Nom Bai, a new food truck serving Cambodian and Vietnamese street food, will launch in Portland sometime in the next three weeks.

The truck is owned by Matthew Glatz, owner of the Salt Box Café, a “tiny house food truck” that serves breakfast and brunch on the Eastern Promenade. Glatz recently built a new food truck and has hired Sovanna Neang, who is of Cambodian heritage, to run it. The menu consists of Vietnamese sandwiches, charbroiled meat skewers and handmade rolls.

Neang previously worked at Sapporo, a Japanese restaurant on Commercial Street in Portland, and will write the menu for Nom Bai herself.

“Her menu is simple Cambodian and Vietnamese street food,” Glatz said. “They’re family recipes that have been in her family.”

Glatz said the truck will debut at a local brewery as soon as he gets his license from the city, “hopefully before Labor Day.”

Meredith Goad can be contacted at 791-6332 or at:

Twitter: MeredithGoad

Correction: This story was updated at 10:47 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2017 to correct the options on the menu.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.