Pok Pok is an ode to Northern Thailand street food by US chef Andy Ricker. Opening in 2005, it's the stuff of legends and cemented Division Streets row of restaurants.
No matter how early you head to Pok Pok, you'll still be last in line. Worth the wait and not just so you can tick it off your Portland eats list. Go for the wings and ask the wait staff to talk you through the menu. Head across the road to Whiskey Soda Lounge whilst you wait (see below).
I absolutely love this Munchies episode 'Farang', meaning foreigner, on how Ricker took a 25 year obsession and spun it into the Pok Pok empire. Enjoy!
Scoring a table at Pok Pok straight away is unlikely, wait nearby at Whiskey Soda Lounge and order yourself some a soda and Plaa Meuk Ping.