Denizens of Westmoreland are fortunate to have several quintessential neighborhood bars within stumbling distance of each other – namely The Limelight, the Cosmo Lounge, and The Yukon. But only one of them [at this moment] offers poutine: Kay’s Bar.
Situated picturesquely at the corner of SE Milwaukie and Bybee, Kay’s sports a full bar and an excellent tap and bottled beer selection. The recently revamped food menu includes burgers and sandwiches, several kinds of mac and cheese, and a fantastic poutine!
Perfectly crispied shoestring fries are topped with a generous handful of orange cheese curds, all smothered in a perfect short rib gravy.
I’m not really a fan of shoestring fries, but they’ve won me over with this poutine – the gravy is good. It’s relatively light, with a touch of sweet spice (similar to The Original’s). Bits of short rib meat liven things up.
Kay’s poutine is solid, and possibly my favorite in town right now – and not just because the bar is stumbling distance from my house. The service is consistently fast and friendly, the prices are fair, and tap selection is diverse.
6903 Southeast Milwaukie Ave
Portland, Oregon 97202