March 24, 2009
By Steve Kajihiro
Photo by Bridget Rodrigues
Oregon is famous for their beautiful coastline and waterfalls. Nestled between all of this beautiful scenery is a restaurant that will fill your belly and instantly take you back to the Islands.
This restaurant is Noho’s Hawaiian Café. Noho’s Hawaiian Café is decorated with surfboards and other Island décor which projects an Island-style vibe that made me feel at home.
More importantly, the food at Noho’s is simply “onolicious,” delicious for those who need the translation. Noho’s kalua pig was “broke the mouth” good. The ahi poke was one of the best I have ever tasted. I also had the pleasure of trying Noho’s shoyu chicken, noodles, and their awesome macaroni salad. What can I say; everything I tried was authentic “onolicious” local Island-style food. There are a lot of wannabe Hawaiian-style restaurants out there but Noho’s is the real deal.
I had the pleasure of meeting Noho on a recent trip to Portland and let me tell you, Noho never forgot where he came from. He still remembers what the Aloha spirit is all about. Noho, your hospitality really made everyone’s trip to Oregon one to remember.Mahalo!! Check out Noho’s, you will not be disappointed.
Noho’s Hawaiian Café
2525 SE Clinton Street
Portland, Oregon 97202
703 East Main Street
Medford, Oregon 97504
3484 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
For more information, visit their website at www.nohos.com.