Since 2006, Pok Pok has grown from a grilled chicken stand into a small empire of Thai restaurants, with four locations in Portland and another in New York. The original spot on Division is still our favorite though, both because the food is consistently great and you can go to Salt & Straw next door for dessert. There’s always a wait, but grab a cocktail across the street at Whiskey Soda Lounge and use that time to plan your order, which should definitely include the fish sauce wings and khao soi. While Pok Pok isn’t the new spot on the block anymore, it’s still a can’t miss for anyone’s first trip to Portland.
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Salt & Straw
If you have ice cream in Portland, it should definitely be from Salt & Straw. Try one of their seasonal flavors or a classic, like honey lavender.
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