A Stronger Community

By: Christina Bein

A community is stronger when we support each other. As said by philosopher David Spangler, “Some people think they are in community, but they are only in proximity. True community requires commitment and openness. It is a willingness to extend yourself to encounter and know the other.”

Check out these local businesses and support your community. Especially as we celebrate Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Deaf History Month.

Here are a wide variety of businesses owned by the Black community in Eugene, Oregon. 

Here is a document from that provides a variety of Black owned businesses in Portland, Oregon: 

Travel Oregon made a great list across Oregon for Black-owned food and drink-related businesses. 

Women-Owned Small Businesses in Eugene, OR

16 Tons Cafe 


Lion & Owl 

Raven & Rose Boutique 

Sardanari’s Kitchen 

Sling-in Wiener 

Women-Owned Small Businesses in Portland, OR

Bison Coffee House 

Blendily Botanical Kitchen 

Books with Pictures 

Chochu Local Island BBQ 

Citizen Ruth 


Hip Chicks do Wine 

Mimi’s Fresh Tees 

With Love, From PDX 


Deaf-Owned Business in Oregon

A5 Interpreting: American Sign Language interpretation services offered by Bridges Oregon will start for the public in the summer of 2023. They offer both virtual and in-person interpretation services.

CymaSpace: Promotes accessibility and inclusion for Deaf/Hard of Hearing through merging technology and arts.

Pilea Play: A space for young children and families to play in an inclusive and creative environment. 7832 SW Capital Hwy Suite B, Portland, OR.

-Sign Class: Learn American Sign Language through

Pah!: Deaf-owned Portland restaurant with pub-style food.

-A resource for the Black Deaf community: