Portland's a grand playground of culinary innovation. But some things, well, some things are best left simple. Fried chicken is perhaps the ultimate comfort food. As such, there's no real reason to gussy it up beyond a few secret spices.
The below list includes the best old-school fried chicken options. By old school, we mean, like, one-room schoolhouse. That means we're excluding some fantastic meals for being boneless (sorry, Country Cat and Screen Door), or for selling just wings (we still love you, Fire on the Mountain). You will find no lollipops or other fancy/cute variations. Only the best old-school, boney, greasy, breaded fowl this city has to offer.