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Craft Chocolate in Portland

Portland is known for its incredible food & beverage scene, including its farmer's markets, craft breweries, urban wineries, and coffee roasters.  But, did you know that Portland also boasts a vibrant craft chocolate community? In Portland, there is large number of both craft chocolate-makers and craft chocolatiers.  Craft chocolate-makers are artisans or small companies that [...]

By |2017-12-20T10:27:36-07:00December 20th, 2017|Others|0 Comments

Hokusei Japan Visit to Portland a Great Success

From Nov 15 to Nov 18 Hokusei Products' (Toyama, Japan) President & CEO Shotaro Tomita and his staff visited Portland, along with the Hokusei North America team. Tomita-san's four days in the Portland area were packed full of meetings with customers, suppliers, support service providers, and representatives of industries with which Hokusei plans to work [...]

By |2017-11-20T12:05:02-07:00November 20th, 2017|Others|0 Comments

Hokusei Products Japan Team Visit to Oregon in November

During the month of November, Hokusei Product's President & CEO Shotaro Tomita and his staff will once again visit Portland and other cities in Oregon. During the Nov 15  - 18 timeframe, the Hokusei Products team and their Hokusei North America count   erparts will participate in a number of meeting with Oregon-based companies and [...]

By |2017-11-20T12:04:23-07:00November 6th, 2017|Others|0 Comments

Photos from the Tokyo Friends of Oregon Reception with Governor Kate Brown

Earlier this month, our colleagues in the Toyama office had the honor of attending the Friends of Oregon Reception in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo was the first stop in Governor Kate Brown's week long trade mission to Asia to promote Oregon products and tourism. The Japan based Hokusei Products team and Portland based Hokusei North America [...]

By |2017-11-12T15:23:45-07:00October 23rd, 2017|Others|0 Comments

Portland’s Chef Naoko Visiting Japan

Chef Naoko (Naoka Tamura) is one of Portland's leading chefs, offering delicious Japanese food made with a Portland touch -- incorporating local, fresh, and organic ingredients.  Originally opening her restaurant "Chef Naoko" in 2008, Naoko-san revamped operation recently, re-openning her restaurant as  "Shizuku by Chef Naoko", as well as providing bento boxes for Delta Airlines' [...]

By |2017-10-16T11:36:54-07:00October 16th, 2017|Others|0 Comments

Last Summer Weekend in Portland

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, as families take advantage of the 3-day weekend to take vacations before the school year swings into full gear.  The 2017 Labor Day weekend in Portland definitely feels like summer, as temperatures have blasted up to the mid-90's Fahrenheit (mid-30's Celsius). As some vacationers are cooling down [...]

By |2017-09-03T09:05:18-07:00September 3rd, 2017|Others|0 Comments

Big Week in Oregon

On Monday, August 21 Oregon experienced a total solar eclipse, the first such eclipse to touch the continental U.S. since 1976.  Within Oregon, the eclipse started in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast, and then departed Oregon around the Ontario area near the Idaho Border. It was reported that nearly 1,000,000 visitors came to Oregon [...]

By |2017-08-24T11:23:49-07:00August 24th, 2017|Others|0 Comments

Summer Events at the Portland Japanese Garden

Each summer, Portland's Japanese Garden offers a number of events showcasing elements of Japanese culture. For the summer 2017 season, the garden is hosting a wide range of events, including tea ceremonies, kabuki, ikebana (floral arrangement), koto (Japanese harp), and more.   These events provide excellent glimpses of authentic Japanese culture, and are ideal for [...]

By |2017-07-23T12:39:28-07:00July 20th, 2017|Others|0 Comments

Allport Editions at ISOT 2017

Allport Editions, a Hokusei North America partner and leading publisher of greeting cards, participated in this year's International Stationary and Office Products Fair Tokyo (ISOT).  The Allport booth was very busy this year, with interest from numerous Japanese companies. Hokusei North America and its parent company Hokusei Products worked together to support Allport's ISOT attendance, [...]

By |2017-07-05T08:02:51-07:00July 4th, 2017|Others|0 Comments