Unlike other people, when I travel I am most excited about the indigenous food I'll eat. When I went to Paris, I wanted to only eat choux pastry and swim in a sea of Roquefort cheese. Who cares about the Eiffel tower when there's so many baguettes to eat?! In Spain, all I cared about was chorizo and churros. My sight-seeing revolves around my dining reservations. So on my recent trip to Portland, my dining itinerary was several pages long while my sightseeing down to 3 vague bullet points (book store, mountains and coast).
My first epic breakfast in Portland was at southern inspired restaurant, Screen Door. I had read on several website two key points: The food is EPIC and the line for a table is HORRENDOUS. This restaurant doesn't take reservations for parties smaller than six people, so the line for a table can be anywhere between 1.5-2 hours at any given time. So what did we do? We got to the restaurant 20 minutes BEFORE they opened. I was naive in thinking there would be no one there at that time and well, the line was already wrapped around the block. Luckily, the minute the doors swung open we were seated almost immediately. We stuffed our faces on breakfast hush puppies, fried chicken on sweet potato waffles, pumpkin pancakes, fried green tomato benedict and praline bacon. Each dish was rich, flavorful and the portions were massive.
|Some of the donuts at Blue Star|
|Carrot Cake Waffles|
|Lamb Bacon Sarmie|
|Lamb and Mint Frittata|
|bacon, egg and cheese biscuit|
|The Whole Farm Waffle|
|Banana & Nutella Waffle|
|Bim Bim Bacon & Eggs|
|Pan Fried Halibut Sandwich|