In theory, summer is approaching, and in theory, that means decent weather. We shall see. Anyway, you’re probably looking for the best places in Portland to eat breakfast outdoors. So here’s my handy list of the best dozen (in my humble opinion) Portland breakfast places with outdoor seating. In alphabetical order, and based on a [...]
I tell ya, leave town for a few weeks, and all hell breaks loose on the Portland Breakfast scene. Not that I’m complaining: I was having a heck of a time hiking and eating in Tuscany. But while I was gone we’ve had more Portland breakfasts come and go, so here’s a little roundup. [...]
Last weekend I had a chance to eat brunch at Sweedeedee, in North Portland. It’s an insanely cute little place, and I had heard many good things about the food. Jen Stevenson, of Under the Table with Jen, said something like “favorite place ever.” But I (in fact, we) have a serious reservation about the [...]
One thing about going to so many breakfasts is that after a while, I start to forget what places are like — or even forget them completely. For example, it occasionally pops into my head that I had a couple of good brunches at Sckavone’s in Southeast Portland. I sometimes remember to mention it when [...]
There have been two great pieces of machinery at work lately in downtown Portland. One is the growing empire of one John Gorham, owner of Toro Bravo and co-founder of two of the best brunches in Portland: Simpatica and Tasty N Sons. Gorham got a place downtown and announced plans to open Tasty N Alder, basically [...]
Folks have often said that in Portland, we don’t go to church, we go to brunch. And if, indeed, the Portland brunch scene is a religious one, then the Screen Door has to be considered one of the holy of holies. This past weekend, the Breakfast Crew and I went to worship. But it started [...]
Some days I feel like such the downtown Portland commuter. I get on the streetcar, mess around with my smart phone like all the other folks, and eventually hop off in the middle of downtown — in my case, at SW 10th and Alder. There, I am surrounded by food carts, and I live in [...]
Nel Centro is an uncrowded, yummy option for downtown Portland brunch.
Verde Cocina in the Pearl District is a groovy new Portland brunch place, with fresh, healthy food and no lines.
The Hawthorne Street Cafe is a sweet, friendly place in a great location. If the food was better than “pretty good,” it would be one of the most popular Portland breakfast places ever.