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Tara Thai Northwest

1310 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2602
+1 503-222-7840
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1310 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2602
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Love trying something new - tradition Lao chicken noodle soup with coconut milk, galangal and banana flowers, both brought in fresh. The owner made sure I knew that it needed to be spicy for it to be done right! It was medium spice and not...More

Thank localkitsch
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If I find myself downtown or in Northwest Portland while on a day trip from Seattle (or a weekend visit) then this is my "go to" spot that has always had good seating, delicious and fresh food and is easy to find parking! Indoor or...More

Thank MommaHarris
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Very nice, tasty Thai and Lao food -- nothing elegant or lavish. Lots of food in every dish -- maybe too much. Stunning outdoor eating area under a giant oak. Very pleasant service too. 23rd NW is an interesting street too.

Thank n s
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We dined outside on the (pleasant) deck. Even though the corner is busy, the traffic noise did not intrude. Food was wonderful and the service outstanding. My only criticism: the portions are way too large. Locals were taking boxes home, but we were staying in...More

Thank Dicka
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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....More

Thank Jillian H
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...More

1  Thank Oceantoes
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...More

Thank ILuvVacationing
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
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
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...More

Thank Louise S
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Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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