Screen Door




Dive into Portland's Screen Door, where Southern charm meets PDX vibes. Discover brunch delights, dinner gems, and the secret sauce of success!

Alright, brunch buddies, gather around, and let's spill the tea! When you think of Portland, perhaps craft beers and endless rain clouds come to mind. But honey, nestled in the heart of Oregon, is a spot serving up a slice of the South, and let us tell you, it’s chef’s kiss perfection.

Say hello to the Screen Door Restaurant, where the Pacific Northwest meets crispy Southern delight. And if you thought that combination sounds like Kim K meeting a cowboy, you'd be right — unexpected, yet oh-so-right!

From South to Northwest: The Origins of Screen Door

Now, let’s journey back to where it all began. Picture this: a bustling city famed for its natural beauty, coffee addicts, and indie vibes, and then, out of nowhere, BAM! Southern charm struts in. That’s Screen Door for you, honey.

Born from the genius minds that understood the pure, soulful magic of New Orleans and Louisiana-style comfort food. And what did they do? They said, "Why not give the lovely folks of PDX a taste of crispy fried chicken, heart-warming grits, and a dash of cajun goodness?" And thus, Screen Door was born.

Their mantra? Bringing authentic, heart-and-soul southern dishes right to the Pacific Northwest. Oh, and if you’re thinking, “But where's the Oregon touch?” Hun, they’ve sprinkled that right in.

Think locally sourced ingredients meeting southern recipes. Farm-to-table meets Grandma’s secret cookbook. It's as if Portland had a baby with the American South and named it
“Screen Door.” And, let’s be real, that baby is looking goooood.

The Eastside Sensation on Burnside

Now, let’s talk about locations. If you're someone who loves to strut down Burnside, flaunting your latest vintage find with coffee in hand (because, Portland), then you've definitely seen the buzz around 2337 E Burnside St.

Yes, darlings, that's Screen Door's iconic spot. Serving the Eastside with a side of sass, this joint is less of a restaurant and more of a cultural sensation.

The Burnside location is where urban chic meets southern diner. It’s the spot where weekend brunches feel like a festive parade, with dishes that'll make you say, "This chicken and waffles is giving me LIFE!"

And if you’ve been lucky enough to walk through their doors, you’ll know the ambiance is pure magic. From the murmur of happy chatter, the scent of sweet potato waffles wafting through the air, to that moment when you take the first bite and think, "Mmm...this is what dreams are made of."

And there you have it, the beginning of a tantalizing tale of two cities — or rather, a city and a style of food — becoming one scrumptious sensation. Stay with us, brunch fam; there's so much more tea to spill!

The Legendary Brunch Menu

Alright, foodie fam, hold onto your mimosas because we're diving deep into the brunch menu that has Portland all aflutter. Imagine the best of southern delicacies dancing gracefully with the evergreen spirit of Oregon. Dreamy, right?

First up, we got the iconic duo Chicken & Waffles. No, not just your everyday chicken and waffles — we’re talking buttermilk-battered, fried-to-perfection chicken paired with sweet potato waffles.

This isn’t your mama’s Sunday breakfast. It's brunch with attitude. Moving along to those creamy grits and that decadent French toast — a combo that's like watching the latest episode of your favorite reality show while snuggled under a cozy blanket.

And for the adventurers, there’s the spice and flair of Cajun inspirations. Have you ever wanted New Orleans to have a baby with Portland? Well, it's served right here on a plate. Dive deep into Louisiana flavors, and tell us you don’t hear a jazz band playing in the background.

Pacific Northwest Meets Southern Comfort

Now, let's chat about that fusion. It's like that time you tried mixing two of your fave cocktails, unsure of the outcome, but then voilà, pure magic. The Pacific Northwest, known for its farm-fresh ethos and commitment to organic goodness, embraces Screen Door's southern roots with open arms.

Amidst the drizzle of Oregon's rain, you'll find the Southern sun in dishes that shout out local ingredients. It's a matrimony of Portland’s Eastside culinary innovation with Pearl District's upscale vibes. That’s right, second location alert at 1131 NW Couch! Because why should one side of town have all the fun?

And for the uninitiated wondering about the soul in the food — trust us, every bite is a soulful serenade. Whether it's the comforting embrace of mac and cheese or the earthy love of collard greens, this is soul food that has Oregon stamped all over it.

What Makes Screen Door Special?

If we're spilling the tea, and oh, we always are, it’s that Screen Door isn’t just about food. It’s an experience, sweetie. Starting with that legendary crispy fried chicken. It's not just fried. It's an art form. It’s like that feeling when your favorite influencer finally notices your comment — pure exhilaration.

Then there's the mind behind the magic, the maestro of munchies, David Mouton. His vision was to serve not just a meal but memories on a plate. Oh, and can we talk about Nicole? With an English twist to the recipes, she's ensuring the dishes are not just American but internationally fabulous.

But the pièce de résistance? The vibes. From the cheerful clinks of the full bar to the hum of happy diners, this place is a mood. If Screen Door were a person, it’d be that friend who's always the life of the party, dishing out the hottest goss while serving the crispiest fries.

So, are your taste buds tingling yet? If not, give them a little nudge and remind them of the southern fiesta waiting right in the heart of PDX. After all, life's too short for boring brunches!

Beyond the Brunch: A Dive Into Dinner

Now, for those who think that Screen Door is only about brunch, sweetie, you've got another thing coming! As the sun starts its descent, Screen Door flips the switch from brunch queen to dinner diva. First on the evening hit list? Ice Cream.

Yeah, you heard us. This isn’t just any scoop — it’s a Southern symphony of creamy goodness.

Oh, and for the mains? How does Lowcountry Shrimp sound? Like a seaside vacation on a plate, right? Let’s not forget the culinary hug that is their Fried Catfish. It's like a love letter from Louisiana, served with a side of sass.

And let’s get a bit boozy here, shall we? The full bar isn't just for show. From handcrafted cocktails with a southern twist to wines that sing — your evening is set to be as lit as a Kardashian birthday party!

Making It Convenient: Takeout, Pick Up, and More

Alright, darling, we get it. Sometimes, you just wanna lounge in those comfy PJs and binge-watch the latest season of that guilty pleasure show. Does that mean compromising on the Screen Door experience? Heck no! With their seamless takeout option, Southern charm can be delivered right to your door.

Plus, if you're feeling a smidge more active, the pickup service is smoother than your latest skincare routine. Just ring them up (hint: keep 503-542-0881 for the Easide and 503-542-0882 for Pearl on speed dial). Place your order, and voila, dinner (or brunch) is served.

And for those who just can't wait? There’s always a spot at the bar or a cozy corner to wait in. With WiFi faster than the latest Twitter feud, you can snap, post, and tweet as your heart desires!

Savoring the Screen Door Experience: A Portland Culinary Gem

There you have it — the lowdown on the culinary sensation that’s taking Portland by storm, one buttermilk-battered piece at a time. Screen Door is more than just a restaurant. It’s where the Pacific Northwest heart beats in rhythm with the Southern soul. It's where memories are made, one bite at a time, and stories are shared over crispy delights.

In a city renowned for its culinary diversity, Screen Door stands out because of its delicious offerings, vibe, spirit, and unyielding commitment to serving love on a plate. Whether it's the warmth of the ambiance, the infectious laughter ringing through its walls, or simply the scrumptiousness of every dish, Screen Door isn’t just a restaurant. It's an emotion.

Ready To Feast? Join the Culinary Party at Screen Door!

Okay, foodie fam, we've dished out all the deets. Now, it's your move. Ready to embark on a culinary journey that promises to be as iconic as the latest pop culture meme? Head on over to Screen Door.

And hey, don’t just eat and dash. Share the love. Snap those dishes, spill the tea on that divine fried chicken, and let the world know — when it comes to southern charm in PDX, there's only one spot that rules the roost.

And don’t forget to tag them and us, of course! Remember, the best stories are those shared over food and laughter. So, what are you waiting for? Dive in, darling!


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