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In honor of Black History Month, below is a list of resources and activities happening in Portland and online to Educate, Elevate and Engage.

Educate 

Smithsonian National Museum of American History | Separate is Not Equal virtual exhibit 

Elevate 

Portland Jazz Festival
- February 17-26 
- Paid and Free events  

Cascade Festival of African Films 
- February 4-March 5 
- Select in person screenings 
- Most films can be streamed online.  

Northwest Black Comedy Festival 
- February 17-20 

Black Love Day Comedy Show 
- February 13 

Portland Art Museum | Teaching Portland’s Black History through Primary Sources and Art Workshop 
- February 8 
- Free 
- Also check out their fourth floor exhibit.  

Engage 

NPOs 

  • Black United Fund of Oregon 
  • Elevate Oregon 
  • Maurice Lucas Foundation 
  • Brown Girls Rise 
  • Word is Bond 

Black Owned Businesses to Support   

  • Additional resources: Mercatus PDX 
  • Third Eye Books Accessories and Gifts  
  • Mimi’s Fresh Tees  
  • Nacheaux  
  • Deadstock Coffee & Gallery  
  • Bole Ethiopian  
  • Olive or Twist  
  • Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine  
  • Po’Shines Café De la Soul  
  • Drink Mamey  
  • Produce PDX  
  • My People’s Market  
  • Everybody Eats  
  • Plant-based Papi  
  • Mumbo Gumbo PDX  
  • Trap Kitchen PDX  
  • Hayat  
  • POBOYZ