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The Picnic House

723 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205-3012
+1 503-227-0705
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushroom soup” (15 reviews)
“half sandwich” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 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

In Portland on business and stumbled across. Cool vibe and you can actually get a good sandwich at reasonable price.

Thank jwtxguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter is a known "foodie" and is always excited to plan our dinners. I had previously dined at the Picnic House on several occasions for lunch but this was my first time coming for dinner. Luckily for us, we had reservations! The place was...More

Thank Mimi90271
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Really cool Casual place The restaurant have a nice "rétro/pub" look that make you feel welcome Service is Quick and the food is good the price are fair !! They have a bar next to the restaurant and cocktail look nice

Thank Antoine V
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Nice service, good lunch, a hit in my book! I liked the 1/2 sandwich, salad or soup option. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious. This place is very convenient and seating available. I recommend you try it!

Thank Becky089
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Stopped by after the lunch rush, but not sure on a Saturday if there really was one. No problem getting a table. Seemed understaffed from the beginning. It took awhile for our simple meals to arrive. Service was lackluster. The outdoorsy decor seemed dusty, and...More

Thank CBScout
Reviewed 10 February 2018

The grilled cheese and soup was anything but ordinary. Wild mushrooms, thyme and a hint of wine made the soup a warm start on a frosty evening. The grilled cheese had a sharp bite to the cheddar that stood up well to the sweet caramelized...More

Thank DrPezz
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A large group of us came in for lunch last week. I had the brown rice salad with chicken - it was delicious! Others around the table did the combination soup, salad and sandwich options. Everyone was pleased with their meal and we were in...More

Thank morganj142
Reviewed 20 January 2018

First of all I have seen a larger selection at a high school football game... There was one burger option, 3 sandwiches, 3 salads and a bunch of strange sides... The burger was a good though; it was actually really good and so were the...More

Thank Purplemania56
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I’m not going to lie, I had the tomato basil soup and grilled cheese sandwich yesterday and I’ve been thinking about it ever since! Haha! How could something so simple be sooooo good?! It was my first time eating here, even though my parents and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

They advertise the martinis as the coldest in town. Sure enough, it looks like they use dry ice to chill the glasses. Nice space just up from the movie theater and down from the Schnitz. 2 martinis =$22.00

Thank Carl R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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