African American

The August Wilson Red Door Project

The August Wilson Red Door Project spotlights artists of color and facilitates conversations about diversity in order to change Portland's “racial ecology."

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Support Black Restaurant Days in Portland

These black-owned Portland eateries are featured during August's Support Black Restaurant Days, but they shine all year long.

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Portland’s best soul food spots

Eat your way through North or Northeast Portland to find plates that taste as if they were flown in from the Mississippi Delta.

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Soul’d Out Music Festival

Whether you’re a lifelong soul fan or a casual listener on the hunt for your new favorite band, Portland’s Soul’d Out Music Festival has plenty to offer any audience.

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January event picks

Trying to decide what to do in Portland in January? Here are our editors’ picks for the best activities and entertainment available this month!

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A People’s History of Portland

Before Portland was known for Portlandia, bikes and brews, the foundations of the city were built by immigrant laborers. This zine introduces Portland’s immigrant and working class heroes, celebrating our city’s social activists and movements.

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African American events

From music festivals and film screenings to political and neighborhood gatherings, Portland's African American community hosts events throughout the year.

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African American culture

Connect with the African American community at these businesses, cultural centers, clubs, restaurants and more.

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African American history

Despite daunting barriers and discrimination, African Americans have made important contributions to Oregon in politics, medicine, the environment, sports and the arts.

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