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Hawthorne-Belmont News – Fall 2011
PORTLAND’S VINTAGE WONDERLAND
A beautiful antique armoire beckons from behind a rack of mint condition 80’s girly magazines. Remembered board games of your youth are stacked among other collectible kitsch, pinup art, and authentic garments of yesteryear.House of Vintage (3315 SE Hawthorne). It is a collective of over 55 independent dealers, all sharing over 13,000 square feet. It is also Portland’s largest vintage superstore, selling everything you could ever want in order to decorate your home with authentic flair. Open daily, 11am-7pm. 503-236-1991,
GEAR UP FOR HALLOWEEN
Why not retire that department store plastic eye patch, and go for a more authentic and quality costume? Denizens of the night will converge this Halloween at Hollywood Portland Costumers (635 SE Hawthorne) for all their costume needs. Renting costumes to the public for over 50 years, Hollywood specializes in Halloween costumes, parties, theatre productions, and high school and college events. Open Tues to Sat, 11am-4pm.
Black Star Bags (2033 SE Hawthorne) began with a found sewing machine and some used fabric, by Stoops a bike messenger. He needed a waterproof backpack, but could not find one with enough pockets and features that a custom bag could provide. Black Star Bags produces some of the best handmade waterproof bags on the streets. All bags are handmade on site in their retail shop, which doubles as a manufacturing facility. Custom graphics, appliqués, and stencil-style embroidery, are all available on site as well. The recent move to a new location on Hawthorne is attracting a lot of walk-in traffic. The new influx of customers prompted Stoops to expand the product line 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 12pm-4pm Sat-Sun. 503-284-4752,
AUTHOR TALKS AT THE BAGDAD
Neal Stephenson, Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 7pm. His new tale about a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online war game, this will enthrall both his science fiction and espionage fans. Tickets are $9.99.
Jeffrey Eugenides, Sunday, Oct. 16th, 7pm. (winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize) The Marriage Plot follows a triangle of friends from college into the complicated realm of adulthood. Tickets, $28, include admission and a copy of The Marriage Plot.
Chuck Palahniuk, Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 7pm. Damned, a subversive new work of fiction. Madison, the whip-tongued 11-year-old narrator ends up in hell, where, accompanied by a motley crew of young sinners. Tickets, $24.95, include admission and a copy of Palahniuk’s new book, Damned.
Gregory Maguire, Thursday, November 10th, 7pm. Out of Oz—the final installment in his transformative series—a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last. Tickets, $26.99, include admission and a copy of Maguire’s new book, Out of Oz.
Buy your tickets for these Powell’s Books talks at the Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., cascadetickets.com, or 855-227-8499.
Profile Theatre’s 15th Anniversary season. The play is the thing at the Profile Theatre (3430 SE Belmont). For fourteen years, artistic director Jane Unger and Profile Theatre have fulfilled the unique mission of featuring a single playwright each season, bringing the works of such preeminent playwrights to Portland and the Profile stage as Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Lanford Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein, Terrence McNally, Romulus Linney, Edward Albee, John Guare, this season’s Lee Blessing, and many others. Ticket sales 503-242-0080.
The Belmont Inn (3357 SE Belmont) is one of the most well-known and popular establishments on Belmont. This local favorite features 25 beers on tap, a full bar, extensive menu, six pool tables, seven TVs, and a covered smoking patio. Events; Pool Tournament Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Pub Quiz nights every Thursday 7pm, and an early opening time of 9:30am with a full breakfast menu on NFL Sundays. Belmont Inn is also the official home of the UFC in SE Portland. Keno, Lottery and Video Poker and pool is free on Sundays! Open 11:30am-2:30am every day. www.belmontspdx.com
STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD
The Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand) is a pleasantly dark and sinister environment for horror fans. All dark art is embraced; be it music, movies, literary, or print art. Catering to non-alcohol drinkers they also carry 15 flavors of tea, which sell surprisingly as well as the PBR. The interior is a shrine to the world of horror, dominated by Lovecraftian imagery. The interior is eldritch but comfortable and attracts authors, artists, musicians, goths, punks, nerds, metal heads, gamers and librarians. 971-270-7760, www.thelovecraftbar.com. Mon-Thurs, 6pm-2am, Friday, Sat & Sun 3pm-2am.
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