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Luc Lac Kitchen

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835 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3005
+1 503-222-0047
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 04:00
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten at a lot of great Vietnamese restaurants - and this isn't one of them. It's a hipster restaurant that automatically secures its place with Portland's elite, but the reality is mediocrity. The prices at happy hour were excellent, and that is all I would pay to eat here. Green beans, fresh spring rolls, cane shrimp, veggie phuh,... More 

Thank Koshka10
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cafeteria-style Vietnamese place with a full bar. The service is fast and friendly and everything we have tried so far (vegetables pho, meat pho, papaya salad, chicken wings, and crispy rolls) are delicious!! We will definitely be back!! Bonus: they are open until 4am!

Thank Samantha A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after seeing a play in downtown. My sister comes here frequently for their mom-alcoholic drinks. We got the Thai tea that is carbonated and it is delicious and so unique! Who would have thought that carbonated tea could be so wonderful?! I got the jackfruit colada and that was awesome too! We also got the coconut prawns, tasty... More 

Thank Lauren E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe wasn't the best choice after the Portland food and wine festival but was good. This was recommended by our uber driver and ended up the last stop. I'm sure the food is wonderful! I had the equivalent of crab Rangoon and it was pretty darn good!

Thank Heidi R
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I got Peanut Curry and my friend had Pho. Both were excellent. Even though the line stretched out the door for weekday lunch we did not wait long. Service was prompt.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We ordered food to go because the line was super long. We ordered chicken pho for all, spring rolls, wontons, and coconut prawns. It was quite cheap and the food was AMAZING. The pho was enough for 2 meals and their broth is so good, I wish I could make broth like that. The ambiance seemed really nice but the... More 

Thank Tina S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very popular with the locals hangout offering counter served bahn mi, pho, vermicelli, and other Vietnamese offerings. The wait of 40 minutes fro arrival (long line) to seating was rewarded with excellent meals. We ordered a couple of small plates of cream cheese filled wontons and crispy rolls. The vermicelli with crispy pork was outstanding as was the grilled shrimp... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Asked the bellhop at our hotel for a local reccomendation. He sent us here as we wanted Asian food for dinner. Yes, you order and then get seated...no big deal. The food was fast and fresh! Mounds of rice and noodles with perfect crispy rolls. 4 adult meals plus drinks was around $35. A steal in our opinion. We didn't... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife had just purchased a hot tea (cold day) at the Starbucks across the street and we found this place based on the decent reviews it had - and we were craving some hot pho. After finally getting to the front of the ordering line (you order your food before sitting down here), the cashier told us that they... More 

Thank BigAligata
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, hip environment. I really liked the music they were playing (electronic and rap). You walk in order and pay for your food, get a number and they bring the food to your table. Super efficient and SUPER YUMMY. We got the beef pho with spring rolls and the Papaya salad. Everything was wonderful, I am still dreaming about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3005
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-0047
Excellent happy hour 6 days a week, open until 4am Fri/Sat, downtown location.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?