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Tin Shed

1438 NE Alberta St. (NE 15th Ave.) Send to Phone
503-288-6966 | Menu
Family-, pet- and slacker-friendly diner in the Alberta Arts District.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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Tin Shed Restaurant Review

: Literally a tin shed, this center for Portland's sustainable movement sits in the thick of the Alberta Arts District and features big plates of organic counter-cultural comfort food. The best place to eat is on the covered patio heated by an outdoor fireplace in the winter (blankets available) and not in the cramped interior. Waits are common --- always for weekend brunch, but often even at a "slacker" breakfast hour of say, 11 a.m. But chill and pour a cup of free coffee served in vintage ceramic mugs. Your patience will be rewarded. Vegetarian curry features sweet potatoes, kale, mushrooms and tofu in a creamy coconut curry sauce. If you can't decide, try the "everything nice" sampler with a potato cake, scrambled egg, sweet potato brioche french toast, fruit compote, and your choice of breakfast meats or vegan sausage. Lunch and dinner are not as inspired as brunch with a fairly standard line-up of burgers, salmon, and pork and biscuits. Stick with items such as the "heartless artichoke" sandwich loaded with artichokes, garlic, Parmesan, roasted red peppers and melted pepper jack cheese, or one of the savory curries. Kids are welcomed with an affordable children's menu, and there's even a menu for dogs --- your canine companion may dine with you on the covered patio. During summer months, the garden hosts live music on some evenings.


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