1411 NE Broadway
This place caught our eye one day when we were out. It sits down in a little driveway, so it’s kind of tucked back. Yet the sign up front lets you know it’s there. We were there on a beautiful November morning and there were people sitting out on the patio, some under heaters, and some just bundled up and all of them enjoying themselves.
When breakfast menus contain both both hashes and eggs benedicts, we know this place is for us. For those of you that like the sweet dishes, they also have french toast on the menu, but it’s always changing with seasons as to what flavor is. The day we were there it was Gingerbread French Toast. We went with friends, so it was fun to see 4 different entrees. I have to say, we all had very different experiences this day. Read on, you will see what I mean.
Of course I ordered the eggs benedicts. They have 3 choices, corned beef (house made), aruguala or ham. I also saw that you could order all the same or a mixture. Two choices was a bit cheaper than all 3 choices. I loved this option and quickly jumped on it and got the aruguala and the corned beef. I guess in my mind I was thinking that I would get one of each, but instead it was way better, I got both things on each one. Now they not only tasted amazing, but presentation was a thing of beauty. I should also not that their corned beef is just as good as Kenny & Zukes. I compare to Kenny & Zukes, because they have the absolute best corned beef in Portland in my opinion. Even with the comparison, I have to say Petisco easily has some of the best eggs benedicts I have had in Portland.
My husband got the corned beef hash. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but it had a broth in it. This is the second time we have seen this, and quite honestly we don’t like it. We both had these amazingly flavored crispy fried potatoes. Only problem is, he had so few it wasn’t soaking up all the broth. He really liked the flavor of the corned beef, but decided he probably wouldn’t order this again. One of our friends ordered the Gingerbread French Toast and loved it. His wife on the other hand only ate half of her Migas scramble because she didn’t like it very well.
At this point, I am not really paying attention, we are all just enjoying each others company. Once we leave and get to our car my husband says he’s not sure he would come back. I was baffled. I just had the most pleasant experience ever! I loved my food, I loved the little tiny place it was in, the company, the whole thing. He didn’t love his food and because the place was so small he did start to get a little sick from the smell of all the cooking, because the kitchen was RIGHT there. That’s when we decided all those people must be outside for a reason.
After talking through it he did finally say, he would go back only if we could sit outside and he would order something different. I have to say this is the first time we had 2 completely different experiences. I’m just glad he is willing to come back, because the eggs benedicts were fantastic!
I am glad this was on my list of Portland Breakfast places to try.
- Atmosphere is tiny, tiny and cozy with a fun little patio area.
- Service was pretty good. (This was another thing we didn’t agree on)
- Price was $7-$9 for brunch entree.
- They had coffee and tea, but not sure about breakfast cocktails.
- Petisco is located on NE Broadway.