Post PDX: Taking comfort in Canton Noodle House

This Seattlest writer knows this site is about appreciation of Seattle. We love it here, for sure.

But part of what we love is its proximity to Vancouver, as we’ve discussed before. And to that we must add its proximity to Portland.

Dishin’ disappeared for a week because we were on a feeding frenzy down south. In just a few days, we hit Ping, Bluehour, Biwa, Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Ten 01, Departure, Andina, Broder, Nostrana, Sahagun, Pix, Pok Pok, the amazing Saturday Farmers Market (Pine Street Biscuits, Two Tarts, Tastebud, and more), Tanuki, Beast, Voodoo Doughnut, and Kenny & Zuke’s. Oh—and a few other snacky places.

All this to say that we’re ready for some Seattle comfort food, which might mean a bowl of wontons and/or sui kau at Canton Noodle House. Last time we were there, we were taking a look at a townhouse nearby and talking with the owners about the neighborhood. There have been the predictable drug-related issues, but the nice couple perseveres and tries to stay positive.

For a few bucks at Canton Noodle House, you get a nice bowl of soup. Decent broth, slurpable noodles, and tasty wontons. The soup’s on par with the other places in the International District.

By the way, we passed on the townhouse. And while Portland tempts us, we take comfort that we still love Seattle more—at least for now. And that we have comfort food from Canton to help us digest our dégustation of the fine fare of both of our fair cities.

Cross-posted on Seattlest, where “we” = me. Stay tuned for reports on all those Portland restaurants as time allows.

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One Response to “Post PDX: Taking comfort in Canton Noodle House”

  1. June 29, 2009 at 2:51 pm #

    Oooh, I run by this all the time (live in a townhouse nearby) and always wondered how it is. But it tends to be closed at 6:30am when I run by so I haven’t made it in yet! Glad to hear it’s worth while, will add it to the list.

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