Meet Reggie, your new best friend: a life-changing breakfast sandwich made with perfectly fried chicken, crisp bacon, melted cheese and rich sausage gravy, held together by a perfect buttermilk biscuit. Or, take it up a notch (yes, it's possible) with our favorite the Reggie Deluxe, topped with a fried egg. In addition to soul-satisfying sandwiches crafted with fresh, local ingredients on famous homemade biscuits, this friendly eatery also offers scrumptious sides like collard greens, coleslaw, blackeye peas, and fried green tomatoes. They also serve Stumptown coffee, sweet tea, freshly squeezed orange juice and fantastic sweets like pecan pie and butternut squash bread.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Pine State Biscuits is a tasty and cheap place for a quick breakfast
Meagan's expert tip: Don't think about calories, just order what you want here.
Warm cheese brioche and light, airy croissants with homemade berry jam? Oui. Superb salmon hash drizzled with fresh lemon dill sauce? Oui, oui! This charming French boulangerie offers a mouthwatering array of buttery pastries as well as delectable dishes for every meal, although brunch is particularly popular. Elegant yet inviting, the family-friendly bakery delights with cheerful service, wonderful coffee, grapefruit mimosas and exquisite dishes like the mouthwatering Meurette Benedict with roasted potatoes and butternut squash. They offer a variety of small plates during lunchtime for $4 - $7 each. It's almost like French tapas. They have indoor and outdoor seating, making it a great place to go on a sunny day.
Recommended for Breakfast because: La Petite Provence is a beautiful restaurant with even better food.
Meagan's expert tip: Regardless of what you decide to eat be sure and save room for one of their dazzling pastries. Their croissants are the best in town.
Slappy Cakes is a nationally recognized restaurant experience that serves breakfast for breakfast and lunch every day. First, you pick out the pancake batter of your choice. There are at least six to select from. Then you start customizing. They have tons of items that you can select to mix into the batter to customize your pancakes. Choices include bacon, sausage, coconut, chocolate chips, berries, nuts, cheeses, and more. After making your selection you grill your pancakes on the grill in front of you built into the table. If you do not want to make your own pancakes they will make them for you. They also have other food options like benedicts and scrambles.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Slappy Cakes is a neat experience and has great food.
Meagan's expert tip: If you are not sure about creating your own pancakes try out one of their suggested combos.
Q Restaurant prides itself on sourcing food locally and providing the freshest meal possible. On the weekends they open early for brunch. Here you will find savory selections like their chilaquiles made with tortillas covered in chorizo, red chili sauce, eggs, queso, guacamole, and creme fraiche. And sweeter options like the Pugliese French Toast topped with fresh bananas, whipped mascarpone, and candied walnuts. If you are unsure what to get ask your server for advice, they have worked with the chef for a long time and have specific knowledge on each and every dish. No matter what you get if they are serving coffee cake order some to split because it is divine.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Q Restaurant creates a highly desirable brunch menu on the weekends in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Meagan's expert tip: During the week from 3 - 5 PM and 10 PM-midnight they only seat in the bar.
Headwaters is one of Chef Vitaly Paley's spectacular restaurants in Portland, Oregon. During the week the breakfast is more American, but on the weekends during brunch, there is a distinctive French flair. Here you can enjoy a variety of breakfast dishes like french toast, oatmeal, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy. If you want a more creative dish their breakfast hash is a good choice. It is a combination of squash, red peppers, shallots and eggs topped with either corned beef or smoked salmon. They have unique omelets featuring vegetable ratatouille and goat cheese or Dungeness crab, gruyere, spinach and potatoes.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Headwaters serves a scrumptious breakfast every day in a beautiful setting inside the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: Make a reservation to ensure you get a seat during weekend brunch.
Walking into this bright, cheerful bistro, patrons are greeted by the mouthwatering aromas of mom-approved comfort foods. Created by chef and mother Lisa Schroeder to showcase authentic cooking from moms around the world, Mother's Bistro proves that if there's one meal Mothers do best, it's breakfast. Patrons sip stellar French press coffee before diving into made-from-scratch biscuits and gravy, creamy wild salmon hash, fabulous cornflake-crusted French toast and thick Belgian waffles topped with fresh fruit. Don't be surprised if there is a wait. Mother's is considered by locals to be the place to take out of town guests for breakfast.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Mother's Bistro and Bar serves the ultimate comfort food breakfast.
Meagan's expert tip: If you have a large party make a reservation ahead of time.
Little Griddle is a hidden gem in North East Portland open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. They offer a variety of eggs Benedict like their savory huevos benedictinos and the hearty country Benedict. Their biscuit sandwiches are just as good too. They have a variety of egg sandwiches available with pork, fried chicken, or bacon. You can wash it down with a standard cup of coffee or a cocktail. Vegetarians will appreciate options like polenta bowls, shakshuka, pancakes, and a seasonal, and fruit-stuffed breakfast salad. If you have a large group make sure they can accommodate you before heading that way because their space is quite small.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Little Griddle is a cozy breakfast spot dishing up delicious meals.
Meagan's expert tip: If you enjoy Eggs Benedict this place is a must-visit, it's their specialty.
Southern cooking is done right at the Screen Door Restaurant. Considered one of the best weekend breakfast spots in Portland, they are open all week long for breakfast. Screen Door is also open for dinner five nights a week. Preparing the best of southern food without pretense, the menu caters to palates with the most simple to most sophisticated tastes. Some southern classic dishes include fried chicken and waffles, buttermilk biscuits and gravy and shrimp and grits. Screen Door offers great comfort food creatively prepared. Their bananas foster French toast is to die for. If possible make a reservation or get there early to beat the crowd.
Recommended for Breakfast because: The Screen Door is serving up comfort food in heaping portions for breakfast every day in Portland.
Meagan's expert tip: Be prepared to wait for seating for the weekend brunch, it's unavoidable but worth it.
Hunnymilk is a phenomenal breakfast. For one flat price of $20, you get a drink, one savory item, and one sweet item. Drink options include teas, coffee, hot chocolates, and juices. The chef loves sugar and that shines through in the sweet selections like the vanilla bean crepe with lemon-orange curd, whipped ricotta cream, almond shortbread and astronaut strawberries or the gingerbread waffle dipped in honey butter with malted milk mousse, brûléed bananas and cocoa drizzle. Savory selections are just as good with choices like crispy pork ribs with cheesy garlic grits, soft egg, and avocado topped with chimichurri sauce.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Hunnymilk is a delightful brunch experience in Portland, Oregon.
Meagan's expert tip: They are only open on Saturday and Sunday so plan accordingly.
Proud Mary originated from Melbourne, Australia and they opened their first and only cafe here in Portland. Their space is one of a kind because the owner Nolan and his family built it themselves. Nolan even designed the espresso machines they use. They roast their coffee on-site and the staff can tell you the story behind each of the coffees handpicked by Nolan. Proud Mary is better known for its tremendous coffee, but the food is just as good. They source locally the fresh ingredients they use and make sure they come from those participating in ethical and sustainable practices.
Recommended for Breakfast because: Proud Mary is a one-of-a-kind place to experience a wonderfully unique breakfast.
Meagan's expert tip: Start your meal off with the fruit salad, a ricotta parfait topped with a poached pear.