6 delicious and authentic Korean restaurants to try in Portland

Nov 28 2019, 2:49 pm

Korean food has grown in popularity over the past couple of years, and it stands out for its unique flavors.

Fermented soybean paste, or doenjang, and red chilli pepper paste, known as gochujang, form the foundation of this cuisine and lend a fiery earthiness to the food that makes you want to keep coming back for more.

Portland has no shortage of good Korean restaurants, but for your ease, we’ve put together this handy dandy guide on where you can find some authentic and delicious Korean food in Rose City.

Kim Jong Smokehouse


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East meets West at Kim Jong Smokehouse. The restaurant’s food offerings take the flavors of Korean street-style food and combine it using Southern-style barbecue and smoking techniques. From salmon bibimbap to pulled pork steam buns, this Korean hot spot is the bibim-bomb.

Address: 126 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-477-9364

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Easily one of the most popular gathering spots for Korean food, Hak serves up authentic Korean fare. From piping hot bowls of kimchi stew and brisket noodle soup to tender pork belly slices and kimchi fried rice, Hak will leave you in the most satisfying food coma of your life.

Address: 914 NE Broadway Street, Portland
Phone: 503-208-2172


One Korean Restaurant


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This joint has a no-nonsense approach to Korean food. Korean classics like jokbal, bossam, and bulgogi make One Korean Restaurant one of a kind.

Address: 6159 SW Murray Boulevard, Beaverton, Oregon
Phone: 503-747-6160


Waba Korean Grill


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This spot has some very unique offerings on their menu, spicy snail salad being one of them. And yes, it kinda tastes like chicken.

Address: 12055 SW 1st Street, Beaverton, OR
Phone: 503-672-9222


Gangnam Korean BBQ


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From authentic rib-sticking Korean BBQ to classics like Korean dumplings and stir-fry, Gangnam Korean BBQ has everything you need to satisfy this particular craving.

Address: 2473 NW 185th Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon
Phone: 503-690-9551


Chungdam Korean Fusion


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Delicious food, and lovely service. Chungdam Korean Fusion doesn’t mess around when it comes to its dining experience.

Address: 7901 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland
Phone: 503-206-4515


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