Eat, Drink, Shop & Give Back to the Community on #GivingTuesday, May 22nd

Eat, Drink, Shop & Give Back to the Community on #GivingTuesday, May 22nd

More than 65 businesses in Portland’s famed Mississippi Ave shopping district will come together on Tuesday, May 22nd to benefit youth in our neighborhood for GIVING TUESDAY! Come shop, eat, drink and experience all the fun our street has to offer all day, open to close, and a portion of your purchases will benefit Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), a great nonprofit providing academic support and services for underserved youth and families in Northeast Portland.

10% of proceeds on GIVING TUESDAY will benefit SEI, one of the city’s leading multi-service organizations providing a wide array of services to over 14,000 youth, families and adults in our area. Founded in 1981 by Tony Hopson, Sr., a lifelong North Portland resident, SEI began as a summer basketball camp for African American teens, and it soon grew into comprehensive program primarily serving African Americans and others living in poverty seeking culturally responsive services. By participating in GIVING TUESDAY, you’re helping local kids meet their full potential.

“SEI believes that every child has a gift and that it is our shared responsibility to help every child find his or her gift. By expanding learning opportunities and teaching every child that ‘life has options,’ SEI is seeing amazing results proving that SEI is the solution.”

Participating businesses include:

Another Read Through
Babylon Vintage
Bar Bar
Beacon Sound
Black Wagon
CD Game Exchange
Control Voltage
Crow Bar
Ecliptic Brewing
Flex & Flow Yoga
Grand Central Bakery
Gumbo Gift Shop
Gypsy Chic
Jennyfer’s Boutique
Kurisu International
Laughing Planet
Little Big Burger
Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty
Miss Delta
Mississippi Chiropractic
Mississippi Pizza
Mississippi Studios
Mr. Green Beans
Neil Kelly Company – Jenn
New Vintage Beauty Lounge
No Bones Beach Club
North Portland Bike Works
Olympia Oyster Bar
Optik PDX
Paxton Gate
pedX north
Pistils Nursery
Por Qué No Taqueria
Radar Restaurant
ReBuilding Center
Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Shop
Salty’s Pet Supply
Sidecar 11
Sloan Boutique
Spicy Spoon
Spin Laundry Lounge
Stormbreaker Brewing
The 1905
The Fresh Pot
The Herb Shoppe
The Meadow
The Rambler
Townsend’s Teahouse
Trailhead Credit Union
Uchu Sushi & Fried Chicken
Verde Cocina
Victoria Bar
Worn Path
Yanagida Projects

Mississippi Avenue holds #GivingTuesday events twice a year, benefiting SEI in the spring and Boise-Eliot-Humboldt schools in the fall. Last May, we raised $12,000 for SEI, and in November, we raised $12,000 for Boise-Eliot-Humboldt! Check out this cool video the school made to thank us!

Mississippi Ave