Your food tour of North Mississippi Avenue begins at Mee Sen Thai Eatery, where you'll meet your guide and enjoy your first tasting of the day, a yummy Thai dish such as sai oua sausages and glass-noodle salad, accompanied by homemade blueberry soda or a locally brewed beer. Tastings are plentiful, so bring your appetite!
From there, continue your walking tour with your guide, stopping at some of Portland's most popular food joints, all concentrated within a few blocks of North Mississippi Avenue. Exact itineraries vary slightly each day, but all tours are likely to include Mississippi Marketplace, where food carts and trucks gather, and The Meadow, a delightful shop dedicated to salt, chocolate and bitters, an unusual yet delicious combination.
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.
Your tour ends at Ruby Jewel Scoops, where you can enjoy two of their most popular ice cream sandwiches. The total walking distance on this tour is 1 mile (1.6 km) and takes place on flat terrain.
After your tour, stick around to check out more of what Mississippi Avenue has to offer -- you can make a whole evening of it! Browse the independent boutiques, enjoy a local beer or cocktail at one of the many bars, and perhaps even catch a show at Mississippi Studios, a favorite local music venue.
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
Note: All food and drink tastings are included in the price of this booking. You must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Please enter any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requests" section when placing your booking. Tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes