Last year, June 19 was established as Juneteenth National Independence Day as a federal holiday. That same year, it was established as a state holiday* and many communities throughout the state will have events commemorating this historic holiday.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.
Support Tualatin Valley’s Black-Owned Businesses
Winery Tasting Room
- Abbey Creek Winery, winery tasting room featured in Food & Wine and Wine Enthusiast magazines
- Mamancy Tea Co (Two locations, open to the public)
Beaverton Farmers Market Finds
- Eleni’s Kitchen Ethiopian Cuisine, Ethiopian cuisine
- Esotico Pasta, hand-crafted artisan pasta
- Zoe Ann’s Cheesecakes, cheesecakes
Food Carts and Restaurants
- Ezell’s Famous Chicken, fast-casual fried chicken and soul food
- Hayat Somali Restaurant, Somalian cuisine
- Killer Burger, fast-casual burger joint
- The Mac, Mac & Cheese food cart
- Rush Bowls, bowls and smoothies
*This year, Juneteenth is observed on Monday, June 20, and some businesses may be closed