Lunch: Mon-Sat, 11AM-3PM
Dinner: Mon-Sat, 5PM-10PM
723 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205
The Picnic House, opened in 2012 by Portland restaurateurs Aaron and Jessica Grimmer, has become one of the staples of downtown Portland’s flourishing culinary scene, welcoming guests to enjoy its seasonal, picnic-inspired New American cuisine, historic space, and heartfelt hospitality. The lunch menu consists of a seasonal rotation of artisan sandwiches, inspired salads, and housemade soups, while Executive Chef Drew Benyo’s dinner program features meat & cheese boards, veggie-forward share plates, and bright, savory entrees that emphasize the restaurant's relationships with local purveyors. The Grand Room of The Picnic House sits in the nearly century-old lobby of the original Heathman Hotel and retains the original hand-tiled floor and fluted wood columns.
General Manager Amy Dombrowski brings 20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry to the team at The Picnic House. Her passion for service, affable nature, and event coordinating skills have turned The Picnic House into a staple of Portland's downtown dining scene in her four plus years helming the ship.
Aaron & Jessica opened The Picnic House as their first full-service restaurant venture in the summer of 2012. In the past five years, they've added Barlow Artisanal Bar and High Noon Food & Drink to their growing group of Portland restaurants, in addition to co-creating and starring in the Vimeo Staff Pick-awarded series Last Meal.
Hailing from the home of his beloved Kansas City Royals, Executive Chef Drew Benyo cut his chops working in some of Seattle and KC's most popular New American restaurants. Drew brings years of fine dining experience to the The Picnic House's dinner program, which features approachable, thoughtfully composed dishes with an intense focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.