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I run a two-person company with my wife called Obon. We are in the business of making Japanese comfort food. We source all of our ingredients as locally as possible, always non-GMO, mostly organic & always tasty.

3 popups @ 2 locations

Here’s to trying to help spring come along!
We’ve got two popups scheduled at Portsmouth Pantry (5003 N Lombard St). Saturdays March 25  & April 15 from 5-10pm.
As usual, you should try to reserve with us beforehand, but we will be accepting walk-ins as well (unless we fill up).
If you’d like to rsvp, tell us:

  1. Your name
  2. Number in your party
  3. Time you’d like to come
  4. A contact number, in case something comes up last minute

On Friday, March 31 we’ll be doing something different at North Bar (5008 SE Division St). 6-11pm

…it’ll be different for us because it’s our first time doing anything at a functioning bar (hence NO reservations) & it’s our 1st event, that’s not a farmers’ market, in the South Eazy. So excited!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

As always thanks much for your support. See you at dinner!

er, never mind…

So ya, we will no longer be popping up at Vtopia on Mondays. Sad to say, but doing them turned out to be a bad idea. It’s funny, we have this annoying tendency to do things until it is abundantly clear that we have NO business doing said things. As we knew awhile ago, we simply weren’t bringing in enough customers to justify being there every week for the last three months.

That said,  we will be doing a couple of popups at our old haunt in N Portland, Portsmouth Pantry, the first, Saturday 3/25, the second on Sat 4/15. Sign up for our popup newsletter, on the right panel of this blog, to find out further details.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Tabor Bread

valentines vegan japanese portland tabor

We’ve come up with some really unique dishes with Chef Elona Trogub of the Witchn Kitchn. Many of the dishes included in this 6 course meal will be cooked in Tabor Bread’s massive wood-fired oven. The $75 charge gets you beverage pairings, potions & covers gratuity.

$65 Early Bird Special ends Feb. 1st.

Sorry, NO Walk-Ins. A limited number of seats are available, so reserve yours today at

The Menu

dumplings served tableside

salad rolls of roasted burdock, dandelion and chicory roots, sprouts and wild greens

skewers of miso glazed mock fried chicken, kasu-style seasonal pickles, tofu misozuke aioli

kombu kudzu custard with seaweed bacon and tempura greens

roasted wild and cultivated mushroom steak, salt mountain potatoes and nettle sauce

assorted truffles, shortbreads, candied kabocha, some assembly required

offerings are paired with herbal sake decoct-tails or non-alcoholic maple kefir decoct-tails


Eastside Vegan Sushi Night Popup

On Friday Nov 4th from 6-:9:30pm, join us in Macau Chinese Restaurant’s  bar area for a somewhat wild & dramatic taste of Japanese & PNW fall flavors. Our ingredient selections were made keeping in mind the harmony of flavors that should be systemic to each bite. Almost everything that we’ll be using is currently in season around Portland. This makes it a uniquely autumn-oriented  menu.

If you’d care to come, please fill out a reservation form & we’ll get back to you ASAP with a confirmation.

Also, please note! Because we will have limited staff & kitchen resources, we are limiting party sizes to 4 people or less.

The menu:macau-sushi-night