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Ramen-Whisperer Afuri’s Second Portland Location Is Now Open

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The breakout Tokyo-based shop takes up residence in Old Town

Yuzu Ratan Ramen at Afuri
Yuzu Ratan Ramen at Afuri
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Tokyo-based franchise Afuri changed the local ramen game when it started simmering stock in Portland last year, and the breakout ramen restaurant’s second location is now open for business, according to the O’s Michael Russell, who glimpsed it by chance during a visit to Old Town.

As first confirmed by Eater, Afuri chose Old Town for its second U.S. location. It is currently open with sporadic hours at 50 SW 3rd Ave. (formerly Captain Ankeny’s Well), and it’s holding a grand opening celebration tomorrow, November 10. The O reports the new location is smaller, with a greater focus on ramen and gyoza (dumplings). It’ll ultimately operate daily for lunch and dinner.

Eater has reached out to Afuri for complete details. Stay tuned.

Offering light and rich ramens, as well as robust Japanese izakaya and sushi programs, Afuri stayed on the Eater PDX heatmap for six full months after it opened, as well as earned accolades from Bon Appetit and more.


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