Red Onion is located on NW 23rd avenue and it's great for a quality lunch or relaxed, warming dinner. It's interior is sleek and modern, with Thai statues and décor. The menu features traditional Thai dishes like papaya salad, roast duck with tangerine, red curry, and pad Thai. Red Onion's chef is from Chang Mai and grew up mastering the skill of cooking, and it truly shows. The dishes are fresh, spicy (unless you go with no spice) and delicious. Service is great and prices are reasonable. There are many Thai restaurants and carts in Portland, but Red Onion in Northwest Portland is an excellent one to try!
Poom Pui means "lovably chubby" in Thai, and this cart IS lovable! It's located in the row of carts on 4th Ave SW, between College St. and Hall St, close to Portland State University in SW Portland. I was first drawn to this cart because of the very friendly service. I discovered the food was delicious and made fresh, so I've been going back ever since. Some highlights of the menu that I would highly recommend are the curries (red, yellow, green, pumpkin basil, panang and mango) spicy eggplant basil noodles, tom kha and tom yum soup, or any seasonal specialties they may have. Thai coffee and thai iced tea are excellent too! The spice level is spot on (hot may cause tears), the portions are generous and prices are reasonable. Take note that it's a lunch spot so only open weekdays during business hours. If you're in the area or even downtown, it's easily accessible via max, streetcar, foot, or bike- so don't pass up this excellent Thai cart!