Pine State Biscuit started their operation at a farmer’s market in Portland. Word caught on, popularity spread, and the boys opened a store front — and then another, this one on Alberta Street.
I’ve never been a fan of biscuits. The ones we’ve had were too heavy, bland and just plain boring. But since encountering them several times in Portland, I’ve changed my mind. Partly due to the biscuit boys at Pine State Biscuits.
(Above: Now that’s what I call breakfast — fried chicken and egg sandwiched between to fluffy biscuits.)
Tre had a biscuit sandwich stuffed with a succulent piece of fried chicken breast topped with an egg. It was sandwiched between two golden, fluffy biscuits, which were light and buttery. They had a cake like texture. The thick piece of fried chicken was lightly seasoned and dipped in a batter dusted with pepper. The added egg took the biscuit sandwich to another level, and officially made it breakfast.
(Clockwise: 1. Stumptown coffee. 2. You’ll see Aardvark and other assorted hot sauces around town. 3. Some veggies pickling away while you eat.)
I had a plain biscuit with a side of the Marionberry spread, Oregon’s locally grown berry was out of this world. Simple, yet simply delicious. And to accompany our biscuits, were two cups of Portland’s own self serve Stumptown coffee.
(Above: Pine State biscuit with a side of Marionberry jam.)
Our bill including tips (no taxes) came to $15 — a great breakfast to start off our morning. The atmosphere was upbeat and lively. Line ups can get crazy at Pine State, so try to head there early. Or better yet, take it to go. We saw a guy walk in, and then walk out with a big bag of biscuits.
Perfect for: Morning, noon, and if they were open — night.