This place is retro heaven, it is the hut of huts. We ventured in to Sandy Hut on a Sunday morning for breakfast, undeterred by the pile of puke on the sidewalk outside the front door. Somebody had a fun Saturday night.
We were greeted by stellar mid-century modern décor that is way nicer than you would expect from the vomit flecked exterior. Tons of booths, tables and bar stools with nary a duct-taped tear. A fun mural on one wall* that appears to date back to the opening date in 1923. Wood paneling, neat lighting, celestial theme.
5 craft taps plus Rainier, full bar and a maragarita slushy machine (?!). Reserved, but highly efficient Amazonian bartendresses. The bloody mary was kinda small but well-made. $3 mimosas were on offer, if that is your thing. Delicious breakfast potatoes, the English muffin was griddled which is a nice touch, and the sausage was in patty form – hooray! (a personal favorite).
There are picnic tables outside, one pool table inside and – (SIGH) – video poker machines.
The clientele at Sandy Hut (at least for brunch) was bordering on hipster. FYI.
Address: 1430 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland – [Google Maps]
Happy Hours: M-F 4-7
Full kitchen: Yes
Jalapeno Poppers: No
Breakfast: All day, everyday!
Outdoor Seating: Tables on the sidewalk
Distinguishing features: Retro space-age décor, tons of barstools
*Note from Co-Conspirator (Arthur): The mural in Sandy Hut is an Al Hirschfeld original! This is an American cultural treasure right here in the middle of Portland, where you can see it in person — while enjoying a genuine, comfortable dive bar experience with all the tasty food and drink that Sandy Hut has to offer! Personally, I think this makes the Sandy Hut a true destination dive bar as well!
Words by KC is me
Photos by Steven Shomler
Website Wizard: Arthur Breur
Sandy Hut Photos