Monday, February 6, 2012

For the People - City State Diner: Portland OR

During the winter, venturing out often means venturing in warm, inviting places that serve food. Don’t get me wrong — I like a good snow cave as much as the next person. But when the chill is on, it’s tough to beat a cozy local place with character where you can get a bite to eat.

So last Saturday morning, after dropping the car off at Les Schwab on Sandy Boulevard for some tire maintenance, I went in search of food. Lucky for me, I came upon City State Diner on NE 28th and was immediately taken by its clever indie name, it’s cool retro vibe and its no-nonsense breakfast menu. The staff was a collection of Portland hipsters — but friendly, service-oriented hipsters that actually acted like they cared.

In true diner fashion, I stuck to the basics and ordered a scrambled egg, a pancake and a cup of decaf. Besides being tasty, it was a pretty good deal — the bill came to a whopping $5.25.

And yet another reason to visit ...

City State Diner
126 NE 28th Ave.
Portland, OR 97232

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