HBBA Pres.: Cassie Ridgeway

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Meetings: Second Wed. at 8 am

Fred Meyer, SE Cesar Chavez Blvd & Hawthorne 503.775.7633 

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Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association and its members wish you all a fantastic 2015. We celebrate businesses which have been on Hawthorne for many years and also businesses that have recently settled in. As with most business districts, there are always changes to celebrate so be sure to get out and see what’s new and appreciate the pioneers such as Bagdad Theater, Bread & Ink, Fred’s Sound of Music, Fred Meyer, JaCiva’s, John O’Brien, Atty., Michael Emert, CPA, Nick’s Coney Island, Pastaworks and The Perfume House.

We recently found out about the Hawthorne Ghost Tour. This walking tour of Hawthorne Blvd. meets six times a week at the SE corner of 37th and Hawthorne at 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with additional tours at 6 pm, Fridays and Saturdays.

Marina Martinez is very excited to bring history and storytelling to Hawthorne Blvd. “The tour is about 90% locals.” she said. “Portlanders really enjoy learning about their local lore and history.”  Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for children, 7 to 10 and free for children under 6. The content is family-friendly, but also a little bawdy.

Tickets for seniors and veterans are $12. The tour is all outside, covers about 10 blocks worth of walking, and there are two stops to communicate with the hereafter, weather permitting. Call Marina at 714.635.1124 or email marina@tourguideforhire.com. Walk-ups are welcome.

The 2015 Hawthorne Street Fair will be on Sunday, August 16.  Save the date and let your out of town friends know.

Thank you to article sponsors, Hawthorne Vision Center, The SE Examiner and to 2015 HBBA Benefactor to date: Hawthorne’s Burgerville.