Given the current social, economic, political, and racial injustices we are dealing with as a nation, especially as it relates to the Black community, we want to highlight ways to support local businesses and organizations that can make a meaningful impact. Please consider supporting the following businesses on or near SE 82nd Ave. If you know of any other business, non-profits, or community organizations that should be listed, please let us know.

Catfish Lane, 8145 SE 82nd Ave – southern-style cooking, food cart located at Cartlandia

Diamond in the Rough Hair Spa – natural hair care and products, specializing in extension braiding, up-dos, hair weaves, dreads, relaxer styling, bantu knots, two strand twists, sets, and more…

Ms. T’s Chicken N Catfish, 8145 SE 82nd Ave – fried chicken & catfish, food cart located at Cartlandia

Nacheaux, 8145 SE 82nd Ave – southern-style cooking meets Mexican inspiration, food cart at Cartlandia

TCC & Associaties, 5821 SE 82nd Ave, Suite 111 – civil engineering, construction management, surveying, planning and more

Other helpful business resources and links:

Mercatus – Resource guide and directory of black-owned business

Portland Means Progress – supporting a more equitable economy and creating opportunities for young people & business owners of color

Black PDX – community support and business assistance to improve economic conditions for black families and Black-owned enterprises

I Love Black Food – directory of black-owned restaurants and food carts

Portland Eater – list of restaurants donating to organizations that serve the black community