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Tara Thai Northwest

$$ - $$$
Northwest District
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1310 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2602
+1 503-222-7840
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day I was ready to crash at my hotel. I was walking back and feeling hungry when I came upon Tara Thai Northwest. There was a nagging feeling in my gut or maybe my stomach that told me I should go in. Thank goodness for that! The service was great and friendly. The menu provided a variety... More 

Thank Jillian H
Gladstone, Oregon
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207 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Food is always fresh and WONDERFUL here. Menu has lots of options not usually seen at most Thai restaurants, beef pho, Laotian and more. It was dumping rain outside and my son and I were craving hot noodles and this hit the spot, his spicy Pad Thai and my Singapore noodles with veggies and chicken, both amazing. Took home spicy... More 

1 Thank Oceantoes
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I'm not sure why this place isn't packed all the time. We went for dinner and we were the only people in the restaurant. We were greeted right away and ordered. The dumplings were perfectly crisp with thin skin (our favorite kind). Hubby had the green curry and it was the best he's ever had. I tried it and although... More 

Thank ILuvVacationing
Scappoose, Oregon
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here several times for lunch and dinner. Its a quaint little place with outside seating in the heart of 23rd district. The food has always been great and the staff always pleasant.

Thank Dave A
Minneapolis, MN
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144 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I got a Bulgogi Bahn mi and my mom got a Lemongrass Chicken Bahn mi. Both were fresh and delicious. The service was nice and we enjoyed waiting for our food while people watching on the rocking chairs on the porch.

Thank jsc813
Bend, Oregon
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stumbled across Tara Thai, and are very glad we did so! It is a lovely casual dining option. The service was friendly and our food came unexpectedly fast. Our meals (Rainforest rice and a teriyaki chicken dish, followed by a mango and sticky rice dessert) were both great. They have a nice, tranquil patio/garden area, from which you can... More 

Thank Louise S
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,510 reviews
965 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

When we chose our dishes we had a detailed conversation with the kitchen interface staff. The point was to request that some specified dishes be prepared without using sugar or palm sugar. The result was terrific. The grilled beef salad was superb perhaps because the tart fresh lime flavor shone through. A seafood dish benefited likewise. The duck red curry... More 

Thank David G
Bend, Oregon
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I got the Singapore noodles, it was tasty and was ample for lunch the following day. The owner is a great women and offered my water while I waited which was appreciated as it was a warm spring day.

Thank Orcacorn
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Two amazing noodle dishes--flavors were fresh and excellent. Only reason for 4 vs 5 is price seemed a bit high; that said, appetizers and dinners were brought out quickly and were gone quickly too!

Thank Emily K
Mill Valley, California
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Laotian husband and wife team up in the kitchen with a daughter waiting tables, the ingredients are high quality and fresh with excellent flavors. Here is one of the Laotian specialties, by far the most expensive item on the menu at $18. but easily for two people: Pla Neung (subject To Availability) succulent halibut marinated and steamed with fresh lime... More 

Thank loveandpeace47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2602
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-7840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?