IN PDX: Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

This past weekend Luke & I tried a "new-to-us" restaurant in the Hollywood district (my 'hood, haha). Pono Farm Soul Kitchen is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers a variety of dishes with a Japanese twist. Their beef and pork menu options come from their farm in Central Oregon and their animals are grass feed and live a cruelty-free life (you can read more about that here). After reading up on this restaurant & loving the concept, we were beyond interested & excited to try it out! 

We arrived just as they opened for dinner and grabbed a few items off of the happy hour menu, as well as a few larger plates. The arrival of each item was perfectly timed. One thing being delivered to our table at a time. Just as we finished one plate, the next one arrived shortly after. They definitely knew what they were doing :) We were pleased with everything we tried & can't wait to go back & try some other items we weren't able to get to.

Miso Soup, Silken Tofu
Wagyu Tacos, Smoked Tomato Salsa
House-made Crispy Pork Gyoza
Top Sirloin Tartare, Ponzu, Yuzu Kosho, Pono Egg Yolk
(our favorite dish of the evening!)
Red Snapper Ceviche, Shiso Yuzu Vinaigrette, Apple, Pear, Plum Paste
Tomato Braised Pork Shank, Cheddar Polenta, Carrots, Potatoes

- Photos © Holly Copeland -

*In PDX is a series where I feature local Portland establishments. If you would like your business to be featured, please contact me here.


  1. looks amazing! those potstickers look so tasty. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. Lovely photos! The Wagyu tacos look amazing. I've never heard of this place and will have to try it out!


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