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Red and Black Cafe - CLOSED

400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1323
+1 503-231-3899
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible52%
23 Jul 2015
“Not worth it.”
26 Mar 2015
“Wanted to like, but was treated like crap”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1323
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

If you don't look like them, then they treat you like an outsider. I don't know that I'd trust the cleanliness of the place, especially when the person cooking your food has their butt crack hanging out. We ordered iced tea and was given a...More

Thank superjojo
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I wanted to like and support the Red and Black Cafe, because I'm vegan, my political beliefs are radical, and I have a queer daughter. But every time I've been (four times, most recent Feb. 2015) the staff have been rude and unwelcoming, I think...More

3  Thank C B
Reviewed 9 March 2015

On business I gave this place a second chance and I got burned twice (not literally) on my purchase. The attitude of the staff was worse. With Starbucks less than a mile away....don't bother with this place. Also, you can get a better tasting McCafe...More

1  Thank 688billp
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Portland has much better Vegan places than this dump. The owner is a pretentious little wienie. This place should go out of business. Only good thing is that owner bans the police from inside and out the premises so you probably can just walk right...More

Reviewed 12 February 2015

The service is incredibly slow. The coffee tasted burnt. The food tasted rancid. Truly disgusting. Never go in this place.

3  Thank Chief1961
Reviewed 2 January 2015

What a disgusting cafe, who would eat there. Now drug users have a place to go and overdose and the owner won't let police enter. It isn't safe and I will not take my family to this dump. I hope the health dept shuts it...More

6  Thank Trey G
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This place smells like a sewer,in the wait staff was rude And there body older was very offensive.I don't see how the health department keeps them open

5  Thank m7312
Reviewed 10 March 2014

s well be in Nazi Germany with the way of thinking at this dump! I love how they use the term "safe place" as a crutch to satisfy they're hilarious agenda. DONT GO!

3  Thank Vaellene
Reviewed 21 November 2013

After some negative publicity regarding the management asking a police officer to leave because he was making customers nervous, I decided to check this place out for myself. It was easy to see why some (maybe most) of the customers would be nervous around an...More

3  Thank HummerBob
Reviewed 12 May 2013

WIfe and I stopped into the cafe for a cup and something to eat. The coffee that was served was old and burnt. We should have known the food would follow the bad coffee. The Humus was the worst we ever had. We tried to...More

1  Thank Creeper523
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  • Address: 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-231-3899
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