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Mississippi Avenue

Mississippi Avenue
Mississippi Avenue

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The hippest of Portlanders flock to one of the coolest shopping streets in the city. Historic Mississippi Avenue is a destination full of locally owned boutiques and vintage clothing stores, sprinkled with nurseries, tattoo parlors and comic book shops. A thriving local designer scene is affordable and fashionable, for both quirky adults and their kids. It's an eclectic atmosphere, and the alternative flair is all part of its charm. With shops full of indie threads and eco-friendly wear, the shopping is unique and independent, like the locals themselves.

Walk these five blocks in the Northeast Portland neighborhood, and you'll feel the vibe of the city itself, and smell or taste some of the best food it has to offer. Grab a burrito at Laughing Planet if you're looking for a cheap bite, or get a famous biscuit breakfast at Gravy. Just make sure to keep your stamina up for sifting through thrift stores. Check out Animal Traffic vintage boutique for stylish used clothing, or Flutter for bohemian wedding gowns. Easily accessible by MAX line or car, Mississippi maintains a stellar reputation as one of the best street scenes for shopping and people watching on the Eastside.

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