Portland West African Dining


Monday is West African day of Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week

Updated 8.15.18.

Slowly but surely, more West African dining options are opening shop (and opening pop-ups) in Portland.

As of Aug. 2018, we have 3 options to recommend. We hope you’ll try them all and come back to explore it all.

Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso

Photo courtesy of Christine Dong, Willamette Week

NE Portland has a brand new, delicious casual restaurant with a vast menu specializing in West African cuisine from Cote D’Ivoireand Burkina Faso. Dine-in restaurant with patio, limited bar options.

Akadi
3601 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 477-7138

Fatou Ouattara, chef-owner at Akadi

Akadi’s chef-owner Fatou Ouattara. Photo courtesy of Christine Dong, Willammette Week

Ghana

Many Ghanaian flavors and techniques were transported to the Caribbean and American south in the slave trade. If enjoy Caribbean foods, you might find a trip to Black Star Grill food cart worth exploring:

Black Star Grill
Near PSU South, at 1967 SW 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97201
(503) 559-4246

Nigeria

Bliss House
Bliss House hosts numerous pop-up dining events, including a 4-course Vegan Nigerian dinner. *There’s one happening Sat., Aug. 26.* Location varies, see website for event information. We recommend following so you can find out about new events as they get planned.


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