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Screen Door

2337 E. Burnside St. (NE 24th Ave.) Send to Phone
503-542-0880 | Menu
Hands-down, this is where to find the best Southern cooking in Portland.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Screen Door Restaurant Review

: There's almost always a long line at this family-friendly restaurant; see it through and you'll understand why. The focus is down-home cooking and farm-fresh organics combined in irresistible match-ups. The signature dish is a whopping big plate piled with crispy, peppery fried chicken plus buttery mashed potatoes, collard greens and cornbread. But we also recommend the creamy shrimp and grits, the trout pecan in butter sauce, and beef brisket topped with what seems like a gallon of fried onions. The daily "local organic" list outlines seasonal vegetable specials, such as bourbon and cider-glazed carrots, and brioche bread pudding with squash and chard. One of the best ways to go is to order the Screen Door Plate with a choice of three sides, including fried catfish, jambalaya, plus the above-mentioned organics. Be sure to save room for dessert, even if it's just one bite of the banoffee pie. For drinks, Southern-infused cocktails include the Rhett Butler, a mint julep, and flights of bourbon. Or stick with sweet tea. The waits at brunch are even longer than for dinner, but the reward is a platter of fried chicken and waffles. During summer months, a pleasant covered patio with picnic tables helps ease the overflow.

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