Colder temperatures and rainy days are here, so soup season is now officially upon us in the Tualatin Valley. Luckily, there are a variety of great options to taste so bring your appetite and check out one of these must-try soup serving restaurants.
Located in Hillsboro, Vivi’s Vietnamese Noodle House specializes in traditional dishes made from recipes passed down through multiple generations. Their classic Pho (pronounced “fuh”) is a Vietnamese broth dish served with rice noodles, and a side of bean sprouts, sweet basil and limes. The Beef Noodle Soup is their most popular type of pho and after one slurp you will taste why. Full of flavor, spices and delicious flank steak, this dish hits the spot.
Do you prefer to choose from a selection of soups in one convenient location? Fresh Thyme Soup Company in Beaverton offers five or more rotating daily soups plus four main staples served every day – Chicken Noodle, Chicken and Rice, Clam Chowder and Baked Potato. The menu always has at least one hearty meat soup, broth soup, thick cream soup, and vegetarian soup. If you are craving something extra with your soup, they offer soup served in a bread bowl!
Forest Grove’s popular Bites Restaurant serves a menu full of flavorful fusion cuisine made from fresh and local ingredients. The restaurant gives a tasty spin on classic dishes like kimchi fries and coconut risotto, and the soup selection is no different. Try the Tom Yum Minestrone soup for a new take on an old favorite.
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya in Beaverton prides itself on serving ramen dishes as authentic and delicious as those found in Japan. Using the highest quality ingredients, the pork, veggie and chicken broths are simmered for hours resulting in delicious ramens full of depth and rich flavors. The menu offers a variety of ramens to taste including tonkotsu, shio, shoyu, and miso, among other Japanese specialties.
With the opening of its first Oregon location in Tigard, Din Tai Fung has become a new favorite destination. Known for its xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), this Taiwanese restaurant serves up a plethora of soup options including wonton and noodle soups. For a mix of tangy and spicy flavors, try the hot and sour soup full of bamboo shoots, mushrooms, silky eggs and thinly sliced tofu, topped with the house seasoning.
Representing a range of cuisines, the options can seem limitless here and you may find more than one favorite soup on your next visit to Tualatin Valley.