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The photo above shows how the interior is shaping up at the Columbia Street storefront that will eventually be home to one of the East Coast branches of Pok Pok, the much-loved Portland Thai restaurant. Signs posted in the neighborhood say there’s going to be a presentation at a Community Board 6 meeting next Monday about the restaurant’s request for a liquor license.
Portland Thai Favorite Coming to Columbia Street [Brownstoner] GMAP

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On Friday news hit that Portland’s much-loved Thai restaurant Pok Pok will be opening an outpost on Columbia Street. The restaurant will be located at 127 Columbia Street, in the space that housed Pit Stop and, more recently, 5 Burro Cafe. Here’s what the owners of Pok Pok have to say about the opening: “This is another great neighborhood, quiet and full of families, parks, low key businesses with a view of the Manhattan skyline across the water. Pok Pok Ny has a tiny dining room and a big outdoor seating area, kind of like Pok Pok PDX.” It’s slated to open within the next few months.
Pok Pok NY Will Open at 127 Columbia St., Brooklyn [Eater] GMAP
Pok Pok Ny Will Open in the Columbia Waterfront District [Grub St]