Mississippi Records tucked away on Mississippi Avenue in the North part of Portland, Oregon, isn't a typical record store. It opened its doors about a decade ago, as stores dedicated to selling music in physical form were facing mass extinction, and it’s still doing just fi ne. Its stock consists almost entirely of vinyl LPs and singles, new and old—although there’s also a section devoted to cassette tapes, and a selection of used turntables resting on wooden shelves near the counter. (CDs? Maybe three or four are in the store at any given time, always by local Portland artists.) Join us as we explore the grit and gospel of a Portland record label.