Bertony Faustin of Abbey Creek Winery in North Plains, Oregon
Black-Owned Businesses

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Meet Tualatin Valley’s Black-Owned Businesses

Oregon’s First (and Only) Black-Owned Winery

Bertony Faustin, owner of the Abbey Creek Winery, is passionate about wine. As the first black winemaker on record in the state of Oregon, Bertony has been producing and selling his Abbey Creek wines since 2008, using grapes grown on the estate vineyard. Bertony, who was an anesthesia technician, went all in with winemaking, and has since made a name for himself and his wines in Oregon’s wine community and well beyond. Abbey Creek Winery has been featured in Food & Wine and Wine Enthusiast magazine. Tasting room open Saturday and Sunday 12-6 p.m. for reservations only.

Black-Owned Food Carts and Restaurants Near Portland

Eleni Woldeyes, of Eleni’s Kitchen Ethiopian Cuisine, shares the unique flavors Ethiopian foods at her food cart at the Beaverton Farmers Markets (Saturdays, February through October). Her foods are made from all-natural ingredients sourced from local farmers.

Hayat Somali Restaurant offers exquisite Somalian cuisine, prepared by Chef Ibrahim, who specializes in East African, Somali and Middle Eastern food. Enjoy a traditional meal combo, a lamb stew, sauteed chicken suqaar and more. Hayat is open for takeout and delivery.

Clinton’s Kitchen has been serving Cajun and southern comfort food since April 2017. This food cart specializes in soul food, and is widely known for its cooked-to-order catfish platter, hot wings and more. Clinton’s is currently open for takeout, Thursday-Sunday.

Rush Bowls offers a healthy, satisfying meal-in-a-bowl featuring all-natural fruits and vegetables. The Streets of Tanasbourne location is perfect for a mid-shopping treat.  Currently open for takeout and delivery.

Killer Burger on Cedar Hills Boulevard is a local favorite serving 100% natural ground beef with fresh ingredients and tasting bacon. The unique peanut butter pickle bacon burger is a must-try. Open for takeout and delivery.

Ezell’s Famous Chicken opened it’s first location in Oregon earlier this year. The family-owned business started in Seattle in 1984 and has grown into a Pacific Northwest icon. Founders Lewis Rudd and Faye Stephens wanted to serve chicken the way it was made in their hometown in Texas. Ezell’s is also committed to giving back to the community.  Currently open for takeout and delivery.

Black Woman-Owned Businesses

In 2020, Anne Johnson opened Mamancy Tea Co. in Central Beaverton. Anne, who grew up drinking tea in Kenya as a family ritual ceremony, is a certified tea sommelier, as well as a certified chocolatier. In addition, she buys her high-quality teas from companies that promote fair wages. Mamancy Tea Co. offers specially curated teas and chocolates made with ingredients from all over the world. Open for dine-in and takeout. 

Jalena’s Bake Shop is a home bakery that creates flavorful treats for any event. You can even customize your box of cookies by chosing from a range of dough and ingredients. Available for pickup, delivery and shipping.