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Best Biscuits & Gravy - Portland


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Best Biscuits & Gravy - Portland

The Ice Queen | | Mar 5, 2008 11:11 AM

I've made it my mission to seek out the best biscuits & gravy around Portland. While I've just begun, the journey thus far has proven delicious.

Here is a recap of my journey to date:

-- Bannings: Fluffy cut biscuits in a simple (read: no sausage chunks) peppery gravy
-- Buffalo Gap: Gigantic, dense cut biscuits (grilled on cut side, which can add a slight greasy aftertaste) topped with flavorful plate-licking-good gravy with ample bits of sausage. I recommend ordering another side of gravy to pour on top because once you've finished, you'll no doubt wish you had more.
-- Fat Albert's: Tasty cut biscuits topped with sausage-less gravy. Sausage links served on the side offer no real benefit to a rather bland gravy.
-- Fat City: Arrived late in the day, so was given an overflowing plate of crumbled up drop biscuits without enough of the flavorful sausage gravy to balance them out
-- Genie’s: Dense drop biscuits, with sometimes overly crunchy peaks, smothered in a hearty sausage dotted gravy
-- Gracie’s: Greasy, flat cheddar-flecked cut biscuits swimming in underwhelming, salty sausage gravy
-- O’Connor’s: Overly soft and relatively flat cut biscuits covered in a very chunky, yet fairly flavorless sausage gravy*

*Not a regular breakfast menu item. Can be found only as a special.

Places left to try:
Bertie Lou’s
Industrial Café
Pine State Biscuits
Screen Door
Tin Shed

I’d love to hear about your favorite b&g! Help me decide which spot to try next.

Am I missing any on my list?