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Get a Taste of the Islands Here in the NW

Published Jan 12th, 2018

With the dark and rainy days upon us here in the Northwest, many of us are dreaming of a little sunshine. While most of us won’t be heading to a place like Hawaii anytime soon, there are local restaurants where you can get a taste of the islands. Choose from your favorites like Kalua Pork, or try something different like Salmon Poke or Loco Moco. Whatever you choose, having a taste of Hawaii is sure to boost your spirits!

Loco Moco from Hawaiian Express
Hawaiian Express – Portland
Forty years ago, the Hawaiian Express family left Vietnam. No matter where they’ve lived or traveled, one thing has stayed constant: a love for Asian and Hawaiian cooking. They want to share their love of food with you, serving loaded plates of fresh, healthy and delicious tuna & salmon poke, Hawaiian chicken, Loco Moco, beef short ribs, tofu & Kalua pork.

Patrick's Hawaiian Cafe
Patrick’s Hawaiian Cafe – Vancouver
When Patrick moved from Hawaii to Vancouver, WA he found himself craving the ‘Local Hawaiian Food’ he left behind. So, he began Patrick’s Hawaiian Café with his favorite home-cooked Hawaiian foods. Come share the Spirit of Aloha with your family and friends. There’s also live music, Hula dancers, and catering for all occasions.

808 Sunrise Deli
808 Sunrise Deli – Vancouver
808 Sunrise Deli features island favorites, fresh bagels, and deli sandwiches. Island favorites include delicious Teriyaki Chicken, Kalua Pork, Loco Moco and Mac Salad! 808 represents the area code for the State of Hawaii and is also the address to their beautiful building.

More About Hawaiian Food

What is Poke?
Poke is a Hawaiian dish, made from raw fish that has been cut, seasoned and mixed with other ingredients. Poke is the Hawaiian verb meaning “to slice or cut”. Hawaiian poke can be made with many ingredients.

What is Loco Moco?
Loco Moco is a modern Hawaiian food. It can have many variations, but usually Loco Moco consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy. It’s delicious Hawaiian comfort food!

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