Restaurant Guide 2013: Yuzu


Restaurant Guide
4130 SW 117th Ave., Beaverton, 350-1801. [HIDDEN IZAKAYA] There’s no sign for this Beaverton strip mall izakaya other than the name on the door. Inside the bare-bones dining room there’s not    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 LIZ CRAIN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Tanuki


Restaurant Guide
8029 SE Stark St., 477-6030, tanukipdx.com. [WOW!] Chef-owner Janis Martin’s Montavilla izakaya is a dim, nearly unmarked space frequented mostly by a small, self-selecting group of adventurous   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Shigezo/Yataimura Maru


Restaurant Guide
3810 SE Division St., 841-5527, shigezo-pdx.com. [NOODLE BAR] Izakayas look and act like Restrantus but they are, taxonomically, Tavernus. That is, the Japanese-style late-night noodle-and-booze sh   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2013: Biwa


Restaurant Guide
215 SE 9th Ave., 239-8830, biwarestaurant.com. [TOKYO TUNNEL] Biwa is far too established to be called a secret. Yet happening upon the basement izakaya still feels like an enchanted surprise. Gl   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 AARON MESH

Headout: Gaijin Style

Learn some basic izakaya etiquette.


Headout
The Jupiter Hotel will play host this week to the massive Izakaya pub fest—with representatives of almost every Portland sake “dining bar” and distiller (not Tanuki, see here) serving up m   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drink 2011: Tanuki


Bar Guide
Janis Martin’s endearingly odd bar has a lot in common with inexpensive restaurants all over Japan, in that it is tiny, cramped and not quite level with the sidewalk, pays little attention to decor, and serves food so strange and delicious it might make you cry.   More
 
Monday, January 24, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

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