The love that Portlanders have for breakfast is evident. Just drive by any of these (and many more) popular eateries from morning to midday, and you will see the crowds, waiting to get a plate of the delicious fare these classic Northwest eateries are serving up. There are plenty of places to dine around Portland come morning time, but these breakfast spots in Portland are some of the best.
1. Mother's Bistro & Bar
Perhaps one of the most popular breakfast eateries in the city, Mother's always has a wait for breakfast, but delivers with crisp French toast, amazing biscuits and gravy, and a notable wild salmon hash.
2. Waffle Window
If waffles are your thing, the waffle window has to be on your list of breakfast destinations. The Farm Fresh waffle with veggies and chèvre is wonderful, as is the brie, bacon and basil combination loaded onto homestyle Belgium waffles.
3. Urban Farmer
Located inside the swanky Nines Hotel, this is a top-of-the-line breakfast spot serving local, sustainable NW fare.
Featuring an extensive brunch cocktails list, this Northwest Portland eatery serves some really delicious meals. Try the zucchini bread French toast or ricotta lemon pancakes for a tasty twist on the usual.
5. Pine State Biscuits
Chances are that there will be a line to get in no matter the time of day, but the good news is that a delicious meal awaits. Fried chicken and biscuits and gravy are the main draw here, though they also boast a formidable selection of Southern sides to accompany your meal.
6. Arleta Library Bakery Cafe
In Southeast, this is the place for a hearty and healthy breakfast. Choose from mushroom and bacon scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, or other tasty breakfast sandwiches.
7. Cricket Cafe
This quirky cafe is a bustling breakfast spot, and serves up generous portions of classic American cuisine.
Multiple variations of scrambles, eggs Benedict, and sandwiches aren't the only great thing about Genie's. They also have a great selection of Bloody Marys ready to pair with your meal.
9. The Roxy
The Roxy is the go-to 24-hour breakfast spot in Portland. Proudly keeping Portland weird, this quirky breakfast spot also serves up some delicious breakfast fare.
10. Slappy's Cakes
Do-it-yourself pancakes have never tasted so good, or been so fun to make. Choose your batter and fry your pancakes right on the table in front of you for a fun breakfast that does not fall short on flavor.
11. Cameo Cafe
When in Northeast Portland, visit Cameo Cafe for an eye-openingly good breakfast right off of 82nd Avenue. The kimchi omelet is notable, as is their house-made jam and bread.
12. The Big Egg
This bright yellow breakfast cart is one of the best for a quick breakfast on the go. Choose from several stunning egg breakfast sandwiches served on fresh brioche.
13. Tin Shed
In the heart of Alberta Street, the Tin Shed is a bustling eatery that is backed up by some delicious fare.