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What's the deal with teriyaki joints in Portland?

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What's the deal with teriyaki joints in Portland?

melissa511 | Aug 17, 2010 11:58 AM

I was there for a week recently, and I saw a jillion of them (though I didn't try any ... too many other great choices!). That got me to thinking of an article I swear I saw sometime in the past year about the spread of teriyaki in Portland, but I have searched the Internet and Lexis-Nexis to no avail.

I also noticed a lot of Hawaiian restaurants there ... I'm a former resident of Hawaii, and enjoy the quirks of low-brow Hawaiian cuisine (I'm not talking Roy Yamaguchi here) as much as anyone -- especially for nostalgia's sake -- but a lot of it is pretty dreadful.

Since I will be returning to Portland, here are my questions:

--Are there any outstanding teriyaki restaurants?

--Any decent Hawaiian restaurants?

--Anyone know of the article I'm thinking of? Or, if not, do you know why teriyaki joints are so widespread in Portland, of all places?

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