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Inspired by the vibrant and varied street food of Thailand, Khao San offers diners an authentic taste of culinary traditions often overlooked by other Thai restaurants. A commitment to authenticity permeates every aspect of the eatery, right from the use of seasonal Asian vegetables in the preparation of various dishes, to the custom-made tuk tuk booth that forms the centerpiece of the dining room. The restaurant is as vibrant and lively, although not nearly as chaotic, as Bankok's street markets, and the food is simply divine. Fresh, fragrant and packed with the authentic flavors of Thailand, a meal at Khao San will transport you across the miles to Thailand and back. All of the food is served family-style, as small plates to allow diners to sample multiple dishes from the menu instead of being limited to just one. With specialty cocktails and delightful desserts to boot, Khao San offers an unparalleled dining experience that will have you coming back for more.
The flavors of Thai cuisine are brought alive in Portland at PaaDee Thai Comfort Food. A brainchild of Earl Ninsom, a culinary expert born and brought up in Bangkok, this restaurant recreates authentic Thai preparations. PaaDee, meaning 'bring in goodness' in Thai, gears its focus on providing guests with comfort food, which is light but rich in flavor. Choose from their menu of salads, soups, noodles and entrees that blend fresh ingredients with Thai spices and herbs to create dishes that will delight the palate.
Bringing exotic flavors to Portland is Langbaan, an award-winning Thai eatery. This Asian gem is known to use locally sourced ingredients in their preparations and a persistent dedication to getting a dish right is what drives their success. Langbaan's menu changes consistently, as the turn of seasons brings a wave of fresh new flavors that need to be incorporated. This eatery operates on a tasting menu format only, a ritual which is carried out in eight weekly seatings (two seatings each on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
Pok Pok attempts to present the most genuine Thai experience in Portland with its amazing food and fanciful decor. The food menu, which has specialties like Kai Yang, Kaeng Som Thaleh and Khanom Jiin Sao Naam, impresses Thai-food lovers with the tangy flavors. There are choices in the menu for vegetarians and vegans as well, and they try to use organic produce in most dishes. Pok Pok hosts private events, which should be booked in advance. Be ready for a street-side Thai experience right in southeast Portland, complete with wooden stools and tiled walls.
Cha'ba Thai, in all its simplicity, has come to be a favorite amongst Portland's diners for Thai cuisine that is fresh, flavorful and done just right. While the decor inspires little comment, the food will have you heaping your plate with seconds even as you are forced to loosen your belt to make room for more. The menu offers a taste of a diverse array of Thai specialties including flavorful noodle dishes, aromatic rice preparations, fragrant broths and curries infused with an exotic blend of spices, the heat tempered by the judicious use of coconut milk and lemongrass. The service is friendly and efficient, while the food is always fresh, served with a smile and in a timely manner. True to Thai tradition, all of the dishes are intended to be shared, so that each diner is treated to a melange of flavors and varied dishes that are sure to entice. Stop by with family and friends to enjoy a Thai feast that is truly authentic at Cha'ba Thai.