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Upscale Ethiopian and Eritrean dining in Clinton. “Meats here are ethically raised, produce is local, and the spices are blended in-house.”
2625 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97202
A Heavenly Taste Cafe
Dine-in restaurant featuring soul food.
In the Miracles Club, 4200 NE Mlk Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Abbey Creek Winery
31235 NW North Ave, North Plains, OR, 97133
Awash Ethiopian Market
Ethiopian market and convenience store. Fresh injera!
2322 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Delicious Ethiopian dine-in eatery in an unassuming strip mall.
438 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
Italian-style fine dining and market.
4703 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213
Amir’s Motherland Dish
Prepare to be transported to Somalia and come hungry. East African casual dining.
7100 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
Ethiopian dining at its finest.
2504 Southeast 50th Avenue #D, Portland, OR 97206
The Big Elephant Kitchen
Brand new to the N. Williams corridor, this Fijian-Indian dine-in restaurant has been getting rave reviews so far.
3940 N Williams, Portland, OR 97227
Black Star Grill
This Ghanaian food cart is a new addition to PSU South and specializes in W. African cuisine.
1967 SW 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97201
Pop-up restaurant features events including a semi-regular Vegan Nigerian pop-up and Black Feast: a monthly pop-up designed to celebrate black artists and writers.
Fri., Aug. 25: Sweet Spot Vegan Dessert Lounge event at Best Friend, 1121 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97202.
Location varies, see website for event information.
Cannon’s Rib Express
BBQ cart. Covered seating available. Don’t be put off by the location next to New Seasons, this is the real deal.
5410 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Caribbean food cart downtown! Reviewer says: “Delicious chicken that falls off the bone! Great beans and rice, and you have to try the fried plantains.”
429 SW Stark St., Portland, OR 97204
Market and convenience store specializing in Caribbean food staples.
4516 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
Cason’s Fine Meats
This family-run butcher shop uses ethically sourced meats and smokes and cures in-house meats as well. Get some ribs to go if they don’t run out!
8238 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Cheloulou Fire from the Island
This brand new cart just opened in August 2017. Caribbean-American comfort foods. We haven’t tracked down any contact info yet.
At the ALA Carts pod: 10131 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97216
This Mauritian Island food cart downtown has a cult following and it just expanded with a 2nd cart in the PDX Airport.
Downtown: 427 SW Stark Street, Portland OR 97204 | Airport: Concourse C, next to Blue Star Donuts).
Crimson & Kale Catering
This company specializes in vegan and vegetarian cooking and caters to special events and corporate events; and also offers meal prep and personal chef services. Featuring Caribbean, Ethiopian, Eritrean and fusion flavors, as well as sandwiches/deli.
West Linn (but caters to all of Portland/Portland Metro)
Daddy D’s Southern Style Southern BBQ
Southern style bbq and catering in the ‘Couv.
7204 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98662
Don’t-miss coffeehouse, gallery and boutique in Old Town. Coffee and kicks from a former Nike designer.
408 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
This food cart features custom topped potatoes, dirty fries, salads and wraps.
4233 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Under new ownership, this bare bones donut shop is family-run and specializes in the most gigantic, delicious, crisp apple fritters you’ve ever seen. Espresso also available.
5842 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97215
Dub’s St. Johns
Soul food, sandwiches, chicken & waffles, and bbq so good it might just make you cry a little. Dine-in seating shares space at the Ranger Tavern. Catering, delivery also available.
9520 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
Eleni’s Kitchen Ethiopian Cuisine
This dine-in restaurant is *open for lunch only*, M-F 11am – 2pm
Eleni’s also distributes a line of Ethiopian foods and products that you can find in stores and at the Beaverton Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.
2401 NE Cornell Rd P, Hillsboro, OR 97124
So much more than coffee! EV also offers brunch and smoothies in a stylish space. Patio seating available.
5261 NE M L King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
Emame’s Ethiopian Cuisine
Ethiopian food cart in the popular Alder St. cart pod. Online ordering available.
SW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Enat Kitchen Restaurant
Ethiopian restaurant with warm ambiance and service. Buffet lunch also available.
300 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
This dine-in Ethiopian restaurant is a favorite go-to for date night. Buffet lunch also available.
910 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR
Essential Juices and Smoothies
Creative smoothies, juices and hot drinks.
1122 SE Tacoma St, Portland, OR 97202
Famous Rob’s Soul Food
This food cart features soul food, bbq and a famous Kool Aid they’ve made popular. Insider tip: the owner was a competitor on American Ninja Warrior this season!
3503 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227
2 locations! This sweet and savory bakery also caters and does weddings.
SE Portland: 6110 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206 | (503) 775-0731
Oregon City: 19273 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045 | (503) 775-0731
Food stand with outdoor seating, specializing in seafood and fried baskets.
5800 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
42nd Ave Fish and Chips
A new Fish and Chips dine-in restaurant in Cully. Take-out available.
5302 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
Coffeehouse and brunch spot in the Alberta arts district.
1452 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
G Station American Diner
Quick sandwiches, diner fare, coffee drinks, smoothies and fresh alternatives in the Greyhound Station.
550 NW 6th Ave (Inside the Greyhound Station), Portland, OR 97209
Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant
Spacious Ethiopian dining in the Alberta arts district
915 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Goldie’s Texas Style BBQ
Dine-in Texas bbq in the ‘Couv.
15640 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98682
Hashi Halal Market
Featuring halal meats and products from West, East and North Africa.
106 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
This name! Ice Mama serves up refreshing shaved ice and ice cream.
625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
This Jamaican restaurant is a welcome new addition to St. Johns, in a cozy converted house (formerly the Baowery).
8307 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203
Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine
Yes! You have arrived and been transported to Jamaica from the less tropical clime of North Portland. This popular cart has now expanded to a dine-in restaurant.
441 N Killingsworth St,
Portland, OR 97217
A brand new food Jamaican food cart over in Piedmont.
1540 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
Jazzy’s Southern Style Kitchen
Food cart featuring authentic, southern style soul food and rib and seafood platters.
7538 N. Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
Down home soul food cart in Boise-Eliot.
3441 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Kee’s Loaded Kitchen
This soul food cart is well-loved by other soul food restauranteurs, so… (Also caters.)
4709 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
Mama Pauline’s African Market
4606 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
Mama San Soul Shack
This casual St. Johns eatery features soul-Asian fusion food and very tasty libations, including boozy slushies and 3 shades of “drank.”
8037 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
Southern comfort dining in Vancouver.
611 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mathilde’s Kitchen Haitian Cuisine – formerly called Jouk Li Jou
This Haitian food cart at the Portland Mercado is the only Haitian eatery in Portland and they bring the heat! Most dishes come naturally gluten-free. Bonus: they have fundraisers for relief efforts for Haiti.
7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
Hey: if you’re going to go to McDonald’s, go to a black-owned franchise:
5613 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266 | (503) 777-9007 [closed for remodeling 8/21-8/27]
8151 SE Lamphier St, Milwaukie, OR 97222 | (503) 774-2960
Merkato Ethiopian Music & Food Store
This small market sells Ethiopian cooking staples and also has a music section.
2605 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Ethiopian Market and convenience store near PCC. Lentil sambusas! (Like samosas.)
839 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
Nana’s Ice Cream Scoop Shop
Ice cream and treats! Located in the alley behind U.S. Bank.
5524 NE Garfield Ave, Portland, OR 97211
A delicious crepe food cart over in Boise-Eliot.
3441 N Vancouver Ave, Portland 97201
It’s hard to beat this Facebook review: “Stop what you are doing if you want to improve your life and get the fuck down to Nelly’s Deli for the best New Orleans style soul food in Portland. This is THE spot hands down.”
13715 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236
Olive Or Twist
Martini bar in the Pearl with a tasty menu to boot.
925 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Oregon Public House
Portland’s only nonprofit pub, the OPH donates 100% of profits to local nonprofit organizations. Solid pub fare. They also feature live music and host banquets. Let your dollar do more!
700 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR 97211
This one-of-a-kind cafe in Arbor Lodge has a great patio and offers smoothies, baked goods and coffee during the week, fish fry on Fridays and bbq on Saturday (pm).
7015 N Greeley, Portland, OR 97217
Po’Shines Cafe De La Soul
The soul of Kenton. Delicious and healthful soul food with a breakfast menu to boot.
8139 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Po’Shines Catering & Culinary Clinic
Po’Shines’ brand new commercial kitchen for catering and cooking classes.
501 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
Po’ Ta Go
To-go food from the above-listed Culinary Clinic with a full menu! Newly opened in July 2017.
501 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
Queen of Sheba Restaurant
Ethiopian dining and an institution since the ’90s. Come hungry!
2413 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Rahel’s Ethiopian Food
One of Portland’s few Ethiopian carts, located in Hazelwood.
465 SE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
Right Bayou Cajun Cuisine
This Cajun/southern food stand moves around. Check with them for their latest.
Epic Somali dining, with an emphasis on meats.
7815 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
LGBTQ-owned. Come for a drink in the Pearl and check their calendar for live music.
411 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Sengatera Ethiopian Restaurant
This Ethiopian restaurant also has a DJ every weekend: Friday pm: all-African music. Sat. pm: Ethiopian music.
3833 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Possibly Portland’s last remaining jazz bar. American food menu, live music in the Alberta arts district.
1801 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Spice of Africa
Catering and Cooking Classes specializing in Kenyan and Ethiopian cooking.
SE Foster St, Portland, OR 97214
This brick dine-in restaurant is known as THE place to get a Philly steak sandwich. Burgers and sandwiches.
5835 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
This burger cart has a cult following.
3441 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Southern breakfast restaurant with live music. They also offer happy hour and southern dinners on weekends; check for hours.
8775 SW Canyon Ln, Portland, OR 97225
Sweet Street Barbeque
Addictively delicious bbq. Food cart in Alberta arts district.
1505 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
The Spicy Spoon
Food cart with outdoor seating featuring both Mexican food and American Barbecue. Just relocated to the Mississippi neighborhood in Boise-Eliot.
3540 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Try Me Ethiopian Cuisine
Brand new! This restaurant just opened July 1 and is getting great reviews. “This is the best Ethiopian food we’ve had in the US. Authentic flavors, no fusion silliness or flavor dilution for American palates. Delightful
580 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham, Oregon, OR 97030
Ulicious Smokehouse & BBQ
Classic bbq food cart in the Piedmont Cart Pod.
625 NE Killingsworth, Portland OR 97211
Viking Soul Food
Scandinavian-soul fusion food cart, featuring lefse wraps.
4255 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
Warsame African Food Market
African market specializing in E. African food items and housewares.
7535 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine
A relatively new Jamaican casual dine-in eatery.
3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr
Blvd, Portland, OR 97212