Directory of Portland Black-Owned Eateries


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Abyssinian Kitchen
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
Dine-in restaurant featuring soul food.
In the Miracles Club, 4200 NE Mlk Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(971) 200-7227

Abbey Creek Winery
31235 NW North Ave, North Plains, OR, 97133
(503) 389-0619

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 patio.
3601 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 477-7138

Awash Ethiopian Market
Ethiopian market and convenience store. Fresh injera!
2322 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 281-0844

Aberus Restaurant
Delicious Ethiopian dine-in eatery in an unassuming strip mall.
438 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 284-6434

Amalfi’s Restaurant
Italian-style fine dining and market.
4703 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 284-6747

Amir’s Motherland Dish
Prepare to be transported to Somalia and come hungry. East African casual dining.
7100 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
(971) 202-7120


Ethiopian dining at its finest.
2504 Southeast 50th Avenue #D, Portland, OR 97206
(503) 477-8778

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
(503) 933-7300

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
(503) 559-4246

Black Street Bakery
This new weekly vegan pop-up bakery sells sweet and savory pastries for a cause: raising funds for Brown Hope.

Bliss House
Pop-up restaurant by chef Salimatu Amabebe features events including a semi-regular Vegan Nigerian pop-up and Black Feast:  a monthly pop-up designed to celebrate black artists and writers. *Aug. 26 Vegan Nigerian Dinner scheduled!*
Location varies, see website for event information.


Cannon’s Rib Express
BBQ cart. Covered seating available. Don’t be put off by the location next to New Seasons, this is the real deal.
5410 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 288-3836

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

Cheloulou Fire from the Island
This brand new cart just opened in August 2017. Caribbean-American comfort foods. We haven’t tracked down any contact info yet.
At the ALA Carts pod: 10131 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97216

Chez Dodo
This Mauritian Island food cart downtown has a cult following and it just expanded with a 2nd cart in the PDX Airport.
Downtown: 427 SW Stark Street, Portland OR 97204 | Airport: Concourse C, next to Blue Star Donuts).
(503) 270-9258

Clinton’s Kitchen
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
Home-baked cakes and cookies, as well as catering.
5606 NE Rodney Ave, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 720-2197

Crimson & Kale Catering
This company specializes in vegan and vegetarian cooking and caters to special events and corporate events; and also offers meal prep and personal chef services. Featuring Caribbean, Ethiopian, Eritrean and fusion flavors, as well as sandwiches/deli.
West Linn (but caters to all of Portland/Portland Metro)
(773) 799-4355


Daddy D’s Southern Style Southern BBQ
Southern style bbq and catering in the ‘Couv.
7204 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 892-4418

Deadstock Coffee
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 Taetoe
This food cart features custom topped potatoes, dirty fries, salads and wraps.
4233 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(971) 221-8333

Donut Queen
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 at Marie’s tavern 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday. Eat onsite, in the back patio, outside by the fire, or to-go (cash only):
8727 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
(503) 998-8230


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
(404) 384-2455

Elevated Coffee
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.
5261 NE M L King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 703-4462

Emame’s Ethiopian Cuisine
Ethiopian food cart in the popular Alder St. cart pod. Online ordering available.
SW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 317-6294

Enat Kitchen Restaurant
Ethiopian restaurant with warm ambiance and service. Buffet lunch also available.
300 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-4861

E’Njoni Cafe
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
(971) 254-8680

Essential Juices and Smoothies
Creative smoothies, juices and hot drinks.
1122 SE Tacoma St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 776-8817


Famous Rob’s Soul Food – CLOSED
CLOSED. This food cart features soul food, bbq and a famous Kool Aid they’ve made popular. Insider tip: the owner was a competitor on American Ninja Warrior!
(503) 847-0414

Fat Cupcake
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

Fish Fusion
Food stand with outdoor seating, specializing in seafood and fried baskets.
5800 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 321-5100

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
(503) 477-5312

Fuel Cafe
Coffeehouse and brunch spot in the Alberta arts district.
1452 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 335-3835


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
(503) 224-0776

Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant
Spacious Ethiopian dining in the Alberta arts district
915 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 545-5093

Goldie’s Texas Style BBQ
Dine-in Texas bbq in the ‘Couv.
15640 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98682
(360) 253-2836


Hashi Halal Market
Featuring halal meats and products from West, East and North Africa.
106 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(971) 255-1169

Hayat Somali Restaurant
For the West side crowd, Somali cuisine is now available in Beaverton.
16755 SW Basline Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 430-1896


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.


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

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

Jamaican Jerk
A Jamaican food cart–note that as of Aug. 2018, it has moved to the NE Jarrett St. cart pod on NE MLK!
5800 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
(971) 222-4526

Jazzy’s Southern Style Kitchen
Food cart featuring authentic, southern style soul food and rib and seafood platters.
7538 N. Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
(971) 222-4526


Kaiya’s Kitchen
Down home soul food cart in Boise-Eliot.
3441 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 479-8533

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

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
(503) 516-2078


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

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
(503) 719-4288

Mama’s Kitchen
Southern comfort dining in Vancouver.
611 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 597-3260

Mathilde’s Kitchen Haitian Cuisine – 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.
(503) 489-3870

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
(503) 331-9283

Meskel Market
Ethiopian Market and convenience store near PCC. Lentil sambusas! (Like samosas.)
839 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 283-8732

Mingle Lounge
This upscale Hip Hop/R&B Nightclub is open Saturdays 8pm-2am only, but check out their pages for special events.
322 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 224-9077

Miss’ipi Chef
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
Moelicious is a mobile caterer with a loyal following. They can currently be found serving up smoked ribs Thursdays at Tryst from 6-9pm, 19 SW 2nd ave., Portland, 97204


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
(503) 283-6312

NE Creperie
A delicious crepe food cart over in Boise-Eliot.
3441 N Vancouver Ave, Portland 97201
(503) 793-7837

Nelly’s Deli
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.”
13715 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236
(971) 271-2363


Olive Or Twist
Martini bar in the Pearl with a tasty menu to boot.
925 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 546-2900

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
(503) 828-0884


This brand new downtown cart on 3rd and Stark is all NOLA all the time! New Orleans sandwiches, sliders, gumbo, boudin sausage, fried ribs, lobster corndogs and more!
432 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR 97204
(916) 765-5299

Po’Shines Cafe De La Soul
The soul of Kenton. Delicious and healthful soul food with a breakfast menu to boot.
8139 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 978-9000

Po’Shines Catering & Culinary Clinic
Po’Shines’ brand new commercial kitchen for catering and cooking classes.
501 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
(971) 258-1373

Po’ Ta Go
To-go food from the above-listed Culinary Clinic with a full menu! Newly opened in July 2017.
501 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 477-6743


Queen of Sheba Restaurant
Ethiopian dining and an institution since the ’90s. Come hungry!
2413 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 287-6302


Rahel’s Ethiopian Food
One of Portland’s few Ethiopian carts, located in Hazelwood.
465 SE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
(503) 896-7204

Reo’s Ribs
Back open! Reo’s bbq and soul food classics are back.
4211-4225 NE Sandy Blvd,
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 310-3600

Right Bayou Cajun Cuisine
This Cajun/southern food stand moves around. Check with them for their latest.
(503) 890-1571

Rose City Eats
This St. Johns food cart serves up American, soul food and barbeque. “Good food, good people!”
7538 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
(971) 718-0019


Safari Restaurant
Epic Somali dining, with an emphasis on meats.
7815 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
(503) 775-2998

Santé Bar
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

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
(971) 222-4324

Solae’s Lounge
Possibly Portland’s last remaining jazz bar. American food menu, live music in the Alberta arts district.
1801 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 206-8338

Southern Kitchen
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
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
(503) 788-7141

Stoopid Burger
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
(971) 801-4180

Sweet Jam
Southern breakfast restaurant with live music. They also offer happy hour and southern dinners on weekends; check for hours.
8775 SW Canyon Ln, Portland, OR 97225
(503) 477-5879

Sweet Street Barbeque
Addictively delicious bbq. Food cart in Alberta arts district.
1505 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 995-6150

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
(503) 477-7715

Trap Kitchen
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
(503) 442-0748

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 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
Classic bbq food cart in the Piedmont Cart Pod.
625 NE Killingsworth, Portland OR 97211
(503) 477-7715


Viking Soul Food
Scandinavian-soul fusion food cart, featuring lefse wraps.
4255 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
(971) 506-5579


Warsame African Food Market
African market specializing in E. African food items and housewares.
7535 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 408-5877


Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine
A relatively new Jamaican casual dine-in eatery.
3532 NE Martin Luther King Jr
Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 432-8066

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