Quick, healthy and creative, if you can’t get enough of sushi you’ll be spoiled for choice in the Oregon foodie city. From high end sit down restaurants and sustainably sourced ingredients to more casual Japanese pubs, here are the best sushi restaurants in Portland, Oregon…
1. Mitatepdx – a vegan food cart which serves up some of the best vegan and gluten-free sushi in Portland
This is a popular 100% plant-based food cart which serves up some of the best and most beautifully presented vegan sushi in the city.
It’s would also win the crown for some of the most creative sushi in the Portland too with sushi made from Artichoke hearts, cauliflower, garlic mayo, cucumber, and apple or Pickled burdock root, pickled daikon, roasted bell pepper, cucumber and avocado.
Located at CORE PDX food cart pod (3612 SE 82nd AVE they offer takeaway and online orders for pick up.
2. Bamboo Sushi – you must visit the world’s first certified sustainable sushi restaurant
Bamboo Sushi is highly transparent about where they source all of their ingredients including rice, kanpachi, fish, and seaweed.
It’s worth a visit to Bamboo Sushi because some of their sushi dishes use albacore fish from the Oregon coast, which will give you a delectable taste of the local area when you visit.
Their seaweed is even harvested from a Californian company with a low carbon footprint to keep the rest of the seaweed wildlife thriving.
Located in the Northwest District Association area of Portland, Bamboo Sushi is open daily from 4pm to 9pm to serve the dinner rush.
Address: 836 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
3. Saburos – a family-owned restaurant that provides exciting and wonderful food
You will feel like you are visiting a Tokyo sushi bar when you visit Saburos. It’s worth a visit to Saburos because they have traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes that use only the freshest ingredients.
There’s a wide variety of appetizers, teriyaki dishes, sushi, and salad options, so there is something for everyone that visits!
Located in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood, you can place online orders from Saburos from 4 pm to 8 pm Monday through Saturday. If you prefer dining in, you can go Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Address: 1667 SE Bybee Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
4. Departure – an award-winning high-end Pan-Asian restaurant with chic modern decor
Departure is your Downtown Portland destination for delectable pan-Asian cuisine.
It’s worth a visit to Departure because it’s stationed above the city center for outdoor dining and it evokes a great view of the Portland scenery while you enjoy their cuisine.
Departure was ranked as a Traveler’s Choice 2020 restaurant in the area. You even have the option to book a private event at this breathtaking establishment.
You can enjoy Departure on Wednesdays through Sundays from 4 pm to 11 pm.
- Address 926 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
5. Sushi Ichiban – highly recommended traditional sushi perfect for sushi lovers
Sushi Ichiban has been in business since 2009 serving sushi to Portland’s Pearl District. It’s worth a visit to Sushi Ichiban because reviewers have said it’s a budget-friendly sushi restaurant where you can enjoy many flavors for an affordable price.
If you are a sushi addict and order in bulk when you visit a restaurant, then try Sushi Ichiban on your trip to Portland!
Go visit Sushi Ichiban Wednesdays through Sundays from 3 pm to 8 pm.
Address: 24 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209
6. Yama Sushi and Sake Bar – sushi house that features an innovative menu
Yama Sushi and Sake Bar holds a perception of harmony in running their sushi restaurant and preparing their dishes.
It’s worth a visit to this restaurant because they balance their ingredients and spices when making their sushi dishes to be sure that all the elements are harmoniously presented for a taste of umami. Ask about their catering services if you would like their sushi at an upcoming special event.
Located in Portland’s Pearl District, you can visit Yama Sushi and Sake Bar during their lunch and dinner rushes from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm or from 4:30 pm to 9 pm.
- 926 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
7. SHO Japanese Restaurant – a cozy venue where you will find tasty and authentic sushi
SHO is a family-owned Japanese restaurant located in the West Portland Park neighborhood. They combine authentic Japanese dishes while paying attention to the contemporary tastes of Portland.
It’s worth a visit to SHO because you only get the most authentic Japanese dishes that are homemade with the highest quality, freshest ingredients.
If you go to try SHO and end up loving their sauces, you can order them off their website and have it directly shipped to your home for you to enjoy, too!
SHO is open all day on Saturday and Sunday until 8:30 pm and they are only open for the lunch and dinner rush on the weekdays during two 3-4 hour intervals.
Address: 10100 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 972198
8. Masu Sushi – unique sushi restaurant with extraordinary Japanese food
Masu Sushi is known as Portland’s sushi haven on the second story of their location. It’s worth a visit to Masu Sushi because they have been serving sushi incorporating the freshest fish since 2004 according to their Twitter page.
If you want to dine-in at Downtown Portland’s Masu Sushi, they are open daily from 5 pm to 10 pm. You can make reservations right on their website.
Their delivery hours are Monday through Friday from 12 pm to 10 pm and their delivery hours start at 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Address: 406 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
9. Shigezo – a great Japanese pub fare to explore with friends and family
Shigezo specializes in serving shareable plates and beer as well as cocktails unlike any you have ever tasted.
It’s worth a visit to this izakaya, or Japanese pub, because you will receive access to delicious authentic Japanese pub-style foods such as sushi, ramen that includes hand-made noodles, and a variety of meat skewers.
Plan the perfect night out on the town without having to travel far if you go to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall that’s virtually next door or even the Portland Art Museum if you go to Shigezo for lunch.
Located in the Roosevelt in Downtown Portland, you can enjoy Shigezo Wednesdays through Sundays from 12 pm to 9 pm.
Address: 910 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205
10. Bluefin Tuna & Sushi – an amazing spot to explore flavours from South Korea and Japan
Bluefin Tuna & Sushi started out in Seoul, South Korea before bringing their unique cuisine to Portland, Oregon.
It’s worth a visit to this sushi restaurant because you can enjoy authentic Japanese dishes including gyoza, takoyaki, karaage, hosomaki, and more for an affordable price without skimping on quality during their happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Located in the Irvington Community Association neighborhood, enjoy Bluefin Tuna & Sushi every day except Mondays starting at 4 pm.
Address: 1337 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
11. Samurai Blue – one of Portland’s favourite sushi restaurants
Samurai Blue is a family-owned sushi restaurant that has an attention to detail and quality in its sushi dishes.
It’s worth a trip to Samurai Blue because they offer classic sushi dishes while keeping it interesting making new sushi dishes that incorporate seasonal ingredients as specials for their menu throughout the year.
Located in Portland’s Boise neighborhood, you can visit Samurai Blue daily to enjoy their cuisine. View their online gallery to get excited about their dishes before you go to visit.
Address: 3807 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
12. Mio Sushi – a cute little restaurant that offers superb sushis
Starting out in a small Victorian house in Portland in 1995, Mio Sushi has graduated to culinary greatness in the area from the co-owners 20 plus years of sushi chef experience.
It’s worth a visit to Mio Sushi because you can try classic sushi or even fusion sushi that feature flavors from the local area and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Located in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood, enjoy Mio Sushi throughout the week during their lunch and dinner rushes, except for Sundays.
Address: 1710 SE Tacoma St, Portland, OR 97202
13. Sensei – a lively sushi eatery that uses fresh ingredients for appetizing food
Sensei offers a wide variety of sushi, udon,donburi, bento boxes, mochi ice cream, imported beer, and so much more.
It’s worth a trip to Sensei because you can choose from the convenience of the sushi conveyor belt or the sushi bar for delicious, high-quality Japanese cuisine. Their conveyor belt plates cost $2.30 or lower, which makes it affordable to get a quick snack if you are not that hungry.
Located in Downtown Portland, you can visit Sensei Monday through Friday from 11 am to 7 pm.
Address: 710 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
14. Yataimura Maru – a must-try restaurant for innovative and traditional Japanese food
Yataimura Maru is another izakaya, or Japanese pub, on our list that specializes in small delectable plates of sashimi broken down from whole fish and other authentic dishes.
It’s worth a visit to Yataimura Maru because their soup broths are housemade and stay simmering the entire day and even their ramen noodles are housemade.
This careful attention to detail and quality craftsmanship in Japanese cooking will make it worthwhile to try out this sushi restaurant.
Located in the Richmond neighborhood of Southeast Portland, you can enjoy Yataimura Maru Mondays through Sundays from 1 pm to 10:30 pm.
Address: 3810 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
15. Uchu Sushi & Fried Chicken – a stylish two-level bar and restaurant with a sea theme scenery
Uchu Sushi & Fried Chicken. It’s worth a visit to this sushi restaurant because you will enjoy a bi-level Japanese bar offering variety of sushi, bento boxes, Japanese noodle dishes, fried chicken, and more.
Pair your chosen cuisine with premium selections of sake, red wine, or white wine.
Located in Portland’s Boise neighborhood, you can enjoy Uchu Sushi & Fried Chicken daily until 9:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and until 8:30 pm on the other days of the week.
- Address: 3940 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
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