Option Moe? (haha it's not that bad)
Or Option Curly?
Wikipedia: "Hawthorne Boulevard was named after Dr. J.C. Hawthorne, the cofounder of Oregon's first mental hospital. The road was originally named Asylum Avenue."
Interesting! Anyways, I was browsing on Yelp on places to go and I found Hawthorne Boulevard which has been notably described as Portland's Haight St. Rad. When I got there, it immediately reminded me of Haight back home. The tattoo/piercing shops, hippies, hipsters, used clothing stores, and guitar-dude singing about hipsters gave me that same laid back feeling I had walking on Haight. I hurriedly parked my car (plenty of spaces!) anxious to check out the stores.
Another book that caught my eye was The Smart Aleck's guide to American History. I realized that I've been so far out of school now that I barely know anything about US History anymore. I remember a few months ago, my co-worker/roommate who was born in China was touted how he was more American than us. He's been to most of the 50 states, knew all the 13 original colonies (when us US-borned couldn't name all of them with our brain powers combined). Now I know I shouldn't be fazed by this and those things are trivial. But I don't want to end up like those college students on Jay-Walking... Knowledge is Power!
I sure strayed from the topic. But anyways the main point of this post is that Hawthorne was like 20% of Haight. I was dissappointed when I walked 2-3 blocks and the hippy groovyness had already ended! I just browsed some clothing thrifts (Buffalo, Crossroads), bought a $7 jacket, got a hotdog and got outta there. There were some highlights to the place though, so it's not like I wouldn't wanna go back. There are a lot of interesting looking restaurants and unique theaters that I'd definitely want to check out with a companion! Eating food and watching shows by yourself isn't too fun :P
woop woop woop woop!
why you little...!
I think you should try the Curly option this time around!!!
The picture that you posted of Hawthorne actually reminded me of the Mission district moreso than Haight, just because of the colorful signs lol.
I'm glad to hear you're exploring more of Oregon!!! Buy more cool stuff at the thrift stores! I bet you'll find some interesting stuff =)
time to find a redheaded companion
Spring break!!! We're gonna paint this town red!
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