Portland Oregon's Historic Mississippi Avenue Shopping and Restaurant District has a culture all its own, combining originality, variety, and excellence with style and energy. Almost every businesses is locally owned and operated, making it a welcome break from the corporate fare found elsewhere. Below is a listing sure to satisfy even the most energetic shopper, the most discerning or just plain hungry diner, and the most intrepid explorer.

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The Meadow
3731 N. Mississippi Avenue

120 gourmet finishing salts, 500 artisan chocolate bars, wines & vermouth, and full service florist settled amongst fine art and other rarities in classically elegant surroundings. You cannot say "no," forever, so say "yes" and treat yourself and your friends to the beautiful things of a full life. The Meadow boasts the region's only known on-staff selmelier (salt expert), who literally wrote the book on salt. Check out what people are saying about us here.

Albina Press
4637 N. Albina Ave.

Solid baristas press great espresso drinks in a comfortable and relaxingly social atmosphere. Some go farther and call the place "coffee Nirvana." Decide for yourself!

Albina Community Bank
2002 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

As a full-service bank, they provide our neighbors with the financial resources they need to enhance their own lives while joining in revitalizing Portland.

Altura Furniture
3500 N. Mississippi Ave.

For more than 20 years they have been designing and making innovative, exquisitely crafted contemporary wood furniture. Run by Jeff Behnke and Roland Zehetbauer, their world class furniture can be seen on Mississippi Avenue, as well as in their showrooms in New York, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, and elsewhere.

StormBreaker Brewing
832 N. Beech St.

One of the better, no, make that categorically the best microbrewery in the American craft brewing tradition. The Venus de Milo in liquid form. Argue the subject if you dare, but there may be no better place on the planet to let your beer-loving palate luxuriate. Settle down for an afternoon pint, or drop by in the evening for the occasional live music. Sausages and burgers are cooked up on the outdoor charcoal grill, served with a good heap of Kettle chips.

Animal Traffic
4000 N. Mississippi Ave.

Along with vintage favorites like western shirts, Pendletons, 40-50s dresses and western boots, Animal Traffic also sells new Minnetonka moccasins, Ariat boots, Bogs shoes, Wigwam socks and Pendleton blankets and accessories.

Atlantis Lounge
3552 N. Mississippi Ave.

Reminiscent of its namesake, Atlantis Lounge rests in the depths of the Mississippi Pizza Pub and is still one of Portland’s best kept secrets. Rock solid cocktails, and the barstools are suitably comfortable, but try to brave the lumpy old chairs!

Atlas Tattoo
4543 N. Albina Ave.

Atlas features an interesting tattoo FAQ on its website and is revered by some of the more polychrome pigmented locals. It is technically located on Albina, at the northern end of Mississippi.

Bar Bar
3939 N. Mississippi Ave.

This newly refurbished bar adjoins Mississippi Studios. Popular for its happy hour and fantastic burgers, simple but adorned with an addictive special sauce. Bar Bar has a huge patio looking out onto Mississippi Avenue, full of tables to enjoy the warm weather and an outdoor fireplace for the not-so-warm weather. A great spot to take a break from a show next door or to have a nice cocktail and burger in the sun while people watching.

Black Wagon
3964 N. Mississippi Ave.

If you are a part of the new generation of hip parents searching for smart, fun and beautiful things for your children, this is your store. A true hip kids and baby shopping oasis and modern style destination for today's parents and kids.

The Black Rose Collective Bookstore
4038 N. Mississippi Ave.

A community-owned business based on the principles of cooperation, not competition. Serving the rich cultural and economic diversity of our neighborhood. Apart from selling new and used books, the shop also has a freecycling porch and inside space, where neighbors drop off items for which they no longer have use, and where other people are welcome to come and ferret through.

Blue Sky Wellness Studio
3944 N. Mississippi Ave.

The vision of Blue Sky Wellness Studio is to provide the N. Mississippi neighborhood with quality goods and services to support vibrant health. They offer weekly movement classes and frequent workshops. They are open six days a week for you to stop in, ask questions, look at books, and learn. Furthermore, they aim to offer healthcare to accommodate various income levels.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave.

Dedicated to fulfilling the needs of comic book enthusiasts, expanding the market, and educating people about the fun and excitement that goes along with enjoying comic books and graphic novels. Exceptionally knowledgeable staff make this a great one-stop shop for everyone from the eclectic expert to the novice.

Bridgetown Beerhouse
915 N. Shaver St.

A new & growing beer bar & bottle shop with 400+ different bottles & 5 rotating taps.

Bungalo Bar
4205 N. Mississippi Ave.

A local neighborhood hangout with a full cocktail and beer selection, tasty snacks, loungey swings and hammocks on the back patio, plus darts, pinball and pool.

CD Gamexchange
3719 N. Mississippi Ave.

A good variety of used gaming titles, systems, accessories, and CDs. The shop also offers used DVDs.

Cooper Design Builders
4076 N. Mississippi Ave.

Whether you're building a custom home or remodeling your existing residence, Cooper Designbuilders will assist you in creating a lasting reflection of your personality and taste.

Crow Bar
3954 N. Mississippi Ave.

A full bar lines the front of a along, narrow space backed by a pool table and eternally stocked with a quality bunch of loud, high energy of partiers.

North Light
3746 N Mississippi Ave.

A neighborhood restaurant and bar serving up a sophisticated twist on comfort food and drink. A signature New American menu appeals to discriminating palates in search of cuisine that is both refined and casual

Divine Frozen Yogurt
3928 N. Mississippi Ave.

Come check out our heavenly selection of toppings, from delicious crunchy sweet, to healthy fruit & berries.

Equinox Restaurant & Bar
830 N. Shaver St.

Equinox tempts its patrons to explore the varied cuisines of the world with a talent for combining ingredients and pairing foods. The place is revered locally and beyond (Morgan Freeman has been spotted eating there) for its grace, elegance, and originality.

3948 N. Mississippi Ave.

This boutique advertises itself as a delightful disarray of found objects and clutter, but it is also a paradigm of discerning taste for all things pleasing to the eyes. Check out the cage full of the most adorable little finches in the back. Reviewed here.

The Fresh Pot
4001 N. Mississippi Ave.

What might be termed a San Francisco coffee house with all the good Portland ambiance you can drink, combined with wi-fi, a changing menu of great Stumptown brews, and local artwork.

3957 N. Mississippi Ave.

The American comfort breakfast joint of champions, with great nests of hash browns, eggs done to perfection, and of course true blue homemade biscuits and gravy, available in sausage or vegetarian persuasions. Also serving lunch and dinner.

Gumbo Gifts and Gallery
3900 N. Mississippi Ave.


Gumbo offers an unusual stew of ethnic artifacts, beach-themed objects, vintage and new decor, plus reflective and playful works of art. Special events to meet artists and mini workshops in mosaics, paper folding, and mask making add to the creative nature of Gumbo.

Gypsy Chic
3966 N. Mississippi Ave.

The name says it all: fashion in sophisticated, contemporary, "sassy" style, extravagantly arrayed in the Mississippi Avenue boutique founded by Jamie Jensen. Jewelry, clothes, accessories, tapestries, and more.

Blue Star Donuts (coming soon!)
3753 North Mississippi Ave.

Donuts made from scratch every day. Blue Star starts with a certified sustainable bread flour from Shepherds Grain, adds Cage Free eggs from local Stiebrs Farms, mixes in whole milk from local Sunshine Dairy, and then folds in top-notch European-style butter from Larsen’s Creamery.

Laughing Planet Café
3765 N. Mississippi Ave.

While the place is perfect for health-conscious people, the other side is that the food is just plain good. Burritos, bowls, and salads, all made with fresh organic ingredients. The staff is friendly and, more often than not, very cute.

Liberty Glass Bar
938 N. Cook St.

Great ambiance at the Liberty Glass. Residing in an old house, adorned with antlers, and perfectly lit with artisan lightbulbs, this kitschy neighborhood bar (run by a sister-brother duo) serves both modern and classic cocktails served by a friendly staff. It's small but fun; they've got good munchy food (vegan friendly) and Monday is blackout bingo night. Tuesdays during the summer bring frozen cocktail specials.

Little Big Burger
3747 N Mississippi Ave.

Quick and delicious little burgers, truffle oil french fries, classic root beer floats, and beer. Fry sauce on the side.

Lovely's Fifty Fifty
4039 N. Mississippi Ave
503-281-4060 ‎

Rising from the ashes of former Portland staple Lovely Hula Hands, Lovely's 50/50 serves up delicious Italian fare that changes daily and showcases locally produced ingredients. Best known for their gourmet pizzas and homemade ice cream.

Mac! Mac & Cheesery
3936 N. Mississippi Ave.

Portland's macaroni and cheese headquarters, offering 17 different varieties of macaroni and cheese along with those famous Fried Mac & Cheese Balls. Good place for family dinner.

Manifesto Shoes
3806 N. Mississippi Ave.

Hip and attractive shoes, boots, hats, and other accessories. If you're looking for leather, this is the place to go.

Mee-Sen Thai Eatery
3924 N Mississippi Ave.

Cozy little spot specializing in authentic noodle dishes and soups. This is the place for Thai food fans who wish to venture beyond the traditional Thai restaurant offerings.

Metro Computerworks
2256 N. Albina Ave.

Technically, these folks are on Albina Ave., 1 block east of N. Mississippi Ave., but we couldn't resist adding this computer sales/consulting/service & repair biz that supports computers and networks – both Windows PCs and Macintoshs. A valuable resource to all the businesses and people in the area, right on the corner where Albina meets Interstate. Carry-in work welcome.

Mississippi Chiropractic
3737 N. Mississippi Ave.

Full service chiropractor right in the neighborhood. At Mississippi Chiropractic, ensuring that you are able to move freely, manage your stress, and live to your fullest potential is our goal. It's about health care, not sick care.

Mississippi Delta Café - Miss Delta
3950 N. Mississippi Ave.

The North side sister (estranged) of the infamous Delta Cafe. Expect similar southern down-home goodness with lots of blackened dishes, greens, barbecue, gumbo, jamabalaya an alla that there.

Mississippi Ave. Lofts
4138 N. Mississippi Ave.

Mississippi Avenue Lofts is a sustainable 56,000 sf 4 story mixed-use development in the Mississippi ave. neighborhood. Features 32 live/work lofts and locally owned retail stores including the European-style market “Pastaworks”.

Mississippi Marketplace
4233 N. Mississippi Ave.

Ten food carts, including: Five Mississippi, The Big Egg, Native Bowl, Koi Fusion, Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ, Meet, Minizo, Miss Kate's Southern Kitchen and MW Pizza, situated on an eco-friendly lot paved with permeable asphalt.

The Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave.

Featuring live music seven nights a week, flat out great pizza, the generous salads you expect, and plenty of events for family and grown-up outings.

Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave.

Mississippi Studios provide the finest in local and international entertainment for our fine fans and patrons, but we also offer a delicious dinner menu.

3967 N. Mississippi Ave.

This small, dark bar sports two big, beautiful fish tanks and a wide array of house-infused spirits. The drink menu is a heavy tome boasting some very inventive modern drinks and the bartenders are too much fun to watch. Moloko's back patio provides cover from the rain and is a comfy place to drink and eat with friends.

Mr. Green Beans
3932 N. Mississippi Ave.

A home grown Portland store dedicated to reviving the domestic arts through education, support and collaboration. They carry the supplies and provide classes on DIY coffee roasting, home soap making, cheese making, canning and preserving, cultured foods and more!

Half Pint
3920 N. Mississippi Ave.


Quality vintage and used leather boots, shoes, and accessories at affordable prices.

New Vintage Beauty Lounge
3864 N. Mississippi Ave.


The newest salon experience on Mississippi Avenue, helping you to look and feel your best.

North Portland Bike Works
3978 N. Mississippi Ave.

North Portland Bike Works is a non-profit community bike shop. We offer new & used bikes, parts and accessories and operate a full-service repair shop.

Paxton Gate
4204 N. Mississippi Ave.

Paxton Gate was founded in December of 1992 by two landscape designers whose inspiration came from a fascination with the natural world. In its original incarnation, Paxton Gate was an eccentric gardening store with a hint of the natural sciences – a forum in which to present not only interesting and unique gardening merchandise but to feature items inspired by the garden and the natural world.

Pistils Nursery
3811 N. Mississippi Ave.

A bucolic experience for customers evoking nostalgia for your farming days. This can be felt through the architecture of the building down to the six-inch resident bantam chickens that never fail to surprise newcomers. A nursery not only rich in experience but also rich in plant diversity.

Por Qué No?
3524 N. Mississippi Ave.

It's difficult to say which food is their signature dish. Is it the margaritas, the artful flautas, the gourmet tamales? Everyone you ask will give you a different answer, but all agree that Por Qué No? serves up the best Mexican in the area, if not the region.

4237 N. Mississippi Ave.

Prost! offers Portland an inviting neighborhood pub as a gathering place for friends, great "bier" and authentic German food.

ReBuilding Center
3625 N. Mississippi Ave.

A popular destination for homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, contractors, artists, and enthusiasts interested in building with affordable, environmentally low impact materials. With an inventory that changes by the hour, che center is the largest non-profit used building materials resource in North America.

Ruby Jewel Scoops
3713 N. Mississippi Ave.

Best known for their ice cream sandwiches, Ruby Jewel has all-natural products and a rotating selection of gourmet ice creams, floats, and hot chocolates. All ingredients are locally sourced and the company is 100% waste free. Try the salted caramel!

Salty’s Dog Shop
4039. N. Mississippi Ave.

Unique accessories and healthy necessities for Dogs and Cats. Every pets dream, peddled by exceptionally knowledgeable ladies who are not above giving beleaguered owners quick lessons in dog obedience or dog-owner etiquette.

She Bop
909 N. Beech St.

The ladies of She Bop sure know how to bring class and comfort to an adult toy store. This is a place to come to look, learn, and talk openly about all things pertaining to the bedroom. They also hold classes and seminars.

Sidecar 11
3955 N Mississippi Ave.

This intimate, speakeasy-style bar specializes in classic cocktails, but with a modern spin. You'll find the usual Sidecars, Manhattans, and Sazeracs, but artfully crafted with forward-leaning and creative mixology. Delicious appetizers are half off during happy hour.

Sunlan Lighting
3901 N. Mississippi Ave.

Meet the ever-seated Kay Newell, aka the Light Bulb Lady, a fountain of knowledge who presides over a vast empire of over 15,000 different types of light bulbs. See for yourself how neodymium’s rival for creating natural light is the quartz halogen!

UCHU Sushi and Fried Chicken
3940 N. Mississippi Ave.

Sustainably sourced seafood, crispy fried chicken, and vegetarian/vegan options. Awesome happy hour specials too!

Worn Path
4007 N. Mississippi Ave.
(503) 208-6156

For lovers of the outdoors. Worn Path carries brands such as Poler Camping Stuff, Woolrich, Stormey Kromer, Alternative Apparel, Red Clouds Collective, Tim Adam Bags, Zig zag Shoes, Solitary Arts Skateboards, Ace Trucks, Rad Records and their own brand.

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