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Southern Fried Chicken - Screen Door - Pearl District, Portland, OR

Screen Door - Pearl District

4.7
4.7
177 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
Walk-in's always welcome! Screen Door is a restaurant that presents itself as a love letter to the American South and the revival of regional cooking. Each day, the restaurant receives natural, local organic meats and produce from nearby vendors. The inclusion of regional Pacific Northwest ingredients into a menu of dishes developed in the south has created a unique flavor profile in Screen Door's menu. Many of Screen Doors dishes draw their inspiration from Louisiana and the Cajun cooking that's found there. These include our world-famous fried chicken, Lowcountry shrimp and grits, smoked andouille chicken gumbo and fried okra. Other items, like the house-smoked beef brisket and braised pork shoulder, come straight from the state of Texas. The rest of the South is well represented as well with a Carolina pulled pork sandwich, chicken and waffles, crispy fried oysters and a pimiento cheese & sausage biscuit sandwich with a fried egg and cheddar grits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Soul food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 542-0882

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Nicole Mouton

  • Catering

    Large party take out available.

  • Private party facilities

    Private event space available, please call for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Pearl District

  • Cross street

    NW 11th Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    NW 11th and Couch Southbound, Stop ID 10756 - Streetcar NS Line, Streetcar B Loop.<br />NW 10th and Couch Northbound, Stop ID 10770 - Streetcar NS Line, Streetcar A Loop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Great for Brunch

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Great for Brunch

  • Portland

    Most Booked

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  1. OC

    OliviaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I made a reservation and didn't have to wait a single minute. The seating was a little cramped since I had to share the booth seating with several others but that's to be expected on a Saturday night. The food came out extremely quickly and tasted delicious. Perfect for date night.
  2. k

    katherinep

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Nice dining area
  3. DL

    DardeeL

    Portland

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food was amazing as always but the service was lacking. It took a few minutes shy of an hour to get our food from the time we ordered. Our waiter only once asked if we’d like another cocktail and never did refill my empty water glass all night. I used to love Screen Door but I don’t see us returning anytime soon.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, just waited a while to get it. Over 45min.
  5. TB

    TimB

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Was great, will absolutely be back! Service, Food, Drinks, was perfect for a pre show dining experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Took over 40 minutes to get food, no warning from wait staff. Food came out later than people ordering after again without warning or apology or attempt to check in. Food came at closing time and experience was very rushed. Waitress said “we are a busy restaurant” after we complained. Was pretty flippant and disinterested. Food good, service pretty low end.
  7. LS

    LisaS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We arrived at 7:45, seated within 5 minutes. Ordered appetizers and they arrived within 5 minutes. Then we ordered dinner and it took 45 minutes for any of our dinner entrees and sides to come out. We looked around the dining room and no food was coming out of the kitchen. Many tables were waiting for food. Nothing was said to us about the delay. Food was good. But we would’ve appreciated a reason why everything was so slow coming out of the kitchen.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time and it was perfect. Beautifully decorated, fantastic food, and our server Max was professional, friendly, and fast.
  10. CF

    CiaoFun

    Portland

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’m a southerner and appreciate being able to eat this well prepared food. Yum!- boiled peanuts, fried pork rinds, fried chicken, fried oysters, wow! The jambalaya was also very good.
  11. TW

    TracyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having recently moved from the Atlanta area and having eaten at 5 star southern restaurants in Atlanta, Savannah, Charlotte and Memphis I can honestly say that this was some of the best southern cooking I have EVER had. We ordered the fried green tomatoes to start. Delicious. Crispy, full of flavor and the remoulade was on point. My spouse had the breakfast sandwich with cheese grits. Amazing. Grits had a perfect consistency, not too salty and the flavor was everything. I ordered the chicken fried steak with eggs and home fries. All I have to say is who's grandma's recipe was that sausage gravy?? CFS was crispy, tender and the sprinkle of thyme hit the nail on the head. Had the apple pie for dessert with the cream and I was too done! Crust was flaky, lightly sweetened and the apples were so flavorful with a combination of sweet and savory that will have you ready for nap time. One of the best restaurants I have been to in my LIFE. Hats off to the chef and we will be back!!!
  12. TP

    TashaP

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was delicious. I would recommend this place.
  13. B

    Bryanf

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Was really looking forward to our night at Screen Door, but walked away "meh". Food wasn't up to the expectation, especially the specialty salads and squash sides. Bar made a 'hot toddy' but it was really not good. Service was ok, not great. Overall ok, but it was disappointing vs. expectation.
  14. LO

    LOLO

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always greet food!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food and drinks were excellent. The staff was friendly.
  16. f

    foodie410

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great food! We had the hush puppies, chicken and waffles, golden beet salad, chicken tenders, and the wild mushroom tart. All of the dishes were really, really good. Servers were quick and friendly. The only thing I would have appreciated would have been a slightly quieter environment--I had to raise my voice to carry on a conversation. But, overall great experience! We will definitely return in the future.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and a huge portion of very good food!
  18. F

    Foodie

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great service! What more can you ask for. 1st time at this location and it didn’t disappoint.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food took a very long time but was delicious.
  20. MF

    MattF

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was attentive and didn’t disappear, food took a bit longer to receive but it was busy and served nice and hot. Dessert was excellent, but please bring back the peanut butter chocolate cake- i asked for a side of peanut butter with the chocolate espresso cake and it was most excellent
  21. k

    k98122

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Micah! And the food was excellent.
  22. RC

    RandallC

    Palm Springs

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time in person experience. Nothing better than fried chicken that arrives fresh from the kitchen. Looking forward to returning for brunch.
  23. TC

    TylaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food and ambience was good. Service felt slightly passive aggressive, but not an issue if you have thick skin
  24. GG

    GarrettG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food , great vibes and perfect date nite. will be going back every time we’re in Portland
  25. P

    Poetesser

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food, cocktails and service at Screen Door Pearl District are great. We had the seafood dip, fried chicken dinner (huge portions) and a slice of pecan pie, plus Steen's Old Fashioned and The Original Sazerac. All were superb! Our server was attentive, particularly when we mentioned we were headed to a play at the Armory. The issue we had at this location is that it is extremely loud. The restaurant is one large space with high ceilings and nothing to buffer the sound, and the tables are placed fairly close together, so the acoustics were terrible. We left with mixed feelings, as the food was great, but we found the noise level to be overpowering and exhausting.
  26. MK

    MeganK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    I’ve eaten at the NE location and have always really loved it. This location is WAAAAAY. Too noisy. Impossible to have a conversation. The food was good, not great. Salad was not good.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food and service. Waiter was very polite and helpful with my credit card being tricky. It was very tightly packed in the restaurant though, and loud. Would visit again.
  28. K

    Katie

    Portland

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Incredible food. Yummy fried chicken, phenomenal coleslaw, great Mac and cheese. Had some very tasty cocktails, too. Great bartender. Weren’t seated on time and had to wait a bit, but worth it! Will be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this location and it’s just as good. Love the atmosphere!
  30. EK

    EmilyK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Screen Door is always, consistently, good... it's never failed us!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazingly from the service to the food
  32. L

    Lizzie

    Portland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with friends! Food was delicious. Drinks were great.
  33. SS

    SherryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crispy fried oysters were delicious delicious delicious. No dipping sauce needed, just a bit of lemon juice, and the flavor was divine.
  34. L

    Lizzie

    Portland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. It was very loud and difficult to compete with the volume of diners around us.
  35. AD

    AnneD

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and the service was outstanding. We eat outside. It was quite nice but a little noisy. Glad to finally return after the pandemic.
  36. LR

    LynnR

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and service. We will definitely add this to our short list of favorite restaurants.
  37. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff and the food is authentic and especially good. It was our second time, fried green tomatoes to die for. Chicken and waffles next time.
  38. PK

    PatriciaK

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice and quiet outdoor dining space. Great food and great service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have possibly had a better dinner. They even made zucchini DELICIOUS. Very clean, service was excellent, a good time was had by all
  40. f

    foodnazi

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Highly recommended. Best chicken and waffles in town.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Screen Door - Pearl District using the Order Online button. Screen Door - Pearl District also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Screen Door - Pearl District also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 542-0882.

Screen Door - Pearl District is rated 4.7 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Screen Door - Pearl District

1131 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Cross street

    NW 11th Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Pearl District

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Soul food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    NW 11th and Couch Southbound, Stop ID 10756 - Streetcar NS Line, Streetcar B Loop.NW 10th and Couch Northbound, Stop ID 10770 - Streetcar NS Line, Streetcar A Loop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Nicole Mouton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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