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Rita Leonard comes across a brand new sushi restaurant now open in Westmoreland....

RITA A. LEONARD - Chef Ricki Berduo is the owner at the newest sushi spot in the Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood, PokeBox - at 7414 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. For those in the mood for sushi, "PokeBox" opened early this year at 7414 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, at Knapp Street, in Westmoreland – and is currently offering sushi to go, open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Owner Ricki Berduo, who has spent 16 years as a sushi chef, tells THE BEE, "We opened with a staff of five, but currently – due to COVID-19 coronavirus 'social distancing' restrictions – we've limited our hours to four days a week, and the size of our staff to just two. However, we're slowly coming back, and we hope to see everyone soon!"

PokeBox has fresh fish delivered every other day from True World Foods. "We offer ten different signature rolls featuring salmon, tuna, crab, scallops, and veggie styles," says Berduo. "So far, favorites among our customers have been Sumo, Baked Salmon, and Mango Tango. Our cold appetizer favorites have been Tuna and Yellowtail Poke, Hamachi Carpaccio, and Salmon Bites with Truffle oil.

"Hot appetizers include rice, homemade Miso Soup, and steamed Edamame with garlic and soy butter. We also serve Nigiri, Sashimi, Moriwase, and a selection of saki, beer, wine, and sodas." Stop in, or order by phone – 503/519-9586. Orders can be picked up in person or delivered by Grubhub or Uber.


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