My husband and I recently spent a long weekend in Portland, Oregon. We went armed with a list of restaurants that friends said we just had to taste, and spent a lot of time walking the city from restaurant to restaurant.
Here’s a recap of some of our favorite eats and recommendations:
Fried Oyster and Bacon Omelet and Cinnamon French Toast at Cafe Bijou
Lots of whiskey drinks all over the city.
“Pig Candy,” Bruschetta with Burrata, and a Grilled Romaine Salad at The Fireside.
Obligatory stop at VooDoo Doughnuts (admittedly, not my favorite).
The Reggie Deluxe and the Chatfield at Pine State Biscuits. The Reggie Deluxe has a super flavorful sausage gravy over the whole thing but was a little rich for me. I enjoyed the Chatfield which paired sweet and savory with cheddar cheese, fried chicken, bacon, and apple butter on a biscuit.
We were encouraged to go to the Whiskey Soda Lounge instead of the crowded Pok Pok where we could still try the wings that they are known for. We also had an amazing Tamarind Whiskey Sour (which we have occasionally made at home), Roasted Cashews with Green Onions and Chiles, a Crispy Pigs Ear appetizer, and their famous Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings. All delicious.
Until next time Portland, you were great!