New Thai restaurant opens on Holgate Boulevard
A Thai restaurant opened at S.E. 28th and Holgate at the end of March – which turned out not tgo be the best of times to open a new restaurant. The owner of "PDX Thai Dining", Somjai Saejieng, tells THE BEE she has 20 years' experience as a food cart operator, but this is her first time owning a restaurant.
The business, which has moved into the former Bird & Bear Restaurant space on the northeast corner of the intersection, seats about 32 indoors, and 12 at tables outdoors. Due to coronavirus concerns, the restaurant currently is only open for food to go, but – with plenty of good reviews from neighbors – PDX Thai hopes soon to open its doors for dine-in customers. In the kitchen is Chef Charchrist Prompong.
The restaurant offers appetizers, soups, salads, stir-fry & curries with jasmine white rice. So far, noodle selections are the favorites, with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, tofu or veggies. They offer Pad Thai, Pad Se-Ew, Pad Kee-Mao, Yakisoba, Rad-Nah, and chicken noodles. Specialties are crab fried rice, grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce, stir-fried eggplant, Panang salmon, and duck curry. A selection of beverages and side orders complete the menu.
For now, Saejieng says, "We're open Tuesday through Friday for to-go lunches from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Our to-go dinners are offered Tuesdays through Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Weekend hours are noon till 9 p.m., both Saturdays and Sundays. Phone us at 971/420-2829; or come by and pick up a menu."
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