On a recent trip to Portland, a friend of mine who is also a chef recommended we try pok pok.
I wasn't disappointed.
While we were told it was Thai cuisine, this is much more traditional Thai than you may have experienced.
We got there about 7pm on a Tuesday night and the wait for a table was about an hour. They have a sister establishment down the street called the Whiskey Soda Lounge so we went there for drinks while we waited for our table.
It was ready right on time and they even knew to come tell us in the Lounge. We got a table right up front which was pretty much like dining outdoors, but it was a lovely evening and I preferred it to the tables downstairs which came across as a little claustrophobic.
The service was excellent and our waitress spent a lot of time with us explaining the menu. We had a catfish dish which was delicious as well as the special which was whole tilapia.
It was a wonderful time. Since there are so many fine restaurants in the area it may be awhile before I go back, but I would definitely look forward to it.