If you’re craving a classic greasy-spoon diner experience but hoping to avoid typical chain fare, then you’ve come to the right city. There are a number of great options here where you can get heartburn in style.
A slice of pure Americana located right on uber-hip Division Street. Affordable diner food (burgers, sandwiches, breakfast all day, etc.) keeps the regulars coming back.
Hands down, the best greasy-spoon joint in town. It’s a veritable PDX institution w/ way more personality than its chain-restaurant siblings. A popular late-night destination.
Fun, intimate “hole in the wall” cafe serving down-home breakfast and brunch. It easily stands out in what’s become an increasingly competitive scene. Brunch fanatics, start lining up now…
This former saloon has over a century under its belt. Vintage motorcycle-themed decor, better-than-avg bar food, live music most nights.
Known for their veg-friendly comfort food (they offer meat options as well)--especially those vegan corn dogs ($1 on Wed). The tofu-fallo wings are pretty tasty too.
Old-timers haunt this funky diner/soda fountain/thrift store. No-frills pancakes, omelettes, burgers, etc. Free jukebox.