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Portland’s Family-Friendliest Restaurants, Mapped

Yakuza’s known for its sexy dining room and even sexier eats, but Dayna McErlean’s kid-friendly happy hour menu also doubles down on what kids like best: If they’re still too young to be down with edamame, avocado slices, or some crunchy, honey-sesame rice balls, you can always order up chicken catsu (or “chicken fingers” in […]

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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 PortlandFoodandDrink.com finds out the best outdoor dining spaces in Portland and Yakuza Lounge “an undiscovered gem – quiet and romantic” finds its way onto the list. http://portlandfoodanddrink.com/reader-survey-2013-best-outdoor-dining-space-in-portland/

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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…” […]

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Travel Portland : Parent and Child spooky sites.

For dinner, check out Yakuza Lounge (yakuzalounge.com), 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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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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Travel Portland – Yakuza

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Monocle – Kuza Cabin

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Finder – Yakuza spot

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Portland Monthly Mag: Best Burger

Legend has it that the famously tender Kobe beef comes from Wagyu cows who are fed a steady diet of beer and massaged daily with warm sake by beautiful maidens—all while grazing in the mountains of Hyogo, Japan. Far-fetched, yes, but after a bite of the Yakuza burger, it seems plausible. Read full article here.

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