10 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Portland, Oregon

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Sometimes it is mealtimes that dictate our choices and this can sometimes limit your restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options like breakfast, let 10Best help. We will direct you to the 10 best Breakfast restaurants in Portland and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. Plus, all of the restaurants on our list are amazing. Portland has become a foodie city over the last few years and this includes having a better and better breakfast scene.

10Best readers find much to enjoy at Proud Mary's thanks to its unbeatable coffee. It's also hard to beat Mother's Bistro & Bar, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast. La Petite Provence is a delightful cafe with spectacular breakfast offerings that delight all patrons. Slappy Cakes is just all around awesome and if you have kids it will be one of their favorite restaurants by the time you leave. Of course no Portland list could be complete without a pop-up spot and HunnyMilk is hands down our recommendation. 

No matter which of these you decide to visit we know you will have an excellent breakfast. 


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 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.

Northeast Portland

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 lunch time 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.

Southeast Portland

Slappy Cakes is a nationally recognized restaurant that serves breakfast for breakfast and lunch everyday. First you pick out the pancake batter of your choice. There is at least six to select from. Then there are 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 can 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.


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 chile 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 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.


Headwaters is Chef Vitaly Paley's newest restaurant 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 Dungenes crab, gruyere, spinach and potatoes.

Mother's Bistro & Bar

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 to for breakfast.

Southern cooking is done right at the Screen Door Restaurant. Considered one of the best weekend brunch spots in Portland, 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 buttermilk-battered chicken, Low Country shrimp and grits and Carolina pulled pork. But there is also an extensive menu of salads and vegetable dishes which changes according to availability. Screen Door offers great comfort food creatively prepared. If possible make a reservation or get there early to beat the crowd.

Northeast Portland

Hunnymilk is a phenomenal weekend brunch pop-up inside of La Buca. For one flat price of $20 you get a drink, one savory item, and one sweet items. 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.


Proud Mary originated from Melbourne, Australia and last year 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 onsite and the staff can tell you the story behind each of coffees hand picked by Nolan. Proud Mary is better known for their tremendous coffee, but the food is just as good. They source locally the fresh ingredients they use and make sure they come from from those participating in ethical and sustainable practices.


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