Looking for a sublime Southeast Asian meal near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Southeast Asian restaurants around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.
1. Vientiane Market
Topping the list is Vientiane Market. Located at 157 Noyes St. in Oakdale, the Thai spot is the highest-rated inexpensive Southeast Asian restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 68 reviews on Yelp.
Start off your meal on the right foot by scoring some crab rangoon, Thai rolls or some chicken skewers. Noodle dishes, rice dishes, protein-centric entrees, curries and chef specialties are also on offer.
Look out for notable favorites such as green curry with green beans, bell peppers, squash, eggplant and basil and vegetable delight, stir-fried veggies in a light soy sauce. Here's the menu.
2. Veranda Asian Market
Next up is Ocean Avenue's Veranda Asian Market, situated at 695 Forest Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 36 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store, Vietnamese and Thai spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
Come shopping for all your Asian cuisine staples at Veranda's or check out the takeout menu that includes everything from vermicelli noodles and stir fry to spring rolls and Thai curry. Check out the menu here.
3. Sun Bakery and Cafe
Ocean Avenue's Sun Bakery and Cafe, located at 699 Forest Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable Vietnamese spot, which offers sandwiches and more, four stars out of 39 reviews.
Appetizers include choices like fried dumplings, crab rangoon, fish cakes, spring rolls and more. Entrees include everything from beef lo mein and vermicelli shrimp stir fry to beef lemongrass with rice and beef pho.