The New York Times called North Mississippi Avenue “so pure a distillation of Portland that it has become tourist bait.” It’s true. If you want to immerse yourself in the Portlandia experience, living near this vibrant strip in the Boise Neighborhood is the way to do it. It’s packed with music, boutiques, incredible food and drinks, a pretty lightbulb store, and enchanting taxidermy shop. Like many of the hippest neighborhoods, Boise’s demographics changed rapidly with gentrification over the last 20 years. With a median age of 32, this nabe skews young, but embrace its punk rock ethos and don’t let age stop you from its joys.