Soul Food and BBQ of Portland


Thursday is Soul Food & BBQ day of Support Black Owned Restaurants Week, and you’re going to have a tough time choosing.

Why not spread them out over the week and come back to your favorites?

Jerk chicken, mac’n’cheese, and turkey neck collard greens from Famous Rob’s.

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

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

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

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

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

Gumbo (above) and Koolaid (below) from Famous Rob’s.

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

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

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

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

Photo of Nelly's Deli menu

Menu at Nelly’s Deli

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

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

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

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

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

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

Specialty market:

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


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