One of my favorite places nearby is the Laurelhurst Theater.  I’m not sure what draws me there – maybe just proximity, it’s only five blocks away.  Well, it’s also beer, popcorn with nutritional yeast and always a friendly crowd.  I’m always trying to drag Rachel to the movies even when there aren’t any good movies playing.  If you’re in the area, check out the Laurelhurst at 28th and E. Burnside in Portland.  $3 movies, tasty beers, and no obnoxious high-schoolers.