Afuri Ramen is doing their soft opening from now until 10/18. They're open from 5pm-10pm, no word on how many nights a week yet. They'll be open until 11pm after the soft opening.
Stopped in for a late dinner and was impressed with what we had. The shio/yuzu broth is great, as are the noodles. Solid cocktails (care of Ryan Magarian), and a great sake list (albeit not many bargains to be had).
It's upscale and will run you more than Noraneko or Marukin, so I'm guessing this is not your happy hour snack stop. I'd definitely check it out for a nicer dinner though or as the last stop of a night out.
I was told they were slammed both Friday and Saturday night, so I'd hit them up on a weekday on the later side. I envision them getting a lot of early press. It's an impressive space and they seem to be putting a lot of effort in. I saw a bunch of staff from their Japan operation observing every detail of the kitchen line. They're clearly gunning to be less of a noodle shop and more of an upmarket hybrid ramen-ya/restaurant.
921 SE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97214