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Belmont Neighborhood Greats

We at Tetra are so stoked to be located in the lively Belmont neighborhood. Below is a list of our favorite neighboring businesses.

Bite on Belmont Food Carts

4255 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

What’s a Portland neighborhood without its own food cart pod? What used to be one of the largest food cart collections in the city, the Bite on Belmont has since been relocated by developments (so Portland) to a smaller space just across the street. But, what these carts now lack in space, they make up for with tasty options, including tacos, burgers and gyros, as well as Brazilian, Thai and Hawaiian grub. Pro tip: They have beer!

Never Coffee

4243 SE Belmont St #200, Portland, OR 97215

Close your eyes. You’re at an art gallery. The smell of fresh roasted coffee fills your nose, giving you energy before you even take your first sip. Frank Ocean’s Nostalgia album plays in the background, while lively chatter perks up over the grinding of beans. Open your eyes. You’re in Never Coffee, a delightful cafe on 42nd and Belmont Street. With original, locally inspired coffee drinks, and art from neighborhood artists adorning the walls, it’s a colorful place for a quick pick-me-up.

The Horse Brass

4534 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

A common response we hear when describing our neighborhood is, “Oh, that’s right by the Horse Brass.” Thanks in part to its good grub, but more importantly its lengthy tap list and imperial pints, the Horse Brass has a legacy reputation among Portland beer drinkers and craft brewers. In the days before hops sprouted like weeds in the Willamette Valley and even dive bars had IPAs on tap, the Horse Brass was one of the only places to get top-notch craft beer in the city. Any old timer will tell you the Horse Brass is worth a visit.

Movie Madness

4320 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Round these parts there’s only one place to go for great movies. Even in the age of Netflix and chill and countless other streaming options, Movie Madness reigns supreme. Looking for a long lost favorite that Netflix doesn’t appreciate? Movie Madness is sure to have it. Tired of getting half way through a flick only to discover it’s a total dud? The good people at Movie Madness have stellar suggestions for whatever kind of mood you’re in or bud you’re smoking. (Our money’s on some indica.)

Avalon Theatre

3451 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Video games! Flashing lights! Tickets! Oh, the fun to be had at the Avalon Theatre. If you’ve never been, The Avalon is a classic nickel arcade and second-run movie theater. With all your favorite games like Dance, Dance Revolution, Tekken and that one where you push the nickels off the edge but no one ever knows what it’s called, there’s something for everyone to enjoy—especially for those in a particularly euphoric kind of mood.

The Library

1038 SE Cesar Estrada Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Few things beat sitting out in the sun and relaxing with a good book. Whether you’re wrapped up in a mystery with endless twists, or getting scholarly with some non-fiction, reading is not only only free entertainment but enlightening as well. Just like studies have shown that marijuana is fun, other more reputable studies have proven that reading is good for both your mental and physical health. Head on over to the Belmont branch of the Multnomah Public Library and chat up one of the friendly Librarians for a good suggestion.

Laurelhurst Park

SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Nature is a good thing. It’s nature that gave you the cannabis you’re about to pick up, and it’s nature that gave us beautiful sunshine to play in. In Portland we’re lucky to have an abundance of nature filled public spaces, but Laurelhurst Park stands out for its sheer size and versatility. On any given day you’ll see basketball players, martial artists, birthday BBQs, duck feeding and, best of all, more dogs than you can count. If you’re looking to swim, however, we suggest you steer clear of the lake and instead try one of Portland’s many public pools.

Belmont Station

4500 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

For the adventurous beer drinker and the casual connoisseur alike, Belmont Station is a place of pilgrimage for the newest and most interesting beers in the city. In a town full of suds, the Station has built a following of dedicated beer drinkers and patrons. With recently updated digs on 46th and Stark, the Station is a great place to grab a quick cold one (or two) or a six pack for later. Don’t forget to check out the back area where you can hang on their sweet covered patio and grab a sandwich from the Monk’s Deli cart.

Portland Nursery

5050 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

You want plants? We’ve got tons of green stuff! Oh, you meant those kind of herbs… Well, in that case, you should check out Portland Nursery first, and then come on back for some gardening enhancement tools. Just listen to what they say about themselves, “We like to think of ourselves as a welcoming place to visit — where you can walk in and soak up the colors and delicious scents of sweet, growing things; where you can get ideas and inspiration for your own garden.” Doesn’t that sound like a place you want to see?!

Lone Fir Cemetery 

SE 26th Ave & Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214

Graveyards aren’t just for the loners and spooky kids anymore. The Lone Fir Cemetery on Stark is a great place to go for a stroll and soak up some history—at least in the daytime. With over 700 trees representing 67 species, the cemetery has transitioned into a defacto arboretum for those in the neighborhood. See if you can find the original lone fir that still stands in the Northwest corner.

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

As one of the few venues in Portland that still consistently books hip-hop shows, we have selfish reasons for liking the Hawthorne Theatre. That said, the venue’s solid band lineups, coupled with bartenders that can be heavy handed if the night is right, makes it hard to not have a great time at the Hawthorne regardless of who is playing. The booking varies, but the Hawthorne’s crusty, old-Portland vibe lends itself to both local and national hip-hop acts, as well as hardcore and reggae shows.

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