I snuck into the wildly popular Tasty n Sons on a weekday morning at about 11:30, just before the peak of the brunch rush. The high-ceilinged, post-industrial building bustled with folks hurrying to the coffee bar to beat off the morning, rainy chill while they waited. My sister and I finally grabbed seats at the bar, and having already had plenty of time to peruse the menu, ordered right away. I had a bloody mary (surprise) spicy and well-garnished with house-made pickled vegetables (if a bit small) “Midwestern” style – with a beer back just like they serve them in Chicago.
Tasty n Sons divides their brunch menu into small and larger plates, though often the servings look to be about the same size. My sister’s fried green tomato BLT was equal in size to my “tasty muffin,” a fried egg, cheddar, tomato and aoili sandwich on a delightfully fluffy and skillet-fried english muffin. No giant platters of food here, just great local grub. Next time I’m in the PDX I’ll be back for dinner.