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Portland, OR • Pine State Biscuits

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Date: 07-08-13
Location: 2204 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR.
Photographed by: Luis Valdizon
Words by: David Morris

Growing up in West Virginia, homemade biscuits are something that we take pride in and are very critical about in the Southern part of the U.S. While recently visiting Portland, OR, for the first time, it was a nice surprise to discover a place that not only carries on the traditional taste, quality and care put into the biscuits I grew up eating, but takes the practice to a whole new level. Tucked away in the Alberta Arts District not far from where we were staying in PDX is Pine State Bisucits, a Southern-inspired eatery that has received critical acclaim and cult fanfare, and was a must for us to try out. Upon walking in, we were greeted with a handwritten chalk menu that had an abundance of delectable choices. The atmosphere was both country and rustic, and the staff was friendly and proficient. I chose The Chatfield, a biscuit with fried chicken, bacon and cheddar cheese, topped with apple butter. After a wait of about 15 minutes, the biscuit came out fresh and enormous, and a glass of organic, hand-squeezed orange juice made for the perfect pairing. It was hands-down one of the best biscuits I've ever had and one of the best meals of the tour. My mouth is watering as I write this. Even if Portland wasn't the great city that it is, I would still go back just for another Pine State Biscuit.


Heather Mccormick said...

I absolutely love portland, that city is so's so beautiful and there are just so many cool hole in the wall places to try out and experience...Definitely have to try this place out when I get back there. Love the pics...

Luis Valdizon said...

Portland is truly incredible. We have a few more posts from our time in Portland coming in the future. Thank you for your lovely compliment and support!

simon said...

My wife took me to Pine State Biscuits the first time I came to Portland and I have never stopped loving the place. The only thing I dislike is the massive lines to get in!

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