Cuisine(s)
Deli, Japanese, Market
Price Scale
$
Description

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
Conversation
Location