Thai food trailblazer Pok Pok is heading farther west.
Today the team confirms that a project is in the works within the Dan Fouts building at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, OR. Pok Pok chef and founder Andy Ricker didn’t have further details to share, but Nike employees and their guests are going to have a sweet place to drink in a few months.
Bad news for Beaverton: The restaurant is specifically for Nike clientele, so not much changes for everyone else. For those who care, Willamette Week snagged a copy of the menu.
This will be the sixth Pok Pok location in Portland. Ricker also runs an outpost in Brooklyn, NY. The trade name from the liquor license of this new spot is Pok Pok Pub, which implies an outpost in line with his new(ish) book, The Drinking Food of Thailand. It’s also worth noting that in a December interview at Google, Ricker hinted at plans for a “quick-service” version of his popular chainlet. Ricker isn’t yet ready to reveal if he currently has one or two ventures in the works. Stay tuned for updates.
Update: March 9, 2:11 p.m.
This article was updated to include menu information and details about the restaurant’s exclusivity.
• Pok Pok website [official]
• Pok Pok opens location in Northwest Portland [EPDX]
• Inside The Drinking Food of Thailand [EPDX]