On Saturday, July 11, tens of thousands of revelers from across the city and deep in the suburbs flowed into a half-mile stretch of road at the southern end of North Portland for one of the most popular neighborhood gatherings in the city—the Mississippi Avenue Street Fair. Despite its artfully bohemian exterior, Mississippi Avenue has been a district of some contention due to the rapid gentrification taking place. The historically poor neighborhood experienced a real-estate resurge...
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