2452 East Burnside St.
From Ben Dyer's email:
There have been a number of rumors floating around regarding a new Hawaiian restaurant (mostly floated by me). I wanted to take a second to put a few of these rumors to rest. First - yes, it's true we will be opening a Hawaiian plate lunch restaurant. Yes, it's true, we've signed a lease on a location and are finalizing floor plans so we can begin construction. Yes, we have a name picked out. No, I'm not going to tell you what it is. Maybe next week. It's going to take us a few months to do all the work and open - we're hoping for August. I think our menu is pretty much done - we just need to finalize a few recipes, tweak a few ideas, but we should be there pretty soon. Here's the FAQ - yes, we will have Spam (Musubi, of course); yes, we will have Loco Moco; and Shave Ice (not crushed ice - Shave Ice). That's it for now, that should give you something to mull over. Oh, yeah - East Side!
Okay, I just got off the phone with Jason. We're going to tell you. The name? (Ate-Oh-Ate). Not sure why? Call someone in Hawaii. And the address? 2452 East Burnside St. That's right, seven blocks down the street from Laurelhurst Market. Sixteen blocks up from Simpatica. So there you have it. I'm suuuper excited. Hopefully a lot of you are too.