Get to know these 3 new downtown Portland businesses

Get to know these 3 new downtown Portland businesses
Photo: Tekka Bar: Handroll and Sake/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 30, 2019.

Interested in discovering the freshest new spots downtown? From a Cajun spot to a jewelry appraiser, read on for the newest spots to arrive in this Portland neighborhood.


438 S.W. 3 Rd Ave.

photo: poboyz/yelp

PoBoyz is a Cajun/Creole spot, offering sandwiches and seafood.

The new food truck, founded by former University of Oregon football player Randall Willhite, serves up New Orleans-inspired cuisine, from jambalaya to po' boy sandwiches. Also on the menu are lobster corn dogs, seafood gumbo, fried ribs and more.

With a five-star Yelp rating out four reviews, PoBoyz has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Erin J. wrote, "It's authentic and better than any po' boy or red beans and rice we've had in New Orleans. The boss behind this gem, who is a joy himself, brings ingredients up from Louisiana and makes all the rest from scratch including the time-intensive roux and uses fresh veggies for his trinity."

And Jason S. added, "Had the first thing on the menu — a classic shrimp po' boy. It brought back many memories and was exactly what I think of when I think of this sandwich. The gentleman who runs the recently-opened place was extremely friendly and knowledgeable."

PoBoyz is open from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m.–11:15 a.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)

Gina M. Cobb

811 S.W. Sixth Ave., Suite 1000

Photo: Gina M. Cobb GIA GG/Yelp

Gina M. Cobb is an appraisal service and personal shopper.

The business offers both formal and informal jewelry appraisals, in which the owner, Gina M. Cobb, cleans, inspects and identifies your jewelry. Additional services include personal jewelry shopping packages and jewelry sales. 

Yelp users are excited about Gina M. Cobb, which currently holds five stars out of three reviews on the site.

Yelper Ema H. noted, "Gina is a gem. Not only is she knowledgeable about product options/qualities, the jewelry industry and vendor relationships but she's the friendliest and most genuine person you could meet. No matter the project, she will dedicate herself to making your vision a reality while keeping budget and time in mind."

Yelper Aleesha B. wrote, "Gina was able to provide a professional and educational experience. I had multiple jewelry items that I had inherited from a great grandmother and Gina was able to answer all my questions and provided additional background information on each item. Gina was very nice and made the whole experience easy and fun."

Gina M. Cobb is open from 9 a.m.–7 p.m. on Monday-Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)

Tekka Bar: Handroll And Sake

1237 S.W. Washington St.

Photo: Tekka Bar: Handroll and Sake/Yelp

Tekka Bar: Handroll and Sake is a sushi bar, bar and Japanese spot.

Tekka Bar: Handroll and Sake specializes in sushi and a variety of sake. On the menu, expect to see a variety of handrolls with seafood fillings like salmon, lobster and Tekka spicy tuna. There are also beverages on tap like the nitro matcha green tea and the Hitachino white ale. 

Tekka Bar: Handroll and Sake's current rating of 4.5 stars out of 20 reviews on Yelp indicates positive attention from users.

Yelper Joel S., who reviewed Tekka Bar: Handroll and Sake on May 23, wrote, "This is a streamlined concept and I love it. The menu is simple and straightforward while the service is friendly, warm and extremely attentive."

Yelper Mike P. wrote, "I am a fan of handrolls. Tekka serves them up fresh to order and the restaurant service, environment and music is fun and friendly. Had a nice experience there tonight."

Tekka Bar: Handroll and Sake is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday. (It's closed on Monday and Sunday.)

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