I really enjoyed the culture of and the whole idea behind the Red and Black Cafe, along with all of the literature available about so many different social issues. I was, however, put off by the service. The people working were not very friendly at all (despite both by husband and me having smiles on our faces and tipping them at the register right when we ordered), and I felt almost as though we were being judged.
In any case, the food was okay. I got the black dragon noodle bowl-- it could have used a lot less sauce and a lot more tofu.
May return next time we're in Portland just to give it a second chance, especially on one of the event nights. Hopefully the experience will be better.Pros: Cool atmosphere, Awesome cafe idea
Cons: Rude staff, Mediocre food