Fodor's Expert Review Country Cat

$$ Southeast American Fodor's Choice

Pork lovers rejoice: you've found hog heaven. House-cured, slow-cooked country ham and bacon and samplers of pork shoulders, head, and belly await you at this neighborhood craft eatery run by James Beard–nominated chef and in-house butcher Adam Sappington. The menu emphasizes Southern dishes with a Northwest twist, such hickory-smoked duck leg with chanterelles and pickled plums, and skillet fried chicken. This is one of the tastiest brunch experiences in town—standouts include pumpkin pancakes with roasted apples and salted-caramel butter, and eggs Benedict with smoked steelhead over a sweet-cream biscuit. There's also a bar here where the Bloody Mary comes garnished with beef jerky, pickled vegetables, and a giant olive. There's a satellite branch inside Portland International Airport.

American Casual Lunch Dinner Brunch Southern $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

7937 S.E. Stark St.
Portland, Oregon  97215, USA

503-408–1414

www.thecountrycat.net

Known For:
  • Fantastic (and decadent) brunch served every day
  • Lively bar that serves great Bloody Marys
  • The fish fry made with beer-battered rockfish

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