Want a good place to take your family to on a weekend. Want a place for a field trip that teaches about science for your school or organization. This place is wonderful and fits both needs. I hope many people will check this place out.
This is a true cafe. Good food, great drinks and wonderful desserts. They have tea service on a tray at your seat. The building design is great too, with the whole storefront a large window. They have a good magazine selection too in case you are there by yourself and need something to read.
This small, locally-owned book store was the place I went to for many of my books in high school. It was a fun outing with friends to go looking for my books. My sister and I even reminisced about the place last month. They always had great displays. This place will have special memories for me and I haven't found anything else like it.
Powell's will always be in my mind, even though I don't live in Portland. I went there in high school for the first time, it has its own unique feel. You get a map that directs you around the store. The shelves of books are up to the ceiling. You can sit and read a whole book or search and buy. Its in a great part of downtown Portland. Must see when you are there!
Mom used to buy, my siblings and I, our stickers here when we were younger. It is a very eccentric store and they sell many different things. It was kind of a destination place for the more eccentric, honors kids at my high school.
Support my friends when you are in Lincoln Heights and need a quick snack or a newspaper. They are a huge family with about five kids and just opened this market across from Hillside Elementary. Their kids used to attend the after-school program I worked at. They are wonderful people.
Check this bowling alley out. It's old-school design makes me feel like I am at a friend's birthday party and its 1985. They have over 40 lanes. The only downside is there is limited parking.
Looking for an affordable flower shop in Lincoln Heights. Try Licha's Flower Shop. I know the family who runs this shop and they are very friendly and personable. They do many funerals here. They are a small shop so they do not have a ton of flowers but they do a good job and I want to help support them in their work.
Think Costco, only all items are used and there is no food. The building is massive and they have tons of stuff. It is all used of course but you can find some great buys at times, furniture and clothing wise. They need to improve their signage so you know the hours but that is the only downside. I have gotten many things here since I moved to this part of LA.
This place has really strong programming in the arts. They offer scholarships for those who can't afford to pay for the classes on their own. They offer a variety of arts programs in the different disciplines with an emphasis on the cultural arts of the Chicano/Mexico/Indigenous peoples from California and Latin America. Cheech Marin is sponsoring an Art Show there through October to help showcase the work of Chicano artists and Chicano Art as a major form of American art in the 20th Century. So you should check it out!