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Mio Sushi Restaurant Review: Here’s where Mio Sushi started, a charming converted Victorian home in the Northwest 23rd neighborhood. Now with branches around the city and even China, the Portland-based chain offers quality sushi at a moderate price point. The expansive menu proposes a wealth of intriguing alternatives for anyone weary of the same old rolls and sashimi. The fish is always fresh (Mio Sushi deals directly with fishermen and distributors) and daily specials abound. Spider rolls made with soft shell crab, California rolls, and spicy tuna are tops, or you can try the Caterpillar (unagi, cucumber, avocado, sweet sauce) or the Oregon with real crab and asparagus inside, plus salmon and avocado on the outside. Or go for non-sushi alternatives such as poke salad with Hawaiian tuna, the tempura, or the seaweed salads. For a change of pace, try the innovative sushi pizza: seaweed topped with fish, crab or shrimp, a special sauce, plus sesame seeds and green onions. While the interior can feel cramped, the atmosphere is friendly, service is fast, and children are welcomed. Tempura ice cream is a special for dessert. Beer and wine are available.