Photography by Kelly Clarke

Photography by Kelly Clarke

Deli, Japanese, Market
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The left-hand front corner of Cargo—the Central Eastside's global curiosity emporium—now belongs to a charming little deli and market that's essentially a mash note to Japanese home cooking and snacks. There's a cold case packed with tidy lines of plastic-swaddled pork katsu and egg salad sandwiches, bento boxes, and canned drink imports as well a few shelves filled with a meticulously chosen collection of Japanese grocery staples: Kewpie mayo, high-end imported sesame seeds and vinegars, locally made go-tos like Umi noodles and Ota Tofu, plus all the Hello Panda, Hi-Chews, and shrimp chips you can carry. Owned by a pair of vets from beloved Biwa izakaya (which closed mid-2018), Giraffe is also the only place on the east side that carries treats from Beaverton's excellent Japanese baking outfit Oyatsupan—caramel-drizzled apple-matcha cream pastries to savory-sweet beef curry doughnuts. Devour them all immediately.

Meal Times
Brunch, Coffee, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Counter Service, Parking, Takeout
Good For

Giraffe Goods

81 SE Yamhill St (inside Cargo), Portland, OR, 97214
11 am-6 pm daily.