Screen Door in Portland, Oregon (24th & Burnside, 503-542-0880) celebrates southern hearty cuisine made from fresh local ingredients.
Screen Door’s eclectic menu is a culinary road map of the South featuring South Carolina Lowcountry cuisine, traditional Mississippi soul food and New Orleans Creole/French preparations.
The wait is long unless you arrive early but well worth it. There are so many wonderful “stick to your ribs” choices that many people share their meals. A kind couple sitting next to us shared their chicken and waffles probably because we were eyeing their plates with eager anticipation. It’s that kind of place where you feel like family and the atmosphere is friendly and casual. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 2:30 and you will have a difficult time deciding between the bananas foster French toast, eggs benedict, their famous fried chicken and waffles or biscuits and gravy. Prices are in the $8-$9 range. Screen Door is also open for breakfast and dinner during the week. The staff is busy but very friendly.
If you are visiting the Rose City, I highly recommend that you bring your appetite and friends to Screen Door; you will not be disappointed.