Mississippi is like the thumping heartbeat of Portland. With a spirited fashion and food scene, you don’t have to stroll far to find something interesting; hot music venues and cool local galleries, plus the street art is always on point. Yoga, playgrounds, salons, and plenty of top shelf shopping, all just a simple stroll out the door.

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Mississippi Avenue is vitality, energy, and personality.

Taste Buzz
Top-notch tapas and spicy $10 cocktails? Got ‘em. A dive with graffiti scrawled from floor to ceiling and $3 beer? Got that too. Speakeasies boasting tasty drinks and wine? Yep—around here, there’s tons of bars and eateries to get your fix. Yum.

Music Buzz
Hidden treasures like the 1905 Jazz Club feature killer tunes and delectable pizza that give NYC a run for its money—for real. Want a bigger vibe? Mississippi Studios and attached Bar Bar feature national acts and a massive patio to hold it down.

Art Buzz
Several galleries showcase diverse, Portland-based talent, as well as coffee and tea shops that carry local art (and caffeine: sweet, sweet caffeine). Scope out the street art walls, or paste up some work of your own… if you dare.

Community Buzz
Want to get up and get involved? Neighborhood staples like the Rebuilding Center let you salvage practically anything, and the Q Center is the largest LGBTQ community center in the PNW. If you want to dive deeper into the neighborhood, jump right on in.

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