The Bagdad Theater shows occasionally awesome second-run movies. It's worth admission price just to see the Middle-Eastern themed interior but there's more. You can get some pizza and even a beer and every other row has been removed to allow for tables and plenty of leg room. So you never have to worry about some annoying sociopath kicking the back of your chair through your screening of Harold and Kumar. The connected pub offers all the other McMenamins amenities and promises entertaining people-watching on busy Hawthorne Boulevard.
This Italian noodle house chain is fast and easy, and it's not hard to find something enjoyable on the menu.
Simple diner fare in a little spot that mysteriously seems almost invisible to the teeming throngs of Hawthorne Blvd.
The Sapphire is delicious looking and tasting. This lush, romantic, dimly lit bar isn't really a hotel, but they do create pretty amazing specialty cocktails and small plates of schmancy chow. Great place for after work drinks or a date -just don't let your date catch you ogling the sexy staff.
Mid-century-modern sophistication and Portland cool all come together at the Gold Dust Meridian, the latest bar on the Hawthorne strip. Swank and suave, with a naughty side almost like it was conceived by Ian Fleming himself, the moodily-lit interior is a perfect pace to unwind with one of their signature cocktails like the Hawthorne Wallbanger or the Casino Royale. The menu consists of stylish appetizers, salads, and sandwiches, with a few entrées as well. Your secret-agent mission, should you decide to accept it: Slip on your sport coat and Romeos, then drive your Austin Healy directly there.