One of Portland’s new-ish poke bars is heading to the ‘burbs. SeaSweets Poke, the Hawthorne customizable poke shop, is opening a second location in Beaverton in early April.
SeaSweets, a cheery cafe serving the Hawaiian raw seafood dish, comes from chef Ian Hung and co-owner David Lo. Hung learned to make poke while working for chef Alan Wong, who Eater contributor Martha Cheng called the “granddaddy of Hawaiʻi fine dining.” The restaurant marinates fresh seafood for build-your-own bowls; poke bases like shrimp with cumin-lime vinaigrette and salmon with yuzu and house ponzu can get a number of different sides and toppings, from kimchi corn to masago.
The new SeaSweets will have the same menu as the Portland location, making it one of the only dedicated poke bars in Beaverton — the suburb’s poke scene mainly sticks to carts, general Hawaiian restaurants, and Asian grocery Uwajimaya.