Got plans for Juneteenth? The “official” day of Juneteenth is June 19, but technically you can celebrate any day of the month! Portland has some of the most beautiful summers on the West Coast, making the city a fantastic place to celebrate freedom and Black culture. Whether you’re local or just in town for the night, choose your own adventure with our favorite Black-owned businesses in Portland.
When you’re ready to plan your vay- or stay-cation, click here to book a room.
Heavy Plays is exactly what it sounds like: a prime brunch and dinner destination serving food heavy enough to put you down for the count. Owners Marcus and Angelette bring a passion for providing exceptional food experiences to their community. Sunday Soul Brunch, in particular, is not to be missed.
901 N. Anchor Way, 97217
If you’re stopping by any of the PNW’s beaches or waterfalls over the weekend, book an appointment to refresh your style post-waves. Natural Hair and Extensions has a website teeming with celebrity photos and reviews, but don’t worry; you can get in. This natural-hair salon takes care of everything from perms and fades to locs at reasonable prices. You name it, Tisha and the team can hook it up.
634 NW 12th Ave, 97209
Book a table here and you'll be the talk of the group chat. Akadi serves mouthwatering West African dishes in a luxurious restaurant awarded “Best New Comeback” by Eater in 2022. The culinary works of chef Fatou Ouattara naturally withstood the whirlwind of lockdowns; we’re fans of the tender goat stew in perfectly-spiced cabri sauce. And! You can gather the posse for a private class and learn how to make some of your new favorite dishes from home.
1001 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
At Jupiter, we want you to have a good time. A really good time. If the in-house drinks aren’t enough for your weekend, have a look at 10th Avenue Liquor. It’s not only one of the best-equipped spot in town, it’s also the only Black-owned liquor store in the city!
925 SW 10th Avenue, 97205