Screen Door

Screen Door is a super popular southern joint.


Be prepared to wait.


“Oh, I know, you have to wait for brunch in Portland.” No. Last week I was hearing about someone who went for breakfast at like 11 a.m. on a Friday and still had to wait an hour. The line for dinner starts before the doors open, and brunch is just as popular, if not more. It’s either worth it, or people just don’t know that there are other tasty places to eat. Or maybe a little from Column A, a little from Column B.

During the week, they’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On weekends, it’s a “brunch blowout” and dinner.

Like I say, it’s a Southern joint, but they’re not so Southern that they don’t have vegetarian specials and sides. Tofu and vegetarian gravy are available for breakfast and brunch.

Ooh, they have migas for breakfast. That sounds really good: 3 eggs scrambled with onion, roasted poblano chiles, corn tortilla strips & pepperjack cheese, topped with salsa verde, cilantro lime crema, served with flour tortillas & choice of grits, cheddar grits, or roasted potatoes, $10.75.

Limited vegan and gluten-free options, but check out their Tumblr dedicated to vegetable specials. Did I just type that? Yes. Yes I did.

I might need to grab a book and head down there.

2337 E Burnside St.

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