Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Henry's 12th Street Tavern

The day is slipping away from me and I'm distracted by many things and can't focus enough to write a real post, so here's the last of the places we dined in Portland, OR: Henry's 12th Street Tavern. We went there after a busy day (Lan Su Gardens, Saturday Market, riverside walk, Oaks Amusement Park) and I'm pretty sure we walked over from our hotel. We didn't have a reservation, we just showed up on a Saturday around 5 pm (we hadn't eaten lunch so we were hungry) and were seated right away.

I didn't want a big meal or heavy meal because the night before was the night my stomach got upset from the overly shallot-y mac and cheese and SP was feeling like he needed a kind of healthy meal, so our food might not be the best representation of what Henry's serves (mostly pizza, burgers, sandwiches, sausages), but, here's what we ate:
For SP: Chicken-Pear-Prosciutto Salad
For SP: Tomato Basil Soup
For me: Beer Cheese Soup & Turkey-Bacon-Avocado Sandwich

At this point, our meal at Henry's was 2 months ago, so my memories are fuzzy. It was all good, nothing extra special, but definitely tasty and satisfying. The Beer Cheese Soup was one the best versions I've had of beer cheese soup. I did have to send my sandwich back because even though the menu description didn't list mayo (as it did for other sandwiches), my sandwich arrived with mayo, and since all the other sandwiches with mayo on the menu said garlic mayo, and since I'd gotten sick the night before from shallot, I explained my garlic allergy, pointed out that the mayo wasn't listed on the menu description, and sent it back. It also arrived with the mustard sauce, which was listed on the menu, and which I wanted and had asked for on the side (and it was yummy!).

It was a very tasty sandwich. I ate half, not wanting to over eat, and took the rest back to the hotel. After dinner we spent some time at Powell's Books and by the time we got back to the hotel room, I was ready to finish the sandwich, which I did.

I liked the dark, pub atmosphere of Henry's and our server was fine. Service was maybe just the tiniest bit slow, but they were super busy. The food was good, not great, but sometimes on vacation that's just what you need, a place with a solid salad/soup/sandwich. If we are again in Portland, we'd go back.

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