5 delicious and authentic Korean restaurants to try in Portland

Jun 29 2021, 11:15 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 chili 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 them using Southern-style barbecue and smoking techniques. From salmon bibimbap to pulled pork steam buns, this Korean hot spot is the bibim-bomb.

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

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

K-Town Korean BBQ Restaurant


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Whether you’d like spicy pork belly or are ready for some chicken gizzard, K-Town Korean BBQ Restaurant has you covered.

Location: Foster Road and 82nd Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-444-7700
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Kkoki Bbq


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KKOKI BBQ is a Korean barbecue restaurant that serves a range of authentic Korean food and beverage items that you can cook yourself in the middle of the table.

Location: 8001 SE Powell Boulevard Suite, Portland
Phone: 503-327-8875
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Toji Korean Grillhouse


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Toki Korean Grillhouse has 13 high-quality SHINPO grills that have an interior smoke intake function that’ll keep you free from greasy smoke. Order as many types of meat and veg as you’d like and grill them to perfection.

Location: 4615 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Phone: 503-232-8998

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