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The 15 Best African Restaurants In Portland

Updated: August 22, 2022

Have you visited these African venues in Portland? Go for their piri piri chicken and Kunāfah - you won’t regret it! We analyzed the top review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews to find Portland’s top African spots. Sit down and feast on Jollof Rice while sipping on Amarula liquor at these Portland venues.

Find the perfect African restaurant

Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant

African, Mill ParkAfricanPortland, Mill Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Aberus Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, KingAfrican, $$Portland, King
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Kasbah Moroccan Cafe

Moroccan, $, Old Town-ChinatownMoroccan, $Portland, Old Town-Chinatown
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Tangier Moroccan & Mediterranean Cuisine

Moroccan, $$, Old Town-ChinatownMoroccan, $$Portland, Old Town-Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Little Ethiopia Eatery

African, $$, GlenfairAfrican, $$Portland, Glenfair
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0
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Alleamin African Kitchen

African, $$, MontavillaAfrican, $$Portland, Montavilla
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, RichmondAfrican, $$Portland, Richmond
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Enat Kitchen

African, $, HumboldtAfrican, $Portland, Humboldt
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Egyptian Bros

Mediterranean, $, BuckmanMediterranean, $Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Salama International Bazaar

African, $$, HazelwoodAfrican, $$Portland, Hazelwood
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Marrakesh Restaurant

Moroccan, $$, NorthwestMoroccan, $$Portland, Northwest
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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    Hoodline, 2019
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Sengatera Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, KingAfrican, $$Portland, King
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Amir's Motherland Dish

African, $, MontavillaAfrican, $Portland, Montavilla
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Mira's East African & Mediterranean Cuisine

African, $$, MontavillaAfrican, $$Portland, Montavilla
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

E'Njoni Cafe

African, $$, HumboldtAfrican, $$Portland, Humboldt
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the best African restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 9087 spots across Portland, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 717 lists and articles from the likes of Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Don’t bother looking for Eater - 13 Vegan Food Carts To Visit in Portland and Beyond, Eater - 21 Romantic Restaurants and Bars in Portland for Date Night and Eater - Where to Eat in Gresham and East Portlandwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Little Ethiopia Eatery, Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant, and E'Njoni Cafe are the highest-rated vegan-friendly African restaurants in Portland.

Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant, Salama International Bazaar, and Kasbah Moroccan Cafe are the highest-rated African restaurants that are good for groups in Portland.

Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant, Aberus Ethiopian Restaurant, and Salama International Bazaar are vegetarian-friendly African restaurants in Portland.

Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant and Marrakesh Restaurant are the highest-rated African restaurants for a date night in Portland.

There are 17 African restaurants in Portland.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal pairing for hake and shellfish

    Experts recommend pairing a hake and shellfish with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Grenache with your ewa agoyin

    A red wine and some nice, tasty ewa agoyin - specifically a Grenache - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the spicy in your food, trust us!

  • Go for Sauvignon Blanc with seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney

    For an elevated experience, pair your seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney with Sauvignon Blanc. This combination works particularly well because this white wine highlights the flavour of the wine.


Factoids

  • A classic meal

    In South Africa they make a local favourite called bobotie. The Minced meat, spices, dried fruit topped with savory egg and milk in it make it irresistible!

  • Once upon a time

    The next time you bite into a deliciousArabica coffee remember to thank Ethiopia who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • Worth every penny?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

Parking tips

Portlandis notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen African spot.

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