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An Evening with Bamboo Sushi

Photo by Jonathan Ley

Japanese food expresses many of the same aesthetic and cultural values as the Garden itself: seasonality, craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. This November, the Portland Japanese Garden will explore those values during an intimate evening in the new Cultural Village with longtime partner, Bamboo Sushi.

Photo by Cory Schisler

This event is an exclusive opportunity to experience the Garden’s new Cultural Village at night while savoring innovative hors d’oeuvres by the Portland-based purveyor of Japanese cuisine. Visit the Yanai Classroom for unique sake pairings or start your evening in the Umami Café for a special selection of sashimi. Hors d’oeuvres await you in the Miller Living Room where founder of Bamboo Sushi, Kristofor Lofgren, will be on hand to meet guests, answer questions, and discuss his organization’s commitment to sustainable sushi.

The Garden grounds will be closed during event.

Please note that the Garden is operating on Winter Hours and will be closing to the public at 4pm. The gates will reopen for entry to this event at 5:30pm.

A Future of Food at the Garden

Since our inception, the Portland Japanese Garden has presented living representations of Japanese traditions. We’ve striven to feature the work of the artists and craftspeople who are actively translating traditional Japanese arts and cultural practices into today’s vernacular.

Early next year, we will expand this focus and announce a new series of events like this one. This food series will highlight Japan’s culinary traditions and the innovative chefs maintaining and reinterpreting their rich history. Stay tuned for more updates about this exciting event series in the coming year.