Belmont, Oregon Custom Home Builder

by Delahunt Homes

The Belmont Neighborhood is really focusing on the Belmont District which is located in Southeast Portland, OR. It runs along Belmont Street from about 31st to 60th Avenues. Interestingly, the Belmont District is actually located in the Sunnyside neighborhood, bordered on the North by Laurelhurst and on the East by Mount Tabor neighborhood.

Features of Belmont Street

Like the Hawthorne District, the Belmont Street area is a very popular area in southeast Portland. With a strong sense of Portland individuality, Belmont has many locally owned coffee shops, markets, and distinctive shops and restaurants. Belmont Street is a favorite destination for many locals, whether it’s for an afternoon at the Avalon, a night at the Blue Monk, or a cup of coffee at the neighborhood cafe. This area has a nice mix of urban diversity, with a funky feel, and local color.

The Belmont District runs along Belmont Street from approximately 31st to 60th Avenues in Southeast Portland. The Belmont District is part of the Sunnyside neighborhood, bordered by Laurelhurst to the north and by the Mt. Tabor neighborhood to the east.

You might often hear Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard mentioned in the same breath, and of course there are similarities shared between them. Belmont, though, looks and feels a little grittier, more boots than sandals. It’s diverse, and eclectic, and a neighborhood’s neighborhood. For many people the Belmont area isn’t just a shop and dine destination. It’s home.

Oh, but there’s plenty of places to go in the Belmont District, make no mistake. Go get a boffo breakfast at Utopia Cafe, or sit and salivate over a great burger at Dick’s Kitchen. Take a walk down the sidewalk later in the evening to have a drink or three at Aalto Lounge, or at Blue Monk where you can also listen to a good band play or watch some belly dancing (Yup! Belly dancing!). And you must experience The Pied Cow (3244 SE Belmont St), a favorite Portland coffeehouse in a “painted lady” Victorian with a nice big side yard where you can sip the brew (coffee or beer) of your choice and have a huff on a hookah if you’re into that.

Should you prefer to take your victuals home, Zupan’s Market probably has it handy. Want to step back in time for some fun arcade gaming? The Avalon Theatre’s Wunderland arcade is a blast for the whole family. And if the earth spirits move you, step into Moonshadow to find really cool jewelry, incense, literature, and home décor to please any pagan heart.

Stumptown Coffee on 34th and Belmont (3356 SE Belmont St). As is typical of excellent coffee shops, they are extremely popular (lines) but absolutely worth the wait.

Saint Cupcake  Okay, technically a cupcake is a noun – but not at Noun. Confusing? See, at the showroom that is home to both Noun and Saint Cupcake, typewriters and dessert might sound like strange bedfellows, but they make great roommates.  Housed behind a wooden counter near the back of this building that has, since the 1800’s, been shared over time between the likes of a post office and a trolley stop, a “cupcake boutique” now shares this great old space with the eclectic array that is Noun. And it all makes sense in that Belmont kinda way.

You see, Saint Cupcake, the bakery, located on NW 17th is a multi-layered, wedding cake of an operation that met with demands large and lines long. Owner Jami Curl’s cupcake runneth over, so she decided to open another location, an outlet boutique selling nothing but her cupcakes, made and delivered fresh daily, ordered by the single or in any number of combo arrangements to take to a party or those pesky PTA meetings.

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