Born in Bangkok, Pom Boobphachati has spent her career inside Thai restaurants since 2000, picking up skills in the kitchen and using management expertise from her MBA in hotel and restaurant management from Johnson & Well University. Pom currently oversees a trio of Thai restaurants in Portland, including Pom's Thai Restaurant. Here, an extensive menu of more than 100 items unfolds before diners' eyes, offering everything from salads spiked with lime juice and curries simmered in coconut milk to noodle and fried rice dishes made from tofu, meat, seafood, or soy chicken. Customized stir-fry entrees come together with your choice of protein, vegetable, and sauce, including garlic, sauce, ginger sauce, or molten-basil sauce.
When Bangkok native Pom Boobphachati was obtaining her MBA in hospitality at Johnson & Wales University, she wasn't content to just learn her trade in theory. She also picked up a job serving in a local restaurant, where she impressed her boss so much she was asked to manage a new eatery. The experience encouraged her to open her own place, Thai Taste, which has been serving authentic Thai flavors since 2002.
To ensure her dishes were completely authentic, Pom made a trip back to Thailand to brush up on the modern techniques and presentations being used there. What she learned resulted in the creation of an extensive menu that features more than 100 dishes, as well as vegetarian, gluten-free, kid-friendly options.
These dishes range from a Dancing Shrimp entree that Portland Magazine proclaimed a "theatrical, savory treat" to popular options including create-your-own noodle bowls, pho, boat noodles with braised beef short ribs, and chicken and salmon teriyaki.
Three more locations with nature-inspired decor are currently open.
Born in Bangkok, Pom Boobphachati has spent her career inside Thai restaurants, picking up skills in the kitchen and gathering management expertise with each new eatery she opens. Pom currently oversees a trio of Thai restaurants in Portland, including Pom's Thai Taste. Here, an extensive menu of more than 100 items unfolds before diners' eyes, offering everything from pho, a boat noodle of braised beef short ribs, maine shrimp dishes, vegetarian dishes made with soy nugget and gluten-free sauce, create your own stir-fry dishes, spicy stir-fried bamboo to mango curry and tamarind duck.