Pok Pok to open little Pok Pok on NE Killingsworth Street in Portland
Last week, Podnah’s Pit BBQ announced they were moving to NE Killingsworth and building out a much larger restaurant. Now comes news from Andy Ricker that he will be opening Pok Pok Noi (Little Pok Pok) in the old Podnah’s location on NE 15th and Prescot.
Pok Pok Noi (Little Pok Pok) will be a mostly take-out joint with some outdoor and counter seating. On offer will be the original shack menu plus a few of the other favorites from the full Pok Pok menu, such as Neua Naam Tok, Muu Paa Kham Waan and Sii Khrong Muu Yaang. (Doing the full menu in this space would be logistically close to impossible, so sorry– only the greatest hits!) There will be a full liquor license which will allow us to sell bottled beer to go, and our house made drinking vinegars will be featured both for on-premise consumption and to go. We plan on being open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.
Rodney thinks he will be moving sometime in November, and we hope to open before the new year. Having said that, construction schedules are notoriously unpredictable and neither we nor the landlord are going to try and push Podnah’s out before they are ready to go (there must be brisket continuity!), so there is no official open date for Pok Pok Noi.
Good news all around!
This is great news as long as they’ll carry Ike’s famous fish sauce wings! It’ll save me the long drive from NoPo to Division that can be such a pain during cravings.
I’m SO excited! Now I will be able to walk to Pok Pok. Speaking of walking, I walked to the new Pine State Biscuits on Alberta – fabulous as always, much more comfortable than their Belmont location, and coming soon, an outdoor patio!
Best thing to happen in NE food news in a long time. WAY excited for pok pok and even more excited thy podnah’s is taking over that run down building on killingsworth — that corner needs some change.
Food Dude says
So Mikey, which corner are we talking about?
The corner of 17th and Killingsworth. There’s a liquor license posting on the door of the corner building and I received a letter in the mail from the City of Portland the other day letting us know that Podnah’s will be taking over the building.
the building with no windows? if that’s so, they are planning a down-to-the-studs remodel, and if that is so, they better get cracking if they think they are going to be in there before the end of the year. I take it the parties involved haven’t dealt very much with the City of Portland Building Department. I feel pity for anyone that has to darken that doorway…..
Kerstin Husbands says
YIPPEEE!!!!! We couldn’t be more excited to have you move to NE!!!!!
Not a fan of Pok Pok, due to the prices and lack of vegan options (ok, they have ONE vegan item, last time I went). Was hoping a vegetarian/vegan restaurant would move into the Podnahs space. Could care less about another eatery focused on dead animals.
Yes! Too bad 97% of humanity disagrees with you, hence the focus on this business model.
@nodrog- You certainly don’t have to eat there and there are plenty of Vegan places in town to stop your whining. Out of curiosity, would you go to Thailand and complain to the locals about their lack of Vegan options on the menu?
Funny, and I could care less about another eatery focused strictly on dead plants. I wonder… which point of view has more proponents? But we wouldn’t want you to miss an opportunity to foist your own very narrow view of the world on the vast majority of the restaurant patrons out there.