Portland is quickly becoming known as Brunchtown, USA, where folks are inexplicably willing to wait in line upwards of two hours for a plate of bacon and eggs. Granted, the bacon here is fanTAStic, but there's a way around those long waiting lists: get your breakfast for dinner! Here are the top places in PDX to order up a shortstack after sunset.
A 24/7, old-school destination for the discerning diner with greasy-spoon cravings. Big portions meet low prices: think plate-sized pancakes, hashbrowns, bacon, and made-from-scratch biscuits and gravy.
Breakfast is served all day at this often-busy neighborhood joint. Try the from-scratch corned beef hash, German apple pancakes, or gorgonzola, mushroom, and thyme omelet. Bonus: every table gets free housemade scones.
Quirky neighborhood spot in Multnomah Village decorated with upside-down umbrellas for a great cause: for each donated umbrella, Marco's donates 10 meals for the homeless. The food's great, too: try the Sausage Tortilla Scramble or Huckleberry Pancakes.
This awesome pie-and-coffe spot is also baking up cookies work raving about. The classic Chocolate Button is made with Berlin Kakao organic dark chocolate buttons & slivered toasted almonds, and the Oatmeal with Cranberries and Walnuts is just as good.
Get the biscuits and gravy (with sweet potato biscuits and roasted pork) for a stick-to-your-ribs homemade meal that will get your weekend off to a great start. Another must-eat: the coffeecake, dipped into a fresh mug of java.
Because vegans need breakfast for dinner, too. Sustainable, local eats like tofu scrambles, eggs and tempeh bacon, and "chicken" and waffles made with fried tofu. Omnivores have no fear, they've also got plenty of thick-cut bacon (the pork kind).
Jew-ISH deli with pastrami-powered soul. Great bagels, sandwiches, chopped liver, and ultra-comforting hungarian mushroom soup. Save room for the best rugelach in town.
Delish Swedish food in an oh-so-cute setting. Stop in for Happy Hour or dinner to avoid the long brunch lines, and try the Surf & Turf Bord (salami, ham, gravlax, smoked trout, pickled herring, and a wedge of cheese).
Casual bastion of French pastries, tasty French onion soup, and easy, affordable bistro meals. No, it's not St Jack, but it's consistent and unpretentious--good things in my book.
Follow up a sandwich at this colorful SE Stark eatery with a freshly baked Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie, with pecans and large flakes of Maldon sea salt inside and out.
The globetrotting menu at John Gorham’s shared plate brunch hub includes melt-in-your-mouth Burmese Red Pork Stew, tapas-style Spanish Potatoes Bravas, Israeli Shakshuka, and North African sausage over couscous, but the pantry and penchant for chocolate-dipped doughnuts is purely local.