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Mississippi Avenue Food Tour

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Portland's Mississippi Avenue is a hotbed of trendy eateries that serve up some of the city’s most delicious food and drinks. The area is also home to quirky boutiques, local brewing companies and other independent businesses that make it one of Portland's most popular destinations. You'll discover it all as you explore the artsy, historical neighborhood with a local guide, stopping at brick-and-mortar restaurants such as Mee Sen Thai Eatery and popular food carts like Koi Fusion. Tastes may include everything from bulgogi beef tacos to ice cream sandwiches, accompanied by local beer, and Willamette Valley wine to creative cocktails. Take a trip to the east side of Portland, out of the downtown urban core to discover the true heart of Portland. This tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring a small-group experience.
  • Explore the culinary scene on Portland's vibrant North Mississippi Avenue
  • Sample eclectic foods such as tacos, noodles, and locally-produced ice cream
  • Get an insider glimpse in Portland's food scene with a guide 
  • Sample local microbrews, craft cocktails, and fruit sodas
What to Expect
Your tour starts at Mee Sen Thai Eatery, where you’ll get the chance to sample all sorts of Thai delights along with your choice of blueberry soda or Oregon microbrew. From here, your guide takes you on a walk down eclectic North Mississippi Avenue, taking you past a mix of unusual boutiques, bars, and cafes. Stops vary from tour to tour, but may include a visit to the varied food carts at Mississippi Marketplace or a break at The Meadow, a culinary boutique stocking everything from Pacific Northwest bitters to artisan chocolate. Save room for dessert, for your tour concludes at Ruby Jewel Scoops, where you’ll try your choice of Portland’s most-loved ice cream sandwiches.
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Departure Point
North Mississippi Avenue, N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR, USA
Departure Time
1:00 PM
Return Details
North Mississippi Avenue, N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR, USA
  • Local guide
  • Food and drink tastings - MORE than enough for a full meal!
  • Gratuities at restaurants
  • Downloadable PDF "Forktown Favorites: A Local's Guide to Portland"
  • Gratuities for guide (recommended $10 per person)
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Stroller 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
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We do at least one food tour every where we go. This was all about the food. I did not find that the Mississippi Avenue had much history or much information other than it is another area in the city that is undergoing gentrification. That...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

My husband and I did the Mississippi Ave food tour yesterday - it was our first food tour ever! We didn’t really know what to expect, but it was AWESOME. Our guide Claire is clearly an expert in tour giving and hospitality. She not only...More

Thank marleytito
Reviewed 8 July 2019

This was a great food tour. Nice variety of different types of food and different environments, very "Portland" featuring a brewpub, food cart, retail shop. Our tour guide Heidi was knowledgeable about the food but also about the history and unique features of the neighborhood....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

My wife and I took the Mississippi Ave food tour today and it was perfect. Just the right combination of walking, eating and learning. Our Forktown Food Tours guide, Ariel, was entertaining and informative. I learned a lot. Each food stop was great and I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank candidCIO
Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

The Forktown Food tour was Forking Fabulous (surely I’m not the first one to capitalize on such alliteration?). Ariel, our tour guide, immediately won points in my book for being both an artist and a New Mexican native. These traits are not what made her...More

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30 April 2019|
Response from Rose C | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t know the answer to this question. I would call the company directly to find out.
4 September 2018|
Response from ReviewFromTheHood | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the Forktown Food Tour website you can read about their tours or send them a direct email with your question. I am not sure if you were asking about tours on Monday, September 10th or Saturday, September 8th... More
16 July 2018|
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Response from Angelica L | Reviewed this property |
John, the tour operator and entrepreneur, works most days. Our tour was on a Wednesday evening and it was wonderful
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