There’s a new poutinerie in town.
Add the venerable East Bank Saloon to the list of purveyors in Portland. Poutine is now an official menu item, in the appetizer section, at this East Side stand by, at the base of the Morrison Bridge.
In the Portland pub food pantheon, the quality of grub at the East Bank is higher than that at McMenamins but lower than at Kells. Lots of burger choices, solid fries, and some tasty sandwiches.
The poutine, much like you’d expect, is not great, but quite tasty.
Good fries, as you can see. Cheese appears to be shredded mozzarella, not real curds, and the black peppery gravy hinted vaguely at pizza sauce; oregano maybe? We’re not sure. Heather had a fry or two, but I scarfed up the rest. Went well with the seasonal tap, Ninkasi ESB.
East Bank Saloon
727 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214