In my experience, Portland is a sushi town. We have lots of choices, but the winning choices always seem to come down to a favorite few. Those not mentioned here received few votes. This year, Bamboo Sushi once again sweeps away the competition. However, there is a wrinkle. This year Hokusei Sushi, a newcomer to the scene, tied with long-time favorite Murata for second place. I’ve never heard of it, but obviously I need to check it out. Finally, where is Mio Sushi? I won’t eat there, but lots of people voted for it in the past. Now, with seven branches, it doesn’t get enough votes to be statistically significant. Hmm.
2012: Bamboo Sushi 43%, Murata 7.5%, Yoko’s Masu 7%, Saburo’s 4.8%, Mio Sushi 3.8%, Boxer 3.6%, Sinju 3%, Syun 2%, Mirakutei 1.4%
2011: Bamboo Sushi 27%, Murata 9%
Out of 848 votes:
1. Bamboo Sushi – 41%.
- 310 S.E. 28th Ave., Portland, 97214. Map (503) 232-5255
- 836 NW 23rd Ave., Portland 97210. Map (503) 239-1925
My favorites? Bamboo and Murata.