Welcome to Behind the Museum Cafe

welcome to the Behind the Museum Cafe
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ehind the Museum Café is a unique café that specializes in Japanese tea and foods, Japanese antiques and art and crafts.

The café serves robust EXTRACTO coffee roasted right here in Portland, Oregon. We offer our own homemade sweets, sandwiches, and assorted Japanese-style appetizers with seasonal vegetables, all of which can be paired with our premium Japanese beers and sakés.

The interior design melds traditional Japanese style with modern flair to create a warm, welcoming space, with an inviting atmosphere.
Henry Higgins Boiled Bagles
Etract CoffeeSugimoto Japanese Tea

Dear customers,

As of May 1st, the prices of some food items on our menu will be slightly raised.

This is to ensure that we will keep using the same highest quality organic ingredients for our food and drink items wherever possible. Many of the imported Japanese ingredients we currently use have recently raised their prices and as a consequence, we will have to adjust ours.

We are truly sorry for any inconvenience.

Behind the Museum Cafe
On May 10th, Saturday, we will be closed at 4:00 pm for a private party.

Outdoor seating and to go orders will be available until 8:00 pm. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

We now have our kimonos and other antique items
on a etsy page!

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Created with heart and hope from Tohoku
OCICA's handmade necklaces and earrings are here!

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A special
20% discount for members
of the Northwest Film Center's Silver Screen Club!


We are now serving UMESHU!

Umeshu on the Rocks (plum wine) : $6.00
Elegant sweetness, perfect for summer evening


Chikara : Gluten free Energy Cake
will be available in July!

Energy Cake : $3.50
pistachio, macadamias, pecan, walnut, fig, blueberry, raisin, prune egg, butter, brown sugar, and rice flour

Please Try New Matcha Parfait and Coffee Float !
Matcha Parfait and Coffee Float : $7.00

The Matcha Parfait consists of iced Matcha latte with matcha ice cream, vanilla ice cream, matcha brownie, azuki paste, cookie crumble, whipped cream, and matcha jello, no ice cube.

The Coffee Float consists of ice coffee, vanilla ice cream, coffee ice cream, coffee cookie, cookie crumble, whipped cream, and coffee jello no ice cube.

We are now serving Wasabi and Shichimi Popcorn!
A Behind the Museum Cafe original, made using all organic ingredients with patented recipe and method. Curry popcorn is coming soon!