Deep Fried Egg Plant (Vegetarian). Mon – Fri from 8 am – 2:30 pm
Amazing meals & great Atmosphere
In one of the most authentic African Restaurant NE Portland. Now Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Catering to Special Events!
Horn of Africa is named after the region in Northeast Africa that inspires the restaurant. Owner-Chefs Khadija and Mohamed serve authentic dishes from the traditional cuisines of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djbouti and the Middle East.
The menu features dishes hand-made from fresh, local ingredients and prepared using traditional methods. Everything is made to order with love and pride. Dishes change to reflect seasonal availability, with many organic ingredients. Many dishes are vegan or vegetarian.
Mohamed and Khadija welcome you to Horn of Africa and invite you to discover the fresh, bright flavors and healthful food of a remarkable part of Africa.
Authentic Dishes from the traditional cuisines of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and the Middle East.
The best food of its kind in town. African food that includes, goat, chicken, lamb, vegan options, and weekly Specials.
We use fresh garlic, flax seed, ginger,
turmeric, African seasoning
& many more spices.
African Restaurant NE Portland
Mon – Fri | 11 am – 2:30 pm
Horn of Africa began in 1994 as a booth at downtown Portland’s Saturday Market, but the story of how it came to be starts much earlier. In the 1980’s, Mohamed fled civil war in Ethopia and ended up in a Sudanese refugee camp. He was fortunate enough to receive a UN scholarship, allowing him to study English and business in Cairo. After marrying Khadija, Mohamed immigrated to California, while Khadija remained behind, working as a chef to foreign diplomats. Eventually Mohamed saved enough to bring Khadija to the US. After visiting family in Portland, the young couple decided to put down roots here. They combined Khadija’s culinary skills with Mohamed’s business interests and opened the booth at Saturday Market.
After the booth garnered rave reviews from press and patrons, the African Restaurant NE Portland opened soon thereafter, in 1997. In 2007 both Mohamed and Khadija have returned to their native Ethiopia to master the flavors of the dishes made by their friends, family and neighbors. These are the recipes that several generations would work together on for a special event. In their traditional settings, just one of the dishes served at Horn of Africa could be an all-day affair.