From Gresham to Beaverton and in between, Portland-Metro has a thriving, extended East African community. We’re graced with numerous restaurants and markets and specialities to choose from. Eat and enjoy!
Ethiopian and Eritrean Dining
Try Me Ethiopian Cuisine
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
Bole Ethiopian Restaurant
Formerly home to Gojo, this spacious Ethiopian restaurant in the Alberta arts district has new owners and offers lots of meat and veggie options.
915 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Eleni’s Kitchen Ethiopian Cuisine
Eleni’s serves at these farmers’ markets from May-October: Beaverton (Saturdays), Milwaukee (Sundays), OHSU (Tuesdays–through Dec.). They also distribute a line of Ethiopian foods and products that you can purchase from their website.
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
Horn of Africa
This beloved Ethiopian and East African restaurant has been around since 1997 (’94 if you count their origins at Saturday Market!). Meat and vegan options for lunch only, catering available.
5237 NE M.L.King Blvd., Portland, Portland 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
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
Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant
Tucked away in a Mill Park strip mall, you’ll find this neighborhood treasure. Great for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
1720 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97233
Spice of Africa
This restaurant in close-in SE is a treasure! Freshly re-opened and offering meals, snacks and sweet treats to go and with free delivery, as well as catering (and during normal circumstances: cooking classes and salad bar) specializing in Kenyan and Ethiopian cooking. They also offer Moroccan specials. Once a month they feature different chefs from Africa (East, West and North). Catering can be ordered online.
722 SE 10th (at Alder), Portland, OR 97214 –also at PSU Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and Montavilla Farmers’ Market on Sundays.
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
Hazelwood Somali restaurant tucked away in the Salama International Bazaar, they offer a variety of traditional and original dishes.
12435 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97230
Manna’s – Ugandan Fusion Street Food
6/05/20 status – open
Fresh in town from Florida, this Cartlandia newbie serves Ugandan-style samosas, plus burrito bowls, “rolex” wraps, sandwiches and salads.
8145 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266
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
Koken Market & Coffee Roaster
Corner store for beer/wine/snacks, with the new addition of fresh-roasted Ethiopian coffee (owned by a brother-and-sister Ethiopian team).
6732 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
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