A Northwest Asian fusion restaurant and bar that transitioned from a traditional-sounding Thai restaurant name to the much-more exotic sounding "Oasisba" has returned to its original moniker: Sweet Basil. But that's pretty much all that's changed: Sweet Basil still has its drag queen waitstaff and they still perform on the weekends. Perhaps that's why most people refer to on both Facebook and in public by its much more unique-sounding nickname: Tranny Thai. Looks the title for "Coolest Thai restaurant name in Portland" has a brand new winner... [Facebook]
What's in a Name?
by Byron Beck
Holy Trinity Barbecue prepares to close later this month, Cafe Reina says goodbye to the King neighborhood, and more Portland spots that aren’t reopening after the coronavirus pandemic ends