Thai Pasta

Food Carts Portland

Thai_Pasta_Dish.JPGLocation: SW 4th and Hall Parking Lot (near PSU)

Description: “Special Variety Better Choice” or so says the menu at Thai Pasta, located at the popular “PSU Cart Pod” on SW 4th. Not much pasta here, but some noodle dishes like the ubiquitous (but tasty) pad thai, hearty Pad Kee Mao noodles (also known as drunken noodles), and the stir fried wide rice noodles called Pad See Ew. ($5.00).

Thai soups like Tom Yum, Tom Kai, and a soothing vegetable soup are only $3.00 for a generous “small” portions, $5.00 for a large carton that can easily feed two.

Other options include curries, fried rice dishes, and several aromatic stir fries such as the “Lovely Ginger” or a nice version of Cashew Chicken (which can also be ordered with tofu instead). Appetizers include satay chicken skewers with peanut sauce ($1.50 each), spring rolls ($1.00 each), salad rolls (2 for $3.00), or something called, “Oh My God” ( I have no idea what exactly it is – something fried with cream cheese and crab and served with plum sauce). Thai iced tea or coffee is only $1.50.

Everything on the menu is $5.00 or less. Open until 5PM. Lots of vegetarian options.

Sample Menu: Coming Soon!

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 Am to 5:00 Pm

Phone: 503-548-3096

Website: None



  1. not sure if this is THEIR idea or Sweet Basil’s or if it’s a Thai-Mexican fusion creation that everyone but me knows about, but I’ve seen OhMyGod on other menus (

    Poor name choice I think, and also, since it’s basically crab rangoon rolled in a tortilla shell, not very good according to me. my girlfriend loves it, but I think it’s too greasy and prefer my wonton based rangoons.

  2. Thai Pasta’s pad seeu and pad keemao are soooo good. Their other dishes are very tasty too but the above ones are my favorites!

  3. Yummy! I like Thai Pasta’s Drunken Noodles and also the Tom Kah soup. Be prepared for a wait between 11:00 am and 2:00 PM. But there’s a reason!

  4. I highly recommend the House Special. It’s a mix of peanut sauce and curry. Fantastic!

  5. The wait is worth it! Excellent pad kee mao (drunken noodles) in particular. Generous portions.

  6. Incredible portion sizes for a low price, fairly fast service, and people who take you seriously when you ask for an “extra spicy” dish.

    In addition, their Tom Yum Fried Rice is among the most incredible things I have experienced throughout the course of my life. This includes birth, the election of Barack Obama, and sex.

  7. I really liked their version of Hawaiian pad thai. It was basically pad thai with pineapple and red bell pepper. It was the best pad thai I’ve ever gotten from a food cart. Everything was fresh and tasty, including the bean sprouts and real ground peanuts in the peanut sauce. The noodles were a little wider than most versions I’ve had and cooked perfectly. The portion size was huge for 6 bucks. I’ll be back for more.

  8. Long one of my favorite stand-bys for solid Thai food, I love the green curry and cashew chicken. The portions are huge, the veggies are fresh and the people who run it are nice and accommodating. There is a reason this place always has a line despite being one of many Thai carts on the row.


  10. This is one of my go-to carts, I eat here at least a few times a month. The portions are enormous, all the ingredients are fresh, and they just seem to keep getting better and better. Just had their monthly special pineapple red curry and wow, it was beyond amazing. Try as I might, if I eat one more bite I will pop. Highly recommended, great people, great food, great cart.

  11. I got the green curry and it was definitely the best curry I had ever had! The portion was gigantic, and they put in a whole bunch of vegetables, plenty of curry, and tofu perfectly fried that soaked it up perfectly.

  12. Every time I eat here I want to write a review about how wonderful the food is! I’ve tried a lot of Thai carts downtown and this one by far is the best value: huge portions (I’ve never finished it in one sitting), lots of fresh veggies, fast and friendly service. Thai Pasta has been my weekly addiction for years. Keep it up guys!

    P.S. totally agree with the above review, the green curry is one of thebest items on the menu and the best green curry I have found in Portland, cart or otherwise.

  13. I ordered the Drunken Noodle, “little spice” and it was too spicy. I’m good with spice, but this was more than mild. I’d say it was hot. I guess you have to ask for no spice if you want mild spice? Also, I don’t like the use of plastic bags or plastic containers.

  14. This food is nasty! Chicken was all rubbery. Eww, never going back there again.

  15. Horrible; tons of noodles and five bits of dry shaved chicken. The sauce tasted like cheap spaghetti sauce spiced with Tabasco. There were also some pieces of raw green onion and some bean sprouts. I tried a few bites and threw it out. Garbage!

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