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!
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