This place is retro heaven, it is the hut of huts.
We ventured in 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 least for brunch) was bordering on hipster. FYI.
Address: 1430 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
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
Words by KC is me
Photos by Steven Shomler