3640 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR
Yup, call us crazy, we ventured down south for Black Friday. Crossing over the border at almost 9pm on the US Thanksgiving, we shopped our way down I5. Somehow, we ended up at the door of Pine State Biscuits in Portland, Oregon.
At 11am, this place was busy. With limited tables and counter seats, you must order and pay at the entrance first before finding yourself a seat, or hope that you can get a seat before your food is ready. Thankfully, a few diners noticed that our food was ready and we were still standing, they vacated quickly so we could enjoy our breakfast while it was fresh.
I had the Reggie Deluxe, with crispy fried chicken, bacon, cheese and an egg, then smothered with country gravy. The meat in the gravy was bland, but the sauce had enough flavors to make up for it. The best part of this was the chicken, it was crisp, moist and seasoned perfectly. The biscuit was just okay. I'd prefer more crisp on the top and the bottom of the biscuit. The biscuit wasn't too dense, just a bit more than a slice of bread.
Buddha Girl had The Chatfield. It was pretty similar except with no egg and no gravy, instead, there was apple butter. Buddha Girl's not a fan of biscuits, so it really wasn't her cup of tea. However, she did enjoy the chicken and the accompanied apple butter. I had a try of the butter and loved it. With a little touch of the habanero sauce, the apple butter was perfect.
If I had more time, I would have ordered more. Unfortunately, we had to get going...we had more places to visit and more food to try.