Portland’s first-ever Cambodian, Laotian and Thai New Year.
In Southeast Asia, the new year isn’t
celebrated until the last rice paddy is harvested sometime in mid-April.
After that comes three days of celebration, from cleansing Buddha
statues in fl
601 SE Morrison St., 234-4102, taradpdx.com. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday, late night Friday-Saturday.
Tarad Thai’s interior looks like a ’70s Chiang Mai bodega
designed by Ho
3384 SE Division St., 236-3573, pokpoksenyai.com.
[NOODLE ON] Sen Yai noodle house
exists because of a coconut shortage. Andy Ricker originally planned to
put a curry-centric restaurant in the fo
601 SE Morrison St., 234-4102, taradpdx.com.
[PORK POT HIGH] Tarad Thai’s
interior looks like a ’70s Chiang Mai bodega designed by Hollywood, a
home for Viet-vet expats who moved to the Thai
3226 SE Division St., 232-1387, pokpokpdx.com.
[THAI HARDEST] If Pok Pok head
chef Andy Ricker really is the “chicken wing messiah” that Eater NY
dubbed him when he began proselytizing on the
3145 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 234-6192, chiangmaipdx.com.
[No. 2 THAI TIE] The battle for
second-best Portland Thai restaurant rages in the city where Pok Pok
reigns supreme. Chiang Mai, specializing