Breakfast Reviews

Here’s My Indiegogo “Blooper” Reel

by BreakfastGuy on March 29, 2014 · 2 comments

Seeing yourself on video — that’s one level of adjustment. Seeing yourself screw up on video — that’s even more fun! Below is the “blooper” reel from my Indiegogo campaign video. You can see the original at the link. It was done by the wonderful people at Ampersand Productions in Portland. Please contribute today so I […]

I confess slipping, occasionally, into a Portland-centered state of mind. In fact, when putting together the new edition of Breakfast in Bridgetown, I kind of skipped over the suburbs entirely. But I still get the question: What are some good brunches in Beaverton or Gresham? Well, now I can say that I know of at least […]

I probably should preface this whole thing by saying all I really know about coffee is that some of it is good and the rest of it is bad. I completely trust that there’s a lot more going on, and that many people know many things about it. But for the purposes of my morning […]

Here’s another lesson in, “It pays to ask.” Had I bothered to ask what was going on with The Parish at 231 NW 11th, I would have found out about yet another yummy brunch, this one in the Pearl District, with no lines. So I’ll happily save you the trouble of finding this place, where […]

Brunch at Ps and Qs Market: More Than the Name Implies

by BreakfastGuy on February 18, 2014 · 1 comment

Let me introduce you to brunch at the Ps and Qs Market, a name that implies both more and less than the place really is. It’s a market, but it’s the kind of small, specialty independent grocer that, so far, hasn’t survived around town. (Remember when half of the New Deal Café was a grocer?) […]

This week’s Portland breakfast review is a chance for me to play the Old Portland Grump, even though I’ve only been here since 1996.   Eh, but ’96 is long enough to remember when Henry’s was Henry’s, and they made beer, and the whole place smelled like ­beer-making, and their trucks got in the way […]

As I finish up the new edition of my Portland breakfast guidebook, I found myself reflecting on all the research I’ve done. I think the best plate of food I had in 2013 was the Kielbasa Hash at Olympic Provisions’ brunch. So here’s the chapter I just wrote about it for Breakfast in Bridgetown‘s third […]

Did you know there are around 18 food carts in Portland that serve breakfast? Indeed there are, at least by my current count. And this week we will hit one of the many waffle carts: Gaufre Gourmet. (To see what my former “Lovely Assistant” thought of the place, read her review.) But first: there are […]

So it’s a weekend, you’re in downtown Portland, looking for a brunch, and not up for the lines at Bijou or Mother’s Bistro. You could hit a food cart, a hotel, head over to the Pearl … or drop into Kells Irish Pub. Did you even know Kells served brunch? I didn’t until recently. But […]

Nourishment: NE Portland Breakfast Cart Keeps It Simple

by BreakfastGuy on December 29, 2013 · 1 comment

I love the fact that Nourishment, a breakfast cart at NE 46th and Sandy, has absolutely no internet presence. That’s right: no website, no Facebook, no Twitter. In fact, when I told the guy making my burrito that I had read about his cart on, he said, “When did that happen?” Um, three months […]