2019 Hawthorne Event Information

Spring/Summer events:

Mega Sidewalk Sale: Sat. June 29th, 11-5 - A SUCCESSFUL EVENT!

Hawthorne Street Fair: Sun. August 25, 2019, 11-6

Fall events

Around the World in 82 Dishes on 82nd Ave.: October

Woodstock Gives  Back - on Woodstock 

Winter events on Hawthorne Boulevard:

Decorate with lights and snow flakes!

Wag Your Swag Ugly Sweater Contest  

Tree Lighting at 5:00pm at the Fernie Brae:   Sat. December 7th.

Sip and Shop 



MEDIA RELEASE                                                  

Nancy Chapin

Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association




Hawthorne Boulevard’s 36th Annual Street Fair

Sunday, August 25, 2019; 11am – 6pm

The Carless Zone is between SE 30th and Cesar Chavez

Celebrate 36 years with neighbors and friends!

Portland, Oregon: Whether you bike it, walk it or drive to it, join Hawthorne  Merchants, local non-profits and vendors for live music, excellent children’s activities, lots of fun and great food. End your summer with friends while gathering new information and/or must-have items for school, home or work.

Hawthorne Boulevard stretches from the Drawbridge on the Willamette River to the Volcano in Mt. Tabor Park. Businesses and eating establishments are located along the entire length. The Boulevard area permitted to be closed is from SE 30th Avenue to Cesar Chavez Blvd. (SE 39th). Activities extend further east to New Seasons Market, the Fernie Brae and more.  A detailed map will be available at the Information Booth on SE 34th and Hawthorne.  Raffle Baskets containing items and Gift Certificates from Boulevard businesses will be for sale at the Information Booth at SE 34th. Our beneficiary this year is The Children's Book Bank!

Stages at SE 31st, SE 34th and SE 38th will add to the fun along with a special transportation focused area near SE 35th Place.  In addition, bike racks will be located between SE 30th and Cesar Chavez and a parking lot for vehicles is located at Central Christian Church, 1844 SE Cesar Chavez.

“Hawthorne Boulevard is one of Portland’s most popular shopping destinations,” according to Bill Levesque, HBBA President. “It’s a cultural treasure with many historic buildings and long-standing businesses such as the Bagdad Theater, Fred’s Sound of Music, JaCiva’s Chocolatiers, Presents of Mind, Imelda’s Shoes, 3 Doors Down, The Gold Door, Really Good Stuff, Excaliber Comics and 37th Street Salon. The area is also the financial district of inner southeast with eight banks and credit unions and other financial advisers who are located on the Boulevard.”

The HBBA Board of Directors looks forward to hosting our community for this iconic event that has progressed from a single parking lot 36 years ago to a venue that can host many thousands of our neighbors and friends.

 About the Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association: HBBA exists to promote the general business welfare of its members and establishments bordering SE Hawthorne Boulevard from SE 12th Avenue to SE 60th Avenue. 

It strives to develop and preserve Hawthorne Boulevard through community involvement as a desirable place to work, shop and live. To learn more about Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association and its growing community contact administrator@hawthornepdx.com.


Gold Sponsors: Fred Meyer Hawthorne and Rivermark Community Credit Union

Silver Sponsors: Travel Portland, OnPoint Credit Union, Sloan Boutique 

Bronze Sponsors: Por Que No, New Seasons Market, Echo Theater, Presents of Mind, JAM

Contributers: Asylum, Farmers Insurance, JAM, Metro Boutique, Portland Cider Company, Imelda & Louie's, Memento, Linda Scher, Family Counselor,  Seven Virtues, Elysium Elixers, The Whole Bowl, Tabor Bread and Classic Collections.