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15 Best Breakfast Brunch Spots in Portland

15 Best Breakfast Brunch Spots in Portland

The most important meal of the day is breakfast. The second-most important meal is brunch. Well, honestly, I just made that up – but can you fault me when the taste of freshly-made waffles and omelets is just heavenly?

As someone who will skip leg day but never breakfast, I just had to drag our team to find the best breakfast brunch spots in Portland. Whether they’re serving hearty meals or simple sandwiches and coffee, you’ll find it all here. 

Pine State Biscuits


Address: 2204 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, United States

Contact details: +1 503-477-6605

Operating hours: Monday, Thursday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Price: $$

Pine State Biscuits easily qualifies as one of the best brunch spots in Portland. It’s a hotspot for tourists because, well, it’s just that good! And once you taste their biscuits, you’ll get it.

The Reggie Deluxe is the star of the show. It’s a mouthwatering biscuit sandwich loaded with fried chicken, cheese, egg, and bacon – all drowned in either sausage or mushroom gravy. 

Pro tip: these biscuits are so fluffy and buttery, that all you need is a smear of jam to make them perfect.

But if biscuits aren’t your thing, no worries! Pine State Biscuits also serves up amazing pancakes, hash browns, pies, and cinnamon rolls. Plus, it’s super convenient with three locations across the city: Division, Schuyler, and Alberta.

Kingsland Kitchen


Address: 301 SW Pine St, Portland, OR 97204, United States

Contact details: +1 503-847-1517

Operating hours: Monday, Thursday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Price: $$

Craving a hearty English breakfast to kick off your day? Consider Kingsland Kitchen – it’s where you need to be, and you’ll thank us later for the tip!

Kingsland Kitchen offers the ultimate plateful: a full English breakfast with bangers, eggs, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, and even a veggie option with HP Sauce to boot. 

But that’s not all! The menu is packed with goodies like Pub Biscuits and Gravy, Guinness Braised Beef Brisket Hash. There are also a bunch of breakfast sandwiches and cool open-faced toasts like Avocado, Eggy, and Veggie Full English Breakfast Toast.

Brunching here is a blast, not just because of the tasty food but also because the place feels open and spacious, with plenty of seats for your crew or just you. 

Not to mention the prices are very reasonable, ranging from $20 to $30 per order. You’ll find it right downtown, across from the popular Portland cafe you have probably heard of, the Stumptown Coffee.

Lauretta Jean’s


Address: 3402 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202, United States

Operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Price: $

While Lauretta Jean’s pies may be what they’re known for all over PDX, if you’re a brunch lover, you’ll definitely find something to enjoy here.  Their brunch menu is short and sweet, and even though the seating area is small, they’re ready to welcome you anytime.

Here, you can satisfy your savory cravings with options like biscuits, gravy, and quiche. Or you can stick with the classics like their egg and bacon breakfast, paired perfectly with a cup of black coffee.

But don’t leave without trying their pies; after all, they’re famous for them! Need a recommendation? Go for the Dutch apple or salted honey – you’ll thank us later!

The Original Pancake House


Address: 8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219, United State

Contact details: +1 503-246-9007

Operating hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Price: $$

You might spot this much-loved pancake house all across America, with over 100 franchises, but the Portland branch of The Original Pancake House holds a special charm as the original spot.

With 70 years of history, you’ll love that they still use real butter, house-made whipped cream, and fresh fruits in their fluffy pancakes and waffles. 

The vibe here is all about simplicity and reliable breakfast classics, like buttermilk pancakes, giant omelets, and those famous Dutch baby pancakes. 

And don’t miss out on their signature apple pancake – it’s loaded with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar, baked to perfection.

While it’s true that this spot can get a bit crowded, especially during peak hours, the bustling atmosphere only adds to the charm and excitement of dining at The Original Pancake House. 

Fried Egg I’m In Love

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Address: 3549 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States

Contact details: +1 971-808-5727

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Friday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Price: $$

If you’re in a rush and need a quick breakfast fix, Fried Egg I’m In Love is the spot. They whip up their egg sandwiches in no time, making them the go-to spot for the best brunch on the go. 

You can find them all around the city, whether at their Pioneer Courthouse Square food cart or their newer spot on Hawthorne.

Never been to Fried Egg before? You have got to try their signature Yolko Ono.It has a fried egg, homemade pesto, parmesan, and a hand-pressed house sausage patty.

Also, don’t overlook their hash bites –  they’re like a higher-quality version versus those that you can get at any fast-food joint in the morning.

But if you’re not in a rush, feel free to dine in their spacious dining area. They even have outdoor seating if you feel like enjoying your egg sandwich on the patio while people-watching.


Address: 10 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, United States

Contact details: +1 503-232-3555

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday: 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM | Friday: 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM | Saturday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM | Sunday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Price: $$$

This little spot in the Kerns neighborhood might not catch your eye from the outside, but don’t underestimate it! Navarre is a cozy spot perfect for a quiet weekend brunch all to yourself (they open late in the afternoon on weekdays, by the way).

Plus, ordering here is a blast – you pick your dishes like you’re ordering sushi, marking them down on a sheet of paper.

You’ll see classics on their menu, like omelets and bread with your choice of sides – whether it’s meat and cheese or butter and jam – along with unique dishes like carrots and dill, liver pate, and fish en papillote. 

Also worth mentioning are their special fish served on parchment, their selection of preserved or pickled items, and their seasonal vegetable dishes. Just choose whatever appeals to your taste buds on the day, and you’ll be in for a treat.


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Address: 2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232, United States

Contact details: +1 503-233-0511

Operating hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Price: $$

Pambiche is the spot for some atypical morning fare, including the classic Cuban breakfast. Think buttered, grilled Cuban bread (pan tostado) and café con leche – that’s the real deal! 

Here’s a tip: If you want to fully embrace the Cuban experience, go ahead and dunk that pan tostado into your café con leche, just like Americans dunk doughnuts into coffee.

If you’re feeling extra hungry, give their Cuban French toast a shot. It’s bread soaked in custard, grilled in sweet butter, and served with spiced sugar cane syrup and a tropical fruit salad. 

But the real star of the show has to be Pambiche’s Basque Omelette. Made with parsley-peppered eggs, bacon sofrito, Gulf shrimp, green peas, and yuca root, it’s an absolute must-try.

The restaurant is easy to find with its cheery and festive high-ceilinged style on Glisan St. (near 28th), nestled between the Kerns and Laurelhurst neighborhoods. Feel free to walk in as reservations are not needed.



Address: 5202 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217, United States

Contact details: +1 503-201-7038

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Price: $$

Sweedeedee is the go-to spot for a unique brunch experience in Portland’s Humboldt neighborhood. They offer a bit of everything, from French toast to beet salads. 

In fact, people rave about their French toast that’s coated in caramelized sugar and served with berry jam.

If you’re craving something savory, don’t miss their combo of eggs, black beans, potatoes, and pickled onions. And for a lighter option, try the barley with celeriac and pecorino cheese – it’s a treat!

On another positive note, the atmosphere at Sweedeedee is relaxed and inviting, making it the perfect place to start your day. P.S.: Don’t leave without trying one of their special coffee blends to complete your brunch experience!

Masala Lab


Address: 5237 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211, United States

Contact details: +1 971-340-8635

Operating hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Price: $$

The entire menu at Masala Lab is gluten-free, making it the perfect choice for those with celiac disease seeking a delicious breakfast/

Located in the King neighborhood, Masala Lab offers an exciting Indian-American breakfast bursting with unique flavors, such as coconut milk, tikka mole shrimp, and grits. 

However, the real star for brunch lovers is their ‘Saagshuka,’ featuring eggs baked in a flavorful spinach curry. 

Additionally, you’ll enjoy their vibrant coffee served in colorful mugs while you wait for your meal. And guess what? You can even get a refill as you tuck into your breakfast. 

Not a coffee lover? Opt for hot or iced house chai instead. It’s also a fantastic way to savor the combinations of flavors and textures in the dishes.

Proud Mary Cafe

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Address: 2012 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, United States

Contact details: +1 503-208-3475

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Price: $$

Whether you’re up for a relaxed morning meal or need something quick to grab on your way out, Proud Mary Cafe has what you need. Particularly, their ricotta hotcakes are a must-try, topped with delicious flavors like cardamom and beet syrup.

Another tasty option is their breakfast hash, with a crispy hash brown cake served alongside bagna cauda and yummy pork belly slices.

Now, if you’re in a hurry, the cafe offers pre-order options like sausage rolls and flat whites, making it easy to grab on the go. But if you’re looking for a healthier option, try their green smoothie – it’s quick to make and perfect for refueling after a workout.

So, next time you’re in the Vernon neighborhood,  drop by – you’ll see why it’s a local favorite in no time.

Cafe Olli


Address: 3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212, United States

Contact details: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Sunday: 9:000 AM – 2:00 PM

Price: $$

At Cafe Olli, if a dish makes it onto the menu, you know it’s top-notch. 

Their brunch menu might seem simple, with items like “breakfast sandwiches” and “baked eggs.” But don’t be fooled – they are one of the best breakfast spots in town for a reason. 

Take their breakfast sandwich, for example. It’s loaded with a tasty sausage patty, fried egg, mayo, and a zesty green sauce –  all nestled between a soft milk bun. 

Locals and regulars love it, along with their whipped ricotta toast and freshly baked pastries, which you can also try if you’re not in the mood for the classic breakfast options. 

Pro-tip: While some dishes are only available on weekends, you can enjoy many, including the amazing breakfast sandwich, any day except Monday.

Grits N’ Gravy


Address: 215 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, United States

Contact details: +1 503-227-3903

Operating hours: Monday – Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Wednesday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: $$

Portland has no shortage of brunch places with a Southern touch, but if you’re craving grits, head straight to the place with “grits” in the name.

Here, most of the breakfast menu feels like it’s straight out of a classic diner, offering three thin slices of French toast dusted with powdered sugar, alongside thick and juicy bacon. 

They also serve biscuits here with the gravy poured over the top loaded with sausage.

Now, you should definitely come for the shrimp and grits, available in two styles: “Uptown,” with white wine and Cajun cream, and “Downtown,” with fatback, bacon drippings, and loads of cheese.

And here’s the good news – they serve shrimp and grits for dinner too. Even better? Grits n’ Gravy is open every day of the week, starting at 7:00 AM.

Screen Door


Address: 2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, United States

Contact details: +1 503-542-0880

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Price: $$

Pretty much everyone in Portland has tried brunch here. Screen Door, with three locations across the city, serves up amazing southern dishes. 

People are willing to wait for hours just to get their hands on their perfectly cooked fried chicken and waffles!

Here you can try their braised pork shoulder eggs Benedict or share a plate of crunchy fried chicken breasts stacked on a sweet-potato waffle with a friend.

Don’t miss out on the biscuits and grits too – they’re a standout. And if you have a sweet tooth, the French toast is unbeatable!

Be sure to arrive early, and even then, expect to stand in line. But we assure you, the wait is absolutely worth it.

Jam On Hawthorne


Address: 2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States

Contact details: +1 503-234-4790

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Price: $$

When it comes to iconic brunch spots in Portland, Jam on Hawthorne is hard to beat. They whip up classic American breakfast dishes like eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast, giving you that cozy, nostalgic vibe.

But don’t worry; vegetarians aren’t forgotten either. Their Ed’s Plate scramble is packed with spinach, mushrooms, roasted garlic, and cheddar. Scrambled with three eggs, it’s a delicious option, as is their coconut French toast, which you’ll find seriously delicious.

With such a variety of food options, it’s no wonder there’s typically a wait of over an hour. Plus, they have a great area for kids to play while adults enjoy mimosas and chat about work stuff. What’s not to like?

Mother’s Bistro


Address: 121 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, United States

Contact details: +1 503-464-1122

Operating hours: Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Wednesday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Price: $$

Mother’s Bistro is a favorite brunch spot in Portland, known for its delicious menu items like the Challah French Toast and the salmon hash. Established in 2000, it’s become a Portland staple, offering traditional American dishes with a creative twist.

What makes it extra special is their monthly feature of recipes from a “Mother of the Month” (inspired by the owner’s diverse cultural background and childhood meals), adding a fun and unique touch to the dining experience. 

If you visit on the weekend, don’t miss their decadent eggs Benedict paired with a Bellini for the ultimate brunch indulgence. 

Its cozy ambiance, complete with country-chic decor and charming chandeliers, creates a homely atmosphere where you feel like you’re enjoying breakfast in your own home.

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