In a society with no soul food, potatoes would go unmashed, cheese would never be molten, and catfish would remain in riverbanks dreaming of being eaten by a shark with a velvet-lined stomach. Conjure up comfortable eats with today's Groupon to Po'Shines Café De La Soul. The robust menu serves home-style favorites such as pulled pork, catfish, meatloaf, roasted turkey with gravy, mama's backhand, pot roast, shrimp Creole, ribs, and grits, most of which cost less than $10. The friendly, down to earth atmosphere and service is often complimented by live music. A portion of the restaurant's profits go into their youth training program "Teach Me To Fish Organization" to help community youth learn important literacy and job skills.
The Oregonian and Nation's Restaurant News both featured Po'Shines Café De La Soul. The Portland Mercury chose it as a "Staff Pick." Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars. 95% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- The cafe stands in the heart of the transforming Kenton neighborhood at North Denver Avenue and Kilpatrick Street and serves contemporary soul food that rivals menus at trendy Portland lunch spots. – Erin Hoover Barnett, The Oregonian
- Don't let the low prices, the humble cuisine or the somewhat carnival colored decor fool you. This is a down-home place for those with a sophisticated palate. – Fr. J. S., Yelp
8139 N. Denver Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97217Get Directions