A restaurant meal is incomplete without its after-dinner mint, which cleanses the palate before patrons gnaw a subterranean tunnel home. Chew the scenery with today’s Groupon to Jinx Kitchen + Lounge, located in the Pearl District. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Thai fare and drinks for dinner, served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- For $8, you get $16 worth of Thai fare and drinks for lunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jinx Kitchen + Lounge’s spice-infused menu of classic Thai dishes warms midsections amid an inviting atmosphere. Eclectic light fixtures bathe the eatery’s sleek, rounded bar, where guests can split shareable dishes such as crab and cheese wontons ($7). In a nondenominational culinary ceremony, chefs marry a choice of chicken, tofu, veggies, or shrimp ($1.50 extra) with entrees ranging from the tamarind-sauce-drenched pad thai ($10) to vegetables immersed in yellow curry ($10). During lunchtime, tom yum soup ($5 for a medium; $8.50 for a large) and garlic-pepper-saturated veggies ($7) help to spice up debates about whether artwork displayed on the restaurant’s nutmeg- and cream-hued walls was painted with a brush, a sponge, or a porous clown nose.
Jinx Kitchen + Lounge is closed on Sunday.
Jinx Kitchen + Lounge
The roster of creative cocktails available at Jinx Kitchen + Lounge boasts distinctive names like The Groaner, Pulp Fiction, and Kiwi Kamikaze. To mix these original libations, bartenders blend Thai herbs such as elderflower and ginger with premium spirits ranging from Mekhong Thai rum to bourbon and vodka. You can enjoy the drinks at the trendy eatery's round bar or in a dining room decorated with eclectic artwork. Between sips, sample authentic Thai dishes such as red and yellow curries, shrimp satay, and pad Thai. For those not afraid of a little heat, the jumbo wings are punched up with spicy basil sauce and the crying tiger features Thai-style grilled steak doused in tamarind.
232 NW 12th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97209