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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 good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushroom soup” (12 reviews)
“sandwich” (26 reviews)
“soups” (16 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 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted something close by the Heathman Hotel since we were going to a concert next door at the Schnitzer seeing Joe Bonamassa and what a great food start. The two appetizer plates were delicious with lots of variety. Except for one who had soup...More

Thank Deleen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the option to get half portions of everything on the menu. Had a great lunch with 3 different menu items for only $15.

Thank Leann L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picnic House is a favorite of ours when we are looking for lunch downtown. The food and service are always great - and we have been here nearly a dozen times over the past couple years. A favorite lunch is one of the combinations that...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We found this gem on Open Table tonight. Loved the interior. Casual yet sophisticated. There were couples and families there. The menu is diverse enough to find something for everyone. We ordered the bacon sandwich (a stepped up version of a BLT), the Brussel sprouts...More

Thank Marnie U
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stumbled upon this restaurant after going to the Portland Art Museum. We sat inside (it was a bit loud until the lunch crowd thinned) and had a wonderful meal. One of us had a glass of Prosecco and one of us enjoyed a nice...More

Thank EleanoreE
Reviewed 15 August 2017

You feel almost like you've stepped into a garden. It was busy and a bit loud but I enjoyed a wonderful sandwich at the window bar. The menu seemed light and fresh. When I could not decide between the shrimp salad and tomato sandwiches, the...More

Thank SandiW063
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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 13 July 2017 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 12 July 2017

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 LoveBoulder2001
Reviewed 10 July 2017 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
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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
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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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