Jim is out of town this holiday weekend, enjoying a weekend with his college kids and taking in the BYU vs. University of Washington football games. Tessa and I decided to do a little exploring on our own.
We headed over to North Portland to check out Tasty n Sons which had been recommended to us by several people. The restaurant is located at 3808 N. Williams and is only open for brunch – from 9 to 3 p.m. We can’t wait to go back again. There is a grilled cheese sandwich on the menu calling my name.
Food is served family style and the menu is made up of “smaller plates” and “bigger plates”. We went for a combination of the two. We loved being able to get “smaller plates” because that way we got to taste lots of different things! We ate at the communal table and had fun visiting with the others at the table with us. They didn’t even mind when I kept taking pictures of my food!
I loved the water bottles on the table. I recently bought a few similar to it at Ikea and now I can’t wait to use them on my dinner table.
We arrived early enough that we didn’t have to wait but by the time we left, about 10:30 a.m. there was a nice long wait. I always see that as a good sign.
Since it was just Tessa and I we chose three things from the menu but could have gotten a lot more. Just another reason to go back!
Our first choice was the Chocolate Potato Doughnut with crème anglaise. We ordered two so we didn’t have to share. Yummy, but I thought the creme anglaise was the best part!
Each dish is brought out as it is prepared so everything is fresh.
Our next delivery was the Auntie Paula’s French Toast with peach-maple & whipped cream. It was amazing. Maybe the best french toast I have ever had. The peach maple sauce was to die for and I wanted to lick the plate.
We only got a half order of the french toast so that we could save room for this…
…a Fried Egg & Cheddar Biscuit with fried chicken. We are not big fried egg fans so we got it with scrambled eggs. The biscuit was light and flaky and the whole thing was so good.
We highly recommend Tasty n Sons and can’t wait to go back! Maybe we will see you there. There are also lots of fun little shops on the same street so if you have to wait there is plenty to keep you busy.