Red and Black Cafe

Portland, Oregon

Closed as of Apr 5 15

400 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214


4.3 / 21 votes

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Vegan, worker-owned cafe with salads, sandwiches, dragon noodles and more

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice, Bar

Portland's only 100% vegan, worker-owned and collectively managed restaurant and small venue. The colors 'Red & Black' signify that this is also an explicitly anarchist establishment.

The Red & Black's food menu includes sandwiches, salads, soup, chili, bagels and sweets. Most things are made from scratch with local and organic ingredients. The drink menu includes Equal Exchange espresso drinks, housemade chai, local beer (on tap and in bottles), juice and also kombucha on tap.

The Red & Black also has free wifi and 2 free internet terminals provided by Free Geek. Last but not least the R & B frequently hosts live music, radical films, book readings, craft nights etc.

The Red & Black is located on the other side of the block from the Vegan Mini-Mall.

Note: This cafe now accepts credit and debit cards. There is also an ATM.

Added by Freegan on Feb 14 04 (last updated Apr 6 15)

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This place's vibe wasn't as bad as I had feared. The staff was really nice but the other patrons were... stiff. The food was great and I liked the atmosphere.

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I live in Massachusetts but visit the Red & Black whenever I'm in Portland. Great food! Love the TLT sandwich. Hope to be back soon.... Keep up the great work you guys! YUM!

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At the corner of SE 12th and Oak, one block north of Stark. (On the other side of the block from the 'Vegan Mini-Mall.') The #70 bus stops one block north at 12th & Pine (Stop ID 6589).


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • Discover MasterCard Visa


  • American


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wi-Fi


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10am - 10:30pm

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