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OREGON LIVE June 21, 2017
Sake City USA: How Portland became the Japanese rice wine capital of America
“When Kate Koo became the sushi chef at Zilla Sake nearly a decade ago, the restaurant already had 40-50 different sake on the menu, almost all available by the glass. Today, that number has grown close to 100… “
Vitaly Paley Serves Giant Pizzas, Zilla Sake Expands, and More PDX Food News
“The Northeast Alberta Street mainstay has expanded next door, adding a full sake bar, an additional 20 seats, and happy hour (4-6 p.m.). That means cocktails from Matt Kesteloot (Rum Club), Sake One on draft, and more than 80 bottles… “
Fire Devastates Beloved Portland Pork Shop Tails & Trotters
“By Friday morning, owner Aaron Silverman had updated Tails &Trotter’s Facebook account with several emotional posts vowing to rebuild. They’ll have some help: T&T is nothing if not well-connected in this foodie town. This Saturday and next (February 25 and March 4), the superfans at Zilla Saké are donating all profits to help out the temporarily out-of-work crew.”
EATER PDX Feb 14, 2017
Sushi Etiquette 101 With Zilla’s Sushi Master
“Nine years ago this spring, Kate Koo opened the sushi bar at Zilla Sake House on NE Alberta, and with a zen-like adherence to traditional sushi techniques, it’s become one of the city’s top sushi restaurants. With that experience, Koo sat down with Eater to share crucial tips for what is, and what is not, a quality sushi experience.”
EATER PDX Feb 1, 2017
13 Essential Portland Sushi Spots, Mapped
“After 9 years, it has great sourcing connections, which results in unique, local seafood offerings, plus one of the largest sake selections in Portland, with 75 to 85 bottles.”
EATER PDX Jan 18, 2017
Healthy Portland Restaurant Plates That Won’t Make You Hate Life
“Chirashizushi means scattered sushi, and at old-school sushi spot Zilla it’s an artistically prepared bowl of sushi rice, vegetables, assorted fish, and vibrantly colored toppings, like Japanese herbs and citrus.”
EATER PDX Nov 11, 2016
4 New Asian-Inspired Breakfasts to Try Now
“NE Alberta’s Zilla Sake and Sushi Bar launched breakfast in October, but aside from one article in Portland Monthly, it has virtually no presence online. You can currently beat the crowds…”
Zilla Sake and Live Oregon Uni
“During a recent visit to Zilla Sake House on Alberta I was surprised and pleased to hear they were serving live Oregon coast sea urchin or Uni in Sushi circles. Knowing how important freshness is when eating Uni. I quickly jumped at the chance to partake in this dish but also learn how to clean and prepare a live Oregon coast sea urchin.”
Food Lover’s Guide to Portland
“Since 2007 this small, low-lit sake and sushi house has been serving one of the largest and most impressive selections of sake in Portland. There are more than eighty cold and hot sakes to choose from, with plenty of filtered, unfiltered, sweet, and dry options, along with a full bar and sake cocktails.”
Zen and the Art of Sake
“Conversely, sake’s popularity in North America is being fueled by a younger generation, one that has grown up eating sushi. A new crop of youthful, hip bars has popped up to cater to them—places like Zilla and sake bar Decibel in New York City, as well as restaurants like Ozumo in San Francisco.”
Original Fare
The Beginner’s Guide to Foraging | Original Fare | PBS Food Jun 26, 2014
“Sam’s good friend Justin took the Original Fare crew around Depoe Bay. This 101 on foraging on the Oregon Coast was quite the adventure. Sam had to end up rescuing Justin from the tide pool. “