Opened in 2007, Biwa is a popular Japanese izakaya imbued with a healthy dose of Portland ingenuity. Biwa was inspired by Gabe’s love for the unbelievably rich food culture of Japan, which he was first exposed to as a student, and has obsessively studied ever since. Kina’s sense for life and the qualities of the spaces we inhabit further informs our guest focused approach at Biwa.

Biwa is open daily from 11:30 AM until 2:00 AM and doesn’t generally take reservations.

The Biwa Test Kitchen, our private event space, is available for groups of up to twenty guests for private dining and special events. Please contact us with any questions or additional information about hosting your upcoming very special occasion.

We look forward to talking with you further!!