The State of Hawthorne Boulevard During the Coronavirus Quarantine

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Reilly Smith

Portlanders have begun to place posters and notes in various places around the city.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

Almost two months into the governor-mandated “stay home” order, it is safe to say that everyone’s life has been affected in one way or another by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hawthorne Boulevard, located in Portland, is a popular area where people of all ages go to shop at vintage clothing stores and locally-owned boutiques, eat at an array of restaurants and coffee shops, see a movie at the Bagdad Theater, or browse the shelves of Powell’s Bookstore.

The usually bustling sidewalks and streets now appear much more deserted than normal, and shops and restaurants remain closed to customers. Here’s a look into the blocks of the Hawthorne area:

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  • McMenamins' Bagdad Theater remains open for takeout, but the theater will stay closed until restrictions are lifted.

  • Many of the thrift shops, restaurants, and other businesses are temporarily closed.

  • There is a significant amount of construction on Hawthorne while the road has less traffic.

  • Portlanders have begun to place posters and notes in various places around the city.

  • Portlanders have begun to place posters and notes in various places around the city.

  • Sidewalks along Hawthorne, which are usually full of people, are now mostly empty.

  • Sidewalks along Hawthorne, which are usually full of people, are now mostly empty.

  • Some restaurants are still open for take out and delivery.

  • Outdoor seating areas are closed to customers.

  • Some restaurants are still open for take out and delivery.

  • Shops along Hawthorne close their doors to slow the spread of the virus.

  • Shops along Hawthorne close their doors to slow the spread of the virus.

  • The sidewalk along the Bagdad Theater, which is often full of people, is now empty.

  • Some restaurants are still open for take out and delivery.

  • Some shops have boarded up windows while they are closed.

  • Some shops have boarded up windows while they are closed.

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