In desperate need of a date night, my best friend gifted me a certificate to eat at The Treehouse, a local restaurant in Portland. This little gem sits on Stevens Avenue, right on the outer limits of the city, hidden in suburbia. Most of the popular eateries are located downtown, but not this special spot!
On our first visit, my boyfriend and I waltzed in on a Saturday around 7:30pm, with no reservation (completely my fault). I had no idea the The Treehouse was so popular, until I walked into a jam-packed house. The restaurant sits on the second level, and you really do feel like you are among the trees, or even better, in a Mediterranean villa. The lighting was dim and very warm, giving off a romantic orange glow. The music played gleefully, and the servers moved quickly, attentively serving their tables.
We were greeted immediately, and although we did not have a reservation, we were told there might be an open spot in the bar/lounge. Luckily, there was small table vacant near the window, in an alcove off the bar area. The wicker chairs and table were very low, but we decided to give it a go. The setting was very intimate and cozy. The wood paneling and plants complimented the theme nicely. The round hanging lights were also a great touch!
Now, about the food. We ordered the Fresh Mozzarella and Vine Tomato to start, served with fresh basil, French bread and oil. The dish was extremely fresh and scrumptious! I went on to order the Mozzarella and Pesto Flatbread, and it was just as delicious. My boyfriend, Matt, ordered the Aegean Marinated Chicken salad – he couldn’t stop raving about it. We couldn’t manage dessert, however, we vowed to return again!
This weekend, equipped with a reservation, we made our second visit to The Treehouse with my boyfriend’s Mom. Without exception, it was another great experience! I highly recommend this spot, it is a true delight.