Bamboo Sushi is an ever-expanding empire with soon-to-be five locations in Oregon and outposts in three other states, so it's a good thing Bamboo is helping a little slice of the country get its roll fix without pillaging the oceans. It was actually the first sushi restaurant to earn sustainability certification a decade ago. Go with a friend and a strategy. Split one of the signature rolls like Chasing the Dragon ($15), with a textural halo of tempura shrimp and flakes ringing a filling of spicy tuna, crab, refreshing cucumbers and avocado along with the thick and juicy Wagyu burger ($15). There—you've just created your own surf-and-turf dinner for $30.

GO: 404 SW 12th Ave., 503-444-7455, 310 SE SE 28th Ave., 503-232-5255, 1409 NE Alberta st., 503-889-0336, 836 NW 23rd Ave., 971-229-1925, bamboosushi.com, 11:30 am-10 pm daily. Southeast, Northeast: 4:30-10 pm nightly. Northwest: 5-10 pm nightly. $$$.