One in five people in Portland are food insecure, according to the Oregon Food Bank. It’s a statistic Darrell Yuen knows well. He spent years fighting hunger, including a stint at the Oregon Food Bank. But in 2016, he called it quits and decided he would fight hunger by starting a restaurant instead.
The result is Musubi, a small restaurant in Southeast Portland that serves Hawaii snack food.
Darrell contributes a portion of every purchase to combat hunger and he sees his role not as a restaurateur but as a social entrepreneur. In this episode, we talk about how restaurants owners can give back to communities and how Darrell sees his restaurant as a way for him to embrace his Hawaiian identity.
Produced by Juan Ramirez. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.
LINKS DU JOUR
Connect with Darrell Yuen on Twitter.
Pacific Underground podcast