Internal organs take on the appearance of that which they desire most, as evidenced by our noodley-looking brains and our pony-shaped hearts. Use your noodle to fill your stomach with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Thai cuisine and drinks at Soi 9 Thai Eatery. Soi 9's extensive menu of Thai eats updates traditional street-vendor classics with a modern panache in a sleek setting. Embolden your tongue with panang nua, featuring tenderloin beef simmered in panang red curry with kefir lime leave, cream of coconut, basil and hints of peanut and cumin ($12.50). Exploratory taste committees can continue their foray into maritime territory with a Dungeness crab walk through the kao pad poo, with fried rice, sweet chili sauce, egg, and green onion ($12.50). Minimalist furniture, chic leather booths, brightly colored drop lighting, and a full bar punctuate Soi 9's intimate dining space, ensuring the proper atmosphere for first dates with second-chair bassoonists.
- The cooking likewise strikes a happy balance between the familiar and the fantastical. The name Soi 9 is a play on the Thai word for “street,” and the menu is chef Mon Gypmantasiri’s formalizing of Southeast Asian cart food. Her specialties are dishes you’ve almost had before; trying them is like sleeping with an old lover’s hotter twin. – Aaron Mesh, Willamette Week
- The Soi9 noodles are unique and tasty - a sort-of-phad-thai dish with some crispy mixed meats on top, and there are a ton of other quite interesting items on the dinner menu. I look forward to making my way through it. – Don B., Yelp
1914 W Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97209Get Directions