Behind the Museum Café is a 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 a modern flair to create a warm, welcoming space, with an inviting atmosphere.
Greetings, welcome to Behind the Museum Café.
When I visited Portland for the first time and saw beautiful Mt. Hood, I knew I wanted to live here. And when I discovered the beautiful Portland Japanese Garden, it inspired me to open my own café here in Portland.
Before moving here, I managed a café and taught Japanese home-style cooking and Zen temple-style vegetarian cooking (Shojin Ryori) in San Francisco. With that background, I am very excited to offer my recipes in our café for you to enjoy.
I would like to serve each cup of tea with the true hospitality that I have learned through years of practicing traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
I look forward to meeting all of you at my café, and I hope my passion to offer warmhearted Japanese hospitality will result in a delightful experience for you.
“Arigatou” (Thank you)
Behind the Museum Café owner,