Photo of Khao San courtesy Facebook
1) Pearl District: A new restaurant dedicated to Thai street food has opened on NW Flanders: Khao San, named for a Bangkok thoroughfare popular among tourists, debuted earlier this month serving what owners Pounong and Sumitar Saysouriyosack (who go by "Bud" and "Nong," respectively) call authentic Thai street food. The menu features some Thai menu staples — Massaman curry (served as part of a "bento" during lunch), "street-style" Pad Thai with shrimp, and pad kee mao — plus less familiar dishes.
Grilled skewers arrive to the table hanging from metal racks, accompanied by smoked chili, tamarind, and garlic relishes, depending on the protein. Hor mok pla steams catfish in banana leaves; goong ob woon sen bakes head-on shrimp with pork belly and glass noodles; holy basil dots dishes with manila clams and minced chicken. Hours and more information here. [EaterWire]
2) Northeast: Ninh Vuong, who owns both locations of Pho Dalat has debuted a new pho (differently named) restaurant: Star News reports Pho Corner debuted in late May inside the space formerly home to the Tosis diner. (The name comes from Pho Corner's location, nestled in the triangle formed by NE Sandy Boulevard, NE Stanton Street, and NE 62nd Ave.) Hours of operation: 9a.m. to 9p.m., daily. [StarNews]
· All Previous Opening Reports [Eater PDX]