My wife and had our date night in Portland tonight and we like to visit a few places for beverages and appetizers. The Farmer's Table was our third and last stop. We sat up on the upper deck which had a lovely view of Portland Harbor. My wife ordered the sangria, and I alas had water (I was driving). I caught a bit of "attitude" from the waiter, Paul, that I was not ordering an adult beverage. My wife ordered the small burger with avocado, and I was excited to order the pork burger with pancetta, pork confit and barbecue pulled pork. Paul was quick to let me know that the burger was child sized, again with the disapproving attitude so I ordered the large one. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her burger. My large pork burger was so tall, I had to deconstruct it to eat it. The quality was very good, but the flavors were unremarkable. The burger came with a large order of fries which were good and crispy. I had a very hard time getting the cole slaw onto my fork, but it ended up being very nice. Paul came back with the bill and I asked for change. Again with the "attitude". I always tip well, but I still think it is my choice. The change came back minus the coins, and I left my usual 20% tip, but this is the first time I have ever gotten less than the whole amount back. Is this something new; you only get get the bills? We used to call that petty stealing when I was a waiter back in the day. Bottom line: lovely setting, good food, good sized portions, bad
attitude from Paul, the waiter.