Division/Clinton

Food lovers should not miss coming to the Division/Clinton neighborhood. Discover why they are called “Eat Street” and also as “Portland’s Kitchen.”

The district promotes their South East Stumptown personality with eateries and storefronts that showcase the best that they can offer to visitors.

Just a few minutes from downtown Portland, you will get to the Division/Clinton neighborhood where everyone is welcome.

Enjoy their Foodcarts, Galleries, Fine Dining spots, Hardware, Barbers, Brokers, Haberdashery and Growlers.

Clinton Street is known as one of the more important bike routes in the city. Division/Clinton is a walking neighborhood so those who arrive by car should be prepared to walk.

Taking a stroll gives you a scenic tour of their attractive gardens and craftsman bungalows. Parking should be done on side streets and not too close to driveways. The streets here are 110 years old and were designed for horses and carriages and not for our modern day vehicles.

Driving and parking along Clinton street should be avoided as this is a very heavy traffic area for bikers.

Live life in the slow lane as you pedal along this bike-friendly hotspot, bring your friends or make new ones as you try out what the neighborhood has to offer.

One nearby gathering place is the Clinton Street Theater, which is considered a landmark in Portland cinema and is the oldest operating movie house in the country. This theater has been showing the cult favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Saturday night since 1978 which is probably the longest run in the world.

The theater first opened its doors to the public in 1915 then known as the Clinton, which later became the 26th Avenue Theatre in 1945, Encore in the year 1969 and in 1976 became known by its original name.

Despite many changes in the past decades, it is still an intimate movie venue that can seat 222 patrons. Their mission is to promote independent films and work with filmmakers to be part of their events as often as possible.

Crowds are drawn to something good on Division Street, picnic tables at the Apex get filled with people watchers and beer lovers. The place is known for its great menu of beers from all over the globe and also for its Pinball Arcade.

Ice Cream lovers will get their fill at the Salt and Straw on Division street. They are known for their experiments using strange ingredients for ice creams like blue cheese, olive oil, and spring flowers. For the less adventurous, you can stick with old favorites like Double Fold Vanilla or classic Freckled Woodblock Chocolate.

It has a large annual event known as the Division Street Fair which is held every August. The all-day event features live music, artisan booths, sidewalk sales, and a parade.

Division/Clinton shows us how time can transform a place from a once sleepy neighborhood to what is now Portland’s most dynamic and chic neighborhoods.

You can plan a whole week of activities when you visit Southeast Division Street and nearby Clinton Street. There are so many hot spots to try out in the city’s hottest food corridor. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be spent on various food establishments in the area. So what are you waiting for? Get your most comfortable shoes on or ride up the saddle and bike your way to the location. Let your Portland adventure begin!