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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 Oregon, lawmakers recently voted to make the day a legal state holiday. To celebrate, Juneteenth Oregon is hosting a live stream event from Jack London Revue with a number of live performances and special appearances from local politicians and others. There are many other events taking place around the City as well, 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 Cafe serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails and more. Homemade biscuits are a highlight! Indoor & outdoor seating. If you are looking for a Father’s Day card, check out Graphic Anthology.
- Beaumont: Did you know Amalfi’s was one of the first restaurants in Portland to serve pizza? These days they dish up classic Italian comfort food with a side of live music on their patio.
- Central Eastside: Parker + Simonne creates handmade tops and tunics from unique heritage textiles sourced from all over the world.
- Foster: Atlas Pizza is offering delivery and pick-up of slices, pies, salads and more at their Foster ‘slice window’. Plus outdoor seating! Assembly Brewing is Foster Road’s first craft brewery. Specializing in Detroit-style pizza, Assembly is currently open for pick-up or dine-in service. Like Dat Apparel creates custom screen printed apparel, as well as logo design and other promotional products. They currently have a big supply of racial justice and Black Lives Matter clothing and apparel. Larkspur is the place to go for all of your plant needs.
- Gateway: Mando’s is a food truck known for their classic American favorites – burgers, wings, sandwiches, cupcakes and more. Everything at Mando’s is made fresh every single day.
- 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 that designs t-shirts 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. For a taste of the Caribbean, Jamaica House is a Jamaican restaurant in a converted house serving jerk and curries. Club Sky High grows locally and carries a complete line of marijuana products for recreational and medical use.
- Williams District: Billy Webb Elks Lodge is a local community event center that is hosting a Black History Month Market every weekend. Historic Black Williams Project created and placed markers along North Williams Avenue highlighting the rich history of this area. SEI, Self Enhancement Inc. is a non-profit that works with schools, families, and partner community organizations to provide support, guidance, and opportunities to underserved youth.
This list is non-exhaustive so there’s plenty of other ways to celebrate Juneteenth. How do you plan to support your local black-owned business? Show us on Instagram and Facebook.