After a heroic whirlwind remodel, we’re ready to reveal our newest addition to the Biwa family, Parasol, with soft openings on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a fundraiser for the Portland Japanese Garden on Thursday of this week.
We can’t wait for you all to see how we have adapted the core ideas and design of the original Biwa space to become the beautiful Japanese café and cocktail bar, Parasol.
Inspired by busy Japanese train stations and the bustle and rhythms of Japanese city life, Parasol serves some of our favorite on-the-go working person dishes, like soba, udon, and curry rice in a cool after-work lounge space with a live soundtrack.
As always, a truly amazing bunch of tradespeople teamed up with Kina and Constructive Form to bring the space together and we couldn’t be happier (or tired-er!)
Also, this Thursday (11/3) we are doing a fundraiser for the Portland Japanese Garden’s amazing “Cultural Crossing” expansion. Pip’s Original will be here frying delicious little doughnuts from their Classic Chevy P-10 Van parked out front, and we’re making a special punch with proceeds benefitting the garden expansion. Please come by and see our new place and support this great cause.
Friday we’ll be officially open, so we look forward to seeing you at one of our pre-opening events this week, or once we’re in full swing this weekend!
Thanks so much and see you soon!
Parasol Bar will be open 5p – 2a daily
Menus and more information coming soon to parasolbar.com
215 SE 9th Avenue (former Biwa space)