Located at 4025 N Williams on the corner of Shaver + Williams. ph # 503.954.1243. Call ahead for parties of 12 or more and we will do our best to accommodate. Please be aware that we are in a remodel phase- our back patio will remain closed, and no private events will be booked until further notice. CURRENT HOURS 8am-4pm....CLOSED MONDAYS THROUGH 12/26

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"THERE IS BEAUTY IN FOOD- FROM THE AESTHETIC, TO IT'S NUTRITIONAL AND MEDICINAL POWER, TO THE WAY IT CAN BRING PEOPLE CLOSER TOGETHER." 

 

WHATS IN THE NAME?

from the owner   " The name Poa means EVERYTHING IS COOL in Swahili,  inspired by a 2014 volunteer trip in Tanzania, Africa, with my then 5 year old son. Greetings would go something like "Mambo" = hi, hows everything? "Poa"= Everything is cool.

Part of the arrangement was that we'd help prepare meals for a group of children in their village foster home.  The days revolved around mealtimes, starting with a walk to the market in the  morning, two miles round trip. My appreciation of food became intense, so did my feelings of guilt for always having it so readily available back home.  Preparation of each meal was an art form,  and mealtimes were joyous, special occasions with people of all ages and backgrounds.  Cultural barriers did not exist .Each meal brought about a new experience, all based around the act of procuring, preparing and sharing food with each other.  "