April Event/Ethnic Meal - JCD Korean (3492 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton)
Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:30 PM
1. Ethiopian / African - Bete-Lukas
2. Chinese - Yummy Yummy, Ocean City - Dinner & Dim Sum
3. Malay/Indonesian (tied) - Taste of Jakarta (2x)
3. Vietnamese (tied)
3. Peruvian (tied) - El Inka
3. Filipino (tied) - Tambayan
4. Thai (tied) - Dang's, Red Onion
4. Lebanese (tied)
5. Japanese - Kurata
I've put in the places that we've been covering those categories, but anyway, what would people be interested in trying in April??
Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:54 PM
Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:40 AM
I don't know. Whatever the group wants. I will see if I can make it. April is going to be a tight and busy month for me.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:57 AM
I love Karam, also, but would like to go to a Korean place (I enjoy kim chee and bulgogi immensely), preferably eastside
Just my unsolicited .02, but eastside is not a good strategy. Head out to the Tron and think about a crawl if your group is small enough. Don't rule out DJK for bbq, and I think you could organize something unusual with Nakwon or Koreana.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:13 PM
Nick Zukin, Mi Mero Mole & Kenny & Zuke's
Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:29 PM
Vote, people! Let democracy rule and pick where you want to go in April.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:40 PM
I don't mind sucking it up, but I'm miffed about being called Gresham Girl! I know I'm stuck in East County, but Gresham?! Low blow. HA! I sure miss living in Laurelhurst/Hollywood/inner SE/Close in NW, believe me. Urban Central is much more my style. But...I love my man and he lives way out yonder so that's where I be as well. The things we do for love.
OK...Korean and West burbs it is. I must be gracious about what is fair and right. Even if it's clear to hell and gone way west I hope I can make it!
Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:46 PM
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:47 PM
It might be worth doing a two-fer if it didn't freak out the owners if Korean in the 'tron is the choice, such as the two more barish places, DKB and CKR.
Nakwon has an extensive menu, but when we went there for a regular meal we mostly stuck to BBQ. I'd be really interested in exploring a lot of the non-BBQ foods there.
Then there are places like Spring, JCD, DJK, and Koreana.
The best source of info is probably the Fearless Critic guide. I know that Sauce, Flynn, and CO have done some exploring, but only a small part of it is up on PDXPlate, I think, because the site isn't insular enough without more secrets.
Yelp has a lot of them listed, too:
I'd be interested in doing some recon, but it'd be nice to have some help. Korean food isn't my favorite flavor profile and you often get way too much food which makes it hard for one person to explore. If interested, PM me. I'm a bit of a last-minute decide to just go driving sort of person, though.
Nick Zukin, Mi Mero Mole & Kenny & Zuke's
Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:26 PM
Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:10 PM
Karam was one of our first monthly events, it has to be a ethnic meal or we just get a group together and go...
We also went to Karam for a book club, when we were reading Diana Abu Jabar. I loved it and would be happy to go again, either for an ethnic meal or a monthly meal.
But I'd be happy to go for a Korean meal on the west side. It's hard to get you all across the river!
Posted 28 March 2010 - 08:12 PM
DKB has apparently been sold in the last month - has anyone been recently and should a downhill alert be issued?? I've been several times and the idea that the hand-pulled noodles could be gone forever is a sad, sad thought.
I've been to Koreana multiple times and never found it more than mediocre. Am I ordering the wrong things or has this place changed since I last tried it two years ago?
I'm very interested in trying the others mentioned, but I can't imagine visiting two in one day. Just way too much food - I'd rather go two separate times (preferably 2 separate weeks) if there's a huge demand to do that.
Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:49 PM
The only Korean place I've been to in town is So Kong Dong. I wouldn't mind going again; it was pretty good, and inexpensive-ish.
Posted 30 March 2010 - 10:17 PM
I have a ton of experience with Hae Rim (very good, I know the owner pretty well from going here all the time, can handle a large group of 10-20, and does some awesome things with seafood and black cod, but the menu is small), Nak Won (we've been here before and the stews are awesome), and Koreana (very mediocre). Here's the places I want to scout out in Beaverton:
- Country Korean (Mon - Thu 11 am - midnight, Fri - Sun 11 am - 2am, 4130 SW 117th Ave, Beaverton)
- JCD Korean Restaurant (Daily 11:00am–10:30pm, 12275 SW Canyon Rd. Beaverton)
- Spring Restaurant (Mon–Sat 10:00am–7:00pm, 3975 SW 114th Ave. Beaverton)
Frankly, I think we'll have the best luck meeting as a group of 10 plus for a Saturday or Sunday lunch. All of these places are packed for dinner during the weekend, not that big, and it will be hard to do a big group. During the week for dinner, anyone coming from the East Side will be dealing with serious traffic unless we meet later than 6pm. I do the reverse commute and they are usually pretty backed up at the tunnel and the interchange with 217 on a good day at 6pm. With an accident, they seem to sit and sit. If anyone has some experience with it, how long a drive is it usually?
Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:43 PM
I think Hae Rim is excellent for any korean restaurant but these are the only two korean places I've been to in Beaverton. (Toji and Sorabol aren't worth a group trip, and just say no to Bewon) Duh Kuh Be isn't very korean to me. I ate some stuff there, ordered non-noodles, and was confused. It would be nice personally to try Nakwon but it's ok if I don't