Welcome to Behind the Museum Cafe

welcome to the Behind the Museum Cafe
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ehind the Museum Café is a unique café that specializes in Japanese tea and foods, Japanese antiques and art and crafts.

The café serves robust EXTRACTO coffee roasted right here in Portland, Oregon. We offer our own homemade sweets, sandwiches, and assorted Japanese-style appetizers with seasonal vegetables, all of which can be paired with our premium Japanese beers and sakés.

The interior design melds traditional Japanese style with modern flair to create a warm, welcoming space, with an inviting atmosphere.
Henry Higgins Boiled Bagles
Etract CoffeeSugimoto Japanese Tea

Dear Customers,

On Tuesday 12/9 and Thursday 12/11, our water supply will be shut off from 9 am until 5 pm at the latest.

During those hours, our menu will be severely limited, and we will not be able to offer access to our restrooms.

As soon as the water is turned back on, however, we will return to business as usual.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Unfortunately we have no control over the situation.

Thank you so much for understanding!

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Please click here to see our " Holiday Hours " »

Nishiura Style Calligraphy and
Flower Arrangement Class in December

Schedule and location »

Last month, we signed a lease that will allow us to continue our cafe here at this location for the next five years.

We would like to extend a special thanks to you for your continued support. We are truly grateful for the friendships we have made. These relationships make this experience so incredible.

Thank you very much.

Tomoe Horibuchi & Chisumi Riou

We have started selling Sugimoto organic tea ceremonial matcha tea can(1.0 oz) $28 and Sugimoto organic cooking matcha (2.0 oz) $12.

Make Matcha latte and try replacing coco powder with matcha powder in your favorite recipes at home!

We now have our kimonos and other antique items
on a etsy page!

Details »

Created with heart and hope from Tohoku
OCICA's handmade necklaces and earrings are here!

Details »

A special
20% discount for members
of the Northwest Film Center's Silver Screen Club!


We are now serving UMESHU!

Umeshu on the Rocks (plum wine) : $6.00
Elegant sweetness, perfect for summer evening


Chikara : Gluten free Energy Cake
will be available in July!

Energy Cake : $4.00
pistachio, macadamias, pecan, walnut, fig, blueberry, raisin, prune egg, butter, brown sugar, and rice flour

Behind The Museum Japanese Tea Ceremony
 Video by Annika Bielig-Bussmann