TONARI OPENS FOR TAKEAWAY ON JUNE 12
Ryan and Elena Roadhouse of Nodoguro open Tonari next door serving healthful Japanese teishoku-style lunch, dinner, beverages, and pantry staples
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 11 , 2020) – Tonari is a healthful Japanese jazz kissaten-inspired cafe in Portland, Oregon led by husband and wife team, Ryan and Elena Roadhouse, opening on June 12th. Tonari will be open Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 2:30 p.m. and 4 – 6:30 p.m. for teishoku-style lunch, dinner and is situated next door to sister restaurant Nodoguro at 2838 SE Belmont Street. Meaning next door in Japanese and inspired by the principle “Happiness in Living” Ryan and Elena Roadhouse will apply the same master craft attention to detail and style at Tonari as with their esteemed omakase restaurant Nodoguro. The healthful Japanese cafe will serve Japanese-style teishoku lunch and dinner sets including coffee and tofu smoothies in the afternoons. Inspired by the Blue Zone diet, especially the foods of Okinawa, Tonari will serve carefully sourced and crafted cuisine featuring naturally healthful ingredients and superfoods. Tonari will develop a community by hosting regular digital classes featuring guest experts in Japanese craft, cooking classes, talks, and other artful activities. The Tonari pantry will feature many of chef Roadhouse’s favorite Japanese cooking staples available for purchase, including seaweed, soy sauce, tonkatsu sauce, Proud Mary coffee, Japanese hand towels, Yuzu hydrosol, incense, and more.