Looking for a delicious Thai meal near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Thai restaurants around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.
1. Sivalai Thai Restaurant
Topping the list is Sivalai Thai Restaurant. Located at 4806 S.E. Stark St. in Sunnyside, the Thai spot is the highest-rated budget-friendly Thai restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 805 reviews on Yelp.
The family-owned spot serves an assortment of traditional noodle and fried rice dishes, as well as specialties like the Pink Lady, a medley of deep-fried shrimp, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, onions and bell peppers, topped with sweet and sour sauce.
2. Krua Bangkok
Next up is downtown's Krua Bangkok, situated at Southwest Fourth and Hall streets. With four stars out of 69 reviews on Yelp, the Thai food stand has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.
The eatery offers unique eats like the Sassy Thai Omelet with onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, tomatoes and basil; it's also served with sriracha sauce. You'll also find a variety of chicken, pork and beef dishes.
3. Chai Thai
Hazelwood's Chai Thai, located at 14035 S.E. Stark St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive Thai spot 4.5 stars out of 397 reviews.
Its house specialties include roast duck curry, lemongrass chicken and Panang salmon. When it comes to desserts, dig into coconut ice cream or mango sticky rice.
4. Thai Yummy
Thai Yummy, a street vendor and Thai spot in Homestead, is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with five stars out of 108 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1010 S.W. Gibbs to see for yourself.
The family-owned restaurant features fried rice dishes, curries and noodles, alongside appetizers like the Oo-La-La Wings, Bangkok-style chicken wings smothered in a sweet, tangy sauce.