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A local Portland tradition and a wonderful time to build community during the holiday season.

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2022 Black Santa Events

Santa is excited to meet you this year!

November 27th
Cascade church
8835 Woodstock BLVD
Portland Oregon 97266
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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December 9th
The Groves
3520 Yamhill st
Portland oregon
6-8pm
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December 11th
JJT Studios
Black Parents Beaverton
11am-1pm
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December 10th
Holla Mentors
10-12 noon
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Blacksanta parade
1pm-2pm

December 18th
Alberta Main street
1722 NE Alberta street
Portland oregon 97211
3-5pm
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December 19th
Black Santa will read to children at 330 and 430

4605 NE Fremont St., Suite 208
Portland, OR 97213
(Located on the second floor)
3:30pm - 5:00pm
December 20
Aloha United Methodist Church
6-8 pm

December 17th
Waverly United Church of Christ
3300 SE Woodstock st
Portland oregon 97202
12noon-2pm
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December 21st
Human Solutions
4-6pm
Private Event

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Introducing: Black Santa Dark Roast Coffee

Leroy Barber, Portland's Black Santa, has teamed up with us to create the Black Santa Dark Roast, a chocolatey, rich, and smooth Honduran coffee!

These coffee beans are ideal for espresso drinks or for the dark coffee enthusiasts among us. We import them directly from Coffeerama Farms in Honduras, operated by our friend Erlin Barillas. The coffee features rich, bold, notes of chocolate with some roast character that make for an excellent black cup of coffee or shine through in milk-based drinks.

We import ethically traded coffee so you can enjoy your cup knowing the farmers and harvesters received fair pay.

We expect initial orders will ship on January 14th.

Press / News

2021

Black Santa visits the Idaho Black History Museum

Black Santa originated in Atlanta, Georgia and when the Barber family moved to Portland nearly a decade ago they wanted to continue this tradition.

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Black Santa comes to Twin Falls

Black Santa is in place so that people can have representation for the good that Santa represents in the world.

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Black Santa coming to the Black History Museum: 'A figure that ignites their imagination'

Black Santa is coming to the Black History Museum on Saturday. It will be a unique visit. Because of the pandemic, Santa will be in a giant snow globe. And although kids won't be able to sit on his lap and whisper in his ear like some were able to do on Thursday night.

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2020

Black Santa spreads cheer in SE Portland

Diverse representation of Saint Nick a highlight of the volunteer-led event

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Portland Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town. In fact, there are rumors he’s already been spotted in some nearby malls.

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As One of Portland’s Few Black Santas, Leroy Barber Couldn’t Just Cancel This Year. His Solution? A Giant Snow Globe.

It’s the best way he could think of to preserve a tradition that, in his view, holds more significance than simply marking the season.

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Black Santa visits Portland in a protective bubble

Leroy Barber is touring cities around Oregon and visiting kids.

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Being Santa Claus during the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted just about everything this year, including holiday traditions like visits with Santa Claus. But even amid this year’s challenges, the professionals who play St. Nick have managed to get creative by adapting their visits online or at a distance.

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