Sweet and savory, crispy and soft, drizzled with honey... chicken and waffles are the best of all worlds. The unlikely combination dates back to the 19th century, but these 21st century Portland restaurants are still doing the dish justice.
A Northwest 23rd brunch institution, this cozy eatery dials up the romance when the sun goes down. Dinner service features candle-lit cafe tables perfect for quiet conversation (a far cry from the hustle-and-bustle of the morning rush) and a full menu of Northwest ingredient-driven dishes.
This contender for Portland's longest brunch line serves an outstanding burger and chicken & waffles. Bring 5 friends and make a reservation to skip the wait!
Simpatica offers one of the best brunches in town on Sundays from 9 am until 2 pm. Their take on chicken and waffles shouldn't be missed. They brine their chicken in buttermilk and offer seasonal fruit preserves to top it off.
The goods: locally-made soft-serve ice cream, shuffleboard, free old-school video games (yes, unlimited Ms. Pac Man and Donkey Kong), frozen margaritas, and kid-friendly bar food that feels like a mash-up of gourmet regional cuisine and the deep-fried-everything booth at the state fair.
A sweet waffle-centric food cart in a converted 1980?s Volkwagon camper van (hence the punny name). They offer traditional Belgian style waffles, including chicken & waffles for $7 and "breakfast style" with syrup and eggs for just $5.