As survivors of the killing field in the worst history of Cambodia, we are proud owners of the first authentic Cambodian restaurant in Portland since March 2012.
Come experience our hospitality and enjoy our flavorful dishes from the mighty Mekong River.
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Cheap EatsSamantha Bakall - The Oregonian/OregonLive
If you were looking for a restaurant where you could watch the basketball game, catch up on CNN and eat Cambodian food, all at the same time, this is the place for you. Mekong Bistro, Portland's only Cambodian restaurant, is home to a lengthy menu (read: 60+ items) filled out with familiar Thai and Vietnamese dishes with a handful of Cambodian specialties thrown in.
Take a seat in the cavernous space, its black and burgundy walls adorned in motivational posters and Southeast Asian artwork, then flip through the menu for those specialties, usually notated by a "Khmer" or "Cambodian" modifier.
The som-law maju krueng is a sour, tamarind and turmeric soup brimming with bitter watercress and bits of tender beef. Our waitress informed us the cha krueng, or Cambodian stir-fry, was the most popular dish on the menu, a spicy, aromatic fry up with chicken, crunchy green beans and peppers best eaten over rice. Two happy hours, one early and the other late, fill out the all-day hours with a $5 snack menu alongside drink specials.
Source: The Oregonian