Mississippi Records, Portland Oregon
Open – 5202 N. Albina Ave. Portland Oregon 97217
Made a trip to Portland Oregon this summer, and visited a number of record stores. Thought Mississippi Records was the best. A small shop, but a lot of great records (and plenty of traffic in the store). Good selection, many genres and, most important for the discerning record collector, cheap prices. They also sell vintage equipment, and have a record label. And you can give a listen before you buy.
Portland is a very friendly record store town, with a number of good ones to choose from. Portland’s stores also have chipped in to provide a handy guide to all the local stores.
Have to thank The Vinyl Record Collector Blog, who did a great post on Portland record stores which I used as a helpful guide to my own local tour. You’ll find a link to their article on Portland’s record stores, below.
This record store was also listed in a post on Buzz Feed – 27 Breathtaking Record Stores You Have To Shop Before You Die as well as a recent article in USA Today on the Ten Best Record Stores In The USA. Heady company.
Found some really good records, as you will see below. Most happy with the copy of Elliot Smith’s Either/Or – haven’t seen one before or since.
An article informs that Mississippi Records got its name because it was originally on Mississippi Avenue when it was opened. It isn’t now.
Another good store I visited on my trip was The Vinyl Resting Place.
Vinyl Record Collector’s Blog wrote this most helpful article about Portland’s record stores. Their recommendations were spot on.