The Red Fox promises cheap food lousy drinks and over 2 beers on tap, and boy do they deliver (though the Bärenjäger hot toddies 3/4s of our party drank were far from lousy). I went with a cold delicious beer – a Lagunitas Czech Style Pilsner, I believe, but I can’t recall for certain.
After an early afternoon last Sunday sampling the wares at the Great American Distillers Festival, we needed something substantial in our stomachs. And I don’t know about you, but Gumbo Cheese Fries sound awfully substantial.
And they were, and also friggen delicious!
First off, Red Fox makes excellent french fries: crispy and golden brown. Add to that their incredible gumbo, chock full of andouille sausage and big tender chunks of chicken, and sprinkle with shredded cheddar and some chopped onions for that little extra, and what you have is one of the most fantastic menu selections in not just North Portland, but the entire city.
The gumbo and the fries are also available at the Red Fox individually, as are steak frite, a gumbo dog, deviled eggs, and sundry other delicious, and eclectic, offerings. The aforementioned steak frite, at $8, is the most expensive item on the menu (pdf). The Gumbo Cheese Fries come in at a reasonable $6.
5128 North Albina
Portland, Oregon 97217