Community Guide – Eastmoreland

Eastmorland is definitely one of Portland’s up and coming neighborhoods. Located in inner SE Portland, this neighborhood is home to the prestigious Reed College, tree lined streets, and a handful of beautiful parks.

The purpose of the community guide is to give you a glimpse into what Eastmoreland has to offer. There are so many wonderful aspects of the Eastmoreland neighborhood, which makes it hard to choose what to focus on. Today, we want to provide you with an overview of what we feel are the 3 pillars to any neighborhood:

  • Where to eat
  • Where to shop
  • What to do

 

Where to Eat

There is no lack of food in the Eastmoreland neighborhood. If you head on over to SE Woodstock St. you’ll find a wide variety of options ranging from restaurants to coffee shops and an amazing ice creamery! Even though this delicious row of eats is technically outside of Eastmoreland, it’s basically a part of the neighborhood.  Below, we list our favorite places and tell you a little bit about them.

Restaurants

El Gallo Taqueria – A tiny local taco shop serving authentic Mexican street food made from scratch! What started as a food cart has grown into a brick and mortar taqueria. When you walk in you’ll instantly feel welcomed. Step up to the counter and order a few tacos, a beer, and don’t forget the chips and salsa! If you are lucky enough, they will have homemade choco-tacos on the menu.

Double Mountain Taproom – Eastmoreland is thrilled to have Double Mountain’s second location in their neighborhood. The wait may be long on the weekends but walk up to the bar, order an IPA, and sit back and relax. Their pizzas, made in house, are definitely worth it. With an open floor plan and nice outdoor seating, it is the perfect spot to spend a laid back evening.

Bergerac – If you are seeking a romantic meal, look no further. Joris, the head chef, whips up french comfort food inspired by his hometown as well as the pacific northwest. Dishes are made with fresh and local ingredients and trust us, you will taste the difference! Reservations are accepted as well.

Coffee Shops and Bakeries

Grand Central Bakery – A Portland staple, Grand Central Bakery is always a safe place to go if you’re looking for pastries. From coffee to breakfast items, and even lunch, Grand Central will become your local addiction. One of our favorite things about Grand Central is that their Items are seasonally inspired. Be sure to visit early in the morning to smell the freshly baked bread!

First Cup Coffeehouse – This quaint little neighborhood coffee shop is known for their espresso drinks. Using local espresso from Coava Coffee Roasters, the baristas take their time when making your drink. You can taste their dedication! Along with NY-style bagels, they also offer gluten free items. Be sure to take advantage of their lovely outdoor seating while the weather is nice!

Ice Cream

Cloud City Ice Cream – This place might be one of Portland’s most underrated ice cream shops. If you live or find yourself in the Eastmoreland neighborhood, be sure to stop in! As soon as you walk in, you will be hit in the face with the smell of waffle cones and sugar. The employees are incredibly friendly and happy to let you sample to your heart’s content. Their ice cream is made from scratch using fresh, local, and natural ingredients. FYI – the sea salt cookie dough ice cream is not to be missed!

 

Remember, this is just a short list of some of our favorite places in Eastmoreland. Be sure to visit SE Woodstock St. when you are in need of some delicious eats. There’s no better way to get to know a neighborhood than dining at their local restaurants!

 

Where to Shop

Once again, SE Woodstock St. is the place to head for all your shopping needs. There are a wide variety of shops for you to browse when you are in the neighborhood. Below, we list our stores that we couldn’t live without.

General Stores

  • Woodstock Hardware – local Ace hardware store for all your home needs
  • The Joinery – get inspired to remodel while looking at beautiful handcrafted hardwood furniture
  • Bi-Mart – discount retailer that offers a bit of everything

Grocery Stores

  • New Season’s Market – locally owned fine food purveyor (our personal favorite)
  • Safeway – a tried and true supermarket chain
  • Trader Joe’s – neighborhood grocery store chain offering standard and unique items

 

What to Do

Portland has historically been the home to many cutting edge writers and artists. Eastmoreland continues this tradition and provides patrons many options.

  • Roll Up Photo Studio & Gallery – outstanding exhibitions and events.
  • Reed College – home to art exhibitions in the Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, lecture series, and other events all year around.
  • The Tin House – lovers of literary art enjoy reading series held each year on the campus. The series is a part of the annual Tin House writer’s workshop.
  • Multnomah County Library (Woodstock OR Sellwood) – for everyday reading, either Library will hold all of your reserved books, music, and movies. The library is also where you can drop off your mail-in ballots in all elections.

 

Contact Us Today

Whether you’re moving to Eastmoreland, Sellwood, or Hollywood, Priority Moving is here to help with your move. For a free estimate, contact us by phone at 503-544-7972 or send us a message at www.prioritymovingservices.com.