Portland >Food & Dining > Pho Hung
4717 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR | Directions 9720645.497555 -122.614217
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Richmond
This no frills, faux ivy-draped restaurant is friendly, efficient and really fast, perfect for a quick pho fix. Sometimes the small sized bowl leaves me wanting more noodles, so consider getting the large. Love the guy who says "see you tomorrow" to everyone who leaves!
Favorite place for Pho in Portland, nah make that anywhere.. I started out getting the simple Pho Tai but moved up to the tripe/fish ball eventually. Best broth anywhere as well. You have to try it..
I'm not going anywhere else. I get the #9 or #11. They bring plate of peppers and basil to rip up well before soup arrives so you don't have to muck about. Great soup, prices and service. Decor is somewhat lame, but most decent Pho places have this same problem.
This review is for Beaverton Location – Here is my top five worse things found in this restaurant.
- Their food taste real good. Majority of their food taste is from MSG. If you want to "AGE" yourself quicker, eat more of their MSG-MADE food. It will definitely help.
- Extremely poor customer service. I don't expect good service in typical Asian restaurants as I am Asian who already learned their mentality since I was kid. However this restaurant is worse by far. i.e. 1) Missing item for our food order and ignored the issue. 2) Don't expect a "Thank You" from them after all (Female owner is excluded).
- Typical Asian restaurant with unclean setting.
- Price are higher than average.
- Owners get all the tips from customers. Workers never receive any. Not even penny.
I am sorry to give negative feedback but I do feel I need to state the fact that others will understand what they are paying for when they dine in there.
Better recommendation is Bambuza. They just open a new location at Tanasbourne. They have much better environment, good food at reasonable price, and good customer service.
favorite resturant in town...best pho ever!! – I love this place. Its like home away from home..The people are extremely friendly and the pho is the best i have ever had. When i go in they treat me like family and not just a customer... I would love to eat there everyday if i could!!! this is by far one of my favorite resturants.
Awesome Pho – Really good Pho, really good broth and tender meat. I eat pho several times a month and this is one of my favorites for sure.
only eat the pho. – can't say this was the best rice dishi've ever had, or even near it. it's rather pricey for the fare, but the atmosphere is very vietnamese. everyone inside eating was vietnamese and enjoying a coffee with the rest of their families. the pho was pretty good, but everything else was either hard, or slightly undercooked.
would only eat the pho on occasion.
Not good. – Coming from Vietnamese woman, their Pho is not good quality. All they do is put lots of chicken broth, msg, and sugar. Real Pho should come from chicken bones. Service is bad. I was waited on this guy who picked up his phone while he was taking our order. He didn't think I was Vietnamese, and was talking about some car sales. So annoying. I would never come back here again.
great pho – some of the best pho you can find in portland, low prices authentic taste. varieties of dishes for beginers to cultured adventurers
a favorite neighborhood restaurant – you have to try #37, i dream about it, truly! the pho is fantastic, perfect anytime really. my husband told me about this place before we moved here, and then how happy were we that it was in our neighborhood! yay! great place for families, the staff is really friendly, to my children too- this place is like your living room or something. the decor isn't important to me in any restaurant really (is it clean-yes. is the food good (great!)-yes. attentive staff-yes) but if that is your thing then you may need to try somewhere else. we love this place.
Pho done right – My wife introduced me to the wonders of Pho - and we have gone to a number of Pho restaurants in Portland - but we always find ourselves coming back to Pho Hung as a favorite.
This is not a fancy restaurant, so you are not going here for the atmosphere or decor. The food is the attraction here. The staff is always friendly and helpful - when we take our baby, the staff always takes the time to stop by and say hi to her.
Generally, what I look for when comparing Pho restaurants is the quality of the broth. Broth varies from restaurant to reastaurant, and even single restaurants will have variations in their broth from time to time. Pho Hung is of the more hearty style of broth - more beefy and occasionally more salty that most. Excellent and consistent Pho here.
I've also had the vermichelli bowls, and the fried spring rolls (excellent - a tad on the greasy side)
Their hot and iced coffee is also a nice treat.
Bottom line, great food and a great price.
And Pho works better than chicken noodle soup if you are trying to ward off a cold.
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