Mississippi/Williams: Shops

15 Perfectly Portland Shops in the N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

Vinyl records and fancy salts to natural oddities and feminist art, this hip 'hood stocks all our local obsessions.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Mississippi/Williams: Food & Drink

Where to Eat & Drink in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

Smoked chicken sandwiches, fancy brunch, cult coffee shops, and elephantine Fijian feasts—come hungry.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Shopping

How a North Portland Boutique Plans to Conquer the World

Kenton's Mantel launches a new website to fill demand in South Korea and Japan.

10/23/2017 By Kayla Brock

Light a Fire 2017: Game-Changing Project

How a Portland-Wide Collaboration Helped Shelter Homeless Women

Pods from PSU’s Center for Public Interest Design might be tiny, but the idea’s big.

10/16/2017 By Marty Patail

Theater

A New Play Tackles Displacement in 1970s North Portland

Left Hook is set in the historically African American Albina neighborhood. We talked to director Damaris Webb.

10/05/2017 By Kayla Brock

Style Spotlight

North Portland's Cloak & Dagger Is the Cheers of Barbershops

The two-year-old N Williams barbershop combines a welcoming bar-like vibe with serious styling talent.

09/26/2017 By Kayla Brock

Everyday Activism

Support the Columbia Gorge by Buying Lagers, Light Bulbs, and Lube

On Monday, September 25, dozens of N Mississippi Avenue businesses will donate a portion of sales to Eagle Creek fire relief efforts.

09/21/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Film

A Riverside Moviehouse Breathes on the Embers of Portland's Film Underground

Located in a 93-year-old former fireboat station, BoatHouse MicroCinema showcases independent, local work.

09/13/2017 By Fiona McCann

Entertaining

You, Too, Can Make the Pierogi of Portland Punk Legend and Lore

We tracked down the recipe for the Foggy Notion's killer potato dumplings.

09/13/2017 By Liz Crain Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Best Offices 2017: The Tower of Babel

Daimler Builds a Megalith on North Portland's Swan Island

Welcome to the auto company's new North American headquarters: huge, gleaming, and with Jet Ski access.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Weather

How Portland's Horrid Winter Storms Brought Small Businesses Together

A lonely upside to repeated batterings from snow and ice.

02/23/2017 By Jason Buehrer

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

Poll: What Are the Definitive Neighborhood Bars in North/Northeast Portland?

Readers, we want your thoughts: where do the real locals hang out?

02/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

CITY NEWS

North Portland’s Iconic Paul Bunyan Statue is Finally Getting Some Love

Oregon’s only historic roadside attraction needs more than a new coat of paint.

11/10/2015 By Marty Patail

LONG LIVE THE KING

Why King Burrito Is Still North Portland’s Greatest Burrito Joint (After 24 Years)

The NoPo taco standby continues to thrive in its third decade with one winning strategy: keep doing things the way they've always been done.

10/19/2015 By Margaret Seiler

PHOTOGRAPHY

St Johns Photography Exhibit Showcases the Many Faces of the Neighborhood

A new pop-up photography exhibition in St John's shows over 300 portraits of the North Portland's neighborhoods residents.

07/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

First Look at North Portland's Swift and Union

A casual eatery from the owners of Tabor Tavern brings seasonal pub fare to Kenton.

07/15/2015 By Katie Vaughan

FREE STUFF

Inside the North Portland Shop Where Everything Is Free

Yes, you read that correctly. SamplingLab exchanges free swag for your online opinions.

03/02/2015 By Molly Woodstock

OPENING WATCH

Inside Broder Nord, Now Open

The North Portland outpost of SE Clinton's picture-perfect Scandinavian eatery offers familiar plates with plenty of elbow room.

11/01/2013 By Allison Jones

EAT HERE NOW

New Brunch Alert: Radar on Mississippi

Stop into this chic North Portland spot for Swedish pancakes, baked eggs, and a side of family history.

03/04/2013 By Allison Jones

OUTDOORS

Do-Gooders Rally to Save a Tree

A North Portland community protects one of Oregon's last oak savannahs.

12/20/2012 By Tamara Feingold