An eclectic but budget-friendly Thai restaurant with an Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test persona is headed for Portland, and the O reports it will open on May 1, at 3354 SE Hawthorne (formerly home to the Nakhon Thai restaurant). Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine launched in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood in 2015, and it comes from Kasem "Pop" Saengsawang and his partner in life and business, Iing Chatterjee.
Right now, the best way to ease into Farmhouse Kitchen’s brilliant style is to take one of its many music videos for a whirl. Starting Monday, you can get inside for the goods, and the restaurant will serve its established blend of Thai street food and lesser-known delicacies from the fringes of Bangkok.
Find vegan fresh rolls, samosas, chicken wings, soups, noodle dishes, and curries. Farmhouse Kitchen’s signature "24 Hours beef noodle soup" — best served spicy — features slow cooked, bone-in beef short rib, egg noodles, veal broth, basil, cilantro, garlic chips, and other veggies. There’s an entire “street food” section of the menu. Some dishes come with blood jelly.
The website says Farmhouse Kitchen PDX will serve lunch and dinner. The Michelin restaurant guide recognized the restaurant in 2016 and 2017 as one of San Francisco’s best inexpensive restaurants, which means some deliciously cheap Thai plates could be hitting Hawthorne. And along with Farmhouse Kitchen, another out-of-town restaurant will be opening in Portland on Monday: Las Vegas-based Holsteins Shakes and Buns.
- Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine [Official]
- Michelin-recognized SF Thai restaurant coming to Portland [Oregonian]
- Kitchen Story Opening a Mission Sequel: Farmhouse Kitchen [Eater SF]