Portland >Arts & Entertainment > Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9722745.550877 -122.675383
Neighborhoods: Boise, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
I do run club here every Wednesday and it is hard to pass up their burgers and fries. You will not be disappointed!
Is good. Me Likey. – I was there for the first time for Rachel Taylor Brown's cd release party. (awesome show btw!) The sound was great for all the bands. Dug the theatre seats circling the stage. So cool to have multi-level view option in a place this size. Also, the bar was open from the venue and lounge side, but had a glass window that lowered on the venue side when bands played to control the sound. Very cool. Kind of a pain if you want a drink NOWNOWNOWNOW!!!! but so neat to watch it drop you forget you need that drink so quickly. Plus it's nice to be able to step into the lounge side, hear the show routed to regular speakers, and be able to have a conversation without shouting. Friendly staff, fantastic atmosphere.
Expertly revamped music venue – This is Mississippi Studios version 3.0 for which the entire lot was taken over by the performance space and a new front area with full bar was added. The space maintains intimacy while expanding capacity so more people can attend shows. The booking, by Alicia Rose (formerly Doug Fir), maintains some of the old Miss Studios style while adding more rock acts. Overall if you want to go to a show to listen to music in an intimate setting this is the best venue in town. I still miss the rootsy and much smaller feel of MS 2.0, but I have a feeling this will grow on me.
Truely a unique and very "portland" venue. Small enough to feel very intimate and yet big enough that you have room to move. Good bar and great employees.
Probably the best thing about Mississippi studios is that it is run by a musician. The wide variety of acts has something to please everyone.
I have seen probably 20 shows here and loved every one of them.
I highly recommend this venue.
Lots of potential here – Best sound in PDX? What?!?!? For anything louder than a sensitive singer/songwriter this place is unbearable from a sound perspective. Every surface in the place is reflective including the back of the stage! How about a curtain along the back wall?? Sound pings around like crazy and hurts your ears. Also, I have heard many artists say that the "green room" backstage area is the most clausterphobic they have ever seen, not to mention there is no bathroom backstage. They try to schedule as many shows as possible in one night which means waiting outside till shortly before show time and then being quickly herded out as soon as the show is over. That does not seem very audience friendly. It feels kind of greedy at the expense of the show goers. Not the most relaxing night out. Let's hope they are treating artists more fairly than at some of the other venues around town. I am glad this venue is here and hope they continue to address the weak areas.
comfy digs, goos times! – the mighty miss is an awesome environment for live entertainment. having being one of the first people in portland to ever perform the newly remodeled venue, and also as a patron, i give it a thumbs up. coming from a musician, a food lover, and a fan of locally musician owned/run venues, this place is it........ nuff said!
Audiences AND artists love this place – Am perplexed by the negative reviews. One complaining about the old chairs. They are no longer there and they weren't uncomfortable anyway. The "updated" venue is gorgeous. The sound has always been great, sightlines are good, it's intimate in a GOOD way and they are bringing in tons of great artists nearly every night. Artists who do get booked in here seem to love it. About 3/4 of all shows I have seen, the artist has made a point of mentioning how much they love the venue. Top that off with a friendly staff and you get a real gem of a venue.
Good Staff, Great Music, Delicious Food – Completely bias opinion of course because my firm and I designed the place!!!! Working with Jim was great and a lot, I mean a lot of hard work went in to making this one of the best music venues in town. The sound is great, the view is spectacular and it still maintains that intimate feel that the old Mississippi Studios was known for. Not to mention they now have a great menu accompanied with a cocktail of your choice.
Best small music venue in PDX – I love seeing shows at Mississippi Studios. The stage and PA are the most audience friendly in town. Great sight lines and sound every time I've been there. Friendly staff and usually a cool crowd to hang with. Its my favorite venue this size in Portland.
awesome venue, great management – what isn't to love?
Best venue in PDX – Jim Brunberg has managed to create a venue that gives the audience the intimacy of a much smaller space while being able to hold a good size crowd. Being a musician has allowed Jim to bring the best space around for artists to perform in. A must visit venue for music lovers.
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