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. There are many events taking place around the City in celebration, 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. If cakes and pastries are more your thing, try DB Desserts which creates handmade delights for events of all sizes and even offers delivery.
  • Beaumont: Find the perfect game for your next party at Puddletown Games and Puzzles, a board game, role-playing, collectible card, and puzzle store. And if you are hungry for classic Italian comfort food, friendly service and a fun-lively atmosphere, head on over to Amalfi’s Italian Restaurant.
  • Division/Clinton: Check out Third Eye Books & Gifts’ extensive selection of African-centered books, accessories, and gifts, the largest in the Portland Metro Area.
  • Foster: Assembly Brewing’s claim to fame is top-notch Detroit-style pizza and balanced beers brewed on-site. They are also the first Black-owned brewery in the state of Oregon! 
  • Lents: Jett Woodworking specializes in custom and personalized woodwork as well as handcrafted furniture, stunning charcuterie boards, and more! 
  • 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.
  • Midway: “Don’t be afraid to fight for your dream; keep putting in the hard work, and you will see the result later,” says Nasistu Bedada, owner of Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant.
  • 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!
  • Parkrose: If you are looking to revamp your policies, Workplace Change is an HR consulting firm focused on DEI and run by Serilda Summers-McGee. 
  • Soul District: Champions Barbershop is an upscale barber shop that offers “Champion level” grooming 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: Weddinglandia offers a seamless, all-inclusive micro-wedding chapel experience, ensuring couples enjoy an elegant and hassle-free celebration.
  • 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. And don’t forget to check out the Juneteenth Oregon Parade and Festival!

This list is non-exhaustive. How do you plan to celebrate Juneteenth? Show us on Instagram and Facebook.