#PortlandBusiness: Fried Egg I'm In Love
The Portland restaurant landscape is known for its quirky offerings. Fried Egg I'm In Love is the perfect example of the restaurant culture in Rose City. Read on to find out more about this local favorite restaurant.
How You Can Enjoy This Unique Restaurant: Fried Egg I'm In Love boasts three convenient locations for your enjoyment. The flagship location on Hawthorne Boulevard is open for in-person dining and takeout. If you are in the downtown area, be sure to check out the food cart in the Pioneer Courthouse Square. A second food cart is available at the Prost! Marketplace on Mississippi Avenue. All locations are open daily from 8 am to 2 pm.
History of the Venture: This innovative restaurant concept is the brainchild of Jace Krause. After years working in the corporate tech industry in Seattle, Krause followed his dreams and moved to Portland with his wife and young son to launch a food cart on Hawthrone. Opening its windows to customers on April 1, 2012, the business eventually expanded to a restaurant while adding two additional food cart locations.
The venture prides itself on its delicious breakfast sandwiches that are served up with punny names that are sure to get your day off to a great start. In addition to the three locations, you can also lean on the restaurant and its catering options for your next big event.
Wake Up with These Breakfast Sandwiches: So what about the menu? There is no shortage of unique breakfast options on the menu. All of the sandwiches are made with eggs sourced from local farms and loaded on toasted sourdough bread straight from Portland French Bakery.
The most popular menu item is the Yolko Ono sandwich, consisting of fried egg, homemade pesto sauce, parmesan, and a hand-pressed house sausage patty. The Sriracha Mix-a-Lot comes with fried egg, seared ham, tomato, Havarti cheese, avocado, and a hefty dollop of Sriracha sauce.
In addition to the sandwiches, you will also find a few burrito and bowl options. The 'Rito Suave burrito comes stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheddar, avocado, aardvark aioli, pico de gallo, and your choice of protein.
Any sandwich can be made to comply with vegetarian or gluten-free diets.
Exploring Aardvark Aioli and Magic Egg Dust: The restaurant's aardvark aioli and magic egg dust both have a cult-like following. Aardvark aioli is a traditional aioli sauce of garlic, salt, pepper, oil, and egg yolk combined with fresh lemon juice and spiked with Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce to kick it up a notch.
The magic egg dust is a secret blend of spices that goes on every egg that comes out of the kitchen of this restaurant. While the recipe is kept secret, you can buy a bottle of it in person or at the online store so that you can enjoy it in your own kitchen.
Come see for yourself why Fried Egg I'm In Love is one of the best restaurants in Portland.