Kimchi aficionados everywhere know the wonders of H Mart, the sprawling Korean grocery with hand-made kimbap, the must-haves for Korean marinades, and an almost absurd variety of kimchi. The Portland area currently has one in Tigard, as well as a G Mart in Beaverton. Another H Mart location will open on SE Belmont in the former Zupan’s space, as the Portland Business Journal reported last year, but here’s the news: That location looks like it will open in the fall of 2018, according to posted signs. The original story said the store was supposed to open in the first quarter of 2018; per usual in Portland, that expected opening has been delayed significantly. The Zupan’s closed in January of 2017 after 20 years in the neighborhood.
H Mart has not responded to requests for comment. For some guidance navigating the Korean supermarket, check out this Eater video explaining how to shop within the store. The new location will open at 3301 SE Belmont Street.
• H Mart [Official]
• New grocer signs lease for former Zupan’s space on Belmont [Portland Business Journal]
• Eater PDX [Facebook]