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The 4 Best Ethiopian Restaurants In Portland

Updated: September 7, 2022

If you like satisfying injera pancakes with berbere-infused stews you will love these Ethiopian spots in Portland. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food blogs to find the best Ethiopian spots in town. Wash down an Insta worthy Mahaberawi platter with Ethiopian beer at one of these great Portland restaurants.

Find the perfect Ethiopian restaurant

Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant

African, Mill ParkAfricanPortland, Mill Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat in Gresham and East Portland

    Eater, 2021

Little Ethiopia Eatery

African, $$, GlenfairAfrican, $$Portland, Glenfair
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant

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

E'Njoni Cafe

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

How was this list created?

Finding the best Ethiopian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 9087 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 717 lists and articles from Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Where to Eat in Gresham and East Portland and Eater - 13 Vegan Food Carts To Visit in Portland and Beyondwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Questions & answers

Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant, Aberus Ethiopian Restaurant, and Little Ethiopia Eatery are vegetarian-friendly Ethiopian restaurants in Portland.

Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant, Aberus Ethiopian Restaurant, and Little Ethiopia Eatery are the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurants for take-out in Portland.

Sisters Ethiopian Restaurant, Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant, and Enat Kitchen are the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurants that are good for groups in Portland.

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

Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant is the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurant for a date night in Portland.

Drink pairing tips

  • Chenin Blanc with your kifto

    The flavors of kifto will be enhanced with a glass of crisp Chenin Blanc, a white wine that cuts the wine's tartness while the wine makes the stew taste spicier.


  • A next-level match for waze tibs

    Experts recommend pairing a waze tibs with a glass of Cune Rioja, a popular red wine.

  • Enjoy yebeg llicha with Syrah

    To elevate your yebeg llicha experience, we recommend some Syrah to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this red wine marries the richness of the dish.

Interesting facts

  • A historical dish

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

  • The traditional wat

    A trip to Ethiopia is incomplete without having tried the local wat, a national classic!

Parking tips

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Portland. 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 Ethiopian spot.

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