Hang on to your hats, it’s time for (another) Portland meal recap! In all seriousness, we had so much delicious food in Portland that I feel like I must share all these places. You’ve already read about Mother’s Bistro and Bar and my slightly underwhelming experience at Voodoo Doughnut. Next up is our fantastic dinner at The Picnic House.
The Picnic House is a restaurant and bar that happened to be located just up the street from our hotel in downtown Portland. We almost went here for lunch because the lunch menu looked so good, but ultimately I decided dinner at The Picnic House was the way to go.
One of the things I loved most about The Picnic House was the whimsical decor. The restaurant had high ceilings, large wooden tables for groups to dine at, and a bear with a monocle over the bar, which was pretty rad.
While this chicken was not quite as good as Mother’s, I still managed to clean my plate. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the lemon gave it a nice zest. And of course creamy whipped potatoes are almost always guaranteed to be a win and the Englishman and I fought over the final bites.
We had saved a bit of room for dessert, and decided to order the mini chocolate chip cookies with a shot of cold milk.I loved the presentation of this dessert! It was so cute and the mini chocolate chip cookies definitely hit the spot without being overly sweet. It was the perfect little dessert without being too much.
If the restaurant wasn’t already cool enough with the whimsical decor and the bear with the monocle at the bar, they presented our bill in an old English history novel, which I thought was pretty creative.
If you ever find yourself in downtown Portland, be sure to check out The Picnic House!