In a neighborhood that's changed rapidly in the last few years and has become home to many of Portland's young and restless, the stretch of Mississippi Avenue between North Skidmore and North Fremont offers a wealth of bars, restaurants, and food carts. Crowded in among hip vintage stores, upscale boutiques, and fancy garden shops, you're equally likely to find a killer meal in a converted Craftsman house, a garage-fronted unit, or on the ground floor of a shiny new condo building.
In the last year, Mississippi has lost some of its greatest hits and haunts: Liberty Glass was one of the first bars to announce a permanent closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, vegans mourned the loss of No Bones Beach Club, and the eclectic Quaintrelle moved to Southeast. However, you can still pass a whole day pleasantly perusing Mississippi’s shops; when you're trying to decide what to eat, these recommendations will have you covered at any time of day. Something to note: This map doesn’t include nearby Albina Avenue, home to noteworthy spots like Sweedeedee and Kabba’s Kitchen. Stick to the main drag or venture further out into the neighborhood.
Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More