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Historic Mississippi District | North Portland

ALL ABOUT

The Historic Mississippi District is an example of quintessential Portland culture, combining creative originality and diversity with lots of independent energy.  Almost every business is locally owned and operated, including some of Portland's most talked about restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs, and boutique clothing stores.

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The Mississippi District is located in North Portland and could be considered part of the Boise neighborhood. This newly revived area has become one of the hippest places to shop, dine and drink. Colorful buildings line the main thoroughfare of Mississippi, and charming residential neighborhoods fill in the spaces around the central gathering spots.

The Mississippi neighborhood is also home to one of Portland's most unique stores, The ReBuilding Center.  This center was developed by dedicated volunteers of Our United Villages and is a non-profit community enhancement organization.  The ReBuilding Center is a popular destination for homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, contractors, artists, and enthusiasts interested in building with affordable, environmentally low impact materials. With inventory that changes by the hour, The ReBuilding Center is the largest non-profit used building materials resource in North America. 

Mississippi Avenue has really evolved from its urban roots and has a very pleasant boutique flair with ever-growing options continue to grow establish itself as one of the most diverse and unique shopping hot spots in Portland, as well as a wonderful neighborhood to buy a home and put down some roots.

LOCATION

The Mississippi, Boise & Piedmont neighborhoods are just north of the Northern I-5 I-405 interchange, and just east of the I5, only a few minutes from downtown Portland.

MISSISSIPPI REAL ESTATE & HOME STYLES

The home styles in the Mississippi neighborhood are an eclectic mix of charm, history, and small-town comfort. You'll find bungalows, Old Portland craftsman, four squares, ranches, shotgun homes in a variety of conditions from pristine remodel to investment fixers.

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FAVORITE RESTAURANTS & BARS

Lovely's Fifty Fifty
We were quite sad when Lovely Hula Hands closed, but quite ecstatic when Lovely's Fifty-Fifty opened! This fantastic pizza joint has a menu that changes regularly and uses some pretty unique ingredients when it comes to pizza. We have never heard of nettles or quail eggs on pizza before but who cares...we ate the whole thing! Lovely's also makes their own ice cream, known as some of the best ice cream in Portland. With flavors ranging from salted caramel to malted milk chocolate, you're sure to find a taste that suits you.

Por Que No
If you're looking for authentic, fresh Mexican Food, you've come to the right place.  Por Que No makes sure to use local ingredients ensuring top flavor that's noticeable with every bite.  Good place to grab and go as it only seats 20 at a time.

Mississippi Pizza Pub
This is a staple in the area for families boasting it's delicious pizza, great beer and musical diversity.  If you're in the music room before 8pm, you can dodge paying cover and enjoy the music performance for the night.  These live shows feature styles from jazz, R&B, acoustic or world.

Gravy
Expect this restaurant to be it's busiest during breakfast, especially on the weekends.  Although the wait can be long, most agree the experience well worth the time.  Don't forget to taste the famous hot chocolate!

FAVORITE SHOPPING

Black Wagon
Talk about boutique, this uber-hip children's clothing store is sure to entice any mom to step through the door.  Clothing ranges from super retro to modern and their unique style has been a constant around the area in local fashion shows.
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Gypsy Chic
The Bohemian flare screams comfort and style all at once.  These unique pieces have been picked up from all over the world, making this a cultural experience like none other.
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Sameunderneath
Lending to the ever growing "green" trend in the Portland area, Sameunderneath focuses on using environmentally friendly materials, such as bamboo and organic cotton.  If you get the chance, stop by to visit the earth conscious owners, Ryan and Amy Christenson.
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North Portland Bike Works
This is another non-profit organization in the area.  It doubles as a repair shop and community learning center that provides information, resources and skill-sharing programs.  The community repair night that takes place every 2nd Tuesday empowers the riders to learn how to work on their bikes and help others fix theirs.  This is a great way to meet some fellow bikers!
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