Soul Food and BBQ of Portland

Updated 8.27.19

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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

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Cason’s Fine Meats

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

Dirty Lettuce
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

Dub’s St. Johns – at Marie’s
Dub’s St. Johns at Marie’s is open just through August! 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. It’s your last chance. 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

Erica’s Soul Food
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

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

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

Fort Bayou BBQ
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
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

Gourmet Brothers Grill
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
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

J&L BarBQ and More
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
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

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

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

MacK Daddy’s BBQ (no website available at this time)
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’s Kitchen
Southern comfort dining in Vancouver.
611 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 597-3260

Nacheaux Food Cart (@Nacheauxfoodcart)
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

P & S Premium Smokehouse
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
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

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

August menu: PoShines

August menu at Po’Shines

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

Selena’s Custom Kitchen
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

Photo: soul food and sides from Selena's Custom Kitchen

Selena’s Custom Kitchen

Southern Girl Delights
(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
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.
3137 NE 82nd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97220
(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

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

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