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All 48 Troutdale Restaurants

Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
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Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in Troutdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Portland, Oregon
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I get it that this is an institution. People love it, and it's been around for many, many years. My wife ate there with business colleagues several months ago and went on about it. So this last weekend we tried it. She had Chicken & Dumplings that had incredibly tough chicken, otherwise okay. I had pan fried oysters that were... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've been coming here since my parents began taking me here as a small child; it would be safe to say I've probably been at least 50 times in my life time. Back then they had big old fatty racoons that would hang out outside, hoping for someone to drop some food, but I haven't seen that here in years.... More 

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Damascus, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tad's is one of my favorite places in all of the Portland area. It's situated along the Sandy river in a forested setting. Inside, it's paneled in cedar with a native stone fireplace. The restaurant actually hangs out over the slope down to the river. It has moveable walls so that the main dining room can be opened up to... More 

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Oregon Coast
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809 reviews 809 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
2,098 helpful votes 2,098 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Funny old place, this. We'd been out driving and decided to try this 'famous' restaurant. I'm not sure which section is older, but the one we sat in was not young. Everything is dark paneling and it's actually sort of gloomy with the low lights. They were moderately busy on an October weeknight. We started with an order of sauteed... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We drove the old convertible out to Tad's last night. What fun. Right on the Sandy river, the windows were open and the moon was full. What a great combo! When you arrive you get a little relish tray to nosh on, nice touch. Started with the chicken liver appetizer. This is my thing, not the hubs--but they were so... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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360 reviews 360 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Tucked away up the historic old highway on the edge of town (Troutdale is just outside of Portland) this place offers a wonderful, relaxing atmosphere with a view of the Sandy River. We were there in early fall and the windows were open to the evening. Aah! Of course we all ordered the chicken and dumplings! Yum! Although I think... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you can start by taking a drive to the gorge and end up at Tads Chicken and Dumplings, then you know you've had a perfect day.If you're just hungry and want great food, Tads is a short 20 minute drive-beautiful drive, from Portland. I had the oysters, which were so tasty my mouth is watering just thinking about them... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

While the Portland area is know for it's great dining, my favorite place is Tad's on the Sandy River near Troutdale. It is not easy to find, but the drive there on scenic Hwy 30 is beautiful. The restaurant overlooks the river, and has a lovely, "woodsy" atmosphere. The service is excellent. The staff is very friendly and makes you... More 

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745 reviews 745 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
1,702 helpful votes 1,702 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After checking out of The Hotel Monaco, we took a drive out to the Columbia Gorge to view the waterfalls. For an early dinner, we chose Tad's. We arrived a little before 4:00 and a line was forming at the door. We were seated in a room with beautiful views of the Sandy River. The food was all good and... More 

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Martinez, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This little place has to be experienced to appreciate it. Well maintained place with a beautiful view of Columbia River and the option of inside or porch seating. Regretfully, we choce inside but the porch overlooking the river looked delightful. Parking is a bit tricky but worth the effort. Service was excellent from our attentive and friendly waitress and the... More 

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Additional Information about Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins

Address: 1325 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060-9301
Phone Number: 503-666-5337
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Troutdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Californian

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