Being born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I was never introduced to a proper biscuit until later in life when I was able to travel to the south. Now living in Portland as an adult, I know the only place to go get the real thing in town is Pine State Biscuits. That’s why I am ecstatic to welcome Pine State Biscuits as the next Tillamook Kitchen restaurant. Even better, I got to spend a whole day at the Alberta location talking about food and nibbling on some of the best grub in town!
Walt Alexander, Kevin Atchley, and Brian Snyder, the owners of Pine State Biscuits, getting their profile pictures for Tillamook Kitchen. All originally from North Carolina, they showed us some true southern hospitality. They’re down to earth, super welcoming, and the type of guys you immediately want to sit down and have a beer with.
Right when you walk in the door of Pine State Biscuits there’s an instant warm feeling. The flakey biscuits in the oven, the homey atmosphere, all the people enjoying their delicious food… It’s a true neighborhood joint and a place where everyone is welcome.
Pine State Biscuits started at the Portland Farmer’s Market and although it’s grown it hasn’t lost that local culture. Even the grits they use come from a local farm. Tillamook, of course, is also a local ingredient. My favorite bite of the day was the first ever Chatfield (fried chicken, bacon, cheese, and apple butter) made with Smoked Medium Cheddar Cheese!