Wednesday is East African day of Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week.
What better time to explore Portland’s thriving East African cuisine and culture?
Ethiopian and Eritrean Dining
Delicious Ethiopian dine-in eatery in an unassuming strip mall.
438 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
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
Ethiopian dining at its finest. A bit upscale.
2504 Southeast 50th Avenue #D, Portland, OR 97206
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
Emame’s Ethiopian Cuisine
Ethiopian food cart in the popular Alder St. cart pod. Online ordering available.
SW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Enat Kitchen Restaurant
Ethiopian restaurant with warm ambiance and service. Buffet lunch also available.
300 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
This dine-in Ethiopian restaurant is a favorite go-to for date night. Buffet lunch also available.
910 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR
Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant
Spacious Ethiopian dining in the Alberta arts district
915 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Queen of Sheba Restaurant
Ethiopian dining and an institution since the ’90s. Come hungry!
2413 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Rahel’s Ethiopian Food
One of Portland’s few Ethiopian carts, located in Hazelwood.
465 SE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
Sengatera Ethiopian Restaurant
This Ethiopian restaurant also has a DJ every weekend: Friday pm: pan-African music. Sat. pm: Ethiopian music.
3833 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
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
580 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham, Oregon, OR 97030
Amir’s Motherland Dish
Prepare to be transported to Somalia and come hungry. East African casual dining.
7100 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
Hayat Somali Restaurant
For the West side crowd, Somali cuisine is now available in Beaverton.
16755 SW Basline Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006
Epic Somali dining, with an emphasis on meats.
7815 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
Chez Dodo has 2 locations in Portland to serving flavors of the small island of Mauritius, off the E. Coast of Africa:
Downtown cart: 427 SW Stark Street, Portland OR 97204 | Airport: Concourse C, next to Blue Star Donuts).
The following markets feature E. African ingredients and, in some cases, prepared foods and housewares:
Awash Ethiopian Market
Ethiopian market and convenience store. Fresh injera!
2322 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Hashi Halal Market
Featuring halal meats and products from West, East and North Africa.
106 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
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
Ethiopian Market and convenience store near PCC. Lentil sambusas! (Like samosas.)
839 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
Warsame African Food Market
African market specializing in E. African food items and housewares.
7535 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213