Trinket

 

The antler chandelier makes a statement at Trinket.

The antler chandelier makes a statement at Trinket.

2035 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd
Portland, OR
(503) 477-4252
Trinket

 Trinket was another place I have had my eye on for quite some time. Even as I write this they are still fairly new, having just opened early September. The menu, although small, intrigued me. Quite a few savory dishes and a few sweet dishes too. Plus the weekend specials thrown in to mix it up a bit.

As we entered we were greeted by a very charming space with antlers as a chandelier and dark wood throughout. The space is really small, but very inviting. This used to be home to the Kingdom of Roosevelt, but unfortunately it didn’t make it, so they turned the lease over to Trinket.  That should also explain why there are antlers everywhere. I didn’t mind it, and it really is a running theme in Portland now, and I think they pulled it off ok by keeping it. I should note that the other thing we noticed when we first walked in was how stuffy the place was. By that I mean, muggy, warm and windows somewhat steamy.

The breakfast menu at Trinket

The breakfast menu at Trinket

We were there on a Saturday at 10:30. It wasn’t busy and we were able to grab a table right next to the window. She immediately got our tea and house made hot cocoa going.  I already knew I wanted the Duck Eggs Benedict and my husband went for the Fall hash. While we waited for our food we also ordered a Pistachio Roll.

Pistachio Roll from Trinket

Pistachio Roll from Trinket

The pistachio roll, at just $2, is a small little guy that packs a lot of flavor.

Duck Egg Benedict from Trinket

Duck Egg Benedict from Trinket

The duck eggs benedict was good. It was a nice sized with a bit of lemon in the hollandaise sauce. I liked the crispy potatoes that came with it too. I did feel like $14 was higher than what I see around town.

Trinket Fall Hash

Trinket Fall Hash

The fall sausage hash was also good. I do wish it would have had a few more potatoes. I really do like a hearty hash. The eggs were served sunny side up. I laughed every time I looked at it. It was an expressionless dish.

Check another place off my Breakfast list. I’m making progress.

  • Atmosphere was very charming, with dark wood and accents of antlers.
  • Pricing was $14 for the Eggs Benedict and $10 for the Hash.
  • Service was incredible. She kept things full, answered questions, gave suggestions and was extra pleasant.
  • Drinks were Tazo tea,  Extracto coffee, home made hot cocoa and quite a list of fresh vegetable juices. They also had cocktails.
  • Trinket is located on Ceasar Chevaz between Hawthorne and Division.

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Comments

  1. Just a note, I believe duck eggs are more expensive than chicken eggs. At least they are where I live, though duck keeping is much easier in Portland than in Colorado!

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