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This Weekend, Support Black Restaurant Days Returns to Portland

The dining movement returns after last year's success

Deadstock Coffee
Deadstock Coffee

This weekend (August 27 and 28) marks the second annual Support Black Restaurant Days event in Portland to raise awareness for black-owned businesses in the area. Last year, organizer Bertha Pearl, owner of Size Queen Clothing, told Eater she wanted to bring Support Black Restaurant Days to Portland after reading about the event in the SF Chronicle. "When a friend shared the article, I thought, let's do this in Portland. I figured if anyone else was doing it, we could collaborate. Especially with everything happening with Black Lives Matter right now, I'd love to see something positive happen. Supporting black businesses here is a good way to do it."

According to Facebook engagement alone, the momentum seems to be growing. Last year at this time, 4,300 people planned on going out to eat, and this year, already 6,700 have clicked "I'm going."

The massive list of participating restaurants is below and there's a discussion full of dining tips on the Facebook event page.

Dub's St. Johns
Po'Shines Cafe De La Soul (Vancouver)
Poshette's Cafe
Enat Kitchen
Enjoni Cafe
Columbia International Cup
Cason's Fine Meats
Cannon's BBQ
Horn of Africa
Queen of Sheba Int'l Foods
AJ Java
Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant & Bar
Chez Dodo
Bete Lukas Eth Rest
Gojo Ethiopian (915 NE Alberta)
Emame's Ethiopian Cuisine food cart (SW 9th & SW Washington)
Portland Prime
Sweet Street BBQ (7410 NE MLK Jr Blvd)
Solae's Lounge
Amalfi's Restaurant
Taste of the Bayou Catering
Stoopid Burger
The Oregon Public House
Right Bayou Cajun Cuisine
Peaches Ready Spaghetti food cart
Eliot e-Mat Cafe
Aberus Ethiopian Restaurant
NE Creperie (check out its Support Black Restaurants Days discount)
McDonald's (82nd and Foster; 82nd and Johnson Creek; 82nd and Sunnyside; Damascus; and Oregon City)
Olive or Twist in the Pearl
A Heavenly Taste Cafe
Wing and a Prayer
Norma's Kitchen in Jantzen Beach
Spice of Africa (special dinners, cooking classes, catering)
Mama San Soul Shack
Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine (441 North Killingsworth St.)
Safari Restaurant (7815 SE Powell Blvd)
Vera James and Joyl Kitchen (131st and Sandy Blvd)
Delicious Texas BBQ Pit and Catering (Hillsdale)
Santé Bar
Spicy Spoon
Deadstock Coffee
Reo's Ribs on Sandy Blvd
Kee's #Loaded Kitchen
Grandma Joyce's Kitchen Catering
Viking Soul Food
Tastebuds Soul Food Kitchen
Sweet Jam
Pink Rose Restaurant
Gina's Cafe and Rose's Ice Cream
Essential Juices and Smoothies
Mama's Kitchen (Vancouver)
DaddyD's BBQ (Vancouver) 
Goldie's Texas Style BBQ
Abbey Creek Vineyard and Winery (North Plains)
Gumbo Goddess Concessions (Vancouver)
Grandpa Jimmy's
Ella's Kitchen
Dixon's Rib Pit
Alle Amin
Caribbean Kookpot
Sunday Table Kitchens
Sweet Street BBQ
Rahel's Ethiopian food cart
Aberus Ethiopian Restaurant
Q Burger
CK Kitchen