Now in its sixth year, Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week returns with an extensive list of black-owned markets, restaurants, cafes, wineries, bakeries, pubs and more that are worth your time and money. This week of celebration starts on Monday, August 26 and lasts through Sunday, September 1.
You can find the directory of businesses to support, and below is a map version of the list (the directory has great descriptions, so check it out for sure).
As you can see the range of businesses is not confined to the city limits of Portland; there are also places to support in Oregon City, Gresham, southern Washington, the western suburbs, and beyond. Very exciting to see so many included this year! On a personal note, I’m happy to see the Hollywood District’s own Reo’s Ribs on the map, which was out of commission for many months after an unfortunate fire pushed pause on the business.
Aside from simply visiting and patronizing the businesses (which is important), there are a number of events planned for the week: themes for each weekday; entertainment on Friday and Saturday; Saturday and Sunday brunch; and a pop-up by Blackstreet Bakery during the Jade Market on August 31. Read more about these events, here.
It’ll be a great time! Hope you get a chance to try the food by a whole bunch of black-owned businesses that week.