1001 SW Broadway & Salmon, Portland • heathmanrestaurantandbar.com • 503.790.7752
Do you think that tea parties are just for little girls who want to play dress up? Well think again. Tea parties are even more fun when you get older – you can replace the stuffed animals with your great friends who actually talk back to you, you can get better food AND you can have a Bellini or Mimosa along with your tea!
Sound like fun to you? Me too. So now go call the Heathman Restaurant and book your reservation for their afternoon tea! Every year during the winter, this downtown Portland restaurant offers the perfect holiday activity. The majority of the tables are set up in the Tea Court Lounge, beautifully decorated with garland, ornaments and a large Christmas tree, which look even more gorgeous next to the space’s marble fireplace and incredible hand-cut chandelier.
Delicious food awaits. We pretty much all agreed on the non-dessert favorites: the buttermilk current scone and the chicken salad panini inside a grilled pita.
The dessert selections we couldn’t quite agree on. I thought the homemade marshmallow was fantastic – fluffy, rich vanilla flavor and sweetened lightly by the powdered sugar coating, but a couple of the girls thought it was a bit too sweet.
A few thought the Lemon Bar made with fresh lemon curd and a flaky shortbread pastry was the best. Being the chocoholic I am, I also was partial to the Devil’s Food Chocolate Tea Cupcake made with a cream cheese frosting. So tasty! It’s ok to not be able to make up your mind- everyone at the table gets one mini sample of each!
Can’t make it to tea? Check out their dessert for any other occasion (who needs a reason to celebrate when you have good desserts??).
- Tea Hours: Holidays through January 4th: Daily 11am, 1pm and 3pm from Thanksgiving to January 4th; After January 4th: Weekdays at 2pm, Weekends at 12pm and 2pm
- Regular Hours: Sun-Thurs 6:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 6:30am-11pm
- Happy Hour: Daily 4-6pm and 9-close
- Reservations are required for tea. Reservations for all other meals can be made online at OpenTable