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A Taste of Portland, Oregon

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PORTLAND?

  1. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the state of Oregon. As of the 2010 Census, it had an estimated population of 583,776, making it the 29th most populous city in the United States.

  2. Portland's population has been and remains predominantly white. In 2009, Portland had the fifth-highest percentage of white residents among the 40 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. A 2007 survey of the 40 largest cities in the U.S. concluded that Portland's urban core is the "whitest big city in the nation". The Pacific Northwest as a whole has been called "one of the last Caucasian bastions of the United States". While Portland's diversity was historically comparable to metro Seattle and Salt Lake City, those areas grew more diverse in the late 1990s and 2000s. Portland not only remains white, but migration to Portland is disproportionately white. This is at least partly due to the fact that of those migrating to the city an especially high proportion them are college-educated Americans, a group which is overwhelmingly white.

  3. The racial demographics today are largely a result of historic policies and trends. The Oregon Territory banned African American immigration in 1849. In the 19th century, special laws allowed the immigration of Chinese laborers but prohibited them from owning property or bringing their families. The early 1920s saw the rapid growth of The Ku Klux Klan which became very influential in Oregon politics culminating in the election of Walter M. Pierce as governor.

  4. The largest influxes of minority populations occurred during World War II, as the African American population grew 10 times for wartime work. After World War II, the Vanport flood in 1948 displaced many African Americans. As they resettled redlining directed the displaced workers from the wartime settlement to neighboring Albina. There and elsewhere in the Portland area they experienced police hostility, lack of employment, and mortgage discrimination, leading to half the black population leaving after the War. Widespread housing discrimination continues to affect the racial landscape today. A 2011 audit of landlords' renting practices by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon indicated 64% of 50 leasing agents discriminated against Latino or black prospective tenants, compared with white prospective tenants. The Oregonian stated "they were quoted higher rent and deposits, for example, or given additional fees, not offered applications or move-in specials, or shown inferior units."

  5. The median income for a household in the city is $40,146, and the median income for a family is $50,271.

  6. Portland experiences a temperate climate that is usually described as oceanic with mild, damp winters and relatively dry, warm summers. Like much of the Pacific Northwest, it falls within the cool, dry-summer subtropical zone, also referred to as cool-summer Mediterranean, because of its relatively dry summers. Other climate classification systems, such as Trewartha, place it firmly in the Oceanic zone.

Radio Stations
KMHD 89.1 FM Gresham, OR Jazz
KBOO 90.7 FM Portland, OR Variety
KXJM 107.5 FM Banks, OR Hip Hop
K224CP (KZRI) 92.7 FM Hazel Dell, WA Christian Contemporary
KXTG 95.5 FM Portland, OR Sports
KWLZ (CP) 96.3 FM West Linn, OR News/Talk
KKRZ 100.3 FM Portland, OR Top-40
KBMS 1480 AM Vancouver, WA Urban Contemporary

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Demographics of Portland, Oregon

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

78.6%

6.4%

1.4%

6.5%

8.8%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Portland, Oregon


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. All Teased Up Hair Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -   2517 NE Alberta Portland, Oregon 97211 (503) 249-0672 - (visit website)

  2. Better Hair Days Custom Braiding -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -   624 NE 178th Ave. Portland, Oregon (971) 212-3767  - (visit website)

  3. Chadowboxx Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -   1530 NE 172nd Avenue Portland, Oregon (503) 256-8888  - (visit website)

  4. Champions -  Category: Black Barber -   3827 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon (971) 255-1288

  5. Dean’s Barber Shop -  Category: Black Barber -   213 N.E. Hancock St. Portland, Oregon (503) 282-3388

  6. Divastyleshair.com -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -   Portland, Oregon (971) 208-3111 (702) 527-2710  - (visit website)

  7. Geneva's Shear Perfection -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   5601 NE Martain Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Portland, Oregon 97211 (503) 285-1159  - (visit website)

  8. Mid-K Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -   5411 NE M L King Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97211 (503) 335-0271  - (visit website)

  9. Platinum Black Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -   10410 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland, Oregon (503) 839-0255  - (visit website)

  10. Reggie’s -  Category: Black Barber -   3213 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon (503) 280-0222

  11. Studio Six Nine Hair Design -  Category: Black Beauty Salon - Barbershop -   545 NE Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon (503) 284-1782   (503) 284-1786  - (visit website)

  12. Terrell Brandon’s Barber Shop -  Category: Black Barber -   1330 N.E. Alberta St. Portland, Oregon (503) 460-0348

  13. Urban Locks -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -   12220 NW Barnes Rd. Portland, OR 97229 (503) 807-6517

  14. Virtuous Women's Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salon - Barbershop -   3510 NE 57th Ave. Portland, Oregon (503) 388-1901

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. African American Alliance For Homeownership -  Category: Services -   825 NE 20th Ave # 225, Portland, OR 97232-2299 (503) 595-3517  - (visit website)

  2. African American Chamber of Commerce -  Category: Services -   4300 NE Fremont #220, Portland, OR 97213-1100 (503) 244-5794  - (visit website)

  3. Betty Jean Couture -  Category: Apparel -   - 3537 NE Williams Avenue Portland, Oregon 97227 (503) 284-6711  - (visit website)

  4. Billy Webb’s Elks Lodge -  Category: Service -  6 N. Tillamook St., Portland, OR (503) 284-4853  - (visit website)

  5. Black Resource Collection -  Category: Afrocentric -   - 512 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217 (503) 988-5394  - (visit website)

  6. DNA Examiners -  Category: Testing Services -  We are a leading DNA testing company specializing in low cost paternity, sibling, grandparent, and avuncular tests. Both legal (child support, birth certificate, Social Security, etc) and home tests for personal knowledge are available. Over 1, 500 collection centers nationwide.   - 7327 SW Barnes Rd Portland, OR 1-855-362-3926  - (visit website)

  7. Green Cab and Green Shuttle -  Category: Transportation Service -   - 10118 E. Burnside Portland, OR 97216 (503) 234-1414  - (visit website)

  8. Highland Christian Center's -  Category: Testing Services -  (HAAYCC) is the Highland African American Youth Community Coalition. Our goal is to put comprehensive programs and strategies into place that will reduce drug and alcohol use rates. We need people that work in schools, community agencies, medical organizations, government, media, substance abuse treatment, law enforcement, parents and youth on the coalition in order to have a positive effect in our community. Together we can give parents and our youth the tools they need to avoid underage drinking and substance abuse. Together we create and sustain a community that promotes healthy youth development. Coalitions like HAAYCC will reduce African American youth substance abuse rates in their communities.   - 7600 NE Glisan St Portland, OR (503)287-9567 Ext. 201  - (visit website)

  9. Steve Baker Colorectal Cancer Alliance (SBCCA) -  Category: Service -  Steve Baker Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to advocating the importance of early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer through proper screenings.
    SBCCA Mission ~ Empowering people to take control of their health through education, awareness, and advocacy to improve colorectal cancer outcomes.
    SBCCA Vision ~ To win the fight against colorectal cancer.   - 7241 NE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR (503) 312-6263  - (visit website)

  10. Talking Drum Bookstore -  Category: Black Bookstore -   446 N.E. Killingsworth St Portland, Oregon 97211 (503) 288-4106  - (visit website)

  11. Urban League of Portland -  Category: Services -   10 N. Russell, Portland, OR 97227 (503) 280-2600  - (visit website)

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RECREATION

  1. Leisure Hour Golf Club -  Category: Golf Clubs -   4541 NE 19th St. Portland, OR 97211 (503) 284-3910 - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Cackalack's Hot Chicken Shack -  Category: Soul Food  - NE 20th St Portland, OR 97232 (503) 388-1772

  2. Christophers Gourmet Grill -  Category: Seafood, Soul Food Restaurant  - 3962 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 (503) 939-4643

  3. Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant & Bar -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   jazz, r&b, blues  - 5474 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR (503) 281-9200   - (visit website)

  4. Elnetta's Signature Cuisine -  Category: Soul Food  - 3206 NE Alberta Portland, OR 97204 (503) 287-0766

  5. MA 'n' PA Strong's Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food  - 4134 N Vancouver Ave. Portland, OR (503) 493-7355

  6. Podnahs Pit -  Category: BBQ  - 1625 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR (503) 281-3700   - (visit website)

  7. Mom Harris -  Category: Soul Food  - 839 N Lombard Portland, OR 97217 (503) 477-7164

  8. PoShines Cafe De La Soul -  Category: Soul Food  - 8139 N. Denver, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 978-9000   - (visit website)

  9. Queen of Sheba -  Category: Ethiopian  - 2413 Northeast M L King Boulevard Portland, OR (503) 287-6302

  10. Seeznins Sports Bar and Grill -  Category: Grill  - 2218 N.E. 82nd, Portland, OR (503) 477-7308   - (visit website)

  11. Sisters and Spice Catering -  Category: Catering  - Po Box 33721, Portland, OR (503) 421-1174

  12. Swift Lounge -  Category: Soul Food  - 1932 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232 (503) 288-3333

  13. The Hope Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food If you're looking for Soul Food in the Portland area...THIS IS IT!!! The Hope Kitchen serves your favorite home-style meals! House specialties include: Sweet `n Spicy Chicken Tenders, BBQ Chicken, Tamale Pie, Collard Greens, and Macaroni & Cheese.
    The Hope Kitchen is a Food Cart/Catering business that serves delicious home-style meals without the use of pork or beef. We hope to encourage people to eat less red meat by preparing flavorful, delicious foods that we all love using chicken, turkey, and vegetables only.  - 239 SW Washington, Portland, OR 97204 (971) 222-4446   - (visit website)

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CHURCHES



  1. Ainsworth Community Christian Church -   906 NE Ainsworth, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 281-8681

  2. Albina Christian Life Center -   PO Box 11712, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 283-1635

  3. Allen Temple AME Church -   4236 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 287-0261

  4. Ark Of Safety COGIC -   84 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 281-0499

  5. Berean Baptist Church -   4822 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 281-0530

  6. Bethel AME Church -  5828 Northeast 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 288-5429  - (visit website)

  7. Bethesda Christian Church -  109 N Emerson St, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 282-9603  - (visit website)

  8. Brighter Day Christian Center -   4801 NE 19th, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 460-3808

  9. Christ Memorial Church Of God -   1552 N Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 286-7122

  10. Church Of The Living God -  5637 NE 14th, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 281-4432  - (visit website)

  11. Church Of The Living God -  6401 NE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 284-5171  - (visit website)

  12. Community Church Of God -   202 NE Skidmore, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 281-5678

  13. Cornerstone Community Church Of God In Christ -   2216 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97216 (503) 281-4587

  14. Daniels Memorial Church Of God In Christ -   PO Box 11486, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 284-3721

  15. Emmanuel Church Of God In Christ United -   4800 NE 30th, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 335-8772

  16. Emmanuel Temple Church -  1033 N Sumner St, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 287-2223  - (visit website)

  17. Englewood Christian Church -  3515 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 287-1241  - (visit website)

  18. Faith Tabernacle Church -   7015 NE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 282-8071

  19. Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church -  PO Box 12380, Portland, OR 97212 (503) 249-0377  - (visit website)

  20. First Church of the Apostolic Faith -  We aspire to be the modern day expression of the original First Church started on the day of Pentecost. Like that church we a diversified and welcoming family of believers who are deeply committed to ancient truths and principles. Our vision is to see the whole community transformed by the love and hope of Jesus Christ.   9008 N. Smith St. Portland, OR (503) 925-8482  - (visit website)

  21. Fremont United Methodist Church -  2620 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97212 (503) 284-4647  - (visit website)

  22. Full Gospel Temple Of Prayer Church Inc -   513 NE Mason, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 284-0225

  23. Grace Covenant Fellowship Church -   PO Box 18218, Portland, OR 97218 (503) 281-5850

  24. Greater Faith Baptist Church -   931 N Skidmore, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 287-4345

  25. Greater Mt Gillard Missionary Baptist Church -   2902 NE Rodney, Portland, OR 97212 (503) 287-1281

  26. Greater Solid Rock COGIC -  1705 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 283-1524  - (visit website)

  27. Greater St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church -   We are the church of love on the grow located in the heart of the city of Roses. Where our Pastor is Elder Kimberly K. Black.

    We are committed to Doing Ministry like Jesus. We wholeheartly believe in God's Holy Word, the power of prayer and expressing our love to God through vibrant worship!   - 3605 NE Mallory, Portland, OR (503) 281-5200

  28. Highland Christian Center -  7600 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97213 (503) 287-9567  - (visit website)

  29. Hope Ministries -  4635 NE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 287-2722

  30. House Of Prayer For All Nations -  731 N Mason St, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 284-7552

  31. King's Temple Christian Center -  4744 NE 15th, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 287-5177

  32. Life Change Christian Center -  PO Box 11956, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 288-0479  - (visit website)

  33. Living Faith Ministries Intl -  PO Box 11648, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 284-8527  - (visit website)

  34. Mallory Ave Christian Church -  126 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 288-5173

  35. Maranatha Church -  Welcoming African American Church  4222 NE 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97211 (503) 288-7241  - (visit website)

  36. Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church -  106 NE Ivy St, Portland, OR 97212 (503) 281-4925

  37. Mosaic Church -  1832 NE 39th Ave, Portland, OR 97212 (503) 287-6789

  38. Mount Olivet Church -  8501 N Chautauqua Blvd, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 240-7729

  39. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church -  3725 N Gantenbein Ave, Portland, OR 97227 (503) 281-0163

  40. New Life Community Church Of God In Christ -  7017 N Lombard, Portland, OR 97203 (503) 289-9095

  41. New Testament Church Of God In Christ -  1237 NE Failing, Portland, OR 97212 (503) 284-7594

  42. Open Door House Of Prayer -  348 N Fremont, Portland, OR 97227 (503) 281-1059

  43. Overcomer Community Church -  10 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 287-0060

  44. Philadelphia Community Missionary Baptist Church -  224 NE Mason, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 281-6017

  45. Portland Church Of Christ -  4841 NE 35th, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 249-7391

  46. Portland Metro Assembly Of God -   5004 NE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 703-9544

  47. Portland Miracle Revival -  9910 N Edison, Portland, OR 97203 (503) 281-1874

  48. Powerhouse Church of God in Christ -  732 NE Jessup St, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 282-8759

  49. Powerhouse Temple -  4525 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 282-6880

  50. Rehoboth World Healing Center -  PO Box 11163, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 735-3122

  51. Salvation & Deliverance Ministries -  5736 N Albina, Portland, OR 97217

  52. Sharon SDA Church -   5209 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 287-7649

  53. St Luke COGIC -  NE Sumner St, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 284-0710

  54. St Paul Missionary Baptist Church -   8101 N Fiske, Portland, OR 97203 (503) 289-0147

  55. St Phillips The Deacon Episcopal Church -  120 NE Knott St, Portland, OR 97212 (503) 281-5802

  56. Teaching God's Word Faith Ministries -  "We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight" - If you stop by TGW, you won't be disappointed!  - 126 NE Alberta Ave., Portland, OR (503) 267-2086

  57. The International Fellowship Family -   5131 NE 23rd, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 249-0347

  58. True Vine Missionary Baptist Church -  4735 N Commercial Ave, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 335-3085

  59. United House Of Prayer For all People -  7459 N Haven Ave, Portland, OR 97203 (503) 286-8663

  60. Vancouver Ave First Baptist Church -   3138 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227 (503) 282-9496

  61. Victory Temple Ministries Church Of God In Christ -   241 NE Hancock, Portland, OR 97212 (503) 282-8522  - (visit website)

  62. Walker Temple Church Of God In Christ -  5023 N Michigan, Portland, OR 97217 (503) 287-7232

  63. Woodlawn United Methodist Church -  1425 NE Dekum, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 289-0284

  64. 21st Century COGIC -   8911 N Leonard St, Portland, OR 97203 (503) 247-9140

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant & Bar -  Category: Prime Rib Restaurants -   jazz, r&b, and blues  - 5474 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR (503) 281-9200   - (visit website)

  2. Jimmy Mak’s -  Category: Jazz Club -  221 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR (503) 295-6542  - (visit website)

  3. Seeznins Sports Bar and Grill -  Category: Sports Bar -  2218 N.E. 82nd , Portland, OR (503) 477-7308  - (visit website)

  4. Someday Lounge -  Category: Lounge - Music, Dance, Spoken Word -  125 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 (503) 248-1030  - (visit website)

  5. The Conga Club -  Category: Salsa -  4923 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Suite 102, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 314-2639  - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Cascade Festival of African Films
    (February - March)   - (visit website)

    A variety of feature and documentary films from the African continent.


  2. Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
    Held under the St. Johns Bridge
     - (visit website)

    Free festival.


  3. Good in the Neighborhood
    (June)  4815 NE 7th Avenue - Portland, Oregon 97211 (503) 282-1288
     - (visit website)

    Multicultural foods, and music. 3 day event.


  4. Juneteenth
    (June)  

    An annual celebration started by Clara Peoples.


  5. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    (January) Held at Highland Christian Center Portland, Oregon

    Keeping the Dream Alive celebration.


  6. Northwest SOUL II SOUL Music Festival
    Held at Blue Lake Park in Portland Oregon
     - (visit website)

    2 stages and lots of fun and excitement.


  7. Portland Jazz Festival
    (February) Held at various venues.  - (visit website)

    Bringing world class jazz to the Pacific Northwest.


  8. Portland Oregon Hip-Hop Festival
    Founded in 1995 Portland, OR   - (visit website)

    Festival features homegrown, West Coast and national rappers and DJs.


  9. Waterfront Blues Festival
    795 S.W. 83rd Ave. Portland, OR 97225-6303 (503) 297-2700   - (visit website)

    Fun for all with live great music!


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