The Original Dinerant, Portland, OR
Brunch these days has become more like a food event rather than meal of just mimosas and eggs. If you live in Portland or are visiting the city and looking for something different than the usual fare, you can look no further than The Original Dinerant. Don’t worry, the classics and breakfast staples are all featured on the menu but how does the OG take it to the next level?
We’re taking everyone’s favorite classic Eggs Benedict and putting our twist on it with local smoked Steelhead – Pacific Northwest seafood is a hallmark to Portland cuisine so Steelhead makes our dish special to our region. The smokiness and melt-in-your-mouth texture of the Steelhead is the perfect complement to the rich and tangy homemade hollandaise. But we don’t stop there – Chef AJ and company also add another level of flavor with a layer of melted leeks and sauteed spinach. The greens and leeks are savory and sweet and a little briny … another perfect match to creamy hollandaise.
Now, it’s not brunch without an OG specialty Bloody Mary – like our BLACK PEPPERCORN and BELL PEPPER INFUSED BLOODY MARY. Our vodka is infused for three days with black peppercorns and bay leaf. This is the base for this spicy, savory morning essential. The garnish is its own brunch snack of olives, pepperoncini and lime.
So it’s easy to see how the OG makes brunch a unique experience or it’s the spot for the “usual suspects” – either way the experience will be full of flavor and fun.