Great Thai dishes and extremely friendly service keep North Portlanders coming back to this spot, where soothing music and traditional decorations almost make diners forget they're in a mini-strip mall. Go for the unforgettable pra ram noodle: rice noodles with broccoli, carrots and cabbage, topped with a steaming peanut sauce ($5.50-$8.75 lunch/$7.50-$9.95 dinner, depending on choice of meat, seafood or tofu). The tom kha, coconut-milk soup with mushrooms and lemongrass ($6.95-$9.95), might just be the tangiest variation in town. (KD)