Hearty Portland Breakfast at Pine State Biscuits

by May 5, 2014

I’m so hungover…

This spot will take care of us!

Pine State Biscuits tl;dr

Don’t be scared if you don’t have a car during your stay in Portland and your accommodations are downtown. The public transportation is clean and efficient and you can definitely use the bus to get to this delicious breakfast find. Recently I noticed  many of our Facebook or Instagram friends who happened to be in this neck of the Northwest, Portland breakfast pictures dominated my social media feeds.

And I bet if you look up your friends, you’ll most likely find a picture of a Pine State Biscuit breakfast meals as well.

As it turns out, it’s a popular spot, hence its 800+ Yelp reviews!

Mean Breakfast Sandwich

Most of the reviews will tell you to get there early or else you’ll wait in a long line that loops around the building. I’m not sure what happened the Sunday we went, perhaps it was the rain or maybe it was just plain dumb luck, but when we got there around 9:30am, slightly later than we would have preferred (but what can you do when you travel with others), we fortunately walked into Pine State Biscuits and were able to queue up inside with just a few people in front of us.

Definitely didn’t expect that to happen.

Pine State Biscuits Half Eaten Pot Pie at Pine State Biscuits

F8T Tip

Know now that this isn’t in downtown. We took a bus all the way out there to eat this deliciousness.

Breakfast Pine State Biscuit Method

  1. Get inside
  2. Patiently wait in whatever line you find yourself in
  3. Tell the cashier what you decided to gorge yourself on
  4. Pay at the cashier
  5. Receive a number
  6. THEN look for your seat either inside the restaurant or outside in the covered patio area

The menu consists of Southern favorites (a little heavy for those who are used to eating light) with tasty treats covered with gravy, grits, pot pie, steak and more. For our brunch, we got:

  • The Reggie Deluxe: Fried chicken, bacon, cheese topped with gravy in a biscuit with a fried egg. While this can also probably be seen as a heart attack, it is absolutely delicious and very filling
  • Chicken Pot Pie: Mixed veggies, fried chicken and mushroom gravy topped with a biscuit crust. Not your traditional pot pie with the crust surrounding the veggies and chicken, this just has a biscuit crust on top. For me, this was just ok, definitely needed a bit more seasoning in my opinion.

Honestly both dishes were plenty and we were stuffed after finishing these. That accompanied with the traditional brunch drinks like my bloody mary and his old fashioned and we were ready for a post brunch nap. Luckily we were doing some walking so we were able to keep awake!

Bloody Mary at Pine State Biscuits

Pine State Biscuits


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