
 
* '''Historic Mississippi Avenue''' in the [[Boise]] neighborhood, north-south, with [[The Fresh Pot]] and [[The Meadow]]
 
* '''NW 21st Street''' and '''NW 23rd Street''' running parallel north-south in [[Northwest]] ("Nob Hill")
 
* '''NW 21st Street''' and '''NW 23rd Street''' running parallel north-south in [[Northwest]] ("Nob Hill")

Latest revision as of 22:12, 2 September 2011

Commercial strips are concentrations of storefronts in a double line, along arterial streets, in otherwise residential areas.

Portland's urban pattern (supposedly because of streetcar routes), and its support for locally-owned businesses, have preserved at least a dozen of these small-scale neighborhood downtowns around the city. They're populated with independent shops, restaurants, offices, and only an occasional national chain.

Some of the familiar commercial strips in Portland are: