Fodor's Expert Review Boxer Ramen
This often crowded and convivial ramen shop, at the entrance of the hip Union Alley shopping arcade across from the Ace Hotel, is tiny in size and menu, but big in appeal. What's all the fuss? Filling and absolutely delicious soups, including spicy red miso with pork belly and egg, and shiitake mushroom shoyu, plus tasty sides like sautéed greens with sesame and Japanese tater tots. A few Japanese and local beers as well as premium sakes are served, and mochi ice cream in an assortment of interesting flavors—boysenberry, passion fruit—are available for dessert. Seating is at a few small wooden tables and a short bar, so prepare for a wait at lunchtime or on weekend evenings.
1025 S.W. Stark St.
Portland, Oregon 97205, USA