Slide Show: Koi Fusion’s New Brick and Mortar
Photography by Benjamin Tepler
It’s been five years since Koi Fusion owner Bo Kwon (one of PoMo’s 50 Most Influential Portlanders) launched his social media-driven Korean taco empire with a series of viral tweets. Now with a small fleet (8 roving trucks, 4 stationary kiosks) and a cult following, Kwon is realizing his dream to open a fully-fledged brick and mortar inside the D-Street Building on Southeast Division and 30th Avenue. The Division location brings new Korean-American fusions, like kimchi cheese steak and a Korean-style Reuben (click the slideshow above for the mouthwatering details), and will act as a staging area for visiting chefs and food truck upstarts.