Tuesday is Caribbean day of Support Black Owned Restaurants Week, and you have a lot to choose from:
Portland now boasts 4 Jamaican eateries–3 dine-in restaurants and a food cart. See the Willamette Week’s recent review of all 4, or try them all for yourself:
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
This cart has recently relocated to the cart pod at NE Jarrett and MLK:
5800 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine
This casual dine-in eatery hosts periodic events and often has DJ’s on the weekend. Check out their Aug. 31 Labor Day Weekend Kickoff Party.
3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Have you missed the crave-worthy Jouk Li Jou cart and wondered where it went? Don’t worry, chef/owner Mathilde has just changed its name and you can still get your fix at the Mercado:
Mathilde’s Kitchen Haitian Cuisine – formerly Jouk Li Jou
7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
Cheloulou Fire from the Island
This brand new cart just opened this month. 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
Looking for Caribbean spices or ingredients for your own kitchen? Try:
Market and convenience store specializing in Caribbean food staples.
4516 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
Mama Pauline’s African Market
4606 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211