I’m a sushi lover who eats at various restaurants and takeout 3-4 times a month. I’ve done this for more than 5 years, and in 3 countries –including Japan, so I have a pretty good sense of what fresh fish and well-made nigiri, sashimi, and rolls should look and taste like.
Since moving to S Portland in March 2014 I gotten takeout from Mio in Beaverton 9-10 times and have been very pleased with the freshness and quality of their rolls, nigiri, and sashimi. I’ve also tried several other Japanese and Sushi restaurants across the Portland metro area (Bamboo <good, but outrageously expensive>, Sushi Land Marinepolis <fair, but inexpensive>, Ginzaya <awful and expensive>, etc.), and consider Mio my "go-to" when I crave fresh fish, quality rolls, and friendly service.
Pros: seafood is always clean tasting and has a good texture --no fishy odor, freezer burn or watery texture from sitting in the cooler too long; rolls are tasty, creative, well-made, and each is priced perfectly based on ingredients and size; sashimi platters are generous and offer good variety without cheap fillers, like small, flavorless shrimp; their rice is never overcooked and sticks together; servers are knowledgeable and friendly; restaurant is very clean throughout and they have a nice patio dining area.
Cons: none that I've found to date.
While Mio isn't the sexiest or trendiest sushi bar in Portland or Beaverton, I'd be happy to take even my most picky sushi eating relatives and friends here for dinner. Their chefs and wait staff consistently deliver good quality food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended!.