10 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Portland, Oregon



Brunch tends to be many Portlanders favorite meal of the day, so it's no surprise that there is a wide assortment of restaurants to chose from in Portland, Oregon. From upscale establishments to the neighborhood cafe there is one thing each of these of in common and it it excellent brunch. No two eateries are alike on our list. They all have their own vibe and special spin on brunch. Jam for example makes their own jam and is vegan friendly. La Petite Provence is half French bakery and half quaint cafe. Slappy Cakes lets you craft and grill your own pancakes. 

We did factor in how many days a week each establishment is actually open for breakfast. We put all of the ones that are only open on the weekends at the bottom of our list. The fact that there food goes above and beyond was worth putting them on the list despite only offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday. In fact people often wait well over an hour just to get the chance to eat brunch at the Screen Door. Olympia Provisions is also only opened on the weekend, but are known to have the best eggs benedict in all of Portland. It helps to that they take reservations, which is almost unheard of at popular brunch spots. 

We hope you enjoy sleeping in and partaking in a brunch of one of the places on our list!



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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.


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Olympia Provisions Southeast has grown from establishing the city's first salumeria to being a destination for refined, European-style dishes. Hidden away in the corner of an old warehouse, Alex Yoder's dishes highlight the locally-sourced meats and seasonal vegetables you'll find on his menus. For breakfast enjoy beignets along with steak Benedict. For lunch they offer two soups each day one with meat and one that's vegetarian. they offer meat and cheese boards. They have an international selection of cheeses and wines. They also have a selection of custom cocktail creations available. Reservations are accepted for 5 or more at lunch and brunch, and for all sizes at dinner.


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Southeast Portland


 

An authentic French Bakery in south east Portland utilizing a clay firebrick bread oven. They serve French fare from the Alsace region created by award-winning and nationally recognized master baker Chef Dominique Geulin. On weekends enjoy their brunch menu from 9 AM - 2 PM when they offer a special brunch menu with selections like EGG COCOTTE: two baked eggs served on a bed of arugula and caramelized onion. Topped with Emmental cheese, red pepper cream sauce and two slices of bacon or sausage on the side. St. Honor Boulangerie also offers a large variety of sweets, including their spectacular macaroons. Enjoy a Hazelnut Caramel Dacquoise: layers of caramel ganache, chocolate praline and hazelnut buttercream between crunchy hazelnut dacquoise cake or an Opera: chocolate ganache and espresso buttercream between layers of almond sponge cake. Kid's love their chouquettes. Saint Honore also features a full espresso bar and serves drip coffee.


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Alphabet District


 

Comfortable and easygoing, this neighborhood cafe makes for a great destination any time of day. Even so, it's well-known for its breakfast fare, and you may wait in line for the privilege of sampling the eggs Benedict. A wealth of great options makes sure any diner is pleased, and you can't go wrong with a plate of airy pancakes or a plentiful helping of scrambled eggs, studded with luscious morsels of whatever's fresh that day. Regular specials also make good alternatives. Besaw's simply offers good food in a great atmosphere.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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North Portland


 

Gravy is cranking out killer breakfast everyday all day long in North Portland on Historic Mississippi Avenue. The vibe is fun at their old school diner turned hipster. The bowls of oatmeal served here look like they are on steroids, in a good way. And the Bloody Mary's here are like those you would find in Vegas, over the top and packed with a punch! All the portions here are incredibly large and easily sharable. Breakfast options include Chili Verde with eggs and hash browns, biscuits and gravy, French toast, Monte Cristos, and much more. They also serve lunch after 11 AM.


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Jam on Hawthorne is known for delicious breakfast served in huge portions, lunch on weekdays, and exceptional cocktails from our full bar. At Jam you can enjoy breakfast plates like Wild Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict or lemon ricotta pancakes. Many of their offerings are vegetarian or vegan including their gravy and sausage. Jam features a full bar, so you enjoy a specialty mimosa, an original bloody Mary's, or a Steve McQueen" made with Bulleit, peach purée, cranberry, and topped with soda. For kids there is a kid menu as well as a nice size play area including a chalk board.


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