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Apr 26, 2010 12:42 PM

Korean in Portland


I spent three weeks in Seoul and had really high quality korean Food. Is there a Korean restaurant in Portland that has the same food quality as seoul? I'm looking for hand made noodles, great jajamuyen, really great cold noodles with raw skate.
Hope someone can help.


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  1. I can't wait to see the responses on htis. I have yet to find excellent korean. I split my time between PDX & Oakland so usually get super Korean in Oakland. I have heard two recommended but havent tried so cant vouch for their menus: Bewon 1203 NW 23rd Ave
    Jang Choong Dong Wang Jok Bal
    3492 SW Cedar HIlls Blvd
    Beaverton, OR 97005

    1. PFG is doing a group dinner at JCD that anyone is allowed to join IF THEY RSVP FIRST in this thread:

      There's Hae Rim in Beaverton Town Center, across the street is Country Korean Restaurant (next door to Yuzu, the izakaya), nearby is Nakwon in downtown Beaverton, as is Du Kuh Bee, and in Beaverton on the second floor of Paldo Market, is Spring.

      I know Du Kuh Bee makes their own noodles, not sure of the others. These, however, are the top places in town.

      I've never been to Seoul, but I'd love to hear what you think of these places if you go...

      Du Kuh Bee
      12590 SW 1st St, Beaverton, OR 97005

      4600 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

      4130 SW 117th Ave Ste H, Beaverton, OR 97005

      1. I don't have much experience with Korean, but I figure this is the right thread for for asking about Toji. It's right in my neighborhood and I've thought about checking it out - worth going?

        Toji Korean Grill House
        4615 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

        1. I've tried bewon, du kuh bee,nakwon, country korean, toji, etc and my favorite is nakwon BY FAR. the banchan there is always so good! lots of variety to it. Their pancakes (scallion, seafood and kimchi) is really delicious-- a light fluffy texture. I had the fried yellow croaker last time and i wanted to cry--it was so so excellent. it can get really really busy on weekends so i recommend going on a week day/early/ or being ready to wait a while.

          1. Went to JCD last night. Very tasty, esp the pigs feet, seafood pancake, galbi. The banchan is very good, about 6 bowls - so not a huge variety but good quality. VERY inexpensive. 13 of us went and ate like pigs for about $13 each...INCLUDING tip (no drinks). I hear the stone bowl bibimbap is also very good there, will try that next time I go, cuz I am definitely going back. Liked it a bit better than Nakwon and more than Hae Rim, but they are also good choices.

            4600 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005