Vietnamese in Portland, ME
- Mike CP Oct 26, 2011 08:32 AM
In search of good and cheap vietnamese in Portland, ME, specifically pho and bahn mi.
I just moved here from Seattle, WA, where there is a plethora of small pho and bahn mi joints.
I have not tried them yet, but it looks like Saigon Restaurant and Thanh Thanh 2 over on Forest Ave are preferred.
Has anybody been there? What is their pho like? Do they also have bahn mi?
Also, what about the places over on St John, such as Kim's Gift Shop.
Thanks for the help!
Made it to Kim's today for lunch with SO. This place is great. We both got the Special Combinations after a suggestion from the younger of the two women behind the counter. We had a nice conversation with her while the bread was toasting. There were also a few older men sitting by the door talking (in Vietnamese?) and reading, which is always a good sign when looking for small, family run spots.
Brought the sandwiches home and they were awesome. Three different types of cold cuts including head cheese, plus the pate and all the veggies, it hit the spot!