Wake up early enough in Portland and you can beat out a lot of benedict-craving brunch-goers. The key to avoiding lines is to be seated before 10 a.m. But what happens when you hit the snooze button and still NEED someone else to make you breakfast? Check out these spots (before everyone else catches on) to avoid the brunch lines most weekend mornings. Note: Club 21 has bottomless Mimosas on the weekend!
The atmosphere & service are quintessentially Portland down to the vintage lighting and patio. Go with the chicken fried chicken at brunch.
Once you drown the buffalo wings on request, just remember the light switch to the ladies' room is on the outside wall.
Someone you know has played here. Nab a $6 pitcher of PBR for the band. After the show, solo dance to the house music. Welcome to Portland.
While everyone rushes for a beer between sets, you may be handed a Rainier out of a cooler, before finishing a game of Buck Hunter.
Skip the line of tourists at Salt & Straw for ice cream AND donuts that melt in your mouth.
At the bottom of the 15th Ave. hill, just a jaunt from Alberta Street sits this uncrowded spot where regulars play Keno, and brunch is fast.
Offering an alternative to the usual Stumptown drip, this bright coffee shop will serve you sandwiches and soup from morning 'till night.
This craft kitchen won't be a secret for much longer, once the NE brunching crowd finds out there's little-to-no wait for dishes like the winter vegetable hash w/ poached egg and smoked trout.
Impress your date with the "2-Fer," a rotating sharable dish of meat and vegetables paired with two 12-ounce brews, all for just 20 bucks.
Avoid the weekend brunch crowds of Southeast at this go-to corner spot for cheap biscuits and gravy and $1.50 Pabst starting at 10 a.m. The bar owners are friendly and a friendly-to-your-wallet happy hour coincides from midnight to close.