Simply put, Mississippi is one of the most uniquely eclectic districts Portland has to offer. With something for everyone, Mississippi exudes an energy and dynamicism that’s truly infectious. Technically part of the Boise/Elliot neighborhood, it wasn’t all that long ago that this part of town was considered a little on the grungy side. In a very short span, though, Mississippi has gone from grimy to trendy…without losing its essential soul. With a location just northeast of downtown and just southwest of Alberta Arts and some other happening east side locations, Mississippi residents couldn’t ask for a more central locale. Alternative transportation options are abundant, with easy access to the Max, bus routes, walking paths and, of course, the Failing Street pedestrian/cylcist bridge over I-5. Mississippi offers a wide array of eating establishments from the friendly cafes and coffee shops to one of the better Italian restaurants in town, Lorenzo’s. The Rebuilding Center also acts as one of the local landmarks and is always a hub of activity. If you’re considering remodeling your house, especially if you own a vintage style home, the Rebuilding Center will quickly become your best friend.