Equal parts tasty and nostalgic is how to best describe Troutdale's newest foodie venture, Sugarpine Drive-In.
Located just 20 minutes outside of Portland and at the gateway to the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the Sugarpine Drive-In is a must stop for foodies.
Helmed by Emily Cafazzo and Ryan Domingo, alums of Beast and Pok Pok respectively, Sugarpine Drive-In is both down-to-earth and delicious.
Menu highlights include the juicy pulled pork sandwich, the smoked chicken sandwich, the Sugarpine soft serve cone with a dusting of birthday cake sprinkles, the frozen rosé... okay, you get the idea. You can't go wrong here. Everything is beyond tasty.
This place instantly reminded me of a much better version of the drive-in my family used to visit after days spent at the lake. Sugarpine has the kind of nostalgia that draws people in and the crave-worthy quality of food to keep the crowds coming back.