KOi Fusion PDX

Today marks the first day of the so-called ‘heat wave’ here in Portland. As temperatures rise into the hundreds this week, those leather sneakers and sweaty cotton socks just aren’t going to cut it. Luckily, Nike feels your pain and has responded with their latest offering, the Deuce Mesh. Clean lines, ultra-breathable mesh, and a low-top style that can be worn sockless- these seem like the perfect shoes for the Portland summer. Look for these to drop in early August.

You be the judge!  Come visit us TODAY (Tuesday) for our first go at our brand new location on 3rd and Ankeny (across from Voodoo Doughnuts).

Don't act like you've never been there before...

Don't act like you've never been there before...

We’re serving up all your delectable KOi favorites (will it be a Bulgogi taco today?  Or maybe a spicy tofu burrito?) and you’re just going to kick yourself if you miss the chance to pick up some Voodoo for dessert…

This week in New York is Capsule, where many labels are showcasing their offerings for the fall/winter 2009 season. Along with the high fashion brands is Oregon’s own Nike vintage sportwear collection. The Beaverton-based company has done an amazing job over the past few years as they’ve delved into high fashion and upscale apparel, in addition to their usual athletic offerings. They released this lookbook over the weekend, and my wallet already feels a little lighter.

Jody with fellow K-taco head Krystal Anderson

Jody with fellow K-taco head Krystal Anderson

Why he eats at KOi: “It’s delicious.  Simple as that.”

How often he indulges in KOi: Once or twice a week

Favorite K-treat: Bulgogi Taco

His feelings on KOi: “I drive a cab and come by here [PGE] all the time.  Bo should get a big sign on the corner – he’d get so many more customers.  I mean really, the potential is huge.  He’s got the best tacos in Portland!  I don’t care if it’s not official yet…who’s gonna argue with him?”

Don't be shy - the K-taco fix is worth a little napkin use.

Don't be shy - the K-taco fix is worth a little napkin use.

Want to be featured on the blog as one of our loyal K-customers?  Keep on visiting us for delicious tacos and watch out for me, the gal with the video camera!

While we here at KOi definitely love food, it’s not the only thing we enjoy. From time to time, we’ll be throwing up things that we’re feeling at the moment, whether it be new clothing labels, music, artwork, or whatever is fresh and inspiring to us.

After a long week of work, with the July sun beating down on us, that late afternoon music listening session is so necessary sometimes. Today, I’ve been zoning out to Miles Davis. 1959’s Kind of Blue is considered by most jazz heads to be the greatest album of all time, and rightly so. The subtle, brilliant trumpet interludes by Miles blend perfectly with his band, a collection of some of the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th century, among them a young John Coltrane. Mellow, relaxing, intricate perfection.

A live performance from 1959 featuring Miles and Coltrane together.

Some iced tea, a book, a shaded porch and some Miles Davis. Does it get any better than that?

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