Caribbean Flavors of Portland

Updated 8.12.2019

Portland offers up Carribean flavors at several eateries and markets. Why not try them all?


Jerk chicken from Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine

Portland currently has 3 Jamaican dine-in restaurants and 2 carts:

FiMi Kingston Jamaican Jerk Shack
This local family started out making sauces and grew into a cart serving up much-loved jerk and sides.
9320 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97266
(971) 990-6657

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

Chef/owner Keacan Phillips of Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine

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

Jamrock Jamaican
This neighborhood cart at
Leikam Brewing serves delicious Jamaican food with soul and a smile.
Note: hours vary, usually Wed.-Sun. 4-9. We recommend calling first.
5812 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 354-9100

Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine
This casual dine-in eatery hosts periodic events and often has DJ’s on the weekend.
3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 432-8066


Have you missed the crave-worthy Jouk Li Jou/Mathilde’s Kitchen Haitian Cuisine cart? So have we! The chef has closed shop to focus on her line of beverages, which you can purchase from New Seasons.


Looking for Caribbean spices or ingredients for your own kitchen? Try:

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

Kay Soso, a Haitian Marketplace
Looking for familiar flavors of home, like scotch bonnet hot sauce or Singing Rooster coffee? This purveyor of Haitian foods, condiments, spices and housewares can hook you up. Browse products and contact them from their website or:
(503) 212-4480

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

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