Every inch of Portland has its own unique history, and every Portlander has their own story. Read on to learn more about the city’s many cultural communities, and discover places and ways to find community while on a trip to The Rose City. For more things to do, check out our events calendar.
Oregon’s first Black winemaker, Bertony Faustin, has been building community since 2007 when he launched his small-batch winery, Abbey Creek.
From spice shops to natural hair care, discover Portland through the eyes of New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Piecing Me Together,” Renée Watson.
For three generations, Black-owned and family-run Portland trattoria Amalfi’s has been serving classic, old-school Italian recipes in a warm, casual setting.
Hispanic & Latinx Culture
Latinx eateries, arts groups and institutions offer opportunities for visitors to connect with the local Hispanic American culture and community.
Hispanic & Latinx History
The Hispanic American population in Oregon has strong roots and a storied past. Learn more about Latinx culture, community and important historical events.
Living Latine in Portland
Spend a day enjoying and buying from Latinx-owned businesses all over Portland.
Latinx Coffee Shops in Portland
From Mexico to Nicaragua take a coffee tour of South America through the different roasts, styles, and flavors of Portland’s Latinx coffee scene.
With a neighborhood grocery, meat market, coffee shop, food cart pod and more, the Mercado is one of the city’s most delicious destinations.
Great Latinx-Owned Eateries in Portland
Portland is home to authentic eateries from every corner of Latin America. Feast on tacos, tlayudas, pupusas and burritos; read on for some of the best Latinx-owned restaurants and food carts in Portland.
Tango in Portland
The City of Roses boasts one of the best tango communities outside of Buenos Aires, with dances and lessons available almost every night.
Japanese Americans have been a critical part of Portland's past and present.
Connect with Portland's rich Japanese-American heritage at sites around the city.
Portland's Japanese American community offers engaging activities all year long.
LGBTQ+ History in Portland
Portland’s LGBTQ history includes many years of activism, legislative progress and the election of the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city.
LGBTQ+ Performing Arts & Drag
Portland's drag show options include drag queen brunch and a Guinness World Record holder.
Portland has no shortage of LGBTQ-owned and queer-friendly bars and clubs. Whether you're looking for a relaxing night with friends, a high-energy dance party or a drag show, Portland delivers.
LGBTQ+ Sports & Recreation
Portland abounds with LGBTQ-friendly sports and recreation opportunities.
LGBTQ+ Festivals & Events
From film festivals to parties and pride parades, Portland's LGBTQ community celebrates all year 'round.
Meet Loretta Guzman, owner of Bison Coffeehouse in Northeast Portland, the city’s only Native-owned coffee shop.
Portland artist Katherine Paul draws inspiration from the riot grrrl movement, Nirvana and her Swinomish roots.
Learn about and celebrate indigenous foods like camas, wapato and salmon in several Portland-area parks.
Indian American Community
The Indian American community in Portland and its neighboring suburbs consists of a thriving and growing population of almost 10,000 Indians.
Arab American Community
Connect with the community of more than 40,000 Arab Americans living in Oregon through community centers, cultural festivals and other events.
Family is at the Heart of Lebanese Food in Portland
Meet the family behind beloved eateries Nicholas, Ya Hala and World Foods Market, and discover how they helped build Portland's Lebanese food scene.
Portland Designers of Color
Ready to upgrade your wardrobe, Portland-style? Turn heads with the latest fashions from these celebrated Portland designers of color.
Specialty Dishes of the Portland Jade District
Made like nowhere else in Portland, these often sold-out specialty dishes center heritage recipes and East and Southeast Asian cultural experiences.
My People’s Market Spotlights Local Entrepreneurs of Color
My People’s Market showcases local entrepreneurs and makers of color, connecting them with industry professionals and consumers.
Middle Eastern Eateries in Portland
Portland’s Middle Eastern restaurants promise rich Lebanese, Iraqi and Syrian flavors, warming spices and authentic cultural traditions.
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