Cooking up more than food, building up Portland’s Black community

Bringing five star food to the streets without the five-star prices. Trap Kitchen Portland PDX was born in 2013 when "Chef Spank" and his best-friend "Sous Chef News" decided to put their talents together to found what is now one of the hottest catering services in LA, and now Portland as well.

The Trap Truck has great... Everything... And we love pineapple bowl Fridays, but what we love most is how good they are to the community. In their “Feeding our People” collaboration with the musical artist Amine, they gave out free meals while also raising money for various Black and racial justice causes such as Campaign Zero and Thurgood Marshall College Fund. 

After visiting this popular black-owned kitchen at their new location of 82nd street, here are some other suggestions.

Where to picnic Nearby at the big neighborhood gem Luuwit View Park, which is very kid friendly. Cool history note: “Luuwit” is the Native American name for the iconic Mt. St. Helens.

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After working too much in journalism + branding + spending too much time on screens, Keli wanted to focus on building stronger personal connections In Real Life. And here came the founders of Vibemap with an idea!

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