I’m a board mod and a proud member of the HO Collective from NJ. I’ll be in Portland Monday and Tuesday 6/26 and 6/27 and I will be eating at Pok Pok at least once. Open to lunch or dinner but leaning towards lunch. The more the merrier so post here if you are interested.
So my brother and I went yesterday. Arrived just before 1 pm and was seated right away. We each got an order of the wings, spicy, and we shared a papaya salad, not spicy. The wings definitely lived up to the hype - salty with fish sauce with just enough sugar to caramelize. The closest taste I can compare it to is the beef with garlic at the best thai place near me. The papaya salad was very good and fortunately the dressing leaned a bit towards lime juice over fish sauce.
Afterwards we waddled over two blocks to Salt & Straw. We shared some balsamic peppered strawberry and honey lavender and both were excellent. All in all some really good eating.