Spend a day discovering the secrets of one of Portland’s most popular streets with our guide to chic North Mississippi Avenue.
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!)
Peruse work by dozens of talented Pacific Northwest artists at Land, a gallery that houses both an upstairs exhibition space and a retail shop brimming with charming books, cards, crafts and paper goods by independent makers.
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.
The oldest business on bustling Mississippi Avenue, this quirky specialty shop carries light bulbs of all colors, shapes and sizes. Owner Kay Newell is also happy to share local lore and scrapbooks of vintage photographs and clippings with curious visitors.
A tiny shop packed with hundreds of gourmet salts, cocktail bitters and chocolate bars imported from across the globe, the Meadow is the brainchild of renowned foodie Mark Bitterman, author of the James Beard award-winning cookbook “Salted.”
If you’ve been hunting for a handmade wooden slingshot, look no further. This outdoorsy boutique outfits stylish adventurers with knapsacks, jackets, knives and blankets made by local brands like Poler Camping Stuff and Red Clouds Collective.
This welcoming neighborhood pizzeria hosts live music and entertainment every night of the week, including trivia nights, karaoke, queer dance parties, stand-up comedy and family-friendly sing-alongs.
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.
Dance the night away at Mississippi Studios, a musician-owned music venue boasting incredible acoustics, intimate indie shows and an adjoining patio bar that serves up cocktails and classic cheeseburgers until 2 a.m.