Portland Breakfast News: Broder Expanding, Cartopia Adds Brunch, Joe’s Will Return

by BreakfastGuy on August 9, 2013 · 2 comments

Since I haven’t done this in a bit – I’ve been hiking and working on my newest hiking book – there’s a lot of Portland breakfast news to catch up on. Let’s get started. And for the record, most all of this comes from EaterPDX.

Openings, Now and in the Future

Paul Gerald reminisces about a delicious Breakfast he had a while back at Broder's in Portland.

Swedish meatballs — heading north!

I suspect the most popular piece of news will be that Broder is opening a new place in North Portland – and, of course, they will offer breakfast! They’ll be over on N Interstate, not too far from the Rose Quarter, opening in October.

Another new weekend brunch, this one in Southeast’s Montavilla neighborhood: Redwood. In fact, the chef there used to be at … Broder! Here’s the menu. Elsewhere in Southeast, there is now Weekend Brunch at Cartopia, the sprawling cart pod at 12th and Hawthorne. According to Eater, the participating carts are Perierra Creperie, Potato Champion, Pyro Pizza, and Whiffies Fried Pies.


Groovy new gravy treat downtown.

At long last, the folks at Sugar Mama’s got their stuff figured out, and are open at 318 SW Alder downtown. I went in yesterday and got so busy stuffing myself with biscuits and gravy that I forgot to take pictures or steal request a menu. Stay tuned.

On the opposite end of the healthy-food spectrum, the lovely folks behind Prasad have opened a new place, Harlow. Vegan and vegetarian breakfast eaters, Unite!

Now serving dinner!

And this isn’t so much breakfast related, but Yolk, the food cart from the folks at Toast, is now doing dinner Wednesday to Sunday. I had a fine breakfast there once, so I look forward to seeing their dinner selections. This guy at portlandfoodcartadventures.com took some pictures of a lamb meatball sub that makes my whole body water.

Back from the Dead

Joe’s Cellar recently closed, because the building was deemed unsafe. Well, I don’t know what they fixed, but they are coming back. The bar should be open now, the café at a later time.

Plain Old Dead

Say Goodbye to Brunch at Portobello

Sadly, the vegan restaurant Portobello gave up their brunch, though on their Facebook page they said they might make a comeback. 2nd Story, which I never even made it to, just plain closed.

Stuff You Should Read and Listen To

The biggest mistake I’ve made in my breakfast book has been not including the Roxy, that landmark all-night diner over by Powells. And when I add them to my third edition (Spring 2014!) I may just include this writeup from the owner: night shift at the Roxy.

This is the kind of writing I was shooting for when I started this book. Awesome stuff.

And when it comes to late-night breakfast and munchies, you can’t beat a headline like Shotguns and anonymity at Hotcake House. ‘Nuff said.

Lastly, since I killed off my podcast (not sure what I was thinking, that I had the time and energy and expertise to launch another non-paying venture), you should go and listen to 86 The Chicken, a new podcast from a real radio guy with real restaurant experience.

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And keep up with all things Paul – hiking, traveling, food and spirituality – over at PaulGerald.com.

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