Noodles are such a versatile food. They can be transformed into different dishes all across different ethnic flavors and tastes nationwide and worldwide. Whether you want to sample Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, or Italian noodles, there is something for everyone to enjoy at noodle restaurants in Portland. Here are the top 15 best noodles in Portland (in no particular order) that include vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options too…
1. Nudi Noodle Place – enjoy your favorite noodle dishes with plenty of vegan options too
Nudi Noodle Place is another noodle shop in Portland that offers delicious noodle dishes with vegan varieties as well.
Located in the Woodstock District, their #1 signature noodle bowl that is considered a customer favorite is LakSa. It’s a gluten-free noodle dish with vegetarian and vegan options available.
The original dish comes with sliced pork, prawns, rice noodles, napa cabbage, cilantro, peanut sauce, sprouts, and an Onsen poached egg.
Check out the Nudi’s Signature list and Well-Known list on the menu page of their website to sample more customer favorites.
Address: 4310 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
2. Eatwell Organic Noodle PDX – a popular place serving up a variety of organic noodle dishes
The Buckman District’s Eatwell Organic Noodles is one of the best noodles in Portland not only because of the organic noodles they serve but also their distinctive flavors, unlike other noodle shops.
Besides noodle bowls such as Brisket Ramen, Chicken Shoyu Ramen, and Simply Vegan Ramen, Eatwell Organic Noodle also serves small plates including chicken gyoza, cauliflower tempura, and calamari. If you are not in the mood for noodles the day you visit, there are rice bowls available, too.
Address: 1125 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
3. Frank’s Noodle House – Asian noodle dishes including vegan and vegetarian options
Frank’s Noodle House serves up vegetarian, meat, and seafood noodle dishes including your choice of stir-fried hand-pulled noodles with either shrimp, beef, or squid, vegetarian chicken soup noodles, and more.
Located in the Lloyd District, they also serve small plates, house specials, soups, fried rice, and a homemade Thai iced tea to wash it all down. Choose from handmade dumplings, fresh spring rolls, crab puffs, wonton soup, hot and sour soup, pork fried rice, and so many more Chinese delicacies.
Address: 822 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
4. Stretch The Noodle – an Asian food truck specializing in hand-stretched noodles
Downtown Portland’s Stretch The Noodle is an Asian noodle food truck that specializes in hand-stretched noodles.
Choose from dishes such as Jian bing (Chinese pancake), dumplings (spicy pork and shrimp or vegan or other varieties), and hand-stretched noodles with stir-fried chicken (or you can substitute for tofu to make it vegan/vegetarian) and vegetables.
They operate only Mondays through Fridays from 11 am to 3 pm to accommodate the lunch rush so do not wait to try one of the best noodle food trucks in Portland!
Address: 223-269 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204
5. Mucca Osteria – for home-made Italian noodle dishes
Mucca Osteria is another Downtown Portland noodle shop, but they serve Italian noodle dishes instead of Asian-themed ones.
All their noodles are homemade for their delicious spaghetti and tortellini dishes including Spaghetti alla Gricia (hand-made thick spaghetti with guanciale, pepper, and pecorino Romano), Tortellini ai Funghi (mushroom and ricotta filled tortellini), Tagliatelle al Cervo (homemade tagliatelle with slow-braised venison ragu).
To go with your Italian noodles, wash it all down with red, white, or sparkling wine. Ask your server to see which wine goes the best with the noodle dish you ordered.
Address: 1022 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
6. Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine – offers tasty 100% vegan Asian dishes including plenty of noodles
Downtown Portland’s Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine offers vegan Asian dishes that satisfy the palette whether you have a vegan diet or follow a normal American diet.
Fuji udon soup noodles, chow mein, and wonton harmony soup noodles are just some of the many delicious noodle dishes that you can try at Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine.
They also have fun and delicious cold beverages to go with your meal including Sunny Forest, Pink Lady, Happy Go Lucky, and Orange Joy.
Address: 1239 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201
7. Drunken Noodle – delicious Thai and Vietnamese noodle dishes
Drunken Noodle operates out of the Portsmouth District and brings Portland residents and tourists delicious Thai and Vietnamese noodle dishes.
Choose from noodle dishes such as their signature Drunken Noodle dish, Classic Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, Pad Woon Sen, Drunken Yakisoba, or Drunken Pad Thai.
Other small plates, fried rice, curry, and drunken fried chicken are other delicious options on the menu. Select from regular Drunken Fried Chicken or Drunken Thai Fried Chicken for a different take on traditional American fried chicken.
Address: 5907 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
8. Yang’s Noodle – popular signature Asian noodle dishes
The Vern District’s Yang’s Noodle serves up delicious Asian noodle delicacies and even boba tea to wash it all down.
Some of their signature noodle dishes include Kung Pao Chicken Noodle, Mongolian Beef Noodle, Pork Belly Noodle, Dan Dan Noodle, Sweet & Sour Chicken Noodle, and so much more.
Pair your noodle dish with small plates such as pork wonton soup, shrimp tempura, chicken potstickers, xiao long bao, or pan-fried green onion pancake.
Besides their location in Portland, you can also visit their other location in West Linn, Oregon.
Address: 1625 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
9. Noodles Restaurant – Italian cuisine offering gluten-free noodle dishes
Noodles Restaurant offers gluten-free Italian noodle dishes including beef stroganoff, cajun shrimp with penne pasta, capellini with Greek olives and feta, chicken piccata with angel hair, and many more options.
All noodle dishes are made to order in their Hillsdale District location. If you need a fresh bite to go with your delicious, savory, rich pasta dish, try one of their salads like Caesar salad, Chinese chicken salad, and Greek pasta salad.
There is even a kids’ menu with 4 types of pasta dishes to choose from that are perfectly portioned for little tummies.
Address: 6830 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225
10. The Bulgogi + Dukuhbee Noodle – a Korean restaurant serving hand-pulled noodles
Hollywood District’s Bulgogi + Dukuhbee Noodle is a Korean restaurant that specially serves bibimbap, bulgogi (which comes with your choice of protein, salad, pickled rice, and dumplings), and hand-pulled noodles.
The hand-pulled noodle dishes include your choice of beef, chicken, tofu, shrimp, pork or veggie noodles, or K&B noodles (kimchi, bacon, and cheese).
Brighten up your meal with delicious San Pellegrino sodas such as grapefruit, blood orange, prickly pear, lemon, pomegranate, or orange.
Address: 4232 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
11. Bake on the Run – a vegan-friendly food truck offering authentic Guyanese cuisine
Bake on the Run is a Guyanese restaurant located in the Hawthorne Asylum which is stationed in the Buckman District.
What makes Bake on the Run one of the best noodles in Portland is they are the only Guyanese restaurant located on the West Coast. Plus, they were featured on the show, Top Chef Portland.
Most of the dishes they sell are vegan and/or gluten-free such as Jai’ Guyanese Dahl on Rice, Chef Bibi’s Guyanese Vegan Chow Mein, and Chocolate Truffle Bake.
Try Caribbean soda along with your meal if you haven’t already with flavors of guava, champagne, or ginger root.
Address: 1080 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214
12. Van Hanh Restaurant – a go-to noodle shop with Vietnamese vegan & vegetarian options
Van Hanh Restaurant is located in the Powellhurst-Gilbert District and is another go-to noodle shop for vegan and vegetarian options.
Vietnamese noodle dishes include Chow Mein, Buddha Bowl, Pad Thai, and Vegan Pho. Sample other Vietnamese vegan and vegetarian delicacies such as the steamed bun with vegan ham or the spring rolls.
The owner sends the money earned from the restaurant to local Vietnamese temples and to organizations that help orphaned children in Vietnam. Plus, there’s a loyalty program you can join for free when you order food online.
Address: 8446 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97266
13. Yuzu – Japanese noodle shop serving classic ramen noodle dishes
Yuzu is a Japanese noodle shop known as an izakaya (Japanese pub) located in an Asian strip mall in Beaverton, Oregon.
Classic ramen dishes, delicious Japanese small plates, and beer and sake are on the menu at this noodle shop located just less than 15 minutes away from Portland.
Sample karage which is deep-fried chicken with lemon or try their cold soba noodles for a different way to enjoy a noodle dish.
The Portland Monthly states that Yuzu’s small plates menu spans 6 pages long, so besides noodle dishes, small plates are their specialty!
Address: 4130 SW 117th Ave H, Beaverton, OR 97005
Distance from Portland — 13 minutes
14. Chin’s Kitchen – Chinese noodle shop serving up favorites such as chow mein and chop suey
Chin’s Kitchen is a Hollywood District noodle shop serving up Chinese favorites such as chow mein and chop suey.
Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives episode entitled “From Authentic to Incentive” on Food Network, Chin’s Kitchen is renowned for its delicious daily lunch specials and their Portland Famous Dong Bei Jiao Zi which are their dumplings dishes.
For noodle dishes, Chin’s Kitchen has beef noodle soup, chili oil splash noodles (with or without shrimp), pickled hot chili noodles, and Zha Jiang Mian noodles.
Address: 4126 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
15. Cabezon Restaurant – farm-to-table food with dishes made from glass noodles and seafood
Rose City Park District’s Cabezon Restaurant is a farm-to-table bistro that offers delicious seafood dishes reminiscent of Pacific Northwest flavors.
The basil and phyllo-wrapped white shrimp come with glass noodles and cashew sambal sauce mixed with peppers and carrots.
Their popular entrees include Cioppino, Alaskan Halibut, and Mesquite Grilled Lamb Chops.
Pair your favorite noodle dish or other entrees with a red, white, sparkling, or pink wine of your choice with some wines coming by the glass and others by the bottle.
Address: 5200 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97213
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