This Amazing Riverfront Restaurant Near Portland Has Views As Spectacular As The Food
The Historic Columbia River Highway is a treasure, and this restaurant is nestled on it, right on the banks of the Columbia River. Located 20 miles to the east of Portland, Tad’s Chicken ‘n Dumplings is a scenic roadhouse escape that is still using its original recipes from the 1940s.
Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins was started by Tad Williams in late 1920s in Troutdale, when prohibition was in effect.
The business moved into its current location in the 1940s, making it both one of the first and one of the last roadhouses on the Historic Columbia River Highway.
The location is one captivating feature about the classic roadhouse. Located right on the Sandy River, there is a view from pretty much anywhere you sit.
In warmer months, the outdoor covered patio is lovely.
But in the winter, you can find a cozy seat next to the fireplace in the dining room and settle in for some great comfort food classics.
Chicken 'n dumplings are undoubtedly a specialty here, but there are so many other favorites to choose from, too.
Fried mushrooms are always a good way to start a meal.
With several salads to choose from, you can have a light meal or starter...
...or something more substantial.
With a range of beef, seafood, and chicken dishes, there is something for every appetite at this classic spot.
Don't forget to order something to wash it all down.
If you are in the mood for pasta, they make some pretty amazing fettuccine alfredo and pesto fettuccine.
The restaurant has changed over the years, but the food has remained the same.
Serving customers for nearly 100 years, this local restaurant is a fun and delicious experience that you simply must check out.
Tad’s Chicken ‘n Dumplins is located at 1325 E. Historic Columbia River Highway in Troutdale. For call ahead seating, contact the restaurant at (503) 666-5337.
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