By Linda Phleps, TOS Liaison
On August 10, eight of us dined at Po’Shines de la Soul, a black-owned soul food restaurant with a Cajun flavor in North Portland. It’s a small place with big windows on two sides, large overhead silver pipes and several golden chandeliers. On the walls are paintings and photos of African-American life, including a large picture of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. laughing together. There’s a giant gum ball machine near one window and a diverse mix of people eating or coming in to buy pastries.