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|
Clearly, breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I had to make it a top priority. Every meal seemed like I was daring myself to eat more delicious food than the last meal. So, it's really no surprise that I gained 10 lbs in 1 week even though we walked an average of 10 miles a day. The truth is, if I had packed more yoga pants I totes would've gone to a couple of more places. I have to admit that I went to Portland a bit skeptical, but I came back as such a huge fan of the city and more importantly a huge fan of their dining scene.