Frequently Asked Questions
Is Pok Pok PDX kid-friendly?
Yes, we have booster seats and high chairs. We do not have kid menus, but can work with you to find something appropriate. Our Whiskey Soda Lounge is all ages until 10PM. It is a tight space with lots of traffic, so keeping children seated will be necessary for safety's sake.
What is the food like?
We serve food found at pubs, restaurants, homes and the streets of Southeast Asia with the majority of the food coming from Thailand, and specifically from the North and Northeast of Thailand. We do not make "fusion" food here; everything has been researched, eaten, and/or prepared in the country of its origin prior to being put on the Pok Pok menu (exception: the Pok Pok Affogato which is an unabashed riff on the Vietnamese breakfast of coffee and fried donuts). If you'd like to see some of the dishes in their native land, please check us out on Facebook; there are a lot of photos there. Our menu changes seasonally, monthly or at whim. We do not serve staples like Penang Curry, but the food we do serve is very accessible to most people. We use local product when possible and practical. We do not use MSG. While we are not specifically vegetarian friendly, all our vegetarian dishes are either vegan or can be made vegan, and there are usually about a half dozen of those on the menu.
Do you have air conditioning?
Yes, all of our indoor seating areas are air-conditioned.
Do you accept reservations?
We accept reservations for parties of six or more. Reservations are available during our lunch and dinner hours. Please see our reservations page for more details. We apologize, we are not able to take phone requests for reservations or provide updates on wait times during peak hours.
Can I use my foreign driver's license to purchase alcohol?
No, we are unable to accept a foreign license. In accordance with the Oregon Liquor Control Commision and Oregon law, we are only able to accept the following IDs: valid US state issued ID card with a photo, a valid US state issued driver's license with a photo, a valid passport or passport ID card, or a valid US military ID card. We apologize in advance, but recommend bringing a passport .
Does Pok Pok PDX seat incomplete parties?
We will do our best to give incomplete parties accurate wait times, but, out of fairness to others, we ask that your complete party be present before sitting.
I have food allergies. Can Pok Pok PDX accommodate me?
Yes, we provide a copy of our menu that identifies allergens upon request. Gluten, dairy, nut, soy and shellfish allergies are addressed on this menu. However, we do not prepare off-menu dishes specifically for individual dietary and allergic needs; this is simply not practical, nor in some cases possible. Sorry!
Does Pok Pok PDX deliver?
Most of our menu is available for delivery through our partnership with Caviar, a mobile app and web-based ordering service. Click on the link or visit our menu page to start your order.
Is Pok Pok PDX handicap-accessible?
Yes, our main dining room and patio areas are ADA compliant.
What is in your water?
Our drinking water is flavored with Pandanus leaf, as is done often in Northern Thailand, which gives it that toasted rice/vanilla/grassy flavor.
Do you offer free-range meats and organic produce?
We use local and natural products when possible and practical. Since we serve Southeast Asian food, organic produce is of limited availability in the product we use, due to our climate, and the fact that most Asian produce is not a commodity on the market. Free-range meats are generally priced beyond what our clients are willing to pay for the food we do serve. However, we do use natural meats and poultry in almost every instance, as well as wild caught prawns when available.
Is the Whiskey Soda Lounge part of Pok Pok?
Whiskey Soda Lounge is housed in a building kitty-corner to Pok Pok at 3131 SE Division Street. While both places share a drinks menu and a few menu items, they are separate establishments.
Do all Pok Pok properties accept the same gift cards?
Yes, though some cards look different, they are universally accepted at all properties.
Can I call and get my name on the wait list before I get there?
We place names on the waitlist for guests who are here in person. Out of fairness to others, we do not take names over the phone. Due to limited seating, and for the sake of fairness to other waiting guests, we will only seat complete parties.
Can I bring my pets into Pok Pok PDX?
We do not allow animals, aside from guide animals, in the seating areas of Pok Pok.
Does Pok Pok PDX have parking?
There is a great deal of on-street parking all around Pok Pok. Please be respectful of our neighbors when choosing your parking space.