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

Screen Door - Pearl District

4.8
4.8
556 Reviews
$30 and under
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 50 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Soul food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 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

Experiences

  • Screen Door Pearl Theater Menu!

    Multiple dates available
    Screen Door Pearl is now offering a Theater Menu for guests dining in before a show, game, or event and have limited time. Book a Theater Menu reservation with us, let us know your time constraints, and we’ll keep an eye on the time so you don't have to. There are 90 minutes of free parking for the month of December just below the restaurant in the Brewery Blocks garage and we're half a block from Portland Center Stage and only a short walk to PGE park and multiple music venues. Let us kick off your plans with a delicious holiday menu and full bar!
    Screen Door Pearl Theater Menu! Photo

What 556 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Great for brunch

  • Portland

    Best Overall

  • Portland

    Best Value

  • Portland

    Great for brunch

  • Portland

    Kid-friendly

  • Portland

    Good for groups

556 Reviews
  1. KeithR

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken & waffles was great. Chicken was juicy, waffle was fluffy. Wife had the chicken sandwich and enjoyed it also. Our partner had the Cajun scramble and said it was good.

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  2. DianeD

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great place to go for dinner. The decor is so nice, the service impeccable, the noise level low. Just perfect!

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  3. MichaelV

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent preparation of Southern Cuisine, yet updated for current taste preferences.

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  4. RyanK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I lived in New Orleans for seven years, and Screen Door was better than any food I had in the south. I will be coming back, many times! Best biscuits ever by the way.

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  5. TriniaE

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious! The blood orange mimosas were wonderful & the Brussel sprout eggs Benedict was to die for! Our server was attentive, gave us good recommendations & was sweet. It was our first time there & we would definitely go back! Highly recommend!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My second time eating at screen door. I’ve been to both locations! The food and ambiance is always good. I don’t eat pork, so I normally like to order their shrimp N grits. OR their chicken and biscuits plate with the mushroom gravy. Both excellent! Can’t forget a fresh mimosa to wash it all down. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the name of our server today but she was great! Very attentive 😊

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I relocated from Memphis, TN and have been searching for a good southern comfort food spot. Screen Door was a an excellent experience (and yes, they have sweet tea!). Give them a try if you’re looking for a solid fried chicken meal!

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  8. JackieJ

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite brunch spot in Portland. Great drinks, fun servers, and excellent food. My favorite is the Sunday coffee paired with chicken and biscuits, mushroom gravy!!

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  9. DomenicD

    Edmonton

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best southern fried chicken and waffles we’ve had!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great southern food, amazing service and fun atmosphere- would recommend for special occasions or date night. Save room for one of their gorgeous desserts- DELICIOUS!

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  11. linda

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very loud and crowded. Hard to have a conversation.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on Valentine’s day and the service was incredibly quick and efficient for how bustling the space was. We got oysters, devilled eggs, some drinks, and their burger. The food was delicious, the eggs are a must try! The ambiance was incredibly inviting and comfortable. Will be coming back.

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  13. BigBrownMercedesSedan

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for Valentine’s Day and sat at a window high top. Great cocktails. Loved the zero-proof option with rosemary - delicious. Excellent service. The beet and kale salad may be my new favorite thing. Crawfish etoufee was tasty.

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  14. TerryS

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Chicken anything is fantastic. I've introduced several friends and associates and they have the same reaction, regardless of their order. Both locations are equally Fan Tastic!!

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  15. PAUL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Specialty drinks were also very tasty

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  16. CraigM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Veg were way overcooked on the braised meat dish It was part of the theater menu Also spice level was too high, too much heat in the dish, and I do t think that was mentioned on the menu, but I might be wrong

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  17. JenniferH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was hands down one of the best restaurants that I have been to. Service was exceptional and the food was amazing. Large portions at very reasonable prices.

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  18. JenF

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Screen Door is haute Southern food through a PNW lens, like you’re going to get the fried chicken with a peppery breading, but there’s a chance that the chef knew the chicken’s name. Tasty and pleasant, this place is a good deal in the Pearl.

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  19. SandiH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cute restaurant, so happy to be able to get into this one since we can’t get into the original one on Burnside! Popularity :-) Service was excellent!

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  20. PamB

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a party of five and could barely hear each other talk. The food was excellent, but the noise level made it impossible to relax. Service was friendly, but slow. Perhaps our experience was affected negatively by the large group of 20+/- in the middle of the room that was generating much noise. I would come again for breakfast or lunch to see if noise level was better.

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  21. MarniB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ScreenDoor has invariably tasty food, not just fine, but outstanding memorable dishes. Ambiance is nice too, not too formal or shabby, just right.

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  22. mackgault

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just as delicious as we’ve come to expect. Service was excellent, drinks were great. Fried chicken never disappoints.

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  23. JoeM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Probably the last great Portland restaurant.

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  24. SSAPortland

    Portland

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I always bring out of town guests to brunch here. We are never disappointed. The best chicken and waffles ever! I think this place is terrific❣️

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  25. Luvsportsgirl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The dinners were ok the fish was slightly fishy so I wouldn’t order this from this restaurant. The chicken was the best thing ordered. Service was good bathrooms were dirty.

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  26. MarlaS

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great way to represent the South. Appreciate the environment, yummy food and service. We all wish things weren't so expensive. $40 for a meal and a cocktail plus tip at lunch though..... :( that's a bit steep.

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  27. Roguelemur

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Obsessed with their gf options for fried goodness.

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  28. MaryB

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food choices and the place was busy. I was late for my reservation, called and they seated us right away.

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  29. LauraE

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and the vibes were exceptional! Had a wonderful birthday celebration with friends.

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  30. JeffM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Southern food. The fried chicken was perfect, just the right amount of heat. The deviled eggs were divine and the pecan pie? Just like grandma used to make in Paulding County, Ga.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet night at the Screen Door that night. Everything was excellent. Fantastic drink!

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  32. AndyBMD

    Portland

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great place to eat.. plus fabulous brunch

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  33. Roadrunner

    Portland

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this place and its sister restaurant on the East Side. As usual, we had great survive and excellent food. This is actually becoming one of our favorite go to places and I’m already looking forward to our next visit.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good and service! We had the pralines bacon and cinnamon rolls, they were amazing.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cole was an outstanding server and our experience was great! Drinks had interesting and complex flavor profiles that worked seamlessly. Our party of 6 on New Year’s Day ordered from all over the menu- everyone was impressed and whatever we selected left us feeling impressed. I was a little nervous that the food would be too “heavy” for our guests who had never enjoyed southern cuisine. We couldn’t have been more wrong! Everything was light, delicious, and offered a well-rounded umami experience. We will definitely be back!

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  36. PatB

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year’s Eve dinner - had the BBQ feast and it was outstanding!

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  37. Eviltwinjca

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the chicken and waffles- it’s my favorite go to. First time they were a little dry

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  38. 2dineout

    Portland

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Fried oysters are fantastic and servers are attentive.

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  39. Foodies

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our brunch, the food is delicious as always. The service is great, efficient and pleasant.

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  40. SandraD

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing. Love this place. Food is great and the people are great

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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 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 4.8 stars by 556 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 50 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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 Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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