Directory of Portland Black-Owned Eateries


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A

Abyssinian Kitchen
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
(503) 894-8349

A Heavenly Taste Cafe
Dine-in restaurant featuring soul food.
In the Miracles Club, 4200 NE Mlk Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(971) 200-7227

Abbey Creek Winery
Vineyard/winery.
31235 NW North Ave, North Plains, OR, 97133
503-389-0619

Awash Ethiopian Market
Ethiopian market and convenience store. Fresh injera!
2322 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 281-0844

Aberus Restaurant
Delicious Ethiopian dine-in eatery in an unassuming strip mall.
438 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 284-6434

Amalfi’s Restaurant
Italian-style fine dining and market.
4703 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 284-6747

Amir’s Motherland Dish
Prepare to be transported to Somalia and come hungry. East African casual dining.
7100 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
(971) 202-7120

B

Bete-Lukas
Ethiopian dining at its finest.
2504 Southeast 50th Avenue #D, Portland, OR 97206
(503) 477-8778

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
(503) 933-7300

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
(503) 559-4246

Bliss House
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.

C

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
(503) 288-3836

Caribbean Kitchen
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
(971) 337-5063

Caribbean Spice
Market and convenience store specializing in Caribbean food staples.
4516 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
(503) 493-2737

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
(503) 285-4533

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

Chez Dodo
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).
(503) 270-9258

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)
(773) 799-4355

D

Daddy D’s Southern Style Southern BBQ
Southern style bbq and catering in the ‘Couv.
7204 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 892-4418

Deadstock Coffee
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
(971) 220-8727

Dirty Taetoe
This food cart features custom topped potatoes, dirty fries, salads and wraps.
4233 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(971) 221-8333

Donut Queen
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
(503) 998-8230

E

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
(404) 384-2455

Elevated Coffee
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
(971) 255-1296

Emame’s Ethiopian Cuisine
Ethiopian food cart in the popular Alder St. cart pod. Online ordering available.
SW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 317-6294

Enat Kitchen Restaurant
Ethiopian restaurant with warm ambiance and service. Buffet lunch also available.
300 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-4861

E’Njoni Cafe
This dine-in Ethiopian restaurant is a favorite go-to for date night. Buffet lunch also available.
910 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR
503-286-1401

Essential Juices and Smoothies
Creative smoothies, juices and hot drinks.
1122 SE Tacoma St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 776-8817

F

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
(503) 847-0414

Fat Cupcake
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

Fish Fusion
Food stand with outdoor seating, specializing in seafood and fried baskets.
5800 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 321-5100

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
(503) 477-5312

Fuel Cafe
Coffeehouse and brunch spot in the Alberta arts district.
1452 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 335-3835

G

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
(503) 224-0776

Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant
Spacious Ethiopian dining in the Alberta arts district
915 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 545-5093

Goldie’s Texas Style BBQ
Dine-in Texas bbq in the ‘Couv.
15640 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98682
(360) 253-2836

H

Hashi Halal Market
Featuring halal meats and products from West, East and North Africa.
106 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(971) 255-1169

I

Ice Mama
This name! Ice Mama serves up refreshing shaved ice and ice cream.
625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 358-1223

J

Jamaica House
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
(503) 462-9710

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
(503) 289-1423

Jamaican Jerk
A brand new food Jamaican food cart over in Piedmont.
1540 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
(971) 222-4526

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
(971) 222-4526

K

Kaiya’s Kitchen
Down home soul food cart in Boise-Eliot.
3441 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 479-8533

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
(503) 516-2078

M

Mama Pauline’s African Market
Afro-Caribbean Market
4606 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 281-6264

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
(503) 719-4288

Mama’s Kitchen
Southern comfort dining in Vancouver.
611 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 597-3260

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
(503) 489-3870

McDonald’s
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
(503) 331-9283

Meskel Market
Ethiopian Market and convenience store near PCC. Lentil sambusas! (Like samosas.)
839 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 283-8732

N

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
(503) 283-6312

NE Creperie
A delicious crepe food cart over in Boise-Eliot.
3441 N Vancouver Ave, Portland 97201
(503) 793-7837

Nelly’s Deli
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
(971) 271-2363

O

Olive Or Twist
Martini bar in the Pearl with a tasty menu to boot.
925 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 546-2900

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
(503) 828-0884

P

Po’Shettes Café
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
(503) 954-1095

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
(503) 978-9000

Po’Shines Catering & Culinary Clinic
Po’Shines’ brand new commercial kitchen for catering and cooking classes.
501 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
(971) 258-1373

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
(503) 477-6743

Q

Queen of Sheba Restaurant
Ethiopian dining and an institution since the ’90s. Come hungry!
2413 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 287-6302

R

Rahel’s Ethiopian Food
One of Portland’s few Ethiopian carts, located in Hazelwood.
465 SE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
(503) 896-7204

Reo’s Ribs
Temporarily closed. Reo’s suffered a dead-of-night fire this past May.  Help them get back up and running!
4211-4225 NE Sandy Blvd,
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 310-3600

Right Bayou Cajun Cuisine
This Cajun/southern food stand moves around. Check with them for their latest.
(503) 890-1571

S

Safari Restaurant
Epic Somali dining, with an emphasis on meats.
7815 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
(503) 775-2998

Santé Bar
LGBTQ-owned. Come for a drink in the Pearl and check their calendar for live music.
411 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(971) 404-8216

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
(971) 222-4324

Solae’s Lounge
Possibly Portland’s last remaining jazz bar. American food menu, live music in the Alberta arts district.
1801 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 206-8338

Spice of Africa
Catering and Cooking Classes specializing in Kenyan and Ethiopian cooking.
SE Foster St, Portland, OR 97214
503-619-5541

Steakadelphia
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
(503) 788-7141

Stoopid Burger
This burger cart has a cult following.
3441 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(971) 801-4180

Sweet Jam
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
(503) 477-5879

Sweet Street Barbeque
Addictively delicious bbq. Food cart in Alberta arts district.
1505 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 995-6150

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
(503) 477-7715

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 family owned restaurant with abundant smiles and great service start to finish.”
580 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham, Oregon, OR 97030
(503) 661-8078

U

Ulicious Smokehouse & BBQ
Classic bbq food cart in the Piedmont Cart Pod.
625 NE Killingsworth, Portland OR 97211
(503) 477-7715

V

Viking Soul Food
Scandinavian-soul fusion food cart, featuring lefse wraps.
4255 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
(971) 506-5579

W

Warsame African Food Market
African market specializing in E. African food items and housewares.
7535 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 408-5877

Y

Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine
A relatively new Jamaican casual dine-in eatery.
3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr
Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 432-8066

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