February 3, 2020 | By Sylke | No Comments

Celebrate Tualatin Valley’s Black-Owned Businesses

Oregon’s Tualatin Valley is the most culturally diverse region in the entire state of Oregon. Here, many cultures are represented, resulting in a robust culinary scene. This month, we want to celebrate the black-owned businesses that add to the flavors of Tualatin Valley.

Bertony Faustin of Abbey Creek Winery in North Plains in Oregon's Tualatin Valley, vineyards and wineriesBertony Faustin of Abbey Creek Winery in North Plains, who has been producing exquisite Willamette Valley wines since 2008, was the first black winemaker in Oregon.

Abbey Creek Winery | 31441 NW Commercial St. | North Plains
Bertony Faustin, owner and winemaker for Abbey Creek Winery, is passionate about wine. Using grapes grown on the estate vineyard, Bertony has been producing and selling his Abbey Creek wines since 2008. As the first black winemaker in Oregon, he wanted to share his passion—and his experiences—about winemaking in Oregon. The result is his documentary, titled “Red, White and Black,” which premiered in 2019. Abbey Creek’s North Plains tasting room is open Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Eleni’s Kitchen Ethiopian Cuisine | Beaverton Farmers Market | Beaverton
Eleni Woldeyes started her business to share the unique flavors Ethiopian foods with Oregonians (and the world). Her foods are made from all-natural ingredients, and not only can be enjoyed at the Beaverton Farmers Market, February-October, but her sauces can also be found in grocery stores throughout the Portland region.

Hayat Somali Restaurant | 16755 SW Baseline Road | Beaverton
Hayat offers a 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 daily for lunch and dinner.

Clinton’s Kitchen | At The Garages Satellite Pub | 4810 SW Western Avenue | Beaverton
In Beaverton, Clinton’s Kitchen has been serving Cajun and southern comfort food since April 2017 at this Beaverton food cart pod. Clinton’s is open for lunch and dinner, Thursday-Sunday.

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