First Look at PaaDee Thai Restaurant

"PaDee Thai Restaurant"

PaaDee Thai from bar area. Photo: Tim Roth

A bit of a fuss is being made about PaaDee, the new Thai restaurant featuring comfort food. PaaDee literally means “to bring good things”, and judging by their menu, this new Thai restaurant will be bringing some Thai dishes, that are different from most Portland Thai restaurants. Owners Nik and Jen of Kinara Thai Bistroand Mee-Sen’s co-founder Earl Nunsom, have set to create a restaurant that duplicates their passion for Thai “comfort food”. You can see the menu in an earlier post here. It is located at 6 SE 28th Ave, in the striking Sunrose condominium building.

"PaaDee Thai Restaurant"

PaaDee Thai Entry. Photo: Tim Roth

Unusual for a Thai restaurant, the menu is commitment to seasonal, natural, hormone free and naturally raised meat and poultry. Everything is locally sourced. This includes sustainable and non-endangered seafood. Ingredients are from Nicky Farms, Draper Valley Farms, Carlton Farms, Viridion Farms, Cascade Range beef, Ota Tofu (my favorite), Pacific Seafood, Aloha Juice Co. and Coava coffee.


PaaDeeThai Restaurant interior. Photo: Tim Roth

  •  Hours are Mon-Wed: 11am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – midnight, Thu-Fri: 11am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – 1.30am. Sat: 4.30pm – 1.30am. Sun: 4.30pm – 10pm. Happy hours: 4.30pm – 6pm, 10pm – closed
  • Address: 6 SE 28th Ave, Portland
  • Website:

Photographer Tim Roth: Tim tries to create beautiful and honest photographs of the latest installments in Portland’s restaurant community as well as doing his best to keep a regular visual diary of his daily adventures around and beyond the city limits. He is self-taught but inspired by many other passionate artists, writers and the like. You can see his photos at

Your thoughts are welcome

  1. Christine says

    Went over for lunch today and found it wasn’t open yet – this article makes it seem like they are. Looking forward to it though!

  2. Food Dude says

    There is a note on their website that the opening had to be postponed. They are hoping to be open the 19th (tomorrow)

  3. Amy @ slice o matic says

    What a unique looking restaurant. Almost seems like an ancient restaurant in asian martial arts movies like crouching tiger hidden dragon.

  4. L'epicier says

    I’ve been very impressed on about 8 meals there. Try the crispy chicken – juicy, local, spicy but not too hot. And anything with the wild prawns in it is worthwhile. Like the Tom Kah (or is it Tom Yum?)

  5. Jill-O says

    Comfort food served in an uncomfortable space, IMO. Hard seating without backs and cement everywhere…it’s not for everyone. If you want me to sit and have a few drinks, give me a comfortable place to sit. I’ll take the less trendy, without a full bar Chiang Mai, thanks. And if I want Thai with drinks, Whiskey Soda Lounge is great. The food I have had at PaaDee was fine, but it didn’t make me want to go back.

    • says

      We do have a chair with backrest too, please feel free to let our servers know your specials need, we’re happy to provide that if we could.

      We’re here to provide “good quality” Thai food, drink and services to every nice patron.

      Thanks for the comment =)

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