UPDATES since the book came out

Since the Portland breakfast world is ever-changing, I figured I’d better post updates to the book. So here goes. If you find more I should know about, get in touch.

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Third Edition (2014) Updates


Alameda Cafe closed

Ataula stopped serving brunch

Beaterville closed.

Din Din is now only doing brunch on holidays.

H50 in the Hotel Fifty is now Bottle + Kitchen inside the Rose Hotel.

Mextiza closed

Muddy’s closed.

Old Wives Tales closed, as the book was being printed — keeping alive a long and unfortunate tradition.

Xico quit serving brunch



  • Blues City Biscuits has closed at Good Food Here, but should re-open somewhere.


Second Edition (2011) Updates

Alameda Cafe changed owners, but apparently not much else.

Bakery Bar is now Kerns Kitchen, and fairly similar

Belly is closed and been replaced … a couple of times, I think.

Berlin Inn closed. We will survive.

Blue Hour quit doing brunch

Blue Pig Cafe moved to 20th and Hawthorne … and then closed.

Cafe Magnolia is closed

Chez Joly is closed — now catering and event space only

Cup and Saucer closed on N Mississippi Street only

Everett Street Bistro closed, with apparent prejudice.

Fenouil in the Pearl closed and is now Jamison, which also has brunch.

Hash in Sellwood closed

Industrial Cafe is now serving breakfast seven days a week.

Jade Lounge quit serving brunch

Johnny B’s closed.

Joe’s Cellar closed.

Lili Patisserie closed.

Limo quit doing brunch.

Morning Star Cafe closed

Niki’s has closed — just as the book came out. Much sadness. Memories here.

Paddy’s quit doing brunch

Pambiche gave up weekday breakfast. Now just weekends 8-2.

Pine State Biscuits closed their SE Belmont location but will soon open on Division.

Podnah’s Pit has moved to 1625 NE Killingsworth.

Rose’s on NW 23rd is closed.

Salty’s on the Columbia closed.

Sapphire Hotel gave up brunch.

Screen Door now takes reservations for groups of 6 or more, at 9 a.m.

Sweet Pea Baking is now doing breakfast every day but gave up their all-you-can-eat buffet

Three Square Grill closed.

Tosis closed.

Trebol quit doing brunch


For the Carts Section in the Back:

Bloop Oatmeal closed

Buddha Bites closed

Happy Grillmore moved off to Seattle

Moxie Rx, the food cart on N Mississippi, is closed.

Parkers Waffles closed both locations.

Ruby Dragon cart on N Mississippi closed

Wicked Waffles closed



First Edition (2008) Updates

Acadia is no longer serving brunch

Basta’s is no longer serving brunch

Biscuits closed their NE Sandy location and their NW 21st Ave. location.

Blossoming Lotus closed their Pearl location; the one in Irvington doesn’t do breakfast.

Country Cat Dinnerhouse now serves brunch daily, 9 to 2.

Daily Market and Cafe is now the New Deal Cafe, and they replaced the market with more seating.

Francis on Alberta closed.

Mississippi Station closed.

Pambiche is now serving breakfast 7 days a week!

Roux is closed. Long live Roux!

Skyline Restaurant now opens at 11 a.m. weekdays (no breakfast) and 8 on weekends (breakfast until 11 only).

Stepping Stone has expanded into the old barber shop next door

Virgo and Pisces closed.

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