5727 NE Fremont St., 503-287-3846, bangbangpdx.com. Dinner-late nightly.

Bang Bang manages to stand out in a city oversaturated with Thai food. The menu is divided into skewers, starters, bowls and cocktails. You'll want to order one of each, especially since Bang Bang's unconventional dishes range from airy rice puffs ($6) to spicy Thai Buffalo cauliflower ($8) and tender tofu skewers ($2). $$.