If you know me at all from reading my blog or following my Instagram feed, you know that I love good food. In fact, I'll travel the world to find and share great food. One great little gem right in NE Portland is Pine State Biscuits. If you are looking for amazing Southern-style breakfast/brunch/lunch food, this is a place you must try.
Pine State Biscuits
Pine State Biscuits started at the Portland Farmers Market in 2006 and launched into a brick and mortar (literally) store front in 2008. While I've only recently moved to Portland, I wish I'd been around to enjoy their food for the last 6 years. They've been featured in lots of local news outlets (including Portland Monthly Magazine), but also in Food and Wine Magazine and on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” You know it has to be good when Guy Fieri stops by to check it out.
You walk in, and the place has a rustic feel. It's fun and cozy, with a diner feel but stepped up food quality. A place like this with lots of reclaimed wood always wins me over. Order at the counter, and you're given a number; your meal will be delivered to you when it's ready.
We sat at the counter bar so we could see what the cooks were preparing. Everything looked delicious! I had a Bloody Mary while I waited for my food, which was phenomenal…spicy and zingy with a great vegetable spear and spiced rim.
For brunch, I ordered the BBQ Biscuit—Podnah’s pulled pork with Carolina style bbq sauce topped with slaw. It was so good. The BBQ flavor was incredible and it was possibly the best slaw I've ever had. We were there on a Tuesday morning right before the lunch crowd would arrive, and it was busy. I wouldn't want to even try coming near this place on a weekend. The line would wrap around the block.
If You Go:
2204 NE Alberta
Portland, OR 97211
Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. I visited this establishment as part of my Foodie Friday series and paid for my meal all on my own. No compensation was received.