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Historic Mississippi Business Association

Historic Mississippi Ave
Why Join The HMBA?

The Historic Mississippi Business Association (HMBA)’s mission is to promote, develop, and preserve the North Portland community as a desirable and vibrant place to work, shop, and live.

By joining the HMBA, you strengthen a group of dedicated, motivated, and creative business owners working together to promote the welfare of the community.

The Benefits Of HMBA membership


  • Each HMBA member receives a page on the HMBA website (
  • Events, promotions, and news about member businesses is shared on HMBA social platforms:
    • HMBA’s Facebook page (4,500+ followers)
    • HMBA Instagram account (6,500+ followers)
    • Mississippi Ave Events Calendar on
    • Your place on the HMBA Mississippi Ave Walking Map that is distributed to Portland hotels, the Portland Visitor Information Center, and more.


Networking And Education

  • HMBA members only social every quarter
  • Members-only newsletter


  • Members are offered the opportunity to provide their insights and opinions to help direct the focus of HMBA grant-seeking efforts.
  • In partnership with Venture Portland, the HMBA brings the needs of local businesses to the attention of City Hall and the Oregon legislature.
  • Mississippi Ave Street Fair – HMBA Members are provided ONE booth space for the Mississippi Ave Street Fair as part of their membership (Value: $250).
    • Additional spaces can be purchased at a reduced rate.
  • Access to Venture Portland and Travel Portland membership benefits

Event Representation: HMBA spearheads events throughout the year to bring traffic to Mississippi Ave including, but not limited to:

  • Mardi Gras Parade (February)
  • Mississippi Ave Street Fair (July)
  • Ice Cream Social (August/September)
  • Trick or Treat Event (October)
  • Holiday Tree Lighting (November/December)

Membership Rates

  • General Membership: $400
  • Non-Profit Membership: $240
  • Stand-alone Food Carts: $200
Choose Your Membership Option Below
Historic Mississippi Ave
HMBA Board of Directors Chair
Jackie Kirouac-Fram
Executive Director, Rebuilding Center
Vice Chair
Marurice Fain
Owner, Southern Kitchen
Carey Deza
Owner, Black Wagon