Portland Oregon has Pho
Pho Hung on Fremont St is excellent.
Pho Van on 82nd is great too.
Last week I "went for Pho" (that's what we call it) with Michelle and she got some funky pho (well, ok soup) with lots of stuff in it and some strange little eggs, too( quail???) She liked it (wasn't too keen on the eggs however,,, but not as much as regular pho.
Since i am on a diet not eating beef i tried the Chicken Noodle Soup for the first time ( not the regular PHO with beef, that i dearly loved before giving up the stuff.. in fact I ate it 5 times in a row for dinner one week when i was preggo with my second child.. ahhhhh cravings)
but the chicken pho was not as good. the beef is much richer and more flavour ful.( The chicken WAS good, but I'd reccomend the original if you eat beef)
anyway i eat pho with the plum sauce and sirracha on the side
and shred up the basil and jalaopenos ( lots) and beansprouts and stir that in.
its not too easy to EAT PHO if you haven't befoe, either. If it's your first time,check out how the local diners are eating and try it that way.
oh yum i wish i had some pho now!!!!!