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Screen Door

2337 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 542-0880
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Ranked #15 of 3,547 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Dessert, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Hillsboro, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am on the road 15 + weeks a year but the Screen Door close to home is one of my favorite spots. The line up can be very disconcerning, especially if you do not get there early. Recommend getting there 1/2 hour before opening and if possible, go on a week day. Service: The wait staff was very pleasant... More

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Granite Bay, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I fly from California to Portland sometimes just to eat at this place. We waited a hour but it was well worth it. I had the fried chicken livers and my wife had the chicken wings. We also added the green beans. Sometimes we go fir the full meal but this time the sides were enough. The... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Long wait for sure. But the food is well worth it! Best fried chicken northwest of the mason-dixie line - relatively thin layer of batter and SUPER FRESH AND JUICY chicken meat!

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Let's start off saying this is the best fried chicken that I have far, love boneless breast and the pepper breading. We also got the fried oysters and fried okra which every one loved, I didn't try them since I don't like them also we had the hush puppies and they was good. Need to get their early or you... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here a handful of times now and have yet to be disappointed! When we go for dinner I have a tendency to get the screen door plate (3 sides of your choosing) and I always get the fried catfish as one of my sides! Fried catfish was never something on my radar until screen door and now... More

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Valrico, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

So let's get first things first - I'm from Tennessee originally and have had southern food my entire life. In that time, I've had some amazing southern food, and this is not amazing. Why people are lining up thirty minutes+ prior to opening is beyond me... this place is not that great. I will say that our server brought out... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The wait for brunch here can be long and at times you will get rained on....but it is worth it! As my title says this is the best southern food I have had outside the South and I realy did not expect to find it in the Pacific Northwest. The outside of the restaurant is unimposing as is the inside...it's... More

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Avondale, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our first visit to Portland and we asked some of the locals where to go for breakfast. It was suggested to try Screen Door, but get there when they open because they get crowded. That is the truth. When we arrived there was a line, but we thought it was worth the wait of 20 minutes. My friend... More

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Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Unfortunately, Portland does not have decent southern food, at least not that I have been able to find. Several people told me this place was fantastic and I went there early to avoid the wait, which worked fine. If you get there when the place opens during the week, there won't be any wait. The line will move in quickly.... More

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Gresham, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nothing exotic, nothing unusual here. Just good southern fried food in huge servings at a very affordable price. Dinners were served hot and tasty in a very noisy, casual atmosphere. Part of the allure of this place is that they don't open the doors for dinner until 5:30 and people start lining up on the sidewalk outside by 5:00. Great... More

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