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Abbey Creek Winery
Vineyard/winery with festive seasonal events.
31235 NW North Ave, North Plains, OR, 97133
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
A Heavenly Taste Cafe
Dine-in restaurant featuring soul food.
In the Miracles Club, 4200 NE Mlk Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
This is a new, delicious welcome addition to North Portland, with a vast menu specializing in West African cuisine from Cote D’Ivoire and Burkina Faso. Dine-in restaurant with live music events on the patio.
3601 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Italian-style fine dining and market.
4703 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213
Amir’s Motherland Dish
Prepare to be transported to Somalia and come hungry. East African casual dining.
7100 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
A great addition to the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Come in for the craft brew, stay for the Detroit pizza (call for takeout).
6112 SE Foster Rd., Portland, OR 97206
Awash Ethiopian Market
Ethiopian market and convenience store. Fresh injera!
2322 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Ethiopian dining at its finest.
2504 Southeast 50th Avenue #D, Portland, OR 97206
The Big Elephant Kitchen
Brand new to the N. Williams corridor, this Fijian-Indian dine-in restaurant has been getting rave reviews so far.
3940 N Williams, Portland, OR 97227
Black Star Grill
This Ghanaian food cart is a new addition to PSU South and specializes in W. African cuisine.
1967 SW 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97201
Black Street Bakery
This new weekly vegan pop-up bakery sells sweet and savory pastries for a cause: raising funds for Brown Hope.
Pop-up restaurant by chef Salimatu Amabebe features events including a semi-regular Vegan Nigerian pop-up and Black Feast: a periodic pop-up designed to celebrate black artists and writers. Location varies, see website for event information.
The Blue Room Bar
Located at the Cartlandia cart pod, this sports bar serves up American food and appetizers, and also welcomes in food from any of the neighboring carts (Catfish Lane is also black-owned! see below).
8145 SE 82nd St., Portland, OR 98267
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
Cannon’s Rib Express
BBQ cart. New location in 2019:
3625 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Market and convenience store specializing in Caribbean food staples.
4516 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
Cason’s Fine Meats
Back and better than ever in a new, expanded space in Alberta Commons: this meat shop sells locally farmed meats and also serves hot foods and daily specials. Special orders welcome.
5015 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Portland OR 97211
Fried fish, southern and soul at the Cartlandia cart pod.
8145 SE 82nd St., Portland, OR 98267
Chez Dodo [Closed]
These 2 Mauritian Island food carts with a cult following have closed while the owner is pursuing other projects. He promises to re-open in time! Here’s hoping.
A west side food cart featuring soul food, southern Cajun favorites and seafood. They’re known for their cooked-to-order catfish platter, po boys, seafood mac’n’cheese, hot wings and fried chicken sandwich.
4810 SW Western Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Home-baked cakes and cookies, as well as catering.
5606 NE Rodney Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Co-owned by DJ OG One, official DJ of the Portland Trail Blazers, this new restaurant and nightclub features a Mediterranean menu with tableside shawarma, vegetarian options, live music events and dancing with DJ’s on Friday and Saturday nights. Keep on the lookout for Jazz brunch on select Sundays.
2422 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
Daddy D’s Southern Style Southern BBQ
Southern style bbq and catering in the ‘Couv.
7204 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98662
DB Dessert Company
This bakery sells signature cakes, over the top cupcakes and Crazy Milkshakes. Come in or order your custom cake online.
6824 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
Don’t-miss coffeehouse, gallery and boutique in Old Town. Coffee and kicks from a former Nike designer.
408 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
Under new ownership, this bare bones donut shop is family-run and specializes in the most gigantic, delicious, crisp apple fritters you’ve ever seen. Espresso also available.
5842 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97215
Dub’s St. Johns – at Marie’s
Dub’s St. Johns lives on! After closing up their restaurant, they’re now serving up bbq, chicken and waffles and soul food classics (and sometimes a mean gyro) at Marie’s tavern 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 5pm. Eat onsite, in the back patio, outside by the fire, or to-go (cash only):
8727 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
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.
So much more than coffee! EV also offers brunch and smoothies in a stylish space, featuring the artwork of minority artists. Patio seating available. In the works/soon: adult beverages and a music lounge. Closed Sundays.
5261 NE M L King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
Enat Kitchen Restaurant
Ethiopian restaurant with warm ambiance and service.
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
We’re excited that Epif has grown from pop-up events to a brick-and-mortar location! Ant S. is an Afro-Latinx chef specializing in vegan Latin American and Peruvian cuisines.
404 NE 28th St., Portland, OR 97232
2 locations! This sweet and savory bakery also caters and does weddings.
SE Portland: 6110 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206 | (503) 775-0731
Oregon City: 19273 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045 | (503) 775-0731
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
Food stand with outdoor seating, specializing in seafood and fried baskets.
5800 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
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
Coffeehouse and brunch spot in the Alberta arts district (pro tip: check out their delightful selection of mimosas.)
1452 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
G Station American Diner
Quick sandwiches, diner fare, coffee drinks, smoothies and fresh alternatives in the Greyhound Station.
550 NW 6th Ave (Inside the Greyhound Station), Portland, OR 97209
Goldie’s Texas Style BBQ
Dine-in Texas bbq in the ‘Couv.
15640 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98682
Hana’s New Orleans Snowballs (and more)
This cart serves up magical desserts that kids of all ages crave. Snowballs stuffed with ice cream and gummy bears? Twisted ice creams? Snow cones and savory snacks, too. They cater events and children’s parties, so keep them in mind.
N Ainsworth and N MLK (unless they’re at an event)
Hashi Halal Market
Featuring halal meats and products from West, East and North Africa.
106 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
Hayat Somali Restaurant
For the West side crowd, Somali cuisine is now available in Beaverton–for dine-in or delivery and take-out, too.
16755 SW Basline Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006
Ice Cream Feens
Ice cream stuffed donuts with mix-ins that are magically warm on the outside, cold on the inside. Need we say more? They don’t have a fixed location, but as of May 2019 are selling custom cones at Portland Saturday Market from 10am-5pm.
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 neighborhood cart at Leikam Brewing serves delicious Jamaican food with soul and a smile.
5812 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97215
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:
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
This brand new coffee shop in Concordia serves up coffee drinks with homemade syrups, sweet and savory treats and 2 rotating meat and veggie panini options. They’re small but mighty. Welcome them to the neighborhood!
3016 NE Ainsworth St., Portland, OR 97211
Mama Pauline’s African Market
4606 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
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
This cart in the NE Glisan and 157th pod is best known for their sweet and savory “Remix” wings and juicy burgers. Pro-tip: get some deluxe cupcakes from Creme de la Creme to top it off.
15710 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97230
Mathilde’s Kitchen Haitian Cuisine – [Closed] – formerly called Jouk Li Jou
This Haitian food cart at the Portland Mercado has closed while the owner works on her fabulous line of “Mathilde’s Kitchen” beverages (currently carried at New Seasons). Look for the sorrel ginger beer for some sweet bite.
Hey: if you’re going to go to McDonald’s, go to a black-owned franchise:
5613 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266 | (503) 777-9007
8151 SE Lamphier St, Milwaukie, OR 97222 | (503) 774-2960
Meals 4 Six Inch Heels
This innovative catering company is black woman-owned and delivers late night healthy meals (bowls and sides) with vegan options to the sex work community. #SEXWORKISREALWORK
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
This Hip Hop/R&B Nightclub is open Friday and Saturdays 8pm-2am. Check out their pages for special events.
322 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
This catering company customizes all their menus based on clients’ dietary and budget needs and cover everything from Spanish, Mediterranean and Italian to soul food, American and deli. Give them a call for your next event.
The world may feel like a burning trash fire, but Mudbone Grown is holding it down. This produce farm feeds the people and so much more. They run a CSA (sign up for box of fresh goodies), summer market pop-ups, a farmer apprentice program for POC, and they partner with Oregon Food Bank and Kairos to feed people in need. Please give them your money or volunteer for a shift on community farm days. Events calendar
Nana’s Ice Cream Scoop Shop
Ice cream and treats! Located in the alley behind U.S. Bank.
5524 NE Garfield Ave, Portland, OR 97211
A delicious crepe food cart at PSU (they also cater and are mobile for events). Delivery available.
421 SW College St., Portland, OR 97201
Nelly’s Deli – [CLOSED]
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.” We’re sad for this loss.
Olive Or Twist
Martini bar in the Pearl with a tasty menu to boot.
925 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Oregon Public House
Portland’s only nonprofit pub, the OPH donates 100% of profits to local nonprofit organizations. Solid pub fare. They also feature live music and host banquets. Let your dollar do more!
700 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR 97211
This brand new downtown cart on 3rd and Stark is all NOLA all the time! Note the downtown hours: 11-5 Mon-Sat. only. Phone orders welcomed.
432 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR 97204
Po’Shines Cafe De La Soul
The soul of Kenton. Truly an institution. Delicious and healthful soul food with a breakfast/brunch menu. Closed Sundays.
8139 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Po’Shines Catering & Culinary Clinic
Po’Shines’ brand new commercial kitchen for catering and cooking classes.
501 NE Alberta, 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
Back open! Reo’s bbq and soul food classics are back.
4211-4225 NE Sandy Blvd,
Portland, OR 97213
Right Bayou Cajun Cuisine
This Cajun/southern food stand moves around. Check with them for their latest.
Rose City Eats
This St. Johns food cart serves up American, soul food and barbeque. “Good food, good people!” Check for hours before going.
7538 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
Epic Somali dining, with an emphasis on meats.
7815 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
Sengatera Ethiopian Restaurant
This Ethiopian restaurant also has a DJ every weekend: Friday pm: all-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
Solae’s Lounge [Closed]
Such a loss. One of Portland’s oldest jazz bars, serving up authentic soul food, has closed in 2019.
This food cart is one of the only black-owned businesses left in the Mississippi neighborhood. Cooked-to-order Savannah, Georgia soul and comfort foods include a fish dinner, bbq ribs dinner, and all of the delectable sides. Delivery available.
3503 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Spice of Africa
Catering and Cooking Classes specializing in Kenyan and Ethiopian cooking.
SE Foster St, Portland, OR 97214
This brick dine-in restaurant is known as THE place to get a Philly steak sandwich. Burgers and sandwiches.
5835 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
This burger restaurant grew from a cart to a brick and mortar location and has a cult following.
2329 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232
Sweet Street Barbeque
Addictively delicious bbq. Food cart in Alberta arts district.
1505 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
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
Trap Kitchen is an epic soul food fusion cart that grew out of Compton and has a celebrity following. Menu includes chicken and waffles, creative burgers, vegan tacos, 4-cheese mac’n’cheese and more. Monday-Friday only! Online ordering available.
8523 SE Stark St., Portland, Oregon 97216
Try Me Ethiopian Cuisine
Dine-in Ethiopian food on the east side. “This is the best Ethiopian food we’ve had in the US… Delightful
580 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham, Oregon, OR 97030
Ulicious Smokehouse & BBQ
Classic bbq food cart in the Piedmont Cart Pod.
625 NE Killingsworth, Portland OR 97211
V’s Soul Food Shack
This little mobile home in Cully features soul, southern and BBQ, and is run by a Portland native with over 40 yrs of experience in the business. Come for bbq ribs, fish and chicken sandwiches/dinners, wings, gumbo, all the sides and sweet potato pie. Tues. – Fridays only.
4549 NE 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97218
Viking Soul Food
Scandinavian-soul fusion food cart, featuring lefse wraps.
4255 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine
A relatively new Jamaican casual dine-in eatery.
3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr
Blvd, Portland, OR 97212