Tasty N Alder
580 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR, 97205
Tasty N Alder, the third restaurant from James Beard-nominated chef John Gorham (others include Toro Bravo, Tasty N Sons, and the recently opened Mediterranean Exploration Company), is a favorite for brunch and sharable comfort food. The dinner menu riffs on traditional steakhouse dishes and brunch includes flawless Bloody Marys.
Go with friends, as you will want to sample as much as possible. The menu offers a range of inspirations (Korean fried chicken, egg & cheddar biscuit, pork schnitzel) but holds together surprisingly well. If there’s a wait, head across the street and check out Canoe and Alder & Co.
— Ritik Dholakia of State x State