The San Francisco-based Thai restaurant Farmhouse Kitchen expanded to Portland this week, and as the photos show, it brought a traditional Thai color scheme of white and vibrant blue, punctuated by blond-wood tables, a tuk tuk, and bookshelves of bric a brac and literature. Located to 3354 SE Hawthorne (formerly Nakhon), Farmhouse Kitchen comes from restaurateurs Kasem "Pop" Saengsawang and Iing Chatterjee (Blackwood, Kitchen Story), and it is now open daily, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 5 to 9 p.m.
Farmhouse Kitchen was recognized by the Michelin restaurant guide as one of San Francisco’s best inexpensive restaurants in 2016 and 2017. See the full lunch menu is below. The restaurant has a reputation for straddling the line between Americanized Thai plates and no-holds-barred Thai street food traditional to Saengsawang’s native Loei, Thailand.
Interestingly, Portlanders will already be familiar with some of its most critically acclaimed dishes: Did anyone expect a second source of Hat Yai fried chicken to appear so quickly on the heels of Earl Ninsom’s Hat Yai restaurant?