Spend a day discovering the secrets of one of Portland’s most popular streets with our guide to chic North Mississippi Avenue.
Street Spotlight: Mississippi
This North Portland destination packs entertainment and fun into five city blocks.
By Molly Woodstock | Aug. 29, 2016 (updated Jan. 18, 2018)
Get energized for a day of exploration with a donut-induced sugar rush. This Portland mainstay uses a traditional French brioche recipe as the base for classy pastries in creative flavors like blueberry bourbon basil and Cointreau crème brulee.
Crowds of eager customers often spill out onto the sidewalk at this popular brunch destination, known for its enormous portions of classic breakfasts. Hungry visitors can expect huge omelets, platter-sized blueberry pancakes, brulee-ed oatmeal, meaty hashes and, of course, biscuits and gravy –plus a delicious brunch cocktail menu!)
Perfect your Portland style with a trip to Animal Traffic, a local boutique where vintage flannels and folk dresses hang next to new Americana-inspired threads. Next door, Animal Traffic’s Annex offers boots by heritage brands such as Danner and Red Wing.
Chow down on your choice of delectable meals at this top-notch food cart pod, home to favorites like Pastrami Zombie, Teppanyaki Hut and Korean taco truck Koi Fusion. And don't forget to grab a boot of beer at Prost!, the traditional German bier bar with whom the pod shares communal dining space.
Step inside this green-painted storefront to discover a verdant wonderland of air plants, succulents and wall-mounted vines, as well as an assortment of local apothecary products made with wild-harvested and organically grown botanicals. You may even spy a clucking chicken or two in the back yard.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a signature ice cream sandwich from Portland’s own Ruby Jewel. Perfectly paired flavors include double chocolate cookies with caramelized coffee ice cream and lemon cookies with honey lavender ice cream.