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The Picnic House

723 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205-3012
+1 503-227-0705
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushroom soup” (12 reviews)
“sandwich” (24 reviews)
“soups” (15 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 2 days ago

An old hotel lobby houses this eatery. Food was quite tasty. Service a bit haphazard. Location in heart of city. Menu not too large.

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked here from the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall because it was close (and open for Saturday lunch). None of us had been here before, but Trip Advisor reviews sounded OK. Each of us really enjoyed his/her meal. The pulled pork sandwiches were excellent. I...More

Thank jlrmac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch with some out of town friends. Nice restaurant for a light lunch (soup and sandwich). The beer selection was limited but the wine selection was more than enough for the ladies. The restaurant did not rush you so it was very pleasant place...More

Thank DMUH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never tasted mushroom soup as delicious as theirs. They have a varied offering of salads and sandwiches. It is a casual place but with excellent food. We found on-street parking the two times we visited there. I found the rice/veg salad too heavy...More

Thank HLW648
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch at the Picnic House- good local restaurant. Interesting menu, great service. Would recommend.

Thank 949ww
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Only a short walk from the Portland Art Museum is The Picnic House. A 'quaint' restaurant one the 1st floor of an old hotel. We had a very good half sandwich w/soup or salad at a reasonable price.

Thank craigp10301
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We've eaten here in the past, and I remembered it as a nice place. Not the case anymore: very pricey for what you get. My wife had scallops and got three small scallops for $30. I ordered a glass of wine and it was the...More

Thank Dar Sigfusson
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I went here for lunch with several co-workers. It was immediately apparent that having a conversation was going to be difficult because of all the hard surfaces the volume in the restaurant was quite loud. I ordered the mixed greens and berries salad with chicken....More

Thank Traci S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I'm in love with the large table in this venue - a great throwback to the timber history of Portland. The service was fun and friendly; waitstaff were well informed of menu choices and exact in being able to state, recall and deliver a range...More

Thank tourismteach
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to try Picnic House because of its proximity to the Snitz, and because we had read good reviews. While we were not disappointed, it only rates as average. First, the service was quite good and attentive. By their placing a water carafe on...More

Thank dick_mary
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
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.