In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles, or a mind-blowing bloody mary, the options can be as overwhelming as the lines at times.
Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options, along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.
Bread & Honey Cafe, 3526 N. Vancouver Ave. | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cafe | What we’re ordering: Love biscuits and gravy? Look no further.
Paiku, 7425 N. Leavitt Ave. | Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: The specials here, especially those made with game meat, are incredible paired with a craft cocktail.
Swift and Union, 8103 N. Denver Ave. | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Gastropub | Pro tip: The eggs Benedict comes on a homemade biscuit, making it our top choice.
Sweedeedee, 5202 N. Albina Ave. | Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m-3 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: Come for the incredibly flavorful dishes (try the Danish Plate if it’s available), stay for the myriad of fresh-baked pastries — if you leave any room.
Baon Kainan, 4311 NE Prescott St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Food cart | What we’re ordering: The tosilog — a Filipino breakfast dish with sinangag (sweet + savory pork), garlic fried rice, and itlog (eggs).
Nacheaux, 4765 NE Fremont St. | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: The creative Mexican-Cajun menu constantly changes, but chef Anthony Brown has proved fried chicken can go with just about anything.
Matta, 4311 NE Prescott Ave. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Food cart | What we’re ordering: The breakfast sando with a marinated pork patty, cheese, dac biet sauce + spiced hash browns on a toasted pandan bun.
Navarre, 10 NE 28th Ave. | Saturday + Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: Every dish here is treated as a “side” you order by marking a sheet of paper, and anything preserved or pickled is delish.
Metropolitan Tavern, 1021 NE Grand Ave., Ste. 600 | Saturday + Sunday, 9:30-3 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: Sit on the patio rooftop for views with a side of brunch.
Proud Mary Cafe, 2012 NE Alberta St. | Daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: One of the city’s top coffee roasters is also one of its most popular brunch spots, with menu items that are simultaneously delicious and beautiful. Try the Ricotta Hotcakes, or take the savory route with the Green Shakshuka.
Harney Street Cafe, 8337 SE 17th Ave. | Daily, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Cafe | What we’re ordering: The Sante Fe omelet or brioche bread French toast.
Hey Love, 920 E. Burnside St. | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Restaurant | What we’re ordering: The s’mores waffle. ‘Nuff said.
Lazy Susan, 7937 SE Stark St. | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: Order a family-style brunch box to-go, with housemade pastries, hash browns, cured salmon, and an optional cocktail kit.
Fried Egg I’m In Love, 3549 SE Hawthorne Blvd. + 780 SW Broadway | Times vary | Restaurant + food cart | What we’re ordering: The signature Yolko Ono with housemade pesto and a hand-pressed sausage patty.
The Waffle Window, 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd. | Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Walk-up | Pro tip: Order in advance and pick up at a time that’s best for you.
Berlu, 605 SE Belmont St. | Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Walk-up | Pro tip: Pre-order your pastries for pick up by Saturday at 12 p.m.
Cafe Rowan, 4437 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. | Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Restaurant | What we’re ordering: The Dungeness crab eggs benedict with white truffle hollandaise or the huckleberry French toast.
Lauretta Jean’s, 3402 SE Division St. | Monday-Saturday, 2 p.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Walk-up | Pro tip: Pre-order pies and pastries for pickup to enjoy anywhere your heart desires.
Broder Cafe, 2508 SE Clinton St. | Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Restaurant | What we’re ordering: The pytt i panna (Swedish hash) with house-smoked trout, baked eggs + Nordic rye toast.
Slappy Cakes, 4246 SE Belmont St. | Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday + Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: Make a reservation for this popular build-your-own-pancake joint or you’ll be waiting a while.
Jam On Hawthorne, 2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd. | Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: There will likely be a wait to get in, but once you try the Smoked Steelhead Hash or their vegetarian spin on huevos rancheros, you’ll be glad you held out.
Chubby Bunny, 3423 SE Belmont St. | Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Food cart | Pro tip: Flavorful breakfast sandos that are “secretly vegan” are this truck’s specialty — and they’re best enjoyed with a side of perfectly crispy hashbrowns called “Potato Mittens.”
Screen Door Eastside, 2337 E. Burnside | Daily, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: Plan to arrive before you’re ravenous because there’s often a line out the door before it even opens. Everything’s delicious, but don’t miss the Praline Bacon.
Pine State Biscuits, 1717 NW 23rd Ave. | Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: Drag yourself out of bed early to get here right when it opens to beat the long lines.
Cafe Nell, 1987 NW Kearney St. | Saturday + Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Restaurant | What we’re ordering: The crème anglais French toast topped with Oregon berry compote.
Stepping Stone Cafe, 2390 NW Quimby St. | Daily, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.| Restaurant | Pro tip: Avoid the morning rush by coming around 2 p.m. + be sure to top off your visit with a strawberry milkshake.
Mermosa PDX, 1422 NW 23rd Ave. | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: You may start daydreaming about the cornbread waffle drenched in blackberry compote after you try it.
Alouette, 2764 NW Thurman St. | Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: These French dishes with a touch of Vietnamese influence will get your creative juices flowing for the rest of the day.
Brix Tavern - Pearl, 1338 NW Hoyt St. | Saturday + Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: Bottomless mimosas go well with just about anything on the menu here, especially the Brix Benedict made with poached eggs on corn cakes.
Broder Söder, 8800 SW Oleson Rd. | Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Restaurant | What we’re ordering: Danish pancakes and poached “lost eggs.”
Toki Restaurant, 580 SW 12th Ave. | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Restaurant | What we’re ordering: The breakfast sando on a baked bao bun with grilled pork belly and doughnut twists for dessert.
Kingsland Kitchen, 301 SW Pine St. | Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Restaurant | What we’re ordering: The proper English breakfast, complete with bangers and black pudding.
HunnyMilk, 1981 W. Burnside St. | Wednesday + Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Restaurant | What we’re ordering: It’s prix fixe ordering here, so we’re getting some fresh juice, the jalapeno hush puppy rancheros, and the strawberry shortcake bars.
Mother’s Bistro & Bar, 121 SW 3rd Ave. | Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Restaurant | What we’re ordering: The fresh-squeezed orange juice + housemade buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy.
Cheryl’s on 12th, 1135 SW Washington St. | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Restaurant | Pro tip: Make a reservation to experience this Portland standby’s all-day brunch menu — and order the Apple Frittwich. Just trust us.