There's a reason Nong's has been getting a lot of publicity. Her one dish of chicken and rice is so simple, so fresh, and so delicious—wrapped in butcher paper and served with soup and an addictive sauce that you'll be able to get in a bottle. She also now has a brick-and-mortar location on Akeney just behind the Jupiter Hotel. Hooray! With no more than $70 in her pocket when she came to Portland at the age of 23, her story is one of love, courage, and hard work.