Portland’s ever-expanding array of ramen shops complement the city’s already extensive selection of noodle soups, drawing regulars during the city’s exceptionally long rainy season. The city’s soft water, drawn from the Bull Run Watershed, forms the blank canvas for local ramen chefs to create wonderfully complex shoyus, shios, tonkotsus, and so on, complemented by house-made noodles and garnishes.
In the essential bowls listed below, you’ll find bouncy noodles swimming in luxurious, silky broth, garnished with briny seaweed, tender pork belly, pink-swirled fish cakes, and perfectly soft boiled and jammy ajitama eggs. For more Japanese favorites, check out this map.
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