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Thrillist.com: Yakuza’s Great Burger Gets Greater

Boasting an overlooked back patio/ garden and a secret rock-lined soaking tub, Yakuza’s Asian-inspired paradise just unleashed their only-for-Thrillisters “Tripe B”, an already-awesome burger augmented with bone marrow aioli, Tillamook white cheddar, and crisp tempura pork belly, which sounds great, as long as it refers to sex with T-Boz, and not DMX or Nas. Read […]

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Metro Parent : kids happy hour

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The Oregonian : review

Ever since Micah Camden opened Yakuza — it marks its fifth anniversary this month with a Sept. 20 block party enlisting his other two places on the block, Beast and Fats — it has done Japanese food differently. In a cuisine often marked by clear lines and sharp patterns, Yakuza blurs the lines and redraws […]

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Portland Monthly Mag.com : 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 more here.

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Portland food and Drink.com : review

There are times when I’ve gone to a restaurant and had an incredible experience, but for various reasons I didn’t make it back. Such was the case with Yakuza Lounge on Portland’s northeast side. I had my first experience with my friend DOR last October. It was such an-out-of-control meal we ended up having their burger […]

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Forkfly : review

Maybe I don’t go out enough, but I had never heard of Japanese Pubs before running across Yakuza.  In Japan they call them an izakaya, which is a type of Japanese drinking establishment that also serves food to accompany the drinks… Read more here.

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