There's a sleek new sushi spot in Old Town that's poised to become a go-to for two very disparate groups of Portlanders.
Office workers looking for a post-work dinner or drink, and club-goers looking for a late-night nosh that's not greasy bar snacks now have SuBe Sushi. Just a stone's throw from Dante's and the original Voodoo Doughnut location, it stays open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The list of specialty rolls is long and inventive, including items like the "SuBe Ball" of crab, spicy tuna, tobiko, and unagi covered in avocado slices; the "Electric Banana," which sports eel and avocado with caramelized bananas; and the "Tokyo Tower" of ginger-sesame tuna, togarashi spiced crab, avocado, tamago egg, and sushi rice topped with wasabi-infused tobiko, crunchies, spicy unagi sauce, and spicy aioli.
There are also six specialty veggie rolls, and a set-your-price omakase with $40, $80, and $120 options. Wash it all down with something from the solid list of sakés or the full bar. And if you need a place for a large group, the mezzanine dining area can be reserved for private events.
SuBe: 40 S.W. Third Ave., Portland; 503-567-2266
Hours: Monday - Thursday 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday - Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday.