2009 Mississippi Avenue / Street Fair Info & Pictures | Portland, Oregon | July 11

Update: 2010 Mississippi Avenue Street Fair Pictures & Information: "Largest Street Fair in Portland" | July 10

Mississippi Avenue / Street Fair in Portland

The Mississippi Street Fair is next weekend and is always one of the top street fairs in Portland. Last year it was a million degrees and I stayed in, so these pictures and video are from 2007. Also, it looks like it will only be in the 80s on Saturday, so that is perfect (as of now, don't hate if it goes for the 100s).

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Schedule, official poster, more pics, and a call for artists after the break

Mississippi Street Fair
Clowns
Da Rib Shack
Muddy's Coffee
Amnesia Brewing
832 N Beech St, Portland, OR, 97227 Unicycle and Amnesia Brewery
Mississippi Studios
Mississippi Studios
Mississippi Station
Mississippi Station
Mississippi Station
Nu-Rite Way Food Center
Nu-Rite Way Market
Mississippi and Shaver
Mississippi Records
Mississippi Street Fair
Fizzy K
Fizzy K
4038 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217 Black Rose Collective Book Store
Fresh Pot
Fresh Pot
Fresh Pot
Mississippi Street Fair
Drummin Mississippi
Pickathon 2007 Banner
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Mississippi Street Fair
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Mississippi Street Fair
Dunk Tank
Mississippi Street Fair
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Cart
Laughing Planet
nap time
Lemonade
Mississippi Street Fair
Mississippi Street Fair
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Amneisa Brewery and Dingo on Tall Bike
Mississippi Street Fair
Mississippi Street Fair
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Mississippi Street Fair Schedule

Fun Activities for all, all day:

10-7pm Local Market – featuring interesting arts &2009 Mississippi Street Fair Poster (Portland, Oregon) crafts vendors plus community service displays & food vendors
Tupello Alley Reusable Art Fair & Water Features
Kids Area – Boise Eliot Eliot Elementary features bouncy castles and kids games for all sizes at Beech
Bingo – lots of prizes
Sustainability Fair at the Mississippi Avenue Lofts (4138 N. Miss Ave)
Salted Ice Cream outside at The Meadow (3731 N. Mississippi Ave)
Rose wine tasting inside at The Meadow

12:00 Children's Parade – starts at Beech

Four stages – featuring a multi-cultural roster of entertainment

10am-9pm MAIN STAGE at Shaver (middle)
1pm Norman Sylvester
2pm Freak Mountain Ramblers
3pm The Dimes
4pm Linda Hornbuckle band
5pm
6pm The SEI Sounds of Soul Gospel Ensemble
6:40 Matt Sheehy Band
7:30 pm Weinland

11am-10pm SIDE LOT STAGE (Mississippi Station)
1pm Nathaniel Talbot
2pm Sneakin Out
3pm James Low
4pm
5pm Bridgetown Saints
6pm Swing Papillon

11am-7pm DANCE STAGE at Fremont (south end)
Celilo
Tezeta Band
Samba Sol
Taylor Newville
Sudden Anthem
The Beauty
Funk Plastic
Cloaked Characters and Mosely Wotta

11am-7pm ACOUSTIC STAGE at Skidmore (north end)

Businesses and eateries along Mississippi will be open on the street for patio dining & summertime refreshments:

Por Que No? Floating Margarita Garden
Mississippi Pizza & Pub Beer Tent
Amnesia Brewing Patio
Lorenzo's Patio
Mississippi Station Patio
Crow Bar Bar
Casa Naranja Patio
Pastaworks Wine Tasting Patio

11am—9pm CRAFT BEER TASTING – Local Organic Beer Tasting at Shaver (by the Main Stage)

Featuring:
Roots OG Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
Deschutes Brewery
McMenamins Breweries

Also, you still have an opportunity to show your work there.
From Press Release:

Mississippi Street Fair Announces Final Call for Artists, Vendors and More!

PORTLAND, OR.  The eighth annual Mississippi Avenue Street fair still has spots available for vendors at this year's fair. The event which is taking place July 11th is Portland's most unique and diverse street fair. This is a great opportunity for people to showcase their business or organization as well as support the local community. The fair has an estimated 20,000 people attending this year and offers something for everyone- food, music, art, shopping, and more people than attend any other street fair in the city.

"We had so many new vendors, and such a high attendee count last year, we didn't think we could top it- however, in terms of vendors, we have almost twice as many who have already signed up compared to last year at this time,"  said Sonie Watson, Director,  Mississippi Street Fair.  "This year's fair has the same winning combination of, music, food, entertainment and fun for the whole family in Portland's most diverse and up and coming neighborhood," added Watson.

For those of you whom may not have had the benefit of attending this event the Mississippi Avenue street fair is a  highly sought after event for vendors.  Many people book their spots up to a year in advance, and space is limited but there are a few spots still available. Due to the overwhelming interest and requests received the deadline to sign up has been extended until all spots are filled or June 26th, whichever comes first. You can sign up online at www.misssissippiave.com or email questions to msfmgr@gmail.com
"Being a vendor at the Mississippi Avenue Street Fair is the most effective marketing opportunity available to an organization at such a reasonable cost," said Tina Wyszynski, Program Manager for an innovation related nonprofit in the metro area.  "I tell everyone one of my clients as well as anyone who has a small business or a cool product that if they do one event all summer it should be this one," added Wyszynski.

This one-day event is always open to everyone, and all ages are invited.  It is on July 11th from 10a.m. to 9p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit the Boise Elliot Elementary and Albina Youth Opportunity School. For more information please visit our information page at www.mississippiave .com

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One Response to 2009 Mississippi Avenue / Street Fair Info & Pictures | Portland, Oregon | July 11

  1. sunny July 9, 2009 at 11:34 #

    where is mississippi st??? how would i get there from vancouver, wa

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