Tasty n Alder

Tasso Hash

Tasso Hash

580 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR
(503) 621-9251
Tasty n Alder

Yes Tasty n Alder has been on my list. This place, like Tasty n Sons, is crazy popular and I have never really wanted to wait for a table, even though I knew it was going to be good. We rolled the dice and went down on a weekday morning and you know what? No line and lots of tables. I even suggested a table I wanted next to the window and they were happy to let us do that.

Having been to Tasty n Sons just recently we knew that their Chocolate potato donuts were really good. That was our dinner dessert there, but today, they were about to become our breakfast appetizer. [Read more...]

broder

Danish

Danish Pancake

2508 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR
(503) 736-3333
broder

After looking over the menu I would have said there is no way I’m going. I mean it looked ok, different, but ok. And the wait for this place…I really wondered if it was worth it.

We kept getting recommendations from people, and the persuasion of one reader that knew we needed to go, is what finally made us get in line.  By that I seriously mean, get in line. The place opens at 9am. We rolled up just before 9am and the line was out the door. A guy comes through asking how many people in your party.  We say 2 and he takes off. As the doors open you are directed to your seat. We grabbed the [Read more...]

Ole Latte Coffee

Marking the board with a suspended coffee

Marking the board with a suspended coffee

1003 SW Alder St
Portland, OR
(971) 221-6318
Ole Latte Coffee

The reason I wanted to go check out this coffee joint was not because I couldn’t find any other place to grab coffee. I mean, it’s Portland after all, we have coffee shops within throwing distance of each other. I was on a mission when I stopped at this coffee shop. I wanted to support what Todd at Ole Latte Coffee has brought to Portland.

You see Todd does this thing called [Read more...]

Bakery Bar-CLOSED

Pastrami Hash from the new Bakery Bar

Pastrami Hash from the new Bakery Bar

2935 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR
(503) 477-7779
Bakery Bar

The reason I chose Bakery Bar is because it’s a very cool space. They have a large outdoor seating area, and they recently added even more tables to it. I have watched the breakfast menu and I have kind of kept it on my radar. Then I heard they were getting new owners, so I waited to see what was going to happen. I was kind of bummed [Read more...]

Kenny & Zukes Deli Bar

Corned Beef Hash from Kenny & Zukes Deli Bar

Corned Beef Hash from Kenny & Zukes Deli Bar

3901 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97212
503.287.0782
Kenny & Zukes Deli Bar

We have been to Kenny & Zuke’s Deli in Downtown Portland for both breakfast and dinner and loved what we ordered.  Best Eggs Benedicts in Portland if you ask me. I knew by going to the Deli Bar that we would not have eggs benedicts as an option, but with this place it doesn’t matter. They make their own pastrami and it’s what they are known for, so just make sure you order something with pastrami or Corned Beef. I love their corned beef as well.

One of the things we had gotten in the past was [Read more...]

Word of Mouth AGAIN!

Seafood Eggs Benedicts

Seafood Eggs Benedicts

140 17th St NE
Salem, OR
(503) 930-4285
Word of Mouth Bistro

There are 2 things I really enjoy. Going to Word of Mouth in Salem and Sharing the love. Read on to find out exactly what I mean by “Sharing the Love”.

If you have never been to Word of Mouth here is something you should know. The lines get long and it’s totally worth the wait. TOTALLY worth the wait. I have waited, with a party of 6, for an hour, and every person in our party was completely [Read more...]

Slappy Cakes

 

Cooking your own pancakes

Cooking your own pancakes

4246 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR
(503) 477-4805
Slappy Cakes

So why would you go out to eat at a restaurant where you have to cook your own food? We had done it before years ago when we lived in Germany at this place called Di Kartoffel.  It was a very special treat. We liked the concept and even though we cooked our own steak, it was outstanding. We always took our friends and family when they came to visit and it got rave reviews every time.

Fast forward 20 years and we decide to try the same concept with pancakes. [Read more...]

Equinox

Pork chop with polenta and artichokes

Pork chop with polenta and artichokes

830 N Shaver
Portland, OR 97227
503.460.3333
Equinox

After enjoying a great breakfast we knew we needed to get back and see if the dinner was as impressive as the breakfast. Armed with another Groupon we made reservations and gave it a try.

We started with a bread salad with grilled summer squash. It was fantastic. It even had [Read more...]

Songbird Cafe

Dungeness Crab cakes with eggs, drizzled with Roasted Red Pepper sauce

6839 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR
(503) 477-6735
Songbird Cafe

Update: We made it back for dinner, review is at the bottom of this post!

I feel like when I share this, I am letting you in on a little secret place, like maybe I should whisper or something.  Hopefully the locals won’t mind me sharing this find. Songbird Cafe is a cute cafe in SE Portland, in a great area near Mt. Tabor. It really felt like we had discovered the local breakfast place that also has a great happy hour and dinner. And let’s not forget lunch. We went for breakfast, but we checked out all the menus.

I ordered the Dungeness Crab cakes with eggs and they were [Read more...]

Sanborn’s

A little sampling of everything.

3200 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
(503) 963-8000
Sanborn’s

This place reminds a bit of Cheers. As we sat there we watched the staff say “Hi” to people as they walked in, give them hugs, and check on them.  Not just a few couples, but quite a few couples.  This is a neighborhood hang out for sure.

Don’t worry I told him we had never been there before and he gave us a good amount of attention too, no hugs, but at least we didn’t feel left out.

I went to get the Eggs Benedict. I heard they were so lemony that they warn you before you order them. [Read more...]

The Wildflower Grill

Crab Eggs Benedict from Wildflower Grill in Lincoln City. Look at the toast at the top of the picture to see how thick it is.

4150 N Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR
(541) 994-9663
Wildflower Grill

After leaving Pacific City and heading home we decided for a little detour through Lincoln City for breakfast. I did some research and liked what we saw. Before we fully committed we checked the menu and it had 4 Eggs Benedicts on the menu, “Heck [Read more...]

Pips Original

The menu board at Pips Original

4759 NE Fremont #C
Portland, OR
503-206-8692
Pips Original

Ok, I’ll admit I’m not a huge donut fan. I probably shouldn’t blurt that out at the very beginning of a post, but stick with me on this one. Pips has so much recognition, that I finally decided I needed to see what this was all about. So one day, like any other couple after breakfast we decided to go for dessert. Because people do that right?

We ended up at Pips, intentionally. Pips is not a donut shop like I thought [Read more...]

Genies Cafe

Eggs Benedict from Genies Cafe

1101 SE Division St
Portland, OR
(503) 445-9777
Genies Cafe

I”ll be honest I don’t remember how this place got on my list, but it did. I had also read tons of reviews and it gets rave reviews. The only bummer on this day was that the sun was shining and they didn’t have outdoor seating, but not to worry, they have huge windows, so you can still experience all the sun.

When you first walk in you enter what seems like a coffee shop, and a sign that says “Wait to be Seated” with a sign in and no one in sight except for the barista, who pretends your not there. Very Portland, don’t be offended, just do what it says.

Once in, [Read more...]

Birthday Month Giveaway Celebration Continues

Eggs Bennie in the front and FoPo in the back.

You asked for it, here it is, our next giveaway.

The Egg Carton has to be one of my all time favorite Food Carts. I know there are a lot to choose from, but let me explain why. This is a family run food cart by Sarah and Tim. They take great pride in fantastic food and they are know for great customer service. We have been several times and I agree, they have great customer service, like seriously, they come out and check on you and the food is fabulous. Not only that but your meals are served on real [Read more...]

Jamison for Brunch

Steak hash with brussel sprouts and cauliflower. This photo is not edited. The yolk was that yellow.

900 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
503 972-3330
Jamison

I had been to this restaurant one other time when it was Fenouli. We had drinks outside and somehow I had never wandered inside. I was struck by how beautiful this place is. Old barn wood covers the high walls, chandaleirs hung in bird cages provide the lighting. Huge doors open up in the summer to let in the warm sun at it offers a view of Jamison park.  The bar has bar stools that seem extra large and high giving a great view of the chefs cranking out some awesome creations. Yep, the atmosphere alone won me over.

Before we left I checked out the menu online and I was excited, to say the least to try this place, already making [Read more...]

Slide Inn

Zwetschkenschmarrn. An Austrian pancake that is fabulous.

2348 SE Ankeny
Portland, OR
503-236-4997
Slide Inn

I love when I discover a new place that is on a street I have never been on. That’s also what I truly love about Portland. I feel like every time I go out and try a new place, it’s a complete adventure! Today, was no exception.

Slide Inn is off of Ankeny, in an up and coming area. There are empty lots, brand new condos followed by run down buildings and tucked in between all of that you find some great eateries, like Slide Inn. It’s those places that make me happy.

We got there for their weekend brunch, right when the doors opened.  We were greeted by the owner. I love talking to owners. They are passionate about something on the menu, [Read more...]

Toast

Griddled Muffin. Yep!

5222 SE 52nd Ave
Portland, OR
503-774-1020
Toast

Seriously???  I was just reading that Toast has been around since 2007.  Wow, I’m late to the party.

We wanted to try a new place to celebrate my father in laws birthday. After much research I decided this menu would please everyone.

Toast is a neighborhood diner. It looks like a hole in the wall restaurant, but inside it’s a charmer. Every.single.item we saw coming out was [Read more...]

The Hazel Room

The Hazel Room sign beckoning me in

3279 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 756-7125
The Hazel Room

When you see a sign that says Tea+Booze+Coffee+Food you can’t just walk on by. I mean, I suppose you could, but why would you?

A few weeks ago a friend and I stumbled upon this establishment.  I immediately begin asking questions, how can I not? As they are explaining everything from Tea lattes to coffee drinks with alcohol, theirs or your own concoction, I started to see food go by. By that I mean, [Read more...]

Jam on Hawthorne

 

Jam on Hawthorne

2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
503-234-4790
Jam on Hawthorne

 

I won’t lie, I have heard mixed reviews on this place. But when a place has waits up to 30 minutes even after they have expanded to a much larger place, you need to find out what all the hubbub is about. We wanted to go for breakfast even though they are open all day.

I was hoping for some kind of benedict, but they don’t have any on the menu, they only have them as specials on the weekends, and even then just sometimes.

Don’t worry, I also like Corned Beef Hash. Since that was on the menu it was a no brainer. Wanting to try more, we questioned our server, who told us that we could order single serving of things in order to sample more items. [Read more...]

Jade Teahouse & Patisserie

Jade Teahouse in Sellwood

7912 Southeast 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
503-477-8985
Jade Teahouse & Patisserie

I ventured out to Jade Teahouse at the recommendation of a reader. I had noticed that it had a gluten free menu, so I asked a friend who can only eat gluten free to join me. Turns out she had just discovered it too and was excited about the invitation.

I always ask going in what we should order. This owner was dialed in and ready for the question. He grabbed a different menu that had been starred and told us about each of the favorites or specialties. He also listened to what it was that we liked and made sure we got something to suit those desires.

Wow, now that’s customer service, but were we pleased with what we got?? [Read more...]

Cornerstone Cuisine

Eggs Benedict from Cornerstone Cuisine

102 Oak Street
Hood River, OR
800- 386-1859
Cornerstone Cuisine

When we were in Hood River we stayed at the Hood River Hotel. I love this place because it’s right in the heart of all that’s happening. You can hit wineries or breweries and not have to drive home. Or just eat well and waddle back across the street to your room.  Whatever works for  you.

When you stay at Hood River Hotel you get a $10 voucher towards breakfast. The 2 times we have stayed here we have cashed in our vouchers and [Read more...]

Dog River Coffee

Inside the spacious Dog River Coffee Company

411 Oak Street
Hood River, OR
541-386-4502
Dog River CoffeeNot much to see here

A favorite pastime in Hood River is just sitting, drinking coffee or tea and reading. They have some good coffee shops to do this in. On our latest trip we discovered Dog River Coffee.

I love it because [Read more...]

Sawatdee Thai Cuisine in Sherwood

 

Lana’s Favorite at Sawatdee in Sherwood

20649 S.W. Roy Rogers Rd.,Suite 304
Sherwood, Or
Sawatdee Thai Cuisine

So apparently this place has been around for a few years. We had no idea. We have been twice now. I have ordered the same thing both times because I am a creature of habit like that.

My most favorite thing is [Read more...]

Modern Love – Closed

Love the look of this coffee shop

1720 NW Lovejoy Street, Suite 121
Portland, OR.
Modern Love

 

There are a few things that always make a place stand out. Great food of course, good location, but also good customer service. Modern Love is so much about customer service we were, shall I say it, feeling the love.

What we didn’t know at first was, [Read more...]

Lovejoy Bakers

Great outdoor seating at LoveJoy Bakers

939 Northwest 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 208-3113
Lovejoy Bakers

Saturday was a day that we just wanted to drink coffee and tea, grab a quick bite and do some people watching. For those of us that aren’t fortunate enough to live in Portland, this is a Saturday morning treat. [Read more...]

Symposium Coffee Shop in Sherwood

22461 Pine St
Sherwood, OR 97140
(503) 625-2137
Symposium

We are always on the lookout for a good coffee shop that is comfy, quaint, serves great coffee, has better than Stash or Tazo tea, amazing pastries and is not a Starbucks.

I guess that means we have lots criteria when looking for a coffee shop…. and it looks like Symposium [Read more...]

Cadillac Cafe

Veggie Omelet

Veggie Omelet

1801 Northeast Broadway Street
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 287-4750
Cadillac Cafe

It seems we have been on a bit of a breakfast kick lately. It’s my husbands favorite meal to eat out, so we take advantage of opportunities. Today he had to run downtown to take care of business. So I did what any supportive wife would do, I road along.

We have been going to Cadillac Cafe for years. As a matter of fact my in laws were going there before they even were at the new location and they have been at the “new” location for years and years.It’s our go to place for a perfect breakfast and for incredible service. You will not be disappointed at all with this place.

[Read more...]

Bumblekiss for Breakfast

It’s All True

3517 Northeast 46th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213-1025
(503) 282-6313
Bumblekiss

We just went there, I mean literally we just got home and I can still taste the garlic in my mouth from the pesto on my Eggs Benedict.

Bumblekiss is located in the Beaumont Village of Portland. It is so small. I think I counted 7 tables inside. They did have a tent set up outside, but there weren’t using it.  In the summer the tent is gone and it’s all outdoor seating.

[Read more...]

My View on Tea

What Tea Are You Being Served?

I know, really deep subject huh? But hear me out on this one, because I actually think I might be onto something. [Read more...]