In a city filled with good Thai cooking, Typhoon! (Hotel Lucia, 400 SW Broadway, 503/224-8285, and 2310 NW Everett St., 503/243-7557, plus 2 suburban locations, www.typhoonrestaurants.com, 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 6 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sat., 6 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Sun., $9–18) stands out for crisp well-differentiated flavors, skillful execution, and a wide selection of unusual dishes. Featured by Bon Appetit magazine as one of the top Thai restaurants in the United States, Typhoon isn’t exactly a secret, so come early or late if you want a relaxed meal or immediate seating.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel