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Your food tour of Mississippi Avenue begins right in the bustling heart of the neighborhood, where you’ll meet your guide and enjoy your first tasting of the day, a yummy Thai glass-noodle salad, accompanied by homemade blueberry soda or a Willamette Valley Pinot Grigio. From there, continue your walking tour with your local guide, stopping at some of Portland’s most popular eateries and drinking establishments, all concentrated within a few blocks of each other on Mississippi Avenue. Exact itineraries vary slightly each day, but all tours are likely to include Mississippi Marketplace, where food carts gather into a “food cart pod”, The Meadow, a delightful shop dedicated to salt, and chocolate, along with one of Portland’s best breweries. In between stops, pass by shops and other sites that add to the neighborhood’s eclectic character, such as one of Portland’s famous Benson Bubbler water fountains and a light bulb shop where an episode of Portlandia was filmed. The tour ends around the corner from where it began. Take some time after the tour to browse the shops and maybe have another cocktail! Types of food & tastes: • The People’s Choice best burger in the city paired with a microbrew • 2 mini Prohibition era cocktails served alongside hazelnuts and bruschetta • Korean-Mexican fusion tacos • Yum woon sen glass noodle salad with a glass of Willamette Valley Pinot Grigio • Ice cream sandwiches – chocolate-chip cookies with salted-caramel ice cream and lemon cookies and lavender-honey ice cream • Local dark chocolates from the Portland’s most beloved chocolate makers and chocolatiers
Sample food tastings:
• Mee Sen Thai Eatery: Yum Woon Sen glass-noodle salad and homemade sai oui sausage; homemade blueberry soda or locally brewed ale • Sidecar 11: Handcrafted mini cocktails and h'ors d'oeuvres plate with roasted hazelnuts and bruschetta • Gabagool: Italian style piadine (flatbread sandwiches) stuffed with cart-made mozzarella & local charcuterie • Ruby Jewel Scoops: Handmade chocolate-chip cookie, salted-caramel ice cream sandwiches, lemon cookie and lavender-honey ice cream sandwiches
Food and drink tastings - MORE than enough for a full meal!
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Downloadable PDF "Forktown Favorites: A Local's Guide to Portland"
Gratuities for guide (recommended $10 per person)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Please advise any specific dietary requirements or non-alcoholic beverage requests at time of booking
Please provide your contact information (i.e. phone number and email) at time of booking. The local operator would like to contact you with additional information regarding this tour including the start location
Must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers