The bed-and-breakfast we were staying at did not provide us with a sufficient breakfast, as we needed something more substantial since we were going to be burning off calories exploring the areas outside Portland. The Pine State biscuits was located less than 2 miles from our B&B and provided the answer.
Located on the corner of SE Division and SE 11th Ave. is this popular breakfast place. We arrived a little after 8:00 AM on a Thursday, and we were quite lucky that we not only found street parking, but the place was not very full.
Upon walking in, there’s a sign that said to place your order first and then sit down. Next to the sign and the cashier, you can watch the staff make a batch of their biscuits.
There were so many choices. We finally narrowed it down and here’s what we got :
- The Reggie, a fried chicken sandwich with bacon and cheese inside a biscuit.
- The Moneyball, a biscuit and sausage gravy covered with a fried egg
- And a regular biscuit covered in gravy with a sausage patty in the middle.
With three coffees, our breakfast came to $27. We found a spot outside in the covered patio. The food came out quickly, and our biscuit sandwiches were delicious. Those sandwiches were perfect, and kept us going while we went to explore the waterfalls just outside Portland.