Phuket Cafe excels at what Portland does best: interesting takes on traditional dishes, with an emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients. This Northwest restaurant comes from the chef behind excellent Thai spots Langbaan and Eem, so you know you’re going to be in good hands. Visit for snacks like chartreuse pandan cheese roti and share the whole crisp-fried pampano fish, showered in herbs and tart dressing. While the airy, plant-filled dining room is perfect for a first date, if you’re here for brunch and the weather is nice, grab a seat outside in the pink and green structure that sort of resembles a Thai train car.
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