I love the food in Portland. It is easy to get a great meal for 15-20 dollars. Less. Chefs are inventive and generally not fussy or contrived. I eat out often and have delicious food all over town. But Roost is, to me, the perfect restaurant. It is clean and uncluttered. The staff are wonderfully warm and friendly. Smart choices in beer, wine and hard liquor. Flowing ice tea.
The food is phenomenal. Every course, every dish. Fried zucchini, cod cakes, olive bread with house made ricotta. Chicken is as good as chicken gets. Every entree, including the vegetarian option, is stellar. Desserts are in the comfort food category, and should not be missed. Prices are reasonable and portions are generous.
Tell them Laurie sent you
Brunch kicks ass