Updated: Feb 6
It may never rain in Southern California, but it sure does rain in Portland. How do people pass the time and enjoy the rain, you ask. They visit Black-owned establishments.
Here is my list of must-visits when traveling to Portland, Oregon.
Ice Cream Feens
Portland Saturday Market (Skidmore Side)
2 SW Naito Pkwy
Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun 11:00AM-4:30 PM
Who doesn't enjoy ice cream on a rainy (or sunny) day in Portland?
Po'Shines Cafe De La Soul
8139 N. Denver Ave
Mon 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM, Tue-Thur 8:00 AM-8:00 PM, Sat 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Louisiana dishes travel far.
408 NW Couch Street
Mon-Fri 7:30 AM-4:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Coffee is meant to be dope!
4211 NE Sandy Blvd
Tue-Thur 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Fri-Sat 10:00 PM-8:00 PM
I can smell the ribs on the grill all the way over here!
3601 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Tue-Sun 12:00 PM-10:00 PM
West Africa dishes meet the West Coast.
2422 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Tue-Fri 4:00 PM-11:00 PM, Sat-Sun 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Mediterranean restaurant, bar, and social club.
Green Hop-The Hip Hop Dispensary
5515 NE 16th Ave
Mon-Sun 8:30 AM-9:45 PM
Where hip-hop and weed meet again.
Tue-Sun 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Weed delivery service?! I'll take 10 boxes.
To learn more about Black culture in Portland, make sure to check out this website linked below.
Don't forget to shout out your favorite Black-owned spots in Portland in the comment section below!