Avon Cinema on Thayer St., East Side, Providence, R.I.
Brown University buildings off Thayer Street, East Side, Providence, R.I.
Spectrum India, Thayer St., Providence, R.I.

Eastside in Providence, Rhode Island

SHOPPING | GENERAL | RESTAURANTS | ACTIVITIES | KIDS | SHOW ALL

Shops
Berk's Shoes and Clothing - mostly women's shoes and clothing; 272 Thayer St., 401-831-0174WEBSITE
Brown Bookstore - university bookstore; books, apparel, gifts, Brown University memorabilia; 244 Thayer St., 401-863-3168WEBSITE
Pleasant Surprise - unique gift shop; 297 Thayer St., 401-273-1202WEBSITE
RISD Store - Rhode Island School of Design Store, online also; 30 North Main St., 401-454-6464WEBSITE
RISD Works - items created by RISD alumni and faculty, online also; Chase Center; 20 North Main St., 401-277-4949WEBSITE
Shades Plus - funky toys, knick knacks, cards, novelties; 281 Thayer St., 401-861-9309WEBSITE
Spectrum India - Indian imports, clothing, gifts, jewelry, food items, books, parties; 252 Thayer St., 401-421-1010WEBSITE
Urban Outfitters - women's and men's clothing; 285-289 Thayer St., 401-351-4080WEBSITE

Another Review of Thayer Street Shops - from livinglocal360.comWEBSITE
Article about Wickenden Street Shopping and Eateries - quirky and artsy Wickenden StreetWEBSITE
NY Times article about Providence - nytimes.com; photo slideshowWEBSITE
Review of Wickenden Street - providence.citysearch.comWEBSITE
Thayer Street - near Brown University, lots of shops, restaurants; read reviews at Yahoo! TravelWEBSITE

General Information
Brown University - on the East Side, near the Thayer Street shopping; Campus Center; 75 Waterman St., 401-863-1000WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St., 401-454-6100WEBSITE
General Information Site - lots of info, news, events; providencedowntown.comWEBSITE
General Information about Providence - good overview & pictures of city and areas near BrownWEBSITE
Providence Visitors Site - goprovidence.com, the Convention and Visitors Bureau siteWEBSITE

Restaurants
Al Forno - fine dining; innovative dishes on South Main Street; 577 South Main St., 401-273-9760WEBSITE
Blue State Coffee - very good coffee shop on Thayer Street; also in Brown Bookstore; liberal political theme; 300 Thayer St., 401-383-8393WEBSITE
Hemenway's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar - great seafood, on South Main Street; 121 South Main St., 401-351-8570WEBSITE
Modern Diner - cozy historic diner in nearby Pawtucket 3 miles north on Hope St.; 364 East Ave., Pawtucket, 401-726-8390WEBSITE
Persimmon - modern American cuisine; moved from Bristol, R.I., located at former site of Rue De L'Espoir; 99 Hope St., 401-432-7422WEBSITE
The Coffee Exchange - great coffee, cozy and unique cafe on Wickenden Street, East Side; 207 Wickenden St., 401-273-1198WEBSITE

List of Restaurants - goprovidence.com siteWEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
Avon Cinema - independent and foreign files, documentaries too; 260 Thayer St., 401-421-0020WEBSITE
Brown University - on the East Side, near the Thayer Street shopping; Campus Center; 75 Waterman St., 401-863-1000WEBSITE
Cable Car Cinema & Cafe - unique films on South Main Street; 204 South Main St., 401-272-3970WEBSITE
RI Historical Society - walking tours and exhibits; Aldrich House, John Brown House, RIHS Library; library located at ; 121 Hope St., 401-273-8107WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St., 401-454-6100WEBSITE
RISD Museum of Art - Rhode Island School of Design; 20 North Main St., 401-454-6500WEBSITE
Great Events Calendar - sporting events, shows, other city eventsWEBSITE

Kids
Brown University - on the East Side, near the Thayer Street shopping; Campus Center; 75 Waterman St., 401-863-1000WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St., 401-454-6100WEBSITE
Kids Activities - kidoinfo.com has a calendar of events for kids' activities all over Rhode IslandWEBSITE

Providence: East Side Shops and Historic Sites

Pleasant Surprise, Thayer St., Providence, R.I. Urban Outfitters, Thayer St., Providence, R.I. Shades Plus, Thayer St., Providence, R.I.

Avon Cinema, Thayer St., Providence. R.I. Spectrum India, Thayer St., Providence, R.I. Berk's Shoes, Thayer St., Providence, R.I.