These days, drinking vegetable juice is all the rage, but you've been ahead of the curve for years, because every Saturday and Sunday morning, you down a pint of tomato juice, enhanced with a shot of vitamin vodka and a pickled pepper chaser. What could be healthier? Here are Portland's best Bloody Marys, Garys, and more.
Come Sunday, there are only two things you really genuinely NEED in life, and that’s this enduringly popular inner Southeast café’s tasso ham benedict and a Genie’s Bloody with habanero-infused vodka. Oh, and the patience to wait in line for them.
Best known for its lines, I mean, its epic fried chicken, this beloved Burnside brunch destination also makes fantastic waffles—big golden yeasty slabs the size of hub caps, topped with slabs of bacon (aka the praline bacon waffle) and lots of whipped cream.
You'll always get a solid breakfast, served fast and fresh, at this busy Belmont spot (go early to beat the wait). Bloody Marys & Garys are great, and definitely opt for the fruit cup with your bacon 'n eggs--it's a thing of beauty.
You have to love Holman's for the unabashed dive that it is, and also for the Bloody Mary bar. Great proximity to the Laurelhurst Theater, strong drinks, daily happy hour (4-7pm) and a whiskey club ensure a steady stream of loyal patrons.
Normally brunch is an unabashedly decadent affair, but you can go either way at Tasty's--double down with the chocolate potato doughnuts & Steak n Eggs or play it demure with John's Breakfast--house kimchi & sautéed vegetables over brown rice.
With the same rustic-cool aesthetics and come hither menu as its North Portland brethren, Tasty n Sons' new westside sister restaurant is already a downtown hit. Must-indulges include the smoked coppa steak sandwich with fried onions, and the Budapest coffee cake.
The wood-fired oven is the star of the show at this hip Northeast Portland gathering place for cool kids who like great cocktails and glowing coals. Don't skip dessert--seasonal fruit crisps and the warm chocolate chip cookies will have you drawing up plans for your own brick oven.
Early bird breakfast options are few on Restaurant Row, so it's nice to have this diner dishing solid morning fare seven days a week starting at 8am. Go basic with eggs & potatoes or go decadent with the hazelnut challah French toast with coconut rum honey, and pork belly benedict.
Old school NW Portland brunch spot with plenty of history and a charming bar. Try the mighty breakfast burger or huevos rancheros. GF pancakes and French toast! Lines can be long on weekends, so go early.
Equally fetching in rain (booth-lined brick-walled bar) or shine (petunia-draped patio), this downtown favorite is perfect for a pre-theater dinner or post-theater cocktail. They also serve a picturesque brunch, particularly if you sit in the atrium.
Talk about accommodating--this popular Alberta Street hangout's open every single day from 9am to 2am, has two patios, two daily happy hours, free wifi, abundant vegan and GF options, AND Clam Chowder Friday. Whoa.
This quintessential neighborhood joint serves a mean brunch, spanning the gamut from impressively embellished granola, (aka Hippies on Parfait) to seasonal specials like the Dungeness crab eggs benedict, all best washed down with a hot ‘n spicy Bloody with MoonBrine pickles.
It's hard not to love Country Cat--fresh, hearty, seasonal food made by very sweet people in a perenially-busy little restaurant right in the heart of Montavilla. Plus, they have some serious cinnamon rolls (weekend brunch only).
Pretty piles of hot aebelskiver, smoked trout hash, monumental breakfast boards and grapefruit mimosas--this is the breakfast of champions. With so much ado about their morning meal, it's easy to forget that this charming Clinton cafe also serves happy hour and dinner Wed-Sat.
If you dream of breakfasting on grilled flatiron steak & eggs and strawberry rhubarb buttermilk pancakes in a cowhide-covered banquette inside a downtown luxury hotel atrium, you've come to the right place. (The breakfast bell rings at 6:30am daily, for you early early birds.)
Portlanders don't lack for a wide variety of exceptional brunches, but the weekend morning fare at this charcuterie palace takes the cake. The pancake, to be exact. The feathery light house pancakes are nothing short of ethereal, and the dab of orange butter on top coupled with the absence of a grueling wait might have you seeing OP's brunch exclusively.
There's nothing quite as fun as finding a superb restaurant hiding in an industrial wilderness, so your first visit to this Northwest gem will be a grand gastroadventure indeed. Lunch on OP's legendary Sweetheart ham sandwich, sup on sausage-choked choucroute garnie (with wine, of course, the list's A++), and for brunch, don't miss the prime rib benedict.