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
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.
Black-owned Portland trattoria Amalfi’s has offered the same old-school recipes and community support for three generations.
Hispanic & Latinx Culture
Visit a Catholic monument, Latino eateries and arts groups and institutions to connect with the local Hispanic American community.
Hispanic and Latinx History
Oregon's Hispanic American community has strong roots and is still growing.
With a neighborhood grocery, meat market, coffee shop, food cart pod and more, the Mercado is one of the city’s most delicious destinations.
7 Great Latinx-Owned Eateries in Portland
Portland is home to plenty of authentic eateries from every corner of Latin America. 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.
These publications and organizations will put you in touch with Portland's LGBTQ+ community.
Portland has no shortage of LGBTQ-owned and -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
Located only a few hours from the beach, the mountains and the high desert, Portland is a sports and wilderness lover’s fantasy come true.
LGBTQ+ Festivals & Events
From film festivals to parties and pride parades, Portland's LGBTQ community celebrates all year 'round.
Every June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.
LGBTQ+ Performing Arts & Drag
Portland's offerings range from traditional female impersonation to queer burlesque.
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.
Portland Designers of Color
Ready to upgrade your wardrobe, Portland-style? Turn heads with the latest fashions from these celebrated Portland designers of color.
Outdoors Opportunities for People of Color in Portland
These five fantastic local organizations are helping people of every culture, race and ethnicity experience the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty.
Socially Conscious Businesses in Portland
Enjoy shopping, beer and coffee in Portland while supporting B-corps and other businesses who share their profits with people in need.
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.
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.
Middle Eastern Eateries in Portland
Portland’s Middle Eastern restaurants promise rich Lebanese, Iraqi and Syrian flavors, warming spices and authentic cultural traditions.
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.