Pottage Park, Chicago Places

Part of our Chicago travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Pottage Park, including Portage Theater, Fantasy Costumes and The Copernicus Center.
  • The best place in Pottage Park Chicago: Portage Theater

    Portage Theater

    4050 N Milwaukee Ave
    Tickets vary by event. A beautiful old movie palace in Portage Park, built in 1920 with a whopping 1,938 seats. It's only open for special events and festivals like the Silent Summer Festival [3] and scary movies around Halloween. The Empty Bottle in Ukrainian Village sometimes hosts shows here.
    Pottage Park food nearby
  • Fantasy Costumes

    Fantasy Costumes

    4065 N Milwaukee Ave
    M-Sa 9:30AM-8PM, Su 11AM-5PM, open later and busy around Halloween, naturally. A huge, wonderfully cluttered costume shop in Portage Park, covering almost a full city block. A massive selection of props, costumes, and wigs for kids and adults are available for sale or rental.
    Pottage Park
  • The Copernicus Center

    The Copernicus Center

    5216 W Lawrence Ave
    A Polish Cultural Center in Jefferson Park, housed in the old Gateway Theater movie palace. They host community events and classes throughout the year; highlights include the Taste of Polonia [1] in September and the Polish Film Festival [2] in November.
    Forest Glen restaurants nearby
  • The Portage

    The Portage

    3938 N Central Ave
    www.theportagechicago.com Locate in Portage Park,The Portage Restaurant and Bar offers classic American cuisine in a charming and intimate atmosphere. Visit our tranquil outdoor patio during the summer months.
    Pottage Park
  • La Peña

    La Peña

    4212 N Milwaukee Ave
    Tu-W 4PM-10PM, Th-F 4PM-2AM, Sa 4PM-3AM, Su 8AM-2AM. $13-18. Family-made Ecuadorian food in Portage Park, with a full drinks menu. Friday and Saturday nights have live Andean music, while Sunday nights offer karaoke. Hence, if there's an important conversation to be had over dinner, this may not be the place.
    Pottage Park
  • Jefferson Memorial Park

    4822 N Long Ave
    Beloved local park with seasonal concerts and seven acres of outdoor fun, including fields for baseball, football, soccer, and tennis, as well as a swimming pool and a spray pool. The Jeff Fest is held every summer.
    Forest Glen restaurants nearby
  • City Newsstand

    4018 N Cicero Ave
    An estimated 60 newspapers and 6,000 magazines from everywhere and south of there, with imports from Prague, Italy, and some kid's basement in Omaha. If it's in print, you stand a very good chance of finding it here.
    Irving Park
  • Sears

    4730 W Irving Park Rd
    M-Sa 9AM-9PM, Su 10AM-7PM. This was a million-dollar store when it was built in the 1930s, and it still thrives despite the economic downturn at the Six Corners. Nothing fancy, but the building has some interest as a retail time capsule of sorts.
    Irving Park
  • Polonia

    4738 N Milwaukee Ave
    A very wide selection of Polish books, films, and especially Polish language learning materials. It's a bit of a Polish-American center too, sporting a coffee shop and even an art gallery.
    Pottage Park
  • Markski's CDs

    5745 W Belmont Ave
    M-F 1PM-8PM, Sa 11AM-8PM, Su 11AM-6PM. If you like the thumping Polish Eurodance over at Jedynka, this is the place to pick up some CDs. Also carries loads of Polish music video DVD compilations.
    Belmont Cragin
  • Bacci Pizzeria

    Bacci Pizzeria

    4367 N Milwaukee Ave
    Bacci Pizza and Pasta at Several Chicagoland Locations
    Pottage Park
  • Taco Burrito King

    Taco Burrito King

    5413 W Belmont Ave
    Since 1992
    Belmont Cragin
  • Hagen Fish Market Inc

    Hagen Fish Market Inc

    5635 West Montrose Avenue
    The freshest fish and seafood flown in from both coasts, outstanding fried shrimp, and savory salmon, trout and more smoked over a hardwood fire!
    Pottage Park
  • Lutnia Continental Cafe

    5532 W Belmont Ave
    Su,Tu-F noon-10PM, Sa 1PM-11PM. $14-25. Not exclusively Polish, as their menu covers a number of culinary styles, but the recent book Polish Chicago named Lutnia's tenderloin venison one of the exemplars of Polish cuisine. No buffets here — Lutnia is a strictly fine dining experience, and probably the best fine Polish dining in Chicago. There's sometimes live music on weekends.
    Belmont Cragin
  • Portage Park

    Portage Park

    4100 N Long Ave
    Portage Park is a 36-acre park in the Portage Park community area of Chicago, Illinois on the National Register of Historic Places. The park stretches from Irving Park Road on the south to Berteau Avenue between Central and Long Avenues. The largest public park on Chicago's Northwest Side, it has many recreational facilities including six tennis courts, two playgrounds, a slab for in-line skating, a bike path, a nature walk, five baseball fields, two combination football/soccer fields and two fieldhouses— one housing a gymnasium and the other a cultural arts building. The park also has an Olympic-size pool featuring a large deck for sunning, misting sprays, as well as an interactive water play area with slide and diving boards in addition to a smaller heated pool. Plans are currently underway for the development of a new, 6,500-square-foot senior center at Portage Park.
    Pottage Park restaurants nearby
  • Capitol Club

    4244 N Milwaukee Ave
    DJs and European sports broadcasts mix up the many pheromones flying around the mirrored walls of this late-night dance club, popular with Polish immigrants. English is spoken, but it's not the first language here.
    Pottage Park
  • Gene's Sausage Shop & Delicatessen

    5330 W Belmont Ave
    M-Sa 8AM-8PM, Su 8AM-4PM. $7-10. People come from miles away to get their meat, bread, and beer at this authentic Polish market. Look for the giant cow out front.
    Belmont Cragin
  • Pete's #2 Restaurant

    Pete's #2 Restaurant

    5847 W Montrose Ave
    Pete's Pizzeria #2 takes pride serving authentic old world cuisine, using our favorite homemade family recipes. It all started in 1955 when Pete opened his first pizzeria by Riverview Park at Western and Belmont Avenues. It soon became a Chicago institution. Pete's legacy lives on today through his nephew Sam, when he opened Pete's Pizzeria #2 in 1976 on Montrose Avenue using the same original family recipes.
    Pottage Park
  • Ruk


    4431 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Offering a fabulous blend of home cooked Thai food and fresh Sushi in the northwest Chicago area, also known as Jefferson Park. As of now, we are BYOB!!
    Pottage Park
  • Central Kitchen and Tap

    Central Kitchen and Tap

    4800 N. Central Ave.
    Central Kitchen and tap is Open Daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm.
    Forest Glen
  • Las Tablas

    Las Tablas

    4920 W Irving Park Rd
    , Las, Tablas, Chicagos Premiere Colombian Steak House Since 1991, , Home, , , , "Excellent, Authentic, Wonderfully-Spiced Grilled Meat...Warm Service, Fun and Happening Scene"-Zagat Survey, , Best Skirt Steaks
    Pottage Park
  • Mr Zee's

    3960 N Narragansett Ave
  • La Palapita Restaurant

    La Palapita Restaurant

    4263 N Milwaukee Ave
  • Boborino's

    3435 N Central Ave
    Voted best sub sandwich by ABC-7 Chicago, our delicious bread and fresh ingredients make our sandwiches the best in town. Or try our homemade soups.
    Pottage Park
  • Porretta's Pizzeria

    3656 N Central Ave
  • Patio Theatre

    Patio Theatre

    6008 W Irving Park Rd
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