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Screen Door

2337 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 542-0880
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Ranked #14 of 3,502 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Here for a Tuesday evening meal on recommendation from Portland native. Had to wait a while for a table (no reservations). Restaurant was very busy so while the service from our waiter was great, the kitchen wasn't keeping up. Great menu choices-everyone in our group enjoyed their selections (brisket, pork chops, chicken). The mac'n cheese side is killer....we treated it... More

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Everything about this restaurant was done right. The atmosphere is really well done (not too fancy but casual chic). The food was actually very well prepared and although it is simple southern cooking, it was delicious!!! I got the "Screen Door Plate" which lets you choose 3 sides which was more than enough food. Even with all the food my... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went at about 6:00 pm and the place was not too crowded. I was on my own and decided to eat at the bar. The service was alright, the bar tender did not seem to friendly or overly interested in taking my order...not quite the southern hospitality I expected. I ordered the brisket...it had more fat then I would... More

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Bothell, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Screen Door is excellent for southern food and hospitality! They don't take reservations but it's well worth the wait! Brisket was outstanding and the fried chicken can't be beat!!! Highly recommend if you're in Portland.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We found this place due to being number twelve on tripadvisor, Ok who is stuffing the ballot box? Do not get me wrong the food was good, but not great. It was a small crowded place with pretty good service, but why such a high rating when Portland has so many better places.

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portland oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I have been here several times to enjoy some of the best Southern cooking in the city. The catfish and fried chicken are exceptional, and all the sides we have tried have been amazing. However, you must not leave this restaurant without trying the banana pie. I do not even like banana cream pie and I have ordered this twice…..it... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My hubby and I just finished our meal at screen door and I am bursting at the seams. No small portions here! I had a hard time selecting what to eat from the menu. We arrived at around noon to a huge line out front. I put our names in the list and it took about 40 minutes but I... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This quaint little restaurant is one where you walk in and immediately feel like you are one of the neighborhood locals. The staff is very friendly and service is good. The menu is packed with a lot of favorites for a wide and diverse population. When I'm in Portland and want good old "Comfort Food", the type that feels like... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We have a dinner club that gathers about once a month and have been doing so for about 40 plus years. WE met at the Screen Door, busy as heck but the service was great, helpful and fun. All meals were perfect, great choices and so tasty. The chicken was the best I have ever eaten.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

the food is so comforting and delicious. Plain and simple. My Mother lived with us for a while and when she had friends in town, she made me go get Screen Door for them. Solid good food without being overwhelming. Polenta/grits done well and perfect. Brisket that is good because it's good brisket, not because it has a secret sauce... More

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