Portland Thai choices are abundant and well versed. PaaDee’s pedigree as part of the award-winning Langbaan dynasty leaves it with plenty of expectation to live up to, and it does. All while carving out its own frontier on the Thai cuisine scene. Jump in with cocktails conceived in a total Thai mindset. From subtle to spicy, there’s something in the mix for every palate. For starters, kick things off with the pork skewers, crab dumpling and fish cakes. Order another drink. On to the main event, look to the egg noodles with crab and red pork, kaffir lime curry with prawns, and round things out with the crispy pork belly with green beans. The birdcage lights twinkle above as the food on the table is devoured. PaaDee has a casual vibe that takes nothing away from the sophistication coming out of the kitchen. It’s a comfortable gathering spot whether the summer night is streaming in through the wide-open storefront, or you’re hunkered down for the winter's eve at a dark, corner table. The food and experience a PaaDee warms your soul.