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thai street food style in {portland}…



For the last of my Portland eats, here's a spot that's near and dear to my heart. Growing up in a Thai family who owned Thai restaurants, I've always been the biggest fan of Thai food…but also very critical of the authenticity of many spots as well. I had heard great things about Pok Pok from Bonnie and Sally, and knew it was a must try for my recent trip to Portland. Despite feeling under the weather and not as voracious as usual, I still loved Pok Pok. It reminded me of the great home style meals and street food stands from Thailand, and I love that they offer dishes you can't get at most Thai restaurants in the States. The chicken wings and papaya salad {shown} were two of my favorites as well as their drinking vinegar soda {I quickly gulped down two!}. I'm glad that LA has such great Thai food, otherwise, I'd need to book a flight back to Portland stat for my Pok Pok fix! — Joy

{photos by Pok Pok}


  1. Hi Kimberly!
    Its so good! The vinegar taste is more subtle and sour…so so tasty…especially when youre craving that flavor like I have been during my pregnancy!

  2. Oh my goodness Joy! Those chicken wings look soooo good. In Sydney, the Thai places usually serve chicken wings deep-fried. Chicken wings are like my favourite food – I’ll remember Pok Pok if I ever visit Portland.
    Ronnie xo

  3. PokPok is the one place we have loved after many trips to Thailand. Problem is, we live in Boston (SobSob!).

  4. I love going to PokPok whenever I’m lucky enough to visit Portland. I crave those wings and the Salted Plum Vodka Collins! So good.


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