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The Picnic House

723 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205-3012
+1 503-227-0705
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushroom soup” (12 reviews)
“sandwich” (25 reviews)
“soups” (15 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
723 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205-3012
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our late lunch. We both had half sandwiches and soup/salad. Also great coffee and wine. Only issue was the noise level with very few customer. Easy access to downtown.

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply, one of the best meals ever. Started with O'Mule cocktail was original and yummy. Tomahawk Pork Chop is the best I ever had. Even sides of roasted corn, popped quinoa, jalapeño pudding were exceptional. Finished off with fantastic Salted Carmel Affogato. Next time I'm...More

Thank myinhilo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a monday for lunch. It wasn't that busy but it took a while before we could get our favorite table. You can a half salad and half sandwich if you like even with a soup. This is a great deal. The...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner here last Friday night. The waiter was engaging and attentive. The wine list had solid options, if a little limited. We started with the charcuterie board and it was excellent with a good variety and each item delicious. We had...More

Thank nutmeg8629
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Visited the Picnic House during a food tour. The restaurant has a lovely decor and very good food. We had the beet salad. Nice presentation and quite tasty. Attentive service.

Thank Avery397
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We recently had a business lunch here and for starters I wouldn't recommend that. It's crazy loud and you almost find yourself shouting across the table. The food was fine, but nothing terribly memorable.

Thank jelmutiger
Reviewed 24 May 2017

An old hotel lobby houses this eatery. Food was quite tasty. Service a bit haphazard. Location in heart of city. Menu not too large.

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We walked here from the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall because it was close (and open for Saturday lunch). None of us had been here before, but Trip Advisor reviews sounded OK. Each of us really enjoyed his/her meal. The pulled pork sandwiches were excellent. I...More

Thank jlrmac
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Had lunch with some out of town friends. Nice restaurant for a light lunch (soup and sandwich). The beer selection was limited but the wine selection was more than enough for the ladies. The restaurant did not rush you so it was very pleasant place...More

Thank DMUH
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I have never tasted mushroom soup as delicious as theirs. They have a varied offering of salads and sandwiches. It is a casual place but with excellent food. We found on-street parking the two times we visited there. I found the rice/veg salad too heavy...More

Thank HLW648
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205-3012
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-0705
  • E-mail
Built in the historic lobby of the original Heathman Hotel. Great for Groups, Grab & Go, or Dine In. Rent a Picnic Basket filled with food and take it to the park.
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