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Northwest Nabs a New Super-Cheap Sushi Shop This Summer

Fish & Rice is a simple spot for sashimi, poke, and all things raw

Fish & Rice
Christine Dong/Fish & Rice Official

New sushi is coming to Northwest Portland. Fish & Rice, an airy Japanese raw bar from Michigan expats Peter Hermann and Jesse Sweet, will open later this summer at 2332 NW Westover, Portland Mercury first reported. In a town teeming with high-end sushi — Nodoguro, Nimblefish, even Bamboo Sushi — Fish & Rice will focus on the basics at a reasonable price point: two rolls of sushi and soup for less than $13 at lunch, for example.

“The sushi is mainly going to focus on simple rolls,” Hermann said in a May interview with Eater PDX. “Portland is really expensive, rent is crazy, and it’s hard to find a good, simple rolls for under $40.” Most of the restaurant’s rolls hang out under $10, from a variety of vegetarian maki with mango and roasted red pepper to spicy yellowtail with serrano and togarashi. The restaurant also serves a smattering of poke bowls, including a build-your-own option with toppings like seaweed salad, fried shallots, and sesame furikake. Sauces range from the traditional to the out-there, from a Green Goddess to the “K-Pop,” a combination of gochujang and sesame oil. All of these will be available to eat in a space that looks closer to a twee coffee shop, with plenty of houseplants and minimalist touches. Fish & Rice should open in late July.

Fish & Rice [Official]
Fish & Rice: NW Portland’s New, Affordable, Fast-Casual Sushi Restaurant [Merc]

Fish & Rice

2332 Northwest Westover Road, , OR 97210 (503) 954-1270 Visit Website

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