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Celebrate Juneteenth by Supporting Black-Owned Local Businesses
Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. In 2021, Oregon lawmakers voted to make the day a legal state holiday. For Juneteenth’s 50th anniversary, Juneteenth Oregon is hosting a parade and festival with a number of live performances and special appearances from local politicians and others. There are many other events taking place around the City, including marches, speakers, live music, rides, and more. Check out PDX Pipeline for the full list. We also encourage your ongoing support of local, black-owned businesses, a few of which are listed below.
- Alberta: Fuel Café serves modern comfort food with a focus on organic ingredients. Formerly known as Green Hop, Green Muse is a local, black-owned dispensary that offers premium cannabis at every price point.
- Beaumont: Find the perfect game for your next party at Puddletown Games and Puzzles, a board game, role-playing, collectable card, and puzzle store.
- Central Eastside: Honey Latte is hosting a Juneteenth Makers Market on June 18 with some of the city’s best new businesses, inventors, creatives, and makers alike who will offer handmade goods. Parker + Simone creates handmade tops and tunics from unique heritage textiles sourced from all over the world.
- Foster: Assembly Brewing is Portland’s first black-owned brewery and serves up the best Detroit-style pizza in the city.
- Gateway: Family-owned and operated, Gateway Do It Best Hardware & Feed is a true neighborhood hardware store with everything you need for your home projects.
- Lents: FiMi Kingston serves up traditional jerk chicken, pork and sausage, as well as a variety of bowls and sides, including fried plantains!
- Lloyd: Joe’s Brown’s Carmel Corn has been a Portland institution since 1932 and offers flavored popcorn, nuts, candy, cookies, cotton candy, and Hana’s Snowballs.
- Montavilla: If cakes and pastries are more your thing, try DB Desserts which creates handmade delights for events of all sizes and even offers delivery.
- Old Town: Deadstock Coffee is a sneaker-themed coffee shop that provides a welcoming space with a barbershop feel. Plus, they roast their own beans! Mimi’s Fresh Tee’s is a women-owned clothing shop with designs that amplify tough social justice conversations.
- Soul District: Drink Mamey strives to make wellness accessible and creates delicious juices from plant-based superfoods. Champions Barbershop offers “Champion level” hair care and customer service. Kee’s Loaded Kitchen serves soul food including smoked brisket, fried chicken, mac and cheese, fresh bread, loaded baked potatoes, and desserts.
- St. Johns: Pamper your pet at Tre Bone, which carries health-conscious pet food, plus beds, leashes, toys, and collars.
- Williams District: Historic Black Williams Project created and placed markers along North Williams Avenue highlighting the rich history of the Williams District. Self Enhancement Inc. is a non-profit that works with schools, families, and other community organizations to provide support, guidance, and opportunities to underserved youth.