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The Picnic House


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The Picnic House


HOURS:

Lunch: Mon-Sat, 11AM-3PM

Dinner: Mon-Sat, 5PM-10PM

ADDRESS:

723 SW Salmon St.

Portland, OR 97205

PHONE:

(503) 227-0705

SAVOR THE OUTSIDE IN

The Picnic House, opened in 2012 by Portland restaurateurs Aaron and Jessica Grimmer across the street from the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 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 the Executive Chef Jessica Grimmer's dinner program adds curated meat & cheese boards and bright, savory grilled offerings to the mix. 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.

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New Year's Eve Bash 2017


Tickets Now On Sale for New Year's Eve Bash 2017!

New Year's Eve Bash 2017


Tickets Now On Sale for New Year's Eve Bash 2017!

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New Year's eve bash 2017

 

With it's combination of vintage Portland charm and Old Hollywood decor, The Picnic House & Barlow make the perfect venue for your New Year's Eve festivities.  For the second straight year we’re joining forces with acclaimed international champagne house Piper-Heidsieck to celebrate the old and ring in the new with a lavish mix of pomp and decadence. 

Join us from 9PM-1AM on Sunday, December 31 for an exclusive night of eating, drinking, champagne towers, fortune telling, dancing and merry-making. While not required, we encourage everyone to come dressed to the nines in Roaring Twenties, Gatsby-esque attire because, well… this is going to be a Bash like none other in Portland. 

Tickets are $40 and include:

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  • Your spot at the Bash
  • One glass of Piper-Heidsieck champagne to wet your holiday-lovin’ whistle
  • Light appetizers prepared by the culinary team at The Picnic House
  • Dessert bar (hello chocolate fountains!)
  • Live music & dancing
  • Fortune telling
  • Artisan cotton candy
  • Midnight champagne tower & toast
  • Disco ball piñata

We have an absolute blast throwing the Bash every year and can’t wait to see you on New Year’s Eve! 

Cheers,

Aaron & Jessica Grimmer, Owners

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A Christmas Carol Dinner


A Christmas Carol Dinner


The Picnic House Presents:

A Christmas Carol: A One-Man Ghost Story

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For the sixth time in seven years, Phillip J. Berns's one-man telling of Charles Dickens' Holiday favorite returns to The Picnic House for three showings (Dec. 3, Dec. 10, & Dec. 17). With atmospheric music by the inimitable Christopher Beatty, Berns' simple story-telling based approach makes this performance an instant Holiday tradition for young and old alike.

The performance is held in The Picnic House's nearly century-old Grand Room and includes a traditional three-course English Christmas dinner (vegetarian offerings available!) prepared by Executive Chef Jessica Grimmer, as well as a glass of champagne or sparkling cider and a selection of hors d'oeuvres during the preceding cocktail hour (5:00-5:45PM). Gratuity included.

ALL SHOWTIMES:

Doors: 5PM at Barlow Artisanal Bar Entrance (737 SW Salmon)

Seating: 5:45PM

GHOSTS OF REVIEWS PAST:

"From playing Tiny Tim to reciting the whole show off-book, Phillip Berns relishes the role(s) he's grown into—most notably, narrator." - Oregon ArtsWatch
"But it's Berns' acting chops that are most impressive. The sheer complexity of memorizing pages of Victorian London dialect is an accomplishment on its own, and his zealous portrayal of an endless procession of personalities is what makes the interpretation both endearing and innovative." -Willamette Week
"THIS. This show. Moreover this format, is all we want of A Christmas Carol." -Rusty Tennant
"Phillip’s command of his characters, and the simple way that they are presented, gives a natural flow to the story." -Dennis Sparks
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Eat Together


Eat Together


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OUR TEAM


OUR TEAM


AARON &

JESSICA GRIMMER

OWNERS

Aaron & Jessica opened The Picnic House as their first full-service restaurant venture in the summer of 2012. Aaron heads up operations, and Jessica heads up culinary as the Executive Chef. 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