Lovingly pronounced “Nordeast” by locals, this European-style neighborhood seems like something out of a painting. It takes its influences from the immigrants that first populated the area, and the vibrant cultures resonate today.
Lovingly pronounced “Nordeast” by locals, this European-style neighborhood seems like something out of a painting.
It takes its influences from the immigrants that first populated the area, and the vibrant cultures resonate today, evident in the unique restaurants, shops and nightlife. Along the north riverfront of the Mississippi, factories and mills of the past line the streets, and the neighborhood is now known for its prominent arts district. Winner of USA Today’s Best Art District in America in 2015, Northeast is home to the annual Art-a-Whirl, and fall Fine Arts Show.
Northeast is a booming microbrewery district as well, with spots like Dangerous Man Brewing Co., Indeed Brewing Co. and 612Brew. The bright city lights of Minneapolis across the river illuminate the red brick of Main Street, leading down to St. Anthony Falls, eclectic shops and restaurants.
A true indicator that the community is well on its way to establishing itself among the best on the downtown fringe is the Northeast Farmer’s market, open May through October. Whether you’re on the hunt for hot sauce or honey, soap or switchel, pottery or produce, you’ll find it all here among your neighbors. Live music and chef demonstrations turn this commerce-driven market into a true people-centric gathering.
Streets in Northeast were named after United States presidents in the order that they served in an effort to help immigrants learn them for their citizenship test.