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13 Places to Find Heavenly Hawaiian Food in Portland

Where to find everything from poke to loco moco

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Despite more than 2,500 miles separating Oregon and Hawaii, Hawaii is the state with the second largest contribution to Oregon’s population growth. The city’s restaurant scene reflects that influx: The Portland area has a number of restaurants and food trucks serving ‘ono grinds like loco moco, shoyu chicken, and plate lunches complete with big fat scoops of mac salad and rice. Here are 13 places to sample some of the best Hawaiian food in town for takeout and delivery, from bright and fresh poke to old-school plate lunch.

A number of Portland restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hy's Shrimp

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530 SW 205th Ave #400
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 716-8730
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Hy’s is the closest diners will come in Oregon to the renowned shrimp trucks dotting Oahu’s North Shore. Never mind that it’s a fast-casual restaurant in a Beaverton strip mall, nowhere near any natural body of water; an order the butter-garlic shrimp coated in toasty shards of garlic makes it easy enough to pretend. There is some onsite seating available, but customers can also order delivery through Postmates or online for takeout.

2. L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

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3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 726-0770
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This Beaverton L&L is the Honolulu-based chain’s only remaining outpost in Oregon, so here’s a chance to try barbecue beef bowls, garlic shrimp, and four types of musubi (Spam, barbecue chicken, chicken katsu, Portuguese sausage) without the wait. Delivery is available via UberEats or Postmates, and L&L offers some seating outside.

3. Roxy's Island Grill

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12720 SW Walker Rd
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 641-7699
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For a slight step up from L&L, diners can walk a block over to one of three Roxy’s located in an A-frame structure that looks like it could’ve been a former IHOP. The best bets are the garlic fried chicken or shoyu chicken—and even pre-COVID it was recommended to get food to-go due to limited seating. Order online for pickup.

4. 808 Grinds Cafe

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10100 SW Park Way
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 477-9976
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The food cart at Gigantic Brewery specializing in plate lunches might be more convenient for some, but the Beaverton cafe has the same menu, including garlic furikake fries and saimin, a Hawaiian noodle soup complete with char siu and those jagged-edged pink-and-white swirled fish cakes (kamaboko). Order online for takeout, or order delivery through Uber Eats; the cafe does have some tables set outside, but all the food is still packaged to-go.

5. Wailua Shave Ice Portland

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1022 W Burnside St Unit O
Portland, OR 97209
(808) 652-9394
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This tiny downtown shop that has food truck roots in Kauai commanded lines when it first opened. These Hawaiian snow cones use finely shaved ice piled into fluff flavored with fresh fruit and all-natural syrups to craft traditionally tropical styles like Da Mango One (mango fruit and juice with condensed milk). The cafe also serves some only-in-Portland concoctions using Tea Bar’s Mint Majik (peppermint tea and spirulina). Wailua has implemented pickup procedures, but online pre-ordering is a must.

6. Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille

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3633, 515 SW Carolina St
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 977-2771
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This restaurant just south of downtown near John’s Landing has all the requisite Hawaiian trappings, but its big family-style combos like the Big Kahuna Platter and Karate King’s Feast make it a hit for at-home luaus. The fun-loving restaurant also serves mainstays like spam and hot dogs with rice and eggs. Curbside pickup is available or use GrubHub, UberEats, or DoorDash for delivery.

7. GrindWitTryz

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7339 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
(808) 348-2734
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Located at MLK’s Park the Carts, Grindwittryz is a food truck that serves Hawaiian classics as well as creative interpretations of quintessential dishes — like kalua pig sandwiches with homemade guava bbq sauce and furikake shrimp chips, or “Hawaiian nachos,” wonton chips topped with poke and kalua pig. Plus, the cart also offers the occasional Filipino special. Daily menu specials are posted on Instagram; diners can order ahead by phone or use Grubhub or Postmates for delivery.

8. Hapa Howie's

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625 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 278-5966

Hapa Howie’s, a food truck in the back of the Piedmont Station Food Carts, serves classic Hawaiian plate lunches, plus comforting dishes like Portuguese sausage or spam, pan-fried with eggs, rice—and mac salad, of course. Hapa Howie’s also offers pick up or delivery through Grubhub and Postmates.

9. Poke Mon

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1485 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 894-9743
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Opened at the height of the summer 2016 Pokemon Go craze, the poke restaurant with the novelty name has proven itself to be a serious standout. Like SeaSweets up the street, diners can choose from signature combos or build their own with selections of protein, toppings, and sauce. Unlike the competition, Poke Mon has a selection of sakes to pair with the sustainable wild fish, as well as garlic fried chicken on Fridays. Customers can order to go or use Caviar, Grubhub, or Postmates for delivery.

Marinated tuna and onions sit on a bed of rice in a bowl at Poke Mon
Poke at Poke Mon
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10. Ate-Oh-Ate

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2454 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 445-6101
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Named for the Hawaiian 808 area code, this casual counter-service restaurant with two eastside branches has most of the classics covered, as well as the Aina burger topped with crispy pork belly, spicy mayonnaise and kimchi relish. Vegans looking for Hawaiian food will find a number of options, from teriyaki grilled tofu to curry bowls. Diners can order to go or through UberEats, Caviar, or Grubhub for delivery.

11. Noho's Hawaiian Cafe

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2525 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 233-5301
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Portland respects its elders: Noho’s is one of the longest standing Portland Hawaiian restaurants (the now-shuttered Clinton Street location was established in 1994). The menu is more wide-ranging than others, from grilled Korean-cut ribs available in multiple guises (the sweet-hot version is the move) to teriyaki chicken. If the traditional white rice and mac salad feels like too much, Noho’s offers large appetizer portions of most meats a la carte. Online ordering is available for takeout or use Postmates or Grubhub

12. SeaSweets Poke

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1505 SE 31st Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 477-4029
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Never mind that poke isn’t traditionally served on rice, raw fish makes a fitting star ingredient in the world’s current love affair with build-a-bowl meals. Chef Ian Hung trained under celebrated Hawaiian chef Alan Wong, and the fish is prepared the traditional way, pre-marinated — Hung gets creative with extras like runny-yolked sous-vide eggs and sambal guacamole. This minimalist, fast-casual spot accepts online orders for pickup or use Postmates, Grubhub, Caviar, DoorDash, or UberEats for delivery. 

13. Ohana Hawaiian Cafe

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6320 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 335-5800
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This casual cafe (with a branch in Milwaukie) has more combo plates than the competition, so it’s easy to sample three classics like teriyaki beef, kalua pork, and garlic shrimp all at once, even if solo. Ohana also has a large selection of desserts, from an Okinawan purple sweet potato pie on a macadamia crust to a Kauai coffee creme brulee. This is one of the only Hawaiian restaurants in town where they serve the island staple poi. Customers should call ahead for takeout.

1. Hy's Shrimp

530 SW 205th Ave #400, Beaverton, OR 97006

Hy’s is the closest diners will come in Oregon to the renowned shrimp trucks dotting Oahu’s North Shore. Never mind that it’s a fast-casual restaurant in a Beaverton strip mall, nowhere near any natural body of water; an order the butter-garlic shrimp coated in toasty shards of garlic makes it easy enough to pretend. There is some onsite seating available, but customers can also order delivery through Postmates or online for takeout.

530 SW 205th Ave #400
Beaverton, OR 97006

2. L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

This Beaverton L&L is the Honolulu-based chain’s only remaining outpost in Oregon, so here’s a chance to try barbecue beef bowls, garlic shrimp, and four types of musubi (Spam, barbecue chicken, chicken katsu, Portuguese sausage) without the wait. Delivery is available via UberEats or Postmates, and L&L offers some seating outside.

3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005

3. Roxy's Island Grill

12720 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005

For a slight step up from L&L, diners can walk a block over to one of three Roxy’s located in an A-frame structure that looks like it could’ve been a former IHOP. The best bets are the garlic fried chicken or shoyu chicken—and even pre-COVID it was recommended to get food to-go due to limited seating. Order online for pickup.

12720 SW Walker Rd
Beaverton, OR 97005

4. 808 Grinds Cafe

10100 SW Park Way, Portland, OR 97225

The food cart at Gigantic Brewery specializing in plate lunches might be more convenient for some, but the Beaverton cafe has the same menu, including garlic furikake fries and saimin, a Hawaiian noodle soup complete with char siu and those jagged-edged pink-and-white swirled fish cakes (kamaboko). Order online for takeout, or order delivery through Uber Eats; the cafe does have some tables set outside, but all the food is still packaged to-go.

10100 SW Park Way
Portland, OR 97225

5. Wailua Shave Ice Portland

1022 W Burnside St Unit O, Portland, OR 97209

This tiny downtown shop that has food truck roots in Kauai commanded lines when it first opened. These Hawaiian snow cones use finely shaved ice piled into fluff flavored with fresh fruit and all-natural syrups to craft traditionally tropical styles like Da Mango One (mango fruit and juice with condensed milk). The cafe also serves some only-in-Portland concoctions using Tea Bar’s Mint Majik (peppermint tea and spirulina). Wailua has implemented pickup procedures, but online pre-ordering is a must.

1022 W Burnside St Unit O
Portland, OR 97209

6. Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille

3633, 515 SW Carolina St, Portland, OR 97239

This restaurant just south of downtown near John’s Landing has all the requisite Hawaiian trappings, but its big family-style combos like the Big Kahuna Platter and Karate King’s Feast make it a hit for at-home luaus. The fun-loving restaurant also serves mainstays like spam and hot dogs with rice and eggs. Curbside pickup is available or use GrubHub, UberEats, or DoorDash for delivery.

3633, 515 SW Carolina St
Portland, OR 97239

7. GrindWitTryz

7339 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

Located at MLK’s Park the Carts, Grindwittryz is a food truck that serves Hawaiian classics as well as creative interpretations of quintessential dishes — like kalua pig sandwiches with homemade guava bbq sauce and furikake shrimp chips, or “Hawaiian nachos,” wonton chips topped with poke and kalua pig. Plus, the cart also offers the occasional Filipino special. Daily menu specials are posted on Instagram; diners can order ahead by phone or use Grubhub or Postmates for delivery.

7339 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97211

8. Hapa Howie's

625 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

Hapa Howie’s, a food truck in the back of the Piedmont Station Food Carts, serves classic Hawaiian plate lunches, plus comforting dishes like Portuguese sausage or spam, pan-fried with eggs, rice—and mac salad, of course. Hapa Howie’s also offers pick up or delivery through Grubhub and Postmates.

625 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211

9. Poke Mon

1485 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Marinated tuna and onions sit on a bed of rice in a bowl at Poke Mon
Poke at Poke Mon
Mattie John Bamman/EPDX

Opened at the height of the summer 2016 Pokemon Go craze, the poke restaurant with the novelty name has proven itself to be a serious standout. Like SeaSweets up the street, diners can choose from signature combos or build their own with selections of protein, toppings, and sauce. Unlike the competition, Poke Mon has a selection of sakes to pair with the sustainable wild fish, as well as garlic fried chicken on Fridays. Customers can order to go or use Caviar, Grubhub, or Postmates for delivery.

1485 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

10. Ate-Oh-Ate

2454 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Named for the Hawaiian 808 area code, this casual counter-service restaurant with two eastside branches has most of the classics covered, as well as the Aina burger topped with crispy pork belly, spicy mayonnaise and kimchi relish. Vegans looking for Hawaiian food will find a number of options, from teriyaki grilled tofu to curry bowls. Diners can order to go or through UberEats, Caviar, or Grubhub for delivery.

2454 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

11. Noho's Hawaiian Cafe

2525 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

Portland respects its elders: Noho’s is one of the longest standing Portland Hawaiian restaurants (the now-shuttered Clinton Street location was established in 1994). The menu is more wide-ranging than others, from grilled Korean-cut ribs available in multiple guises (the sweet-hot version is the move) to teriyaki chicken. If the traditional white rice and mac salad feels like too much, Noho’s offers large appetizer portions of most meats a la carte. Online ordering is available for takeout or use Postmates or Grubhub

2525 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202

12. SeaSweets Poke

1505 SE 31st Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Never mind that poke isn’t traditionally served on rice, raw fish makes a fitting star ingredient in the world’s current love affair with build-a-bowl meals. Chef Ian Hung trained under celebrated Hawaiian chef Alan Wong, and the fish is prepared the traditional way, pre-marinated — Hung gets creative with extras like runny-yolked sous-vide eggs and sambal guacamole. This minimalist, fast-casual spot accepts online orders for pickup or use Postmates, Grubhub, Caviar, DoorDash, or UberEats for delivery. 

1505 SE 31st Ave
Portland, OR 97214

13. Ohana Hawaiian Cafe

6320 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

This casual cafe (with a branch in Milwaukie) has more combo plates than the competition, so it’s easy to sample three classics like teriyaki beef, kalua pork, and garlic shrimp all at once, even if solo. Ohana also has a large selection of desserts, from an Okinawan purple sweet potato pie on a macadamia crust to a Kauai coffee creme brulee. This is one of the only Hawaiian restaurants in town where they serve the island staple poi. Customers should call ahead for takeout.

6320 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

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