Tin Shed Garden Cafe
Portland in 2018
Don and I had our first Tin Shed adventure in October 2018.
We were visiting our daughter and son in law. They were eager to take us to their favorite brunch place. There was a long wait and that was typical.
I don't remember what we ate, but I remember that everyone was happy. You can tell, from this 3-year-old photo.
What a different visit we had this past July.
We were a party of 5 on this visit. We had a Baby Charlie with us on this visit. The 4 adults were craving a delicious and safe dining adventure. Tin Shed was the perfect place, with outdoor dining.
We arrived on a pleasant Saturday morning, with reservations at 9:15.
There was a garden patio with tables and umbrellas. It didn't look crowded but there was still a wait. Pandemic patience always helps.
Covered or Not
There was a covered open air space that looked inviting.
But that seemed to be sort of reserved for people with pets. That cracked me up. There were definitely more folks with dogs than children, at Tin Shed.
We got a table on the gravel patio after a while.
The sun actually felt good. Oregon in July, is very different than Texas in July!
Coffee and Cream
I was thrilled that Don and I each got our own container of cream.
Some days you crave a mimosa at brunch, I felt pampered with lots of cream on this Saturday morning.
I ordered the breakfast with the silly name. It was indeed sinfully good.
Homemade biscuits with Rosemary-mushroom gravy and a potato pancake with sour cream and chives... 2 crispy slices of bacon and a simple and delicious scrambled egg.
Don's cheesy scramble with tomato and bacon, was served on top of potato pancakes.
You can see his biscuit is picture perfect. I'd say we both ate exactly half of our orders. Yummy leftovers!
This was not an adventure in exotic dining. This wasn't some odd and curious dive cafe experience...
This was mostly a successful dining adventure, with our happy grand baby. Charlie was born in Portland, in the middle of February's ice storm. The Covid pandemic added an extra layer of worry, back when none of us were vaccinated. We dreamed of the day when it would be warm enough and safe enough, to enjoy a little restaurant outing.
So cheers to our Portland Dining Adventure. We had good food, on a pleasant patio, on a sunny day.
After lunch, we strolled and enjoyed the area. How far things have come since February. What a sweet treat!
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The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.