With a diverse range of organizations and businesses, Portland’s African American community provides visitors with resources and a friendly welcome.
Connect with the African American community at these businesses, cultural centers, clubs, restaurants and more.
Despite daunting barriers and discrimination, African Americans have made many important contributions to Oregon.
Portland's African American community celebrates a variety of events throughout the year.
Portland's African-American-owned restaurants are featured during August's Support Black-Owned Restaurant Week, but they shine all year long.
Every February, Americans of all races and backgrounds celebrate Black History Month. Celebrate with these Portland events.
The Portland Jazz Festival returns every February with a stellar series of concerts and events celebrating Black History Month.
Po’Shines Café De La Soul Specializes in Catfish and Community
At Po’Shines Café de la Soul in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood, community and comfort food go hand in hand.
Chef Salimatu Amabebe Showcases Nigerian Recipes and Black Artists
A Portland chef hosts scrumptious pop-up dinners, brunches and Black Feast events.
Meet Bertony Faustin, Oregon’s First Black Winemaker
Oregon’s first Black winemaker, Bertony Faustin has been building community since 2007, when he launched his small-batch winery, Abbey Creek
Meet Kiauna Floyd, Owner of Amalfi’s Italian Restaurant
Black-owned Portland trattoria Amalfi’s has offered the same old-school recipes and community support for three generations.
Budtender Tiara Darnell Is Shaking up Portland’s Cannabis Industry
The national cannabis scene is predominantly white and male; Portland’s Tiara Darnell, named Oregon’s best budtender for 2017, is working to change that.
Portland Brewer Lee Hedgmon Defies Stereotypes About Beer and Race
Sample Hedgmon’s one-of-a-kind stouts and spirits at Edgefield and Ground Breaker.
Take a deep dive into the past, present and future of Portland's hip-hop scene with our expert guide to the best performers, showcases, stores and more.
A new generation of artists is attracting more light to the Portland R&B scene than ever before.
Y.G.B. aims to create healing spaces for Black and Brown Portlanders.