About Us

Our Approach

Hawaiian cuisine is meant to warm the belly and the soul. We pride ourselves in making the true island-style comfort food, putting the aloha spirit into all that we do. We treat our guests like our ohana, and our goal is to always put them first.

Our Story

Hapa Howie’s was created in honor of Howard William Hudson, owner Kiaha Rasmussen’s grandfather. Hapa Howie’s was started to bring true Hawaiian food to Portland, from the hapa grandchild of a truly incredible man. Hapa Howie’s launched this dream in May of 2019.

Meet the Team

Ohana is everything to Hapa Howie’s. We would not be where we are without the incredible people who put the work in to create our dishes. While we are heavily supported by family and friends, its truly 2 people that oversee Hapa Howie’s success.

Oahu Born, Oregon Raised

Kiaha Rasmussen

Founder / Owner

With more than a decade in the corporate world under her belt, Kiaha brings tenacity, drive and family recipes to Hapa Howie’s.

Hanai family, local at heart

Stephanie Hansen


After 14+ years in the service industry, Stephanie joined Hapa Howie’s to bring experience, dedication and innovation to the cart.

2 Island Mutts

Bobby and

Hapa Howie’s Mascots

Runt and Bobby are the little mascots of Hapa Howie’s.
They keep us on our paws…ahem, on our toes!

Next Steps…

If you need a custom catering quote, call 503-610-8420 or email us and we will answer your questions!