This Street In Portland Has The Most Eclectic And Charming Shops In The State

Mississippi Avenue is a historic Portland neighborhood that’s undergone a big transformation in recent years. Like many inner suburbs, this neighborhood experienced a steady decline in residents and businesses beginning in the 1950s; and by the ’90s, Mississippi Avenue was a shell of its former self. But then something marvelous happened: the neighborhood rallied together. The Historic Mississippi Avenue Business Association was formed, and over the next few years, the neighborhood experienced a sea change. Today, Mississippi Avenue is a vibrant and tight-knit community — and a haven for local businesses. In fact, this street in Portland has the most eclectic and charming shops in the state, so let’s go explore Mississippi Avenue!

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Mississippi Avenue is a microcosm of Portland itself: it’s eclectic and charming, a haven for local businesses, and a place that’s proud of where it’s been—and where it’s going.

Have you explored Mississippi Avenue in Portland? If so, what’s your favorite shop or restaurant there? Share it with us in the comments below!

If you’re looking for a more businesses to support in Oregon, you’ll love the Made In Oregon store. This retailer sells all things Oregon made, from iconic foods (including our beloved marionberry jam) and locally produced wine, to cozy textiles from Pendleton Woolen Mills and even reusable bottles from Hydro Flask!

Address: N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR, USA