7 spots in Portland that serve up slurp-worthy ramen

Mar 29 2021, 3:00 pm

With the ramen boom of the late 2010s, so many ramen spots have been popping up in Portland.

While our love for ramen isn’t season-specific, it’s a no-brainer that hot soup-soaked-noodles and dreary weather are a marriage made in heaven.

With that in mind, check out these 7 awesome ramen restaurants in the city.

Afuri

 

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Enjoy ramen straight out of Tokyo thanks to Afuri. Their signature Yuzu Shio bowl is pretty amazing and features a broth made from locally grown chicken reduction, dried fish, seaweed, vegetables, and yuzu citrus. If you find yourself here, try their Yuzu Shio ramen.

Address: 50 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland
Phone: 971-288-5510
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Marukin Ramen

 

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It’s not every day you find great vegetarian and vegan ramen, but Marukin Ramen does just that. Their vegan Shoyu red ramen with vegetables, mushrooms, and tofu is simply delicious.

Address: 609 SE Ankeny Street, Portland
Phone: 503-894-9021
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Boxer Ramen

 

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Two words: Tonkotsu Shio. Decadent rich housemate pork broth, soft poached egg, pork belly, and scallions make this bowl of ramen just about the best thing you might ever put your chopsticks in.

Address: 1025 SW Harvey Milk Street, Portland
Phone: 503-894-8260
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Ichiza Kitchen

 

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This pan-Asian hot spot whips up vegan ramen that gloriously competes with its meaty ramen counterparts. The Ichiza Noodle Soup, with rice noodles, “chicken,” yu choy, cilantro, green onions, house chili sauce, and incredible broth made with 13 medicine herbs and spices is just as good as its description sounds.

Address: 1628 SW Jefferson Street, Portland
Phone: 503-702-8374
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Kayo’s Ramen Bar

 

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You can’t talk about good ramen in PDX without mentioning Kayo. Their snow ramen is absolutely magical, with warming ginger, citrus, and fresh chilies, topped with grated daikon (the snow), fresh lemon and shiitake mushrooms, and served with your choice of chashu pork or tofu.

Address: 3808 N Williams Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-477-6016
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Hapa PDX

 

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Hapa serves five types of ramen, each of them as tasty as the next. Pick between chicken, pork, veggie, and even fish broth as a base, and enjoy regular or gluten-free noodles.

Address: 3848 SE Gladstone Street, Portland
Phone: 503-376-9246
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The House of Ramen

The House of Ramen claims to serve the most authentic Japanese Ramen in downtown, and while we can’t speak for authenticity, we can say that it’s incredibly worth your while. We love the chef special which is filled to the brim with toppings.

Address: 223 SW Columbia Street, Portland
Phone: 971-279-5757
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