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Sake and Japanese Beer Now Available in the Store!

Giraffe is now selling a wide array of Japanese sake (and a couple of sakes made right here in Oregon as well!) and Japanese beer in the shop. We are very proud to be offering over 40 different kinds of sake, with our selection growing each week. 

Portland is plentiful with specialty beer and wine stores that serve their neighborhoods with diverse selections of styles and price ranges. A good bottle shop is the type of place you can approach for guidance and education, or just to grab something reliable. Our goal is to be all of that for you, in a neighborhood sake-specialized shop. 

The sake focus at Giraffe is on offering high-quality craft sake, as well as low-price bottles. We also carry special things such as seasonal Nama (unpasteurized) releases from our favorite brewers. We offer a comprehensive selection of sake from every style, from aromatic Daiginjo, to cloudy Nigori, and delicious and interesting Futsu-shu as well. 

And if you want to know what Daiginjo, Nigori, or Futsu-shu are, we are here for you as well, and happy to answer any questions you might have!

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Eater Portland on Giraffe and the Japanese Egg Sando's growing popularity in the US

Eater Portland on Giraffe and the Japanese Egg Sando's growing popularity in the US

 

Thank you to Brooke with Eater Portland for reaching out Kana and Gabe this week to talk about egg sandwiches and Japan in Portland. Here's the article:

https://pdx.eater.com/2019/3/14/18264141/giraffe-goods-egg-salad-sandwich 

(Photo by Kara Stokes / EPDX / IG @Perfectfooddays)

Eater Portland's Brooke Jackson-Glidden said she's been noticing a trend of popularity of Japanese egg salad sandwiches. In visits to Japan we've always thought this convenience store staple made for a tasty, quick meal in between meals. Really though, the mystery remains: why are the convenience store sandwiches in Japan so good? Our hope was that with a little kewpie mayo and Oyatsupan's amazing milk bread, we could also make a tasty Japanese-style Egg Sando suitable for a quick and delicious lunch for the folks who work around Giraffe. 

 

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Giraffe's Kana Hinohara Hanson

Faint Media interviews Giraffe owner Kana Hinohara Hanson. Check out the video and get a peek behind the scenes of our kitchen, what inspires Kana, and what what goes on inside the mind of a Giraffe.
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Giraffe’s First Blog Post, いらっしゃいませ!

Giraffe’s First Blog Post, いらっしゃいませ!

For this inaugural blog-post, we'd like to lead with a simple introduction about what we do at Giraffe: We are a small Japanese food and wares shop in Central Southeast Portland, Oregon.
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