Visit Date: March 15, 2018
Pine Street Market
126 SW 2nd Ave #109
Portland, OR 97204
Since we were going to be in Portland, and there are some really great restaurants there we decided to get some Ramen. I am of course speaking of the real kind of ramen, not the stuff you get ten of for a dollar at the grocery store. I am talking about the real honest to goodness Japanese slurping kind of ramen.
So after a bit of research, we headed to Marukin. Marukin is the first US outpost of a Japanese ramen chain. They make their broths and noodles in-house and with a fair degree of care. Besides ramen, they also have dumplings (gyoza), fried rice bowls, and several other sides. Intriguingly (I never did get a chance to sample any) they also have a fairly extensive selection of Japanese whiskeys on hand at varying price points (~$10 to ~$50 a glass).
The Pine Street location is part of a dining hall that also features a burger shop, French restaurant, pizza bar, ice cream shop, coffee bar, and a couple other eateries. Everything is open and seating is shared – pretty much like a food court but with much nicer food available. Continue reading →