The PDX PoC-owned Food Directory

Our constantly updated listings of restaurants and grocery stores owned and operated by people of color in Portland, OR. Email us at racistsandwichpodcast@gmail.com to add an entry!

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Aladdin's Cafe
Friendly spot for Syrian/Lebanese food and hookah
6310 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

Amir’s Motherland Dish
Their take on Somali cuisine is the G.O.A.T.
7100 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213

An Xuyen Bakery
They bake the definitive Vietnamese baguette: crispy, light, and perfect for banh mi
5345 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

Angel Food & Fun
Both Abel Hernandez and Kusuma Rao say this Yucateco place is their favorite Mexican restaurant in Portland
5135 NE 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97218

La Arepa
Classic Venezuelan street food slung from a cart by the nicest couple
5235 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille
Traditional Hawaiian cuisine in central Portland
515 SW Carolina St., Portland, OR, 97239

Bar Maven
Kabob and a beer? Ohhh yessss
6219 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

Behind the Museum Café
Japanese tea and coffee cafe chock-full of craft goods for sale
1229 SW 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

El Bello Mexican Food
Straightforward Mexican cuisine—and they deliver!
5703 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Best Baguette
Home of the elusive Vietnamese taco
8308 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97266

Binh Minh Sandwiches
Get the banh pate chaud and try not to drive on the sidewalk on the way in
7821 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

Bison Coffeehouse
Coffee and tea in a beautiful space that doubles as an informal Native cultural hotspot
3941 NE Cully Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

Blend Coffee
Probably the only coffee shop in Portland that offers printer service
2710 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

Boo Han Korean Market
Getcha delicious vegetarian buns and support the cutest mama and papa team here
1313 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216

Builicious Sandwiches
Food cart that sells banh mi, vermicelli noodles, and occasional specials
2816 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Bui's Natural Tofu
Viet-style tofu spot that also offers fried foods, soy milks, and desserts
520 NE 76th Ave Portland, OR 97213

Bun Bo Hue Restaurant
Vietnamese restaurant featuring its namesake dish, bun bo hue
7002 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

La Calaca Comelona
The brilliant chef, Patricia Cabrera, has a lot to say about Mexican cuisine and art.
2304 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Cason's Fine Meats
Awesome source of local and natural meat and bones (and sometimes a guy is out front selling boiled peanuts!)
8238 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Cellar Door Coffee Roasters
A must-visit for coffee roasting geeks
2001 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Chef Naoko
Naoko marries natural foods to Japanese comfort cuisine with really elegant results.
1237 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

Chiang Mai
Legit Thai food to suggest when your folks are trying to go to that other place
3145 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Chongqing Huo Guo
Chill hot pot spot that will blow your sinuses into oblivion
8230 SE Harrison St, Portland, OR 97216

Chungdam
Great for midnight spicy pork belly emergencies
7901 SE Powell Blvd. Suite #A1, Portland, OR 97206

Dar Salam
A daydream of Iraqi culture and cuisine
2921 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
320 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204

Deadstock Coffee
Our featured guest on E4! A fixture of the local sneaker scene.
408 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

DesiPDX
"Local Fare with Indian Flair"
1477 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Dub's St. Johns
Hella legit soul food
9520 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

EC Kitchen
Great selection of Taiwanese classics and BBQ in a bright, modern space
6335 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Eclectic Kitchen
What's better than self-serve coffee while you wait for your breakfast sando?
4936 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213

Either/Or
Cheery coffee shop featuring espresso flights
8235 SE 13th Ave #2, Portland, OR 97202

Enat Kitchen
Comfy Ethiopian restaurant
300 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

E'njoni Cafe
Vegan-friendly Ethiopian-Eritrean restaurant
910 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

Fish Sauce
Trendy Viet spot that has the good sense to put fish sauce in their Bloody Marys
407 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

FOMO Chicken
The Korean fried chicken messiah has arrived
CartLab, 1831 SW River Dr, Portland, OR 97209

Food Fight! Grocery
Vegan grocery store that also sells amazing screenprinted apparel
1217 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Fortune Pizza
Pizza, Chinese food, AND gambling? Sounds like Soleil's grandparents' house
3508 SE 52nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206

Frank's Noodle House
Watch the masters make Chinese noodles by hand and drool
822 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR, 97232

Fubonn Shopping Center
Soleil practically lived here
2850 SE 82nd Ave #80, Portland, OR 97266

Fuel Cafe
All-American breakfast and brunch spot
1452 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Gold Bowl Chinese Restaurant
Lowkey, classic Chinese takeout spot
3582 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

Golden Horse Seafood
An institution dedicated to Chinese banquet hall goodness
238 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Good Taste Noodle House
Super chill, no-frills restaurants that will drown you in noodle soup
8220 SE Harrison St, Portland, OR 97216
7525 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Green Apple Frozen Yogurt
Froyo with a refreshing environmentalist agenda
Eastport Plaza Shopping Center, 4328 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Gyro House Mediterranean Grill
GYRO PIZZAAAAAA
8140 SE Cora St, Portland, OR 97206
530 SW 205th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006

HA & VL
They serve one soup per day, which is different every day! Amazing banh mi and cafe sua da
2738 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Hanoi Kitchen
THE place to get bánh cuon in Portland
7925 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR

Hat Yai
Zahir won't shut up about it!! He's not wrong about their fried chicken, though
1605 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

Hing Ming
It's that old-time Chinese takeout
8340 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97266

HK Cafe
Dim sum powerhouse featuring one of the best murals in Portland
Eastport Plaza Shopping Center, 4410 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Ichidai
One of the OG Japanese restaurants, going 20 years strong
5714 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

India Oven
Via listener Annissa: Homemade Indian food—amazing mulligatawny
3450 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214

Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine
Focused menu of Jamaican comfort food. Call ahead if you want oxtail!
441 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

JC Noodle Shop & Restaurant
Rice noodle specialists who do retail and wholesale
8405 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97266

Kabob House
One of many solid places to get a chicken kabob in the Tron
Beaverton Town Square, 11795 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005

Karam Lebanese & Syrian Cuisine
Great downtown source for fresh-made pita and Lebanese dishes
515 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Kenny's Noodle House
Dumplings, congee, and Hong Kong-style comfort food
8305 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97266

Kim Jong Grillin
Portland's fave Korean food truck, helmed by one of our fave guests
SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206
NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97217

Kim Jong Smokehouse
Hands down, Soleil's favorite bibimbap EVER
413 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
126 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Knockout Taco
One of the few places in Portland where you can get chicharrón de queso
445 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

K-Town Korean BBQ Restaurant
A true Korean BBQ wonderland
5450 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Langbaan
Thai tasting menu restaurant that changes regional focuses monthly
6 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen
Trendy Viet spot with super Portland ambience
835 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Mai Thai
Be true to yourself and order the Hang Over Noodles
3104 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Mama Leo's Restaurant
COLOMBIAN/VENEZUELAN BRUNCH. Enough said.
 6728 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97203

Maple Leaf
Imagine if the diner in Twin Peaks was owned and operated by Chinese folks
7129 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

Meeka Sushi
Via listener Marissa: "Maybe the best sushi deal in town."
730 NE 181st Ave, Portland, OR 97230

MeKha Noodles
Their Phnom Penh noodle soup is like the Coke Freestyle of soup bowls: try all the combos!
6846 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

Merendero Estela
Look for the bright orange shack hawking Honduran standbys
7129 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Mumtaz Curry & Kabobs
Zahir's #1 restaurant recommendation, so you can stop asking him now
16755 SW Baseline Rd #110, Beaverton, OR 97006

Nayar Taqueria
Nice people, nice tacos... what more do you need?
5919 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

Nicholas Restaurant
Great spreads, grilled meat, and made-to-order pita by "Portland's first family of Lebanese cuisine"
3223 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232
318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
323 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

Nong's Khao Man Gai
Reminds Soleil of Viet church basement vibes
609 SE Ankeny ST Suite C, Portland OR 97214
SW 10th & Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
411 SW College St, Portland OR 97201

El Nutritaco
Family-owned Mexican spot that caters to vegans and vegetarians
2124 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
8438 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97266

Obon
Plant-based Japanese comfort food pop-up and caterer

Ocean City Seafood Restaurant
Soleil's favorite dim sum place
3016 Southeast 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

OM Seafood
The restaurant attached to a live seafood wholesaler. In other words, CRAAAAABS
7632 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

El Pato Feliz
The Mt. Scott neighborhood's favorite taqueria
5824 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

PDX Dönerländ
The favorite Turkish street food of Deutschland, crafted by a German-Filipino couple
625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

Persian House
Beautiful Persian food in a white tablecloth setting, water goblets and all
1026 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

Pho Corner
Amy Lam recommends the cá kho tộ—catfish claypot stew.
6120 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

Pho Dalat
Reliable spot for Vietnamese staples. We hear the chả giò is great!
10232 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220

Pho TNT
Pho just like mom made it. Because a literal mom is making it!
120 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97204

Pho Van
Family-owned Viet restaurant with very nontraditional desserts
1919 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216

Portland Mercado
Essential and hugely diverse small business incubator hosting various food and specialty purveyors
7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

Poshette's Cafe
Coffee shop that hosts numerous political and literary events
7015 N Greeley Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Po'Shines Cafe De La Soul
North Portland Southern food cafe that provides career development opportunities for neighborhood youth
8139 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Powell's Seafood Restaurant
Just order "salt and pepper" anything and you'll be happy
6633 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

Queen of Sheba Restaurant
This Ethiopian spot is seriously one of the crown jewels of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
2413 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

Reo's Ribs
An island of love and delicious BBQ in Portland's Hollywood neighborhood
4211-4225 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

Revolución Coffee House
Traditional-style Mexican coffee shop promoting Mexican cultural consciousness
1432 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Rose VL Deli
The sister restaurant to HA & VL, just with a staggered soup schedule
6424 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

Safari Restaurant
Family-run Somali counter-service restaurant that is all about those sides of ranch dressing
7815 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

Siri Thai
Way better at answering those existential questions than the other Siri
5234 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

So Kong Dong Tofu & BBQ House
Right next to Fubonn, chill Korean restaurant is cheap and delicious, and has all your pickled vegetable needs on lock
Fubonn Shopping Center, 2850 SE 82nd Ave #11, Portland, OR 97266

Solae's Lounge
Jazz club featuring BBQ and chill vibes
1801 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Steakadelphia
A crash course in the ever-expanding universe of the cheesesteak by passionate Philly natives
5835 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

Stoopid Burger
Winner of the Oregonian's People's Choice Award! Their burger names are amazing
3441 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227

The Sudra
Gorgeous Indian food that makes veganism look real good
2333 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232

Tacos Chavez Express
Lovers of giant burritos, here's your temple
5222 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

El Taco Yucateco
At this taco truck, avocados come standard
SW 10th & Alder, Portland, OR 97205

Tamale Boy
Featured on E10. Zahir's favorite Mexican place.
1764 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211

Tambayan 
Cozy restaurant serving Filipino food
6014 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 9720

Taqueria El Cazador
They serve their menudo in Chinese melamine bowls—now THAT'S intersectional
10151 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97266

Taqueria Los Gorditos
Taqueria and taco truck begun as a school project; now beloved by omnivores and vegans alike
902 N Killingsworth St
922 NW Davis St
SE Powell Blvd & SE 50th Ave
1212 SE Division St
3420 SE 50th Ave

Taste Tickler (links to a fan site)
Chill sub place that also does pan-Asian cuisine
1704 NE 14th Ave, Portland, OR

Teo Bun Bo Hue
So confident in their cooking, they only have two items on their menu: pho and bun bo hue
8220 SE Harrison St #230, Portland, OR 97216

Thai Chilli Jam
You definitely won't get stuck with that white people spice level here
1243 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201
8148 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97008

Thai Seasons
A restaurant with sustainability at its core, from the ingredients to the paint
5824 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

Tienda y Taqueria Santa Cruz
They got meat, they got flan, they got fresh guacamole—everything you need for a good time
8630 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

Tiffin Asha
The brick-and-mortar for the beloved Indian small plates cart
1670 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

Toji Korean Grill House
Cute, upscale-ish Korean-owned restaurant with KBBQ grills on the table
4615 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

Tortillera y Tienda de Leon’s
Nationally renowned and family owned tortilleria serving up the best of Mexican antojitos
Glisan Center, 16223 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97230

Uwajimaya
Where Soleil goes to spend all of her hard-earned cash on Japanese seafood snacks
10500 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005

Wei Wei
Taiwanese small plates so good they'll bring a tear to your eye
7835 SE 13th Ave #102, Portland, OR 97202

World Foods
International grocery and caterer with a Mediterranean focus
830 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
9845 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

Ya Hala
Dreamy Lebanese restaurant
8005 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

Yesenia’s Market
Grab house-made tortillas, carnitas, and pastries and throw in some chicharrones for the drive home
6611 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

Zien Hong
Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant open til midnight every day
5314 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213