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Freezing cold day at the river -Winter 2014

Theres really only one way to enjoy the Sandy River today and thats from inside Tad’s Chicken ‘n Dumplins! Its so sunny and beautiful out – but cold. We’ll have our fireplace going tonight – and with the days getting longer – the view of the river lasts till later in the day.  There is rarely a wait for a …


Celebrate Romance

Picture  the sun setting over the river, a bottle of wine, and your special someone sitting close by, at Tad’s we can provide you with the perfect Valentine’s Day atmosphere. Tad’s offers many beer and wine selections as well as a full bar. We have a wide variety of choice cuts, seafood, pasta, and of course our signature dish: chicken and …


Enjoy the beauty of the Rainforest during sunny weather, view of the sandy river.

How our Pacific Northwest Rainforest is Unique

It’s hard to imagine, as you sit enjoying your dinner of chicken n dumplings that the view outside your window started taking shape over two hundred million years ago. Outside the windows of Tad’s you can see the results of a revolution that began long before Tad’s was built in the 1940’s: the flowering plants’ revolution. Two hundred million years ago, …


Dumplings -Rain or Shine

We have had a really wet fall this year. What makes that remarkable in rainy Oregon? I think the actual inches add up to average levels – its just the intensity of the rain and the actual amount of water that falls at once that makes this rain spectacular. For most of us this weather makes you want to stay …


The Sandy River’s Many Moods

In the hot summer months, the Sandy River makes its siren call, drawing people to its cool water in droves. As it is one of the few navigable rivers in Oregon, the Sandy is a prime destination for kayaking, rafting, tubing, swimming and nearly every other activity that involves buoyancy and water. Of course, anyone who’s been to Tad’s in …


New Menu Item

Of course here at Tad’s we’re famous for our chicken and dumplings, but we’re also known for our house-smoked salmon and the many salmon dishes we serve year round. That’s why we are so excited to be introducing our new pickled salmon appetizer, a new dish we have just re-introduced to our menu. This dish is a re-introduction because it …


What is that floating down the Sandy River?

Staring out the window at Tad’s you just never know what will float by next.  Look closely and you can see 2 men floating down the river in wet suits. Although it is raining the temperature is close to 70 on this early summer day in June. But the water is much colder (try 56 degrees!) brrrr. From our dining …


Old map of Tad's

Tad’s is for Dads

          Did you know that before I-84 was built, Tad’s was right next to a wilderness area, known locally as 1000 acres?  It’s this kind of history that makes Tad’s special and it’s our commitment to quality, service and local tradition that makes Tad’s the ideal place to bring your dad on Father’s day. Tad’s hasn’t …


Tad’s Talks

  The agenda at our Tad’s storytelling nights is clear: tell great stories and eat amazing food. For the last six months, every third Monday of the month, Tad’s Chicken n Dumplins has been hosting one of the most unique events in the Portland area: Tad’s Storytelling Night, or “Tad’s Talks” as it has been affectionately called. April’s event was …