According to a recent permit filing, Ikimono Ramen is set to open its doors in the Old Town area, located at 1025 SW Harvey Milk Street.
A representative of Ikimono Ramen was not immediately available for commentary upon What Now Portland’s request.
While overall information is limited and an opening date has yet to be confirmed, according to the permit filing, the planned days of operation are every day from 11 AM to 10 PM.
According to Bizapedia, Ikimono Ramen was filed only a few months ago in August and is listed as an active filing. It has been active for approximately two months.
Ramen’s origins can be traced back to China, where it was initially known as “lamian.” The dish made its way to Japan in the late 19th century, evolving to suit local tastes and ingredients. Over time, it’s stated to have become a staple of Japanese cuisine, said to be cherished for its ability to warm the soul and tantalize the palate.
Ramen broths are often categorized into four main types: shoyu (soy sauce-based), shio (salt-based), miso (fermented soybean paste-based), and tonkotsu (pork bone-based). Each type has its own unique flavor profile, ranging from what can be described as rich and savory to light and delicate. What sets ramen apart is the dedication to simmering these broths for hours or even days.
Ramen noodles are equally critical to the dish’s success. Traditionally made from wheat flour, water, and sometimes alkaline mineral water called kansui, ramen noodles come in various shapes and thicknesses. The texture and firmness of the noodles can be customized to suit individual preferences as well.