Directory of Portland Black-Owned Eateries


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Abbey Creek Winery
6/05/20 status – open onsite and online
Vineyard/winery with festive seasonal events.
31235 NW North Ave, North Plains, OR, 97133
(503) 389-0619

Aberus Restaurant
6/05/20 status – open for takeout
V – vegan options
Delicious Ethiopian dine-in eatery in an unassuming strip mall.
438 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 284-6434

Abyssinian Kitchen
6/05/20 status – currently closed
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
(503) 894-8349

A Heavenly Taste Cafe
6/05/20 status – unknown
Dine-in restaurant featuring soul food.
In the Miracles Club, 4200 NE Mlk Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(971) 200-7227

8/20/20 status – open for takeout and delivery
V – vegan options
Akadi is a delicious and 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
(503) 477-7138

Amir’s Motherland Dish
This humble Montavilla storefront serves up delicious halal Somali and East African foods.
7100 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 933-7368

Amalfi’s Restaurant
8/17/20 status – open for outdoor dining, live music, takeout and delivery
Italian-style fine dining and market.
4703 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 284-6747

Assembly Brewing
7/08/20 status – back open for to-go orders 
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
(971) 888-5973

Atlas Pizza (3 locations)
6/05/20 status – all locations open for contact-free pickup and delivery
With 1 NoPo location and 2 in SE, you can get your pizza fix and know you’re supporting a Black-owned business.
All locations: (503) 232-3004

  • N. Portland: 710 N Killingsworth, 97217
  • SE Division: 3570 SE Division St., 97202
  • SE Foster: 6529 SE Foster Rd., 97206

Awash Ethiopian Market
6/05/20 status – unknown
V – vegan options
Ethiopian market and convenience store. Fresh injera!
2322 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Phone: n/a


Batter on Deck
6/05/20 status – open for takeout
2 words for this food cart that just opened in May: TORNADO POTATO. In many flavors. Also corn dogs, deli sandwiches and southern fare.
15710 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97230
(503) 875-6579

Bellagios Pizza Goose Hollow
6/09/20 status – open!
This pizza franchise is Black-owned, and has wings, appetizers, vegan and gluten-free options.
1742 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OR 97201
(503) 221-0110

6/05/20 status – open for takeout Wed.-Sunday dinner
V – vegan options
Ethiopian dining at its finest. Catering also available.
2504 Southeast 50th Avenue #D, Portland, OR 97206
(503) 477-8778

The Big Elephant Kitchen
6/05/20 status – open for takeout
New location! Now a food cart in Multnomah Village. This brother and sister team serve up delicious Fijiian Indian specials that rotate daily.
3530 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219
(503) 567-1797

Black Street Bakery
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed
This new weekly vegan pop-up bakery sells sweet and savory pastries for a cause: raising funds for Brown Hope.

Bliss House
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed
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
6/05/20 status – selling beer to-go in Cartlandia; bar temporarily closed
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
(503) 421-9815

Bole Ethiopian Restaurant
6/05/20 status – open for takeout, Mon-Sat
V – vegan options
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
(503) 719-6200


Cannon’s Rib Express
6/05/20 status – open for takeout, unconfirmed.
BBQ cart. Their website hasn’t been updated, but they’ve moved to a new location and phone # in 2020. Definitely call first:
625 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97211
(503) 919-6921

Caribbean Spice
6/05/20 status – open daily
Market and convenience store specializing in Caribbean food staples.
4516 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
(503) 493-2737

Cason’s Fine Meats
6/05/20 status – open with restricted hours; phone orders preferred
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

Catfish Lane
6/05/20 status – open for takeout
Fried fish, southern and soul at the Cartlandia cart pod.
8145 SE 82nd St., Portland, OR 98267
(971) 864-7818

Clinton’s Kitchen
6/05/20 status – open for takeout
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
(503) 853-3665

Cookie Connection
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed
Home-baked cakes and cookies, as well as catering.
5606 NE Rodney Ave, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 720-2197


Daddy D’s Southern Style Southern BBQ
6/05/20 status – reopened!
Southern style bbq and catering in the ‘Couv.
7204 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 892-4418

DB Dessert Company
6/05/20 status – open for takeout and special orders
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
(503) 750-2458

Deadstock Coffee
6/05/20 status – open for in-store pickup
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
(971) 220-8727

Dirty Lettuce
8/20/20 status – takeout with online ordering
V – vegan
All-vegan food cart featuring Cajun, Creole and southern specialties at the Shady Pines Vegan Food Court.
5240 NE 42nd Ave., Portland, OR 97218
(769) 243-5325

Donut Queen
7/05/20 status – open
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

Dots Cafe
6/05/20 status – open for takeout
The Clinton neighborhood institution (across the street from the Clinton Theater) is back open with a to-go menu of comfort foods, beer and wine.
2521 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 235-0203


Eleni’s Kitchen Ethiopian Cuisine
8/17/20 status – open for online orders
Eleni’s serves at the Beaverton Farmer’s Market (Saturdays). They also distribute a line of Ethiopian berbere and sauces you can purchase from their website.
(404) 384-2455

Elevated Coffee
7/08/20 status – Open! The original owners have a new partner onboard.
Coffee, brunch and sweet treets on NE MLK near Alberta.
5261 NE M L King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
(971) 255-1296

Enat Kitchen Restaurant
6/05/20 status – open for takeout M-Sat 4-9pm
V – vegan options
Ethiopian restaurant with warm ambiance and service.
300 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-4867

E’Njoni Cafe
6/05/20 status – was available for takeout in May, current status unconfirmed
V – vegan options
This dine-in Ethiopian restaurant is a favorite go-to for date night. Buffet lunch also available.
910 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR

Erica’s Soul Food
6/05/20 status – open for takeout
V – vegan options
This cart is, according to the owner, “giving you big auntie energy with lover sized plates of soul food made with love!!!” Who can say no to that? She’s recently added new vegan dishes to the menu.
803 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
(503) 922-5519

Everybody Eats
6/05/20 status – open for to-go and delivery
Offering wings, PoBoys, and an impressive to-go, delivery and catering menu, this may be your new SE to-go go to.
17120 SE Powell Blvd (inside Oriental Food Value mart), Portland, OR 97236
(503) 318-1619

Ezell’s Famous Chicken
6/05/20 status – open for to-go and delivery
Southern food since the first Ezell’s opened in Seattle in 1984. Fried chicken, sides and rolls made fresh in the restaurant. Currently served to-go and for delivery.
10218 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 747-0164


Fat Cupcake
8/20/20 status – open for takeout and special orders
3 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
  • Happy Valley: 13203 172nd Avenue Ste. 170, Happy Valley, OR 97086 | (971) 224-4286

Feed the Mass
6/05/20 status – open for free meals when available. Check Facebook for updates
Chef Jacobsen Valentine leads this nonprofit cooking school that’s currently literally feeding the masses, offering up free meals several times a week. It’s easy to help out with cash donations, large food donations or volunteer shifts.
Meals at: Redd on Salmon, 831 SE Salmon St., Portland, OR 97214
(971) 350-8291

FiMi Kingston Jamaican Jerk Shack
6/05/20 status – open for pickup; please call or text orders
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

Fish Fusion
8/20/20 status – open for pickup and delivery, extended summer hours
Food stand with outdoor seating, specializing in seafood and fried baskets.
5800 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 321-5100

Fort Bayou BBQ
6/09/20 status – open M-Sat.
This Vancouver BBQ cart has specials, by-the-pound meats, sides, and a brick-and-mortar plan in the works. Catering also available.
5755 NE 121st Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682

42nd Ave Fish and Chips
6/05/20 status – unknown
Fish and Chips dine-in restaurant in Cully. Take-out available.
5302 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
(503) 477-5312

Fuel Cafe
6/05/20 status – open for pickup and delivery daily, 8am-8pm
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
(503) 335-3835


G Station American Diner
6/30/20 status – CLOSED
The Greyhound station, and this diner that was located inside, have both closed.

Goldie’s Texas Style BBQ
6/05/20 status – open for pickup
Dine-in Texas bbq in the ‘Couv.
15640 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98682
(360) 253-2836

Gourmet Brothers Grill
6/05/20 status – open for pickup
This new cart and caterer specializes in Philly cheesesteaks, gourmet dogs, and soul food and seafood specials.
At Park the Carts, 7339 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97211
(503) 878-9332

GW Caribbean Smoked BBQ
7/5/20 status: up and running, M-Sat
Caribbean meets southern at this cart out in Newberg. Don’t forget the smoked mac’n’cheese!
910 E 1st St, Newberg OR 97132
(971) 719-9812


Hana’s New Orleans Snowballs (and more)
6/05/20 status – open 1-6
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.
Check business for latest location and hours.
(971) 409-7097

Hashi Halal Market
6/05/20 status – likely closed, not yet confirmed
Featuring halal meats and products from West, East and North Africa.
106 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(971) 255-1169

Hayat Somali Restaurant
6/05/20 status – available for pick-up and catering orders
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
(503) 430-1896

Heroes American Cafe
6/07/20 status – open for takeout and catering orders
NW sports bar with American and deli sandwiches, out by Mill Pond Park.
2037 NW Miller Rd., Portland, Oregon 97229
(503) 477-4376

7/05/20 status – up and running
V – vegan
Online shop where you can order several flavors of bissap, a West African hibiscus flower beverage. Also available in-store from all locations of Market of Choice. (Side note: developed by the daughter of Mama Pauline, whose store is also listed here!)
(801) 300-7331

Horn of Africa
7/05/20 status – open for lunch (cannot confirm if buffet or to-go)
V – vegan options
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
(971) 302-6157


Ice Cream Feens
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed
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.

Ingrid’s Goodstreetfood & Paleo Grill
6/05/20 status – open
This Vancouver cart serves fresh bowls, salads and wraps that are gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free.
1701 Broadway Street, Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 921-7802


J&L BarBQ and More
6/14/20 status – open! Also on Doordash.
The “more” from this BBQ cart is a good selection of non-bbq dishes, including a fish basket, chicken and waffles, and their specialty: oxtails.
8405 NE Fremont Street, Portland, Oregon 97220
(971) 346-2066

Ja’Das Soulful Eatz
6/05/20 status – open
This NoPo cart serves soul food entrees, Po’boys, bowls and baskets, with fresh gourmet desserts and catering available.
At Park the Cart, 7339 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97211
(971) 277-0045

Jamaica House
6/05/20 status – open for pickup Mon-Sat., 12-5pm
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
(503) 462-9710

Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine
6/05/20 status – open Th-Sat. 12-8 for pickup and delivery (apps)
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

Jelana’s Bake Shop
6/28/20 status – open for pickup and delivery
This Hillsboro bakeshop is licensed home bakery offering custom cakes, cookies, pastries and other desserts for delivery and pickup.
3753 SE Oakleaf St., Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
(503) 481-0620

Joe Brown’s Carmel Corn
7/05/20 status – open for online orders and back open at the Lloyd Center store
Joe Brown has your popcorn fix in person or ready to ship with online ordering!
1053 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 249-2124


Kabba’s Kitchen Senegalese Cart
6/05/20 status – open for pickup; and delivery (Doordash)
As far as we know, currently the only source in the metro area for Senegalese cuisine.
3625 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 438-6770

Kay Soso, a Haitian Marketplace
6/05/20 status – open for online orders
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

Kee’s Loaded Kitchen
6/05/20 status – open
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
(503) 516-2078

Killer Burger – Cedar Hills location
6/05/20 status – open
The Westside location for this burger cult is Black-owned! Specifically by Oregon Ducks and NFL favorite LaMichael James. KB is known for their local, 100% natural beef and the popular Peanut Butter Pickle Bacon burger. Currently open for takeout and delivery.
2905 SW Beaverton, Unit 105, Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 747-3069

KISS Coffee
6/05/20 status – open for to-go iced drinks from a new cart out front, Mon-Fri 9-2:30
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
(503) 853-3164

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
(541) 241-6451

Kona Ice of North Clackamas & Rose City
Carts come to you for events, fundraisers and parties.  Kona Entertainment Vehicles come with over 60+ flavors, a Flavorwave where you can make your very own Konas, Calypso steel drum music, and a tropical smell misting in the air(!).

7/5/20 status – open for to-go orders
Located at Gresham Food Carts, Lillie features southern and bbq “with a twist.” Delivery available on various apps.
228O NW Burnside Rd., Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 409-9331

Love Belizean
6/30/20 status – open
Caribbean comfort food downtown! This small restaurant usually serves up lunch and to-go dinners.
1503 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 421-5599


The Mac
6/05/20 status – open for to-go and catering
Tigard cart: you’ll of course find mac & cheese here, but also smoked chicken, smoked spuds, frito pie, fries, links and add-ons.
11540 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 880-3839

MacK Daddy’s BBQ
6/05/20 status – open for to-go; call for hours and menu
This brand new BBQ cart is brought to you by the same owner as Gourmet Brothers Grill. Catering also available.
At the Hawthorne Asylum pod, 1080 SE Madison St., Portland, OR 97214
(503) 496-6099

Mama Pauline’s African Market
6/05/20 status – open
V – vegan options
Afro-Caribbean Market
4606 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 281-6264

Mamancy Tea & Chocolate
6/05/20 status – open
This Westside teahouse offers afternoon tea, high tea with cakes, biscuits and cookies; luxury teas and decadent, artisanal, handmade chocolates to go.
3831 SW 117th Ave., Ste #E, Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 268-3911

6/05/20 status – open. Check before going for hours/specials/availability
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
(503) 738-1376

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
(407) 312-5841

Mathilde’s Kitchen – formerly called Jouk Li Jou
6/05/20 status – currently available for wholesale only
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.
(503) 489-3870

6/05/20 status – open for drive-through
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 Heels
6/05/20 status – open; orders require 24-hr notice (48 for orders of 10+)
V – vegan options
This innovative catering company is black woman-owned and delivers late night healthy meals (bowls and sides) with delicious vegan options to the sex work community and beyond. #SEXWORKISREALWORK
2816 NE Halsey, Portland, OR 97232
(971) 231-4248

6/05/20 status – open
Eastside cart featuring gourmet hot dogs, corn dogs and PICKLE DOGS!
2280 NW Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 766-9943

Merkato Ethiopian Music & Food Store
6/05/20 status – open
V – vegan options
This small market sells Ethiopian cooking staples and also has a music section.
2605 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 331-9283

Meskel Market
6/05/20 status – open
V – vegan options
Ethiopian Market and convenience store near PCC. Lentil sambusas! (Like samosas.)
839 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 283-8732

Mingle Lounge
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed
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
(503) 224-9077

Mirisata Sri-Lankan Cuisine
8/16/20 status – advance orders for Fri. Dinner, Sat-Sun lunch.
V – vegan
This plant-based Sri-Lankan pop-up is growing roots and has a regular location at Dash of PDX. Ordering opens Mondays and sells out early.
5124 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
(1 block from Shady Pines Vegan Food Court)

Miss’ipi Chef
6/05/20 status – open
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.
(971) 258-2433

Moelicious Dishes
6/05/20 status – open for pre-order Thursday deliveries (special menu)
Moelicious is a mobile caterer with a loyal following. Check their events page for info on their next pop-up.

Mudbone Grown
6/05/20 status – programs ongoing, CSA weekly shares available to the public in July
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


Nacheaux Food Cart (@Nacheauxfoodcart)
6/05/20 status – open for take-out
This Southern Soul and Mexican fusion cart features such favorites as Crawfish Mac n Cheese, the Fried Chicken Burrito, rotating specials and desserts, and SUNDAY BRUNCH (churro beignets, tres leches molasses iced coffee, waffles and chicken, shrimp and grits, so much more). Look for the bright teal cart with the dabbing unicorn.
Cartlandia, 8145 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97266
(971) 319-1134

Nana’s Ice Cream Scoop Shop
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed
Ice cream and treats! Located in the alley behind U.S. Bank.
5524 NE Garfield Ave, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 283-6312

NE Creperie
6/05/20 status – cart closed, open for catering and mobile events
A delicious crepe food cart (formerly) at PSUhey also cater and are mobile for events.
(503) 793-7837


Olive Or Twist
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed
Martini bar in the Pearl with a tasty menu to boot.
925 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 546-2900


P & S Premium Smokehouse
6/05/20 status – both locations are open for take-out
Carts and catering – 2 locations! BBQ and soul food.
Beaverton: 4810 SW Western Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005
NoPo: at Park the Carts, 7339 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97211
(503) 259-8829

Pi-Yow’s Spot
8/16/20 status – open for takeout
This Foster-Powell food cart features rotating specials. If you’re lucky, their crab sandwich (po boy style) might be on the menu.
FoPo Food Carts
7337 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
(503) 756-4313

Plant Based Papi
8/20/20 – open for catering and follow on IG for pop-up events.
V – vegan
Decadent vegan comfort foods with an intense fan following! Chef Jewan Manuel will make your plant-based dreams come true. Heads up that pop up orders sell out nearly immediately.

6/05/20 status – open extended hours, until 7pm
This popular downtown cart on 3rd and Stark is all NOLA all the time! Note the downtown hours: 11-5 Mon-Sat. only. Phone orders welcomed.
438 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR 97204
(503) 610-0804

Portland Chocolate Laboratory
6/05/20 status – open!
This stand offers vegan bean-to-bar chocolates and products.
Located in the Milieu collective, 8012 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
(503) 387-7009

Portland City Market
6/09/20 status – open!
This North Portland convenience mart sells beer, wine, snacks and staples, and is also woman-owned.
2224 N. Lombard St., Portland, Multnomah 97217
(503) 289-3956

Po’Shines Cafe De La Soul
6/05/20 status – open for pickup, with reduced staff – please be patient!
V – vegan options

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
(503) 978-9000

Po’Shines Catering & Culinary Clinic
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed
Po’Shines’ brand new commercial kitchen for catering and cooking classes.
501 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
(971) 258-1373


Queen of Sheba Restaurant
6/05/20 status – open for pick-up orders after 5pm
V – vegan options
Ethiopian dining and an institution since the ’90s. Come hungry!
2413 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 287-6302


Right Bayou Cajun Cuisine
6/05/20 status – open for select dates, lately at Portland Cider Clackamas Taproom
This Cajun/southern food stand moves around. Check with them for their latest.
(503) 890-1571

Rose + Lincoln Juicery
6/05/20 status – open for to-go orders
V – vegan options
This SE Hawthorne storefront offers juices and smoothies with a warm vibe.
3340 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
(971) 348-9520

Rose City Eats
7/08/20 status – back open!
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
(971) 718-0019

Rudy’s Pizza
6/05/20 status – open for to-go or (through Postmates) delivery
Portland-inspired pizza since 2006. Includes traditional and vegan menus, gluten-free options.
2443 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97202
(503) 771-8008

Rush Bowls
6/05/20 status – open for to-go and delivery orders
Hillsboro storefront offering healthy acai fruit bowls and smoothies.
2085 NW Allie Ave #330, Hillsoboro, OR 97124


Safari Restaurant
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed
Epic Somali dining, with an emphasis on meats.
7815 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
(503) 775-2998

Salama Restaurant
6/23/20 status – open for dine-in (and takeout)
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
(503) 477-6211

Santé Bar
6/05/20 status – temporarily closed, with plans for reopening
LGBTQ-owned. Come for a drink in the Pearl and check their calendar for live music. *Monthly POC happy hour on last Tuesdays.*
411 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(971) 404-8216

Schmizza Pub & Grub on NW 21st
7/05/20 status – open for pick-up or delivery using Slice
This specific location of the Pizza Schmizza franchise is Black-owned.
320 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 688-5394

Selena’s Custom Kitchen
6/29/20 status – open!
This NE cart serves up seafood, soul and southern foods, including fried fish, cajun crawfish étouffée, and caramel pudding.
13110 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97230
(503) 309-3495

Sengatera Ethiopian Restaurant
6/05/20 status – open for pick-up orders starting at 5pm
V – vegan options
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
(971) 222-4324

Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant
6/05/20 status – open for pick-up orders 12-8pm
V – vegan options
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
(971) 544-7065

Smitty’s Freshly Roasted Coffee
6/05/20 status – open for custom orders
This is not a coffeehouse–Smitty is a local roaster with a very loyal fan base. Call or message by Facebook to pre-order and arrange for a local pickup.
(503) 381-8042

Southern Girl Delights
6/05/20 status – open for pick-up orders and catering
(Food cart.) Your weekend source for southern catfish and wings cooked to order in the ‘Couv, near the I-5. Call-in orders welcome.
1015 NE 78th St, Vancouver, WA, 98665
(678) 860-1567

Southern Kitchen
6/05/20 status – unknown
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
(971) 325-8701

Spice of Africa
8/20/20 status – open for takeout and delivery. Also at PSU Farmers’ Market Saturdays and at Montavilla Farmers’ Market on Sundays.
This restaurant in close-in SE is a treasure! Just re-opening 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

The Spicy Spoon
6/05/20 status – unknown
Food cart with outdoor seating featuring both Mexican food and American Barbecue. In the Mississippi neighborhood in Boise-Eliot.
3540 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 477-7715

5/25/20 status – open for take-out
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
(503) 788-7141

Sugar Street Bakery & Bistro
6/05/20 status – open for to-go and custom orders
2 locations! Owned by Justine Flaherty and Kenric Craver, 2 Portland locals who are passionate about giving back to the community. Get your to-go coffee, treats and bakery-fresh sandwiches, or order custom cakes and cupcakes (named after the streets in their neighborhood).
SE: 1430 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214 | (503) 234-7085
NE: 1405 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 | (503) 444-7138

Sweet Street Barbeque
6/05/20 status – unknown
Addictively delicious bbq. Food cart in Alberta arts district.
1505 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 995-6150


Taste of Soul
6/05/20 status – open for takeout
Soul food cart at Killingsworth Station pod.
1331 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(360) 980-9720

Trap Kitchen | @therealtrapkitchen
6/08/20 status – open at new location
V – vegan options
Trap Kitchen is an epic soul food fusion cart that grew out of Compton and has a celebrity following in both locations. Run by Portland-raised rapper Aminé, its menu includes blueberry waffles and chicken, burgers, vegan tacos, 4-cheese mac’n’cheese (with add-ons including lobster) and their famous stuffed pineapple.
3137 NE 82nd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97220
(503) 442-0748

Try Me Ethiopian Cuisine
6/05/20 status – open for takeout and delivery
V – vegan options
Dine-in Ethiopian food on the east side. “This is the best Ethiopian food we’ve had in the US… Delightful family owned restaurant with abundant smiles and great service start to finish.”
580 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham, Oregon, OR 97030
(503) 661-8078


Ulicious Smokehouse & BBQ
6/05/20 status – open for takeout, 11:30-8
Classic bbq food cart in the Piedmont Cart Pod.
625 NE Killingsworth, Portland OR 97211
(503) 477-3958

Union Burger
6/05/20 status – open for takeout
This new burger cart already has a cult following for its premium, hand-pressed burgers, fresh cut fries, and foodie favorite: the Lemon Pepper Bacon Chicken Sandwich. Reputedly from the genius behind the now-closed Stoopid Burger (not confirmed).
Park the Carts pod, 7339 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97211
(503) 744-9745


V’s Soul Food Shack
7/31/20 – re-opened
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
(503) 405-4200

Verajames Kitchen
8/25/20 – open for takeout and delivery (GrubHub)
This cart is serving soul food, southern and slow-smoked BBQ to deep SE. Don’t forget the sides!
16101 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97233
(503) 935-4962

Viking Soul Food
5/31/20 status – open for takeout and gift cards
Scandinavian-soul fusion food cart, featuring lefse wraps.
At The Bite, 4255 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
(971) 506-5579


Welcome to Jamrock Jamaican
6/09/20 status – reopening 6/11: Thursdays-Saturdays 12-6
This neighborhood cart at Leikam Brewing serves delicious Jamaican food with soul and a smile.
5812 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 354-9100


Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine
6/05/20 status – open for takeout and delivery
A casual Jamaican dine-in eatery on the K.
3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr
Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 432-8066


Zoe Ann’s Cheesecakes
6/30/20 status – open!
Cheesecake to order; also at Beaverton, Lake Oswego, & Milwaukie Farmer’s Markets
200 1st St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034
(503) 477-3958

Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week: Aug. 24-30, 2020
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