Portland >Food & Dining > Thai Orchid Restaurant
10075 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR | Directions 9721945.453036 -122.723743
Neighborhoods: West Portland Park, Southwest Neighborhoods Incorporated
I'm writing this between barfs – i have been to the thai orchid before and every time it was good but i just ate there with my boyfriend, and i will never go again. The first problem was the waitress who had to be the most careless person i've experienced in a while. she dropped ( sounded more like threw) a plate of food at the people sitting behind us. every time we asked for something she rolled her eyes and acted as if we were putting her out. when the food got to our table a sour meat smell permeated from the plate the first bite revealed a taste i couldn't and don't want to describe. One nasty story short after eating a portion of the plate and waiting a half hour for her not to return from wherever she went i started blorching and having stabbing pains in my stomach when we finally where able to leave i didn't make it home ( 2 miles) before throwing up. Seriously, i can't get the taste out of my mouth, they provided the most disgusting thing i have ever eaten in my life for $45. my honest opinion, the worst food poisoning i've ever had.oulgh..gotta go
Has gone downhill – I used to count on this Thai Orchid restaurant for good food, but had a bad experience there recently. I tried to tell the waiter in a low-key way that things weren't working out (entre was undercooked and beer was served in warm glasses). He ignored me. I didn't make a fuss at the time time, because I didn't want to create a bad experience for the nice family sitting near us. I did write the management afterwards explaining the situation and asking for some sort of recompense - the meal was inedible. They never replied and I am inclined to not eat there again.
Consistantly Good Thai – This is the thai restraunt in which I set the standard by. When I go to any other Thai restraunt I expect them to meet or beet the quality of food I get from Thai orchid. I eat lunch and dinner here about 1-2 times a week and have always get consistant good food. My favorites are the "86. Pad Ke Mauh", "81 Pad Thai" the Lettuce wraps, and pumpkin curry. All are very delicous and would recomend them. I always order it with a medium spice. It's got a kick but won't burn your mouth.
Only downside I can say is that in large groups of six or more they tend to server half the table their food and then 5 minutes goes by before the other half gets their food.
Best thai food in Portland – I have eaten at many a thai restaurants, but none have ever satisfied my craving for the delicious food made at thai orchid. They take it to the next level, where the food is never overly oily, spicy (unless you ask for it), or too saucy. The #18 lunch special (pad kee mao) is the best ever, I always asked for their sweet and sour sauce to pour over it, and also their # 58 red curry is very delicious and tasty. I used to eat here at least 2 times a week but have since moved out of the area, so I have had to change that to once a month or so. Their food is healthy and you don't feel guilty afterward! Go try it!
Great food, nice atmosphere, and plenty of parking – I love their appetizer -- fish cake, it is so good. Stir fried catfish w/chili is wonderful and the Pad Thai is the best. It has plenty of parking so I don't have to drive around to look for parking.
Thai Orchid is the best in Portland – The food is very fresh and flavorful. The wait staff is quite friendly. I like their Pad Thai and Green Curry Chicken. Plenty of parking at this location.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Small Northwest chain serves Thai seafood, noodle, curry and stir fry dishes, plus beer and wine.
I don't get it – I have heard several people rave about Thai Orchid so I decided to try it out. I don't understand the hype. The vegetables were good, and not overcooked, which is always a plus. But the food itself was somewhat bland in taste.
The I-Don't-Wanna-Cook-Tonite meal – Sadly, have seen a decrease in quality of food in the last year (been going here about twice a month since they opened). Most problems seem to be related to an inability to keep up with the incredibly long line of customers on your average night-- veggies are undercooked, dishes are a bit more thrown together than they used to be, and take-out pad thai ordered "medium hot" will often have a *killer* pocket of red pepper in one corner (not mixed in). Salad rolls and papaya salad still worth the trip, though.
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