I got this in email the other day and wasn’t as timely with it as I would’ve liked:
New restaurant; Pono (meaning “righteousness” in Hawaiian) Farms & Fine Meats opened yesterday, Wed, March 16th on the corner of Cooley & Hunnell. Farm to table, they grow Wagyu (Kobe) & Angus beef as well as ‘Heritage Breed’ pork, mainly Berkshire and a rare Red Waddle breed locally in Culver, OR. All grown slowly & naturally; hormone & antibiotic free, drink water sourced from Opal Springs, all butchered and processed in house.
They specialize in fresh cut fine meats and also have a deli w/a Southern inspired menu emphasizing their beef and pork. Their sample menu consists of items such as
- Texas Style Beef Chilli,
- Micro Green Salad with Steak Tartare
- NY style Pastrami w/Kraut & Russian Dressing
- Wagyu Cheesesteak
- Braised Oxtail Gnocchi
- Sides including Southern Style Grits
- Collard Greens w/Smoked Ham Hocks
- Brussel Sprouts w/Pancetta.
Each entrée is made-to-order and averages at around $10.
They are in the process of getting an Alcohol Service Permit and intend on serving beer in the near future. Their farm also houses egg-laying chickens and they plan to start serving breakfast in a few months.
This [past] Sunday, the 20th, they are having a Grand Opening celebration and are serving up 250 free burgers and an entire bbq-ed hog. All proceeds from meat sales that day will go to the disaster victims in Japan.
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Beyond this there’s really nothing I know about this new restaurant; the corners of Cooley Road and Hunnell Road—essentially directly across from the Lowe’s entrance on Cooley—were empty lots last I knew, so my guess is they’re at the western half of Hunnell that runs south of Cooley (behind the old driving range and Les Schwab) as there’s a business building that’s been mostly empty there.
This KTVZ story looks to bear that out. Otherwise, there’s not much else online that I can find right now.
Interested in checking this out; I’m always curious about restaurants at the extreme north end of town.