One of the great things about living in Portland is the absolute abundance of fantastic pho restaurants. While Portland gets a lot of attention nationally for places like Pok Pok and Nong’s Khao Man Gai (both of which are excellent), it’s Portland’s pho that can quickly and easily become a weekly ritual.
Pho is the perfect choice for the long rainy days that accompany the end of winter. Pho also works just about as well as Grandma’s chicken soup for squashing those change of season colds.
With so many pho restaurants in Portland, I thought I’d make my way through the major ones in a series of meals I could only call Pho-A-Palooza.
One of my first stops is Got Pho? on NE Sandy Blvd. It’s one block up from where NE Sandy and NE Broadway intersect, and if you weren’t looking for Got Pho? you’d easily miss it. It’s located in a tiny strip mall right across from the I-84 freeway on-ramp.
The restaurant is very spacious and can easily accommodate large parties. The pho here is on the lighter side than some of the other pho options in Portland. The quality of meat is always excellent and the amount of meat they give you is fairly good. Large bowls are $7.75 but I’ve always found their small bowl, priced at $6.75, to do the trick. One of the things that really stands out about Got Pho? is their extremely affordable kids options. For $2, your kids can get a big bowl of broth and noodles, which is an absolute steal and it means you don’t have to share.
Got Pho? also serves complimentary tea with the meal, something I always appreciate. In addition to pho they have excellent bahn mi, also very well priced at just $3.99 a sandwich.
Got Pho? is one of my “go to” pho spots, thanks to their great tasting, lighter broth pho with good quality meat in a nice light and open restaurant. When people ask, Got Pho?, my answer is always a resounding YES!
3634 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232