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Red Onion Thai Cuisine

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1123 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2903
503-208-2634
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
They must be doing something right.

This restaurant has been there for a long time especially considering the average life expectancy of such establishment on NW 23. The menu is not huge, the service is near-bad in its informality and the time it takes to get a waiter, but the dishes are consistently good. You won't get blown away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DmitriPortland_OR
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Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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206 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been there for a long time especially considering the average life expectancy of such establishment on NW 23. The menu is not huge, the service is near-bad in its informality and the time it takes to get a waiter, but the dishes are consistently good. You won't get blown away by the culinary aspect of the place... More 

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Thank DmitriPortland_OR
Winthrop, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

my waitress didn't even look at me, she forgot part of the order and never came back to check to see if everything was alright. I ordered lemongrass chicken but it came with peanut sauce...not typical. the plate was ice cold hence the food that touched the plate was as well and on a cold rainy night that is not... More 

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Thank Wendy W
Tigard, Oregon
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I love this place! Amazing food, great service and good location! They have really good appetizers. I love there lunch specials for $8.00. It is close to the hospital and definitely beats their food.

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Thank Madge464
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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128 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Visited Red Onion again in December and loved the food. The grapefruit salad was so good, noodle dishes flavorful and not oily and the curries used fresh produce. Service was excellent and friendly. Prices are super reasonable.

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Thank BuenosAiresFoodie
Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I love that they make a gluten free version of the drunken noodles! My favorite! I've come here for lunch a couple times now. Each time it was just before rush hour so the place is fairly empty. The staff is polite and the food comes out quick. The dishes are a little on the spicy side, which is a... More 

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Thank elin_AK87
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Eating here has become a tradition now. I always get the same thing: coconut milk soup and massaman curry, which I've grown to adore. I've tried massaman curry at different restaurants in different cities, and the one served here always tops my list.

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Thank ArthurDNCH
Vancouver, Washington
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Pad Kee Mao is amazing. Perfectly spiced and a nice large portion. The thai ice teas are winners too.

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Thank JustinWoj
Portland
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My wife and I hadn't been to Red Onion SBNO (Since Before New Ownership) but found ourselves in the neighborhood the other day and stopped in for an early dinner. I'm always afraid that, when the original chef retires or sells out, a place will lose its "soul" but, in the case of Red Onion, I was happy to see... More 

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Thank MikeGPortland
Indianapolis, Indiana
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150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We decided to give this a try based on TA reviews. We loved the pad Thai (chicken and tofu), chicken cashew and massuman curry. The food arrived less than 7 minutes after we ordered (the restaurant was pretty full at the time). Our entrees were only $8 each. Best of all, they tasted great.

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Thank TwoWas
Gold Coast Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We visited the Red Onion for our son's 16th birthday - his selection after reviewing options for this local precinct on Trip Advisor - Thai is his favourite food and ours as well, so we were looking forward to the dinner. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived; okay, we can wait. We were asked to make our food selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1123 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 503-208-2634

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?