Tasty n Sons
Just trying to get a taste of what Portland has to offer
410 SW Broadway
This was a last minute decision as I always forget about some of these great downtown restaurants. I’m really glad we remembered this place because our breakfast was exceptional. I also want to go on the record and let you know that there were Eggs Benedicts on the menu, but I did not get them. They looked good, but I am trying to not be so predictable. Instead I barely stepped it up a notch [Read more…]
4118 NE Sandy Blvd
Pono Farms South Kitchen
Japanese comfort food. That’s what Pono Farms Soul Kitchen says about themselves. They have a farm in Central Oregon where they raise beef and pork. They choose specific breeds and even feed their pigs squash. They have it all dialed in, as far as flavor goes. But as stated they are also a Japanese restaurant, so yes there is seafood and sashimi as well. Deciding to try this for brunch made for quite an adventure. I even told my husband we could check out the menu before we made any decisions about staying. After seeing Eggs Benedict, Corned Beef Hash, Burrito, Biscuits & gravy, and French Toast we decided to give it a go.
I’m not sure how busy they are during brunch normally, but we [Read more…]
5433 North Michigan Avenue
Bad Habit Room
We started the meal out with a pop tart. I won’t lie, I was never a fan of pop tarts, but nonetheless I was transported back to Saturday morning and Scooby Doo as I dug into this thing. It was incredibly authentic. I love that pop tarts are starting to pop up around town. (See what I did there 🙂 Our whole meal was fantastic, but this was a very fun way to start the meal. Brunch appetizers? Does it get any better than that? [Read more…]
3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
I had seen that Ned Ludd was serving brunch, but it’s on Sunday mornings. Not the most convenient for us, so when the opportunity presented itself we jumped on it. We showed up in late August. The weather was beautiful. Not hot, and most definitely not cold. We sat outside all by ourselves while the crowds kept going in. The inside is incredible and the atmosphere is quite enjoyable, so I get wanting to be inside, but the outside felt really good as well. No complaints, we loved having space to ourselves. [Read more…]
3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd
The Hazel Room
I’ve been to the Hazel Room for tea. Well, actually tea and coffee cocktails. The sign kind of woos you in. When we were there they told us they had an incredible breakfast and we needed to come back for it. So we did….
We were pouring over the menu when our severer told us we needed to order the Breakfast Burger, which is pictured above. We also wanted to try a hash, so we ordered the Chorizo and Sweet Pepper Hash. The Breakfast Burger is huge. HUGE! We could have easily split it and been happy. It’s one messy breakfast burger and hard to eat, but so good you [Read more…]
1473 NE Prescott St
Grain & Gristle
We have tried to get into Grain & Gristle a few times. Each time we show up there seems to be a wait, and we never feel like waiting it out. Finally we got smart and showed up at like 2 in the afternoon. Score! Nearly had the place to ourselves AND you could order breakfast or lunch.
As we were trying to decide which to order they came out and told us about the bagel plate. Well that sounded amazing! So we ordered it. [Read more…]
We had been for dinner at Old Salt Marketplace and we were wowed. When we saw that they were starting to offer breakfast, we knew we needed to get there.
There were no Eggs Benedicts on the menu, but I saw plenty of things I would like to try. Since our visit I did see they have added Eggs Benedicts, so we will be back. My husband got a special hash and I got the smoke trout omelet. Before they brought out our food we thought we would at least try something small to start the meal off. So we opted for [Read more…]
1900 NW 27th Ave
Rae’s Lakeview Lounge
We stopped in here for breakfast because I saw that they had quite a great menu for under $10 and back in April I did a Cheap Eats series and that’s how it got on my radar. Here is what I knew of the place. First and foremost there is no lake and no view, I’m still questioning if there is even a Rae that works here. The other thing I knew is that this was going to be more maybe bar like and maybe even diner food (which I’m not a huge fan of) but we decided not to hold any of those things against this so called “Rae” and check it out anyways. [Read more…]
2838 SE Belmont St
This is another place that I had eaten dinner at, but I had never done breakfast. Once I remembered they were offering breakfast I quickly add them to 9 Breakfast Places I Am Excited About. The location is great, the space is great, all I needed to find out now was if the breakfast was great too. [Read more…]
This was our second visit to Olympic Provisions, but just our first visit to the SE location. I added it to my list 9 Breakfasts I’m Excited About just so I could checkout the other space. I have to say I loved this location. It truly feels like a hidden gem, mostly because it’s really hidden. You aren’t even really sure you are entering into the right door of what feels like a warehouse, but it leads right to it. Inside it’s truly a Portland restaurant with it’s funky look that is all it’s own. A wall of [Read more…]
3449 NE 24th Ave
Dinner at this place is fabulous, so when I heard they were serving brunch on Sunday I knew it would be good, but I needed to find out for sure. I did a little Facebook stalking and found that they do have Eggs Benedict so I was set. I always look over the menu, you know, just in case. He did say that they had cinnamon rolls right out of the oven. [Read more…]
1538 NE Alberta St
Helser’s on Alberta
I have a list of places that I am super excited about trying for breakfast. It just so happens that all but one left on my list does only weekend brunches. So when we had an early morning, weekday run to the airport I decided it was time to try Helser’s on Alberta. Which is also on my list, just another list.
It was nice to go during the week because we almost had the place to ourselves. I already knew they had eggs benedicts and I also had read about the french toast. I am glad we had our son with us, because he loves french toast and I think he’s a pretty good judge of finding a decent french toast. While we were checking the menu over we started with drinks. I of course got the tea, and was surprised when it came out in a little [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
1325 NE Broadway Portland, OR
Milo City Cafe
I am crossing places off my breakfast list. You know my 9 Breakfast places I’m Excited About list. Just last week I also took Roost off my list. The problem is I take them off my breakfast list, but then find something on their dinner menu, so it’s like an endless list.
All that to say, as I keep working through my list, we finally made it to Milo City Cafe. We heard that there is often a line during the weekend, so we went in early. We got there just before 9:00 on a Saturday and there were still plenty of seats to choose from. If we have a choice, and we did, we always like to sit at the counters so we can watch all the action. [Read more…]
580 SW 12th Ave
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…]
2508 SE Clinton St
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…]
2935 NE Glisan St
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…]
3901 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97212
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…]
2958 NE Glisan St
Laurelthirst Public House
*This review is based on brunch only*
I got invited by Paul Gerald, author of Breakfast in Bridgetown. He was doing some dive bars and I thought chances are I would never try one of these places, so I might as well give it shot with a couple of people and see what the place is about.
Laurelthirst is very much a dive bar. The first thing I noticed upon entering is they have 18 beers on tap. It was breakfast, so [Read more…]
2028 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
The Blue Pig
There are so many things that drew me to the Blue Pig. I love my bennies and they have 4 on the menu, plus they have a weekly bennie special. We, mostly my husband, love hashes and they had 5-6 hashes on the menu. What pushed me over the top and had me actually making the trek down today was the [Read more…]
1632 NW Thurman St. Portland
503 894 8136
Olympic Provisions NW
We stumbled upon this place a few weeks back when we were out running around. We had already eaten, but we stopped anyways and checked out the menu and quickly put it on our list of places to visit.
We went for brunch, which is only offered on the weekends. This place was packed. We found a few seats up at the bar where you can watch the chefs do their thing. I always love that.
Because I am such a food nerd, [Read more…]
1338 Northwest Hoyt Street Portland, OR
Today was one of those days you wake up and say I want a good breakfast. We looked at each other and said “Olympic Provisions”. Then we got the frugal bug and decided to use a Groupon we had purchased. We ended up at Brix Tavern.
This was our second visit to Brix. Unfortunately [Read more…]