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Mississippi's North Light to Become Fourth Verde Cocina

Mississippians— Prepare for farmers market-fresh Mexican food

The former North Light patio
The former North Light patio
Johnny Acurso

One of Portland's best known Mexican food options, Verde Cocina started in Portland's farmers markets, and the relationship has never dwindled. Owners and husband and wife Noé and Anna Garnica still serve its gluten-free chilaquiles and gringas con molé bolstered by produce and meats from local farms—not to mention their own hand-made corn tortillas. Now, Verde Cocina tells Eater it's opening its fourth brick and mortar at 3746 N Mississippi Ave, in the former home of now-shuttered North Light.

"We've been looking for a place on the east side for a long time—since right after we opened our first location five years ago," Anna tells Eater. The Garnicas aren't ready to release an opening date but do report the fourth Verde Cocina should open mid June.

As you can see from this photo gallery of the former North Light, the space is sizable, with around 54 seats inside and a massive patio capable of accommodating another 60, for soaking up the sun (and habanero margaritas).

The Verde Cocina on Mississippi will serve the same all-gluten-free menu as its other locations, with daily specials unique to its kitchen. Paleos, vegetarians, and vegans will find lots of applicable options, too.

North Light

3746 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Verde Cocina on Mississippi

3746 North Mississippi Avenue, , OR 97227 (503) 206-7586 Visit Website

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