Lunch at Pok Pok
Pok Pok3226 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
pokpokpdx.com 45°30'16"N 122°37'56"W
Ike's Fish Sauce Chicken Wings are reason enough to visit Portland, let alone Pok Pok. This is perhaps the finest example of Thai street food you will find outside of Thailand. Be sure to taste the neua naam tok, a flank steak salad that is laden with lemongrass, mint and cilantro, and the som tam, a thinly shaved papaya salad that is as zippy as it is spicy. Sweetened iced teas, condensed milk coffees, drinking vinegars, you name it - they have Thailand down. Make sure you arrive before noon on a hot summer day to get a prime spot on the patio.
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