My husband and I visited Pok Pok after consistent recommendations from several friends. We had heard we'd need to wait, so went prepared. We dined on a Monday night around 8pm - we queued for a short while, and told our table would be 30 minutes. We were given a ticket and directed to the sister bar across the street Whisky & Soda. No sooner had we arrived there, and got our drinks the staff at the bar let us know our table at Pok Pok was ready! Great, although we could have happily stayed in situ for another round of drinks! Pok Pok was lively, loud, bustling ... tables quite tightly packed with one another. Not a place I'd take young children and I wonder how easy it would be to go as a larger group of friends? You won't find any 'traditional' or 'standard' Thai dishes on the menu - this is authentic Thai. Food was very tasty ... the papaya salad really packed a punch! Waiter was really knowledgeable, and really helped us choose dishes that suited our tastes and pallet - he offered great recommendations. A great experience, would definitely recommend and go again next time we visit Portland.