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The Colony : Cocos y Calacas

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The Colony & Field Day : Volksfest

The Colony & Field Day invite you to celebrate the autumn harvest at Volksfest 2013, Friday October 18th – 20th. A three- day food and spirits gathering to benefit Urban Gleaners PORTLAND, OR – October 18-20, 2013- The Colony in St. Johns will kick off a 3- Day autumn harvest festival in North Portland the weekend […]

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Thrillist : Secrets

They’ve discovered one of our secrets! “Sure, you could sit down at a nice restaurant and order up something off the menu like a chump, but that’s not gonna impress your date, is it? On the flip side, if you sit down and order whatever the hell you want, you’re gonna look like an a-hole, no […]

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Reader Survey 2013: Best Outdoor Dining Space in Portland

Food Dude at finds out the best outdoor dining spaces in Portland and Yakuza Lounge “an undiscovered gem – quiet and romantic” finds its way onto the list.

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Dayna McErlean’s Portland Empire on

THE COLONY, in St. Johns, used to be a funeral home, then a New Age church. Dayna McErlean is reinventing it as a … let’s see: The ballroom rents out for weddings, parties, whatever. Cooks can rent the kitchen by the hour. (“There’s huge need,” McErlean says. “There are so many food start-ups in Portland.”) Two […]

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Portland Men’s Guide : review

“Inspired by the Japanese izakaya concept,Yakuza is a true food-lover’s bar, and their burger is Portland Monthly’s 2009 favorite. But it’s the hidden treasures like Hamachi and Pork Cheek that make you wonder how a nation’s pub food could be this mouthwatering. And  if their drink list doesn’t blow your mind, make sure you still have a pulse…” Read […]

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Travel Portland : Parent and Child spooky sites.

For dinner, check out Yakuza Lounge (, a chic, laid-back Japanese joint 15 minutes away. They host a “kids’ happy hour” three nights a week. view full text in pdf format here.

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4th Annual Fox Chase Block Party

Monday, September 10th 6:00pm – 9:00pm Northeast 30th & Killingsworth Come enjoy complimentary bites from your favorite NE Restaurants: Yakuza / DOC / Autentica / Cocotte Discover great gift ideas and self-enhancement services from the wide array of business on the block: Half Pint Vintage / Red Fox Vintage / The People’s Yoga / Roots Salon […]

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My Houzz: Mixed-Use Oregon Home Serves and Charms

Dayna McErlean’s seven-year remodeling project transformed a debilitated Portland, Oregon, building into a vibrant multiuse project. Drawing on her childhood and inspired by her hands-on, creative family, McErlean created four dynamic spaces — the Yakuza Lounge (a food lover’s Japanese pub), an upstairs living space, a gorgeous garden and deck area, and a cabin for […]

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Please join Yakuza executive chef David Gaspar de Alba along with general manager and sake girl extraordinaire Kyle Lovell for an intimate outdoor dinner in partnership with Portland Food Adventures. Enjoy 6 courses of modern Japanese fare paired with hand-crafted house cocktails, beautiful sakes and wines, served al fresco in Yakuza’s lush Japanese garden setting […]

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