Find out what the downtown Portland restaurant Picnic House is all about.
I think I’m totally late to the Picnic House party. It’s been around for a few years and I’m astonished that I never felt the need to visit before. It is a charming little gem! Now I’m no expert, because I’ve only been once for lunch, but our little group had a lovely time. We did make reservations, which was good thing because it’s busy at noon on a weekday. Just a block away from Director Park, this is a hot spot for business lunches and friends. Ladies who lunch? The decor is really fun too a combination of quirky and classic, all inside the lobby of an old hotel.
Since it was POURING rain while we ate, all of us ordered the same combo, soup and a sandwich. How can you resist soup when the place is damp and seamy from everyone’s wet umbrellas and coats? They have a nice little lunch system of soups, salads and sandwiches. For $12 you can get a choice of two. I went with the wild mushroom soup and a BLT. They were both excellent, but the mushroom soup really made me swoon. Talk about comfort food. Others ordered the italian meats, tomato-onion, and roast beef sandwiches. I didn’t taste anyone else’s sandwich, (sharing sandwiches is tough don’t you think?) but the other two soups, tomato and pumpkin were great as well.
Overall a lovely little spot, for an easy and classy lunch. Great for ladies, great for a date, great for clients. I would love to stop by again to check out the dinner. I’ve also heard that they have a great dessert menu, perhaps another stop for my Dessert Project?
THE PICNIC HOUSE
723 SW SALMON
LUNCH & DINNER MONDAY-SATURDAY
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