We’ve written about some of the great Asian restaurants in Portland like Ha VL, where we ate amazing pho ga, and Biwa, with its subterranean izakaya vibe and tender grilled chicken hearts. For this video, we checked in with two more chefs doing their own twists on Asian small plates. We started at Whiskey Soda Lounge, Andy Ricker’s (of Pok Pok fame) restaurant that specializes in Thai drinking snacks. Then we went to the ultramod Departure Restaurant + Lounge, where Gregory Gourdet serves his spin on Indonesian spiced chicken.
Whiskey Soda Lounge
3131 SE Division Street, Portland
Departure Restaurant + Lounge
525 SW Morrison Street, Portland