Soul Food and BBQ of Portland


Updated 8.27.19

Put on your Eating Pants.

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

Cannon’s Rib Express
New location in 2019:
3625 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 288-3836

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 (don’t miss his famous ribs) and daily specials. Special orders welcome.
5015 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Portland OR 97211
503-287-0855

Catfish Lane
Fried fish, southern and soul at the Cartlandia cart pod.
8145 SE 82nd St., Portland, OR 98267
(971) 864-7818

Clinton’s Kitchen
A west side food cart featuring soul food, southern 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

PoBoyz
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
(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

Reo’s Ribs
Thank god, they’re 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 new 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

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

Sweet Street Barbeque
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. Smack in 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

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

V’s Soul Food Shack, in Cully

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
(503) 405-4200

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


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