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Southwest, Downtown

Tasty N Alder

580 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR, 97205

tastyntasty.com/alder/

Description

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.  

Ritik Dholakia of State x State / Tasty N Alder

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