Portland is known as a haven for foodies, but make no mistake about it – we have our fair share of classic diners as well. Whether you are after a breakfast as big as your head or a hearty sandwich and fries, these 10 diners have you covered. Next time you are ready to enjoy the wonderful food of a greasy spoon, check out one of these best diners in Portland.
1. Stepping Stone Cafe
Located on NW Quimby in the Alphabet District. Try the plate-sized pancakes, dubbed Mancakes, for breakfast, or choose from a variety of delicious hamburgers and sandwiches for lunch.
2. Original Hotcake House
Located on Powell in Southeast Portland. This 24-hour greasy spoon serves up huge portions of breakfast and lunch favorites, and even has a juke box to add to the atmosphere.
3. Twilight Room
Located on North Lombard Street. Great burgers and stiff drinks abound at this diner popular with college students.
4. Davidson's Casual Dining
Located on SW Pacific Coast Highway. A great place to stop in for a hearty breakfast, patty melt and fries, or fresh homemade root beer.
5. Black Bear Diner
Located SW Tualatin Valley Highway in Beaverton. This chain diner serves up large portions of all the favorite breakfast comfort foods for a great price.
6. City State Diner & Bakery
Located on NE 28th Avenue. A great place to get eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, or their specialty Louisiana crab hash.
7. Good Earth Cafe
Located on SW 3rd Avenue. This is another great place to enjoy specialty omelettes and biscuits and gravy, as well as a full lunch menu with burgers, sandwiches and delicious fish and chips.
8. Batter, Griddle & Drinkery
Located on NE Fremont Street. Chicken and waffles are king here. Wash them down with a bloody Mary or mimosa for a complete meal.
9. Joe's Cellar
Located on NW 21st Avenue. A full menu of late night eats and cheap drinks keeps this place busy throughout the day and night.
10. The Cruise In Diner
Located on NE 33rd Drive. Come for the cheap coffee, stay for the chicken fried steak burrito.
What are your favorite diners in Portland? Feel free to share in the comments.