Who, What, Where, When and Why: Southeast

You’ve found a new home, packed up all of your shit and finally moved in. Now what? This is your answer.

You’ve found a new home, packed up all of your shit and finally moved in. Now what? This is your answer. Below are the best ways to commute to classes at PSU, some of our favorite restaurants and bars, and the most popular movie theaters in Southeast Portland. Remember, this list is just the beginning. There are miles of city near your new home to explore.



Oasis Café (3701 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.)
The best pizza you’ll find in Portland. They also have good sandwiches and beer on tap.
Phone: 503-231-0901
Open: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: $

Laughing Planet (3322 S.E. Belmont St.)
A variety of cuisines, from Asian rice bowls to some of the best burritos in town. Aside from the good food and kitschy atmosphere, it’s cheap. Vegan friendly.
Phone: 503-235-6472
Open: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (9 p.m. on Sunday)
Cost: $

Paradox (3439 S.E. Belmont St.)
One of the best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Portland, with some options for omnivores. Specialty orders can be a little pricey and the place is often crowded.
Phone: 503-232-7508
Open: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (until 10 p.m. on Saturday, until 3 p.m. on Sunday)
Cost: $$


Original Taco House (3550 S.E. Powell Blvd.)
Average to good Mexican food. A little on the pricey end.
Phone: 503-234-6401
Open: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $$

HoHo’s Chinese Restaurant (3404 S.E. 39th Ave.)
Affordable Chinese food with good portions and a variety of options.
Phone: 503-775-8888
Open: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $$

Original Hot Cake House (1002 S.E. Powell Blvd.)
By no means perfect, but the food—from pancakes to burgers—more than satisfies.
Phone: 503-236-7402
Open: 24 hours
Cost: $$


Assaggio (7742 S.E. 13th Ave.)
Italian cuisine, with a great wine selection. A little pricey for a college budget.
Phone: 503-232-6151
Open: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (10 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday)
Cost: $$$

Stickers Asian Café (6808 S.E. Milwaukee Ave.)
A variety of Asian foods, with a self-described “double” happy hour.
Phone: 503-239-8739
11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (10 p.m. on weekends)
Cost: $$

Caprial’s Bistro (7015 S.E. Milwaukee Ave.)
A chic Bistro with decent prices and a variety of options.
Phone: 503-236-6457
Open: Tues. to Sat. (lunch): 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.;
Tues. to Thurs. (dinner): 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  (10 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday)
Cost: $$$

Azteca (1200 S.E. 82nd Ave.)
A typical Mexican small-franchise restaurant.  Average prices, and the food is pretty tasty.
Phone: 503-652-5838
Open: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. on Saturday, 9 p.m. on Sunday)


The Vern (Hanigan’s) (2622 S.E. Belmont St.)
The Vern is the epitome of a dive bar: low-key, forgettable atmosphere, a jukebox, lotto machines and pinball. Cheap well drinks for $2 every night. Free pool.
Phone: 503-233-7851
Open 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Cost: $

Angelo’s (4620 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.)
Dive bar with pool and cheap beer.
Phone: 503-231-0337
Open: 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (1 p.m. on Sunday, 12 p.m. on Monday)
Cost: $

Holocene (1001 S.E. Morrison St.)
A variety of live music. Holocene is fun but a little spendy.
Phone: 503-239-7639
Open: 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. (8 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday)
Cost: $$$


Gladstone Street Pub (3737 S.E. Gladstone St.)
A quaint pub with good food, good beer and a variety of people.
Phone: 503-775-3502
Open: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $$

Clinton Street Pub (2516 S.E. Clinton St.)
Good food, but beware: hipsters rule this area.
Phone: 503-236-7137
Open: 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Cost: $

Night Light Lounge (2100 S.E. Clinton St.)
A sidewalk and large patio, your typical Portland bar.
Phone: 503-731-6500
Open: 3 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Cost: $$


Lutz Tavern (4639 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.)
A small and comfortable bar with cheap beer.
Phone: 503-774-0353
Open: 11a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Cost: $

Black Cat Pub (8230 S.E. 13th Ave.)
Similar to many bars, but with a backyard area that can be reserved free for parties.
Phone: 503-235-3571
Open: 12 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Cost: $$

Limelight Restaurant & Lounge (6708 S.E. Milwaukee Ave.)
The accessories are the highlight here: vintage video games and pool tables.
Phone: 503-235-5797
Open: 11a.m. to 2 a.m. (9 a.m. on weekends)
Cost: $$


New Copper Penny (5932 S.E. 92nd Ave.)
A club for frat boys and future stars of Girls Gone Wild.
Phone: 503-777-1415
Open: 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. (until 4 a.m. on weekends)
Cost: $$$

Grocery Stores:


Fred Meyer (3805 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.)
Phone: 503-872-3300
Open: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Zupan’s (3301 S.E. Belmont St.)
Phone: 503-239-3720
Open: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Safeway Food & Drug (2800 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.)
Phone: 503-232-5539
Open: 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Daily Grind Natural Foods (4026 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.)
Phone: 503-233-5521
Open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


New Seasons Market (1954 S.E. Division St.)
Phone: 503-445-2888
Open: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Food Fight Grocery (4179 S.E. Division St.)
Phone: 503-233-3910
Open: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

People’s Food Co-Op (3029 S.E. 21st Ave.)
Phone: 503-232-9051
Open: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Food 4 Less (7979 S.E. Powell Blvd.)
Phone: 503-774-4665
Open: 24 hours

Trader Joe’s (4715 S.E. 39th Ave.)
Phone: 503-777-1601
Open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Limbo INC — Local produce (4707 S.E. 39th Ave.)
Phone: 503-774-8008
Open: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


New Seasons Market (1214 S.E. Tacoma St.)
Phone: 503-230-4949
Open: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Om Seafood (3514 S.E. 76th Ave.)
Phone: 503-788-1984
Open: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fubonn Supermarket (2850 S.E. 82nd Ave., Suite #1)
Phone: 503-517-8877
Open: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fred Meyer (5253 S.E. 82nd Ave.)
Phone: 503-788-2852
Open: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Movie theaters:


Bagdad Theater and Pub (3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.)
Phone: 503-236-9234
Open: 11a.m. to 1a.m. (12 a.m. on Sunday)

Avalon (3451 S.E. Belmont St.)
Phone: 503-238-1617
Open: Mon. to Fri., 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. (open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday)

Hawthorne Theater (3862 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.)
Phone: 503-233-7100
Open: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. (open at 1 p.m. on weekends)
Clinton Street Theater (2522 S.E. Clinton St.)
Phone: 503-238-8899

Century 16 Eastport (4040 S.E. 82nd Ave.)
Phone: 503-775-0000

Bus lines:

Belmont: 15
Hawthorne: 14

Powell: 9
Division: 4
Clinton: 9

Sellwood: 9 to 17 or 76