Korean restaurants are more abundant in the Portland area than one might think, especially considering the city lacks the sizable Korean population of larger cities. In addition to local favorites like Han Oak and Kim Jong Grillin, many Korean restaurants and carts are concentrated in Beaverton and scattered in neighborhoods outside of the city’s core, guaranteeing a mix of traditional and modern.
The pandemic has changed the scene a bit; eating Korean barbecue at home isn’t quite the same without the hands-on grilling experience, but most of these restaurants offer to-go options—and will even pack up the accompanying banchan. Whether seeking KFC (Korean fried chicken) and a K-pop soundtrack or cheffy takes using seasonal ingredients, these 15 restaurants all have aspects that make them unique.
On November 18, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown initiated a two-week pause on Oregon indoor and outdoor dining; that pause will last at least four weeks in Multnomah County. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point, however, the status of these restaurants may change soon; it’s best to call or check social media accounts for recent information. For updates on coronavirus cases in this area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page.Read More