Portland loves their Thai food, and there is definitely no shortage of options for delicious Thai in the Portland area. To help you out, we have put together a list of some of our current favorite Thai restaurants in the area!
Thai Peacock has been around since 1999. They put an emphasis on merging Pacific Northwest taste with their traditional homestyle dishes. Thai Peacock offers a new and fresh take on Thai comfort food. Their food is not only delicious but affordable, and their dishes can be enjoyed individually or family-style. From the traditional Pad Thai and noodle dishes to unique dishes like Phanaeng Fak-Thong made with pumpkin or their variety of curry dishes and so much more, you can’t go wrong no matter what you order. Located on the corner of SW 9th and SW Oak Street in the Pearl District, with big windows that bring in the sunshine and unique decor, Thai Peacock is not to be missed.
Dang’s Thai Kitchen
Dan’s Thai Kitchen has some of the best Thai food in Portland, and the best in Lake Oswego. Their mission is to provide authentic Thai cuisine and service using the cultural norms of fresh, healthy food, with friendly, family-oriented people similar to Thailand. They are located just past the main downtown Lake Oswego strip on N. State Street. They have both a lunch and dinner menu, along with a list of rotating specials. No matter when you go, it seems that Dang’s always has a crowd and it is extremely well known around Lake Oswego. If you go, don’t leave without trying their Thai Iced Tea!
Of course, we couldn’t leave Beaverton out of our Thai food lineup, they have amazing Thai options too! Thailander is a contemporary Thai restaurant with a full range menu of appetizers, curry, soup, entrees, homemade-style desserts and extremely quick service that portrays traditional Thai hospitality. Thailander has traditional dishes along with dishes you won’t find at most Thai restaurants like Dok Anchan Soup made with Butterfly Pea and upgraded Pad Thai made with nugget chicken! Their eclectic street Thai decor makes eating in the restaurant feel like a real Thai experience. They also offer vegan and gluten-free options. Located on NW 185th Avenue in Beaverton, if you are in the area, this is a must-try!
Nong’s Khao Man Gai
Nong came to the US from Bangkok, Thailand in 2003, and now Portland is his home. This award-winning Thai restaurant serves the most popular Thai food that you would find in Thailand, specifically Bangkok. Nong brought the Khao Man Gai dish to Portland, and to this day, his restaurant still serves only one dish. The dish, Khao Man Gai, is chicken and rice dish where the rice is cooked in the chicken broth, then both are served with a sauce made from fermented soybean puree mixed with garlic, ginger, Thai chilies, vinegar and sugar, along with a few vegetables, cucumbers, and cilantro. It is all wrapped in butcher paper which reminds Nong of his childhood. All of his ingredients are hand-selected and he tries to use local ingredients when possible. He now has 2 additional locations that grew from his tiny food cart on SW 10th and Alder. Nong’s Khao Man Gai was a James Beard Semi-Finalist, and has been featured in The Washington Post and The New York Times.