Brunch in Portland: The Definitive Guide

Brunch in Portland: The Definitive Guide

You'll be sure to wake up to a phenomenal brunch with these 20 brunch places across the city of Portland.

So you had a late night, woke up late and need sustenance immediately. You can’t think through your still sleeping brain, but your stomach’s awake and growling. Don’t worry! Whether you want a carnivorous brunch or a vegan one, flavorful Middle Eastern or spicy Cajun, this list’s got you covered with Portland’s best brunch spots.

HK Café

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Nibble on plump little siu mai bursting with shrimp and pork. Have a round and sugar-crusted bun with sweet, golden egg yolk filling. Come before eleven if you wish to avoid a crowd, and with the huge variety of yummy Chinese treats, you can just graze all you want in this dimsum place for hours. In peace.

TIP: Order the sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves. Not only does it exude savory goodness, but many locals believe this to be the best hangover cure ever.


HK Café is located in Eastport Plaza at 4410 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266.
Hours:
9:30am to 11pm. Open daily.

Old Salt

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Old Salt serves comfort brunch food. Have biscuits with delectable sausage gravy or biscuit sandwiches with egg, ham and cheese. Smoky bacon pairs perfectly with their sweet anadama toast (cornmeal bread baked with molasses). Or try their crispy, buttery deep-fried mashed potatoes. Brunch at Old Salt feels like crawling back into bed with your favorite blanket.


Old Salt is located at 5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218.
Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays: 11am – 10pm
Fridays: 11am – 12am
Saturdays: 9am – 12am
Sundays: 9am – 10pm

The Sudra

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Let your senses be overwhelmed with all the flavors of India. Order appam, an Indian pancake “made from fermented rice and coconut milk batter”. You can have this sweet with fresh berries and coconut sauce spiced with fennel, or savory with tofu curds fried in curry and cumin, kale and charred peppers. It’s gluten-free too!

Oh, and did I mention this place is entirely vegan?

TIP: Try the crunchy black lentil “sausages” with a morning margarita (tart vino verde with lime, soda, and tequila)


The Sudra is located at 2333 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232
Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays: 11am – 11pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 11am – 12am

Nonna

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Give yourself a treat with weekend brunches at Nonna from savory egg and pepper sandwiches to sweet lemon ricotta beignets. They also serve good brunch cocktails. If you’re tired of the usual Bloody Marys and mimosas, order their Terrible Sunrise, which contains grapefruit, soda, Campari and tequila. Delicious but quite deadly. You’ve been warned.


Nonna is located at 5513 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Hours:
Brunch: 10am to 2pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Dinner: 5pm to 10pm, Mondays to Sundays

Swift and Union

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Aside from the usual brunch fare of egg scrambles and pancakes, Swift and Union features creative dishes with ingredient combinations that you never expected would work. Try their Duck Confit Hash with Pears and you’ll see what I mean.


Swift and Union is located at 8103 N Denver Ave., Portland, OR 97217
Hours:
Mondays to Wednesdays: 11:30am to 10pm
Thursdays and Fridays: 11:30am to 11pm
Saturdays: 10am to 11pm
Sundays: 10am to 10pm

Verdigris

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Feel whisked away to the rustic French countryside with the brunch choices at Verdigris. Brunch on dishes like duck fat hash browns, braised rabbit or maple-smoked trout with endives. For something sweet, try the ricotta pancakes with roasted bananas, or the banana bread pudding with honey chantilly.


Verdigris is located at 1315 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR 97212
Hours:
Brunch: 9am to 2:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Dinner: 5pm to 10pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays; 5pm to 9pm on Sundays

Oso Market + Bar

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Oso Market + Bar offers an “Adventure Brunch” on the first weekend of each month. Featuring brunch from different countries such as Korea, France, Spain, even Poland. Check their website and their Facebook page for what will be in store the following month.


Oso Market + Bar is located at 726 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Hours:
Tuesdays to Fridays: 11am to 10pm
Saturdays: 10am to 11pm
Sundays: 10am to 9pm
Closed on Mondays

Website: http://osomarket.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/osomarket

Le Vieux

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The usual brunch dishes at this Mediterranean Bistro gets a seasonal twist. For example, lemon ricotta pancakes gets served with huckleberries or other fruit—depending what fruits are in season. Your usual omelette will be featuring comté cheese and whatever greens are in season.

The menu changes once every few weeks at Le Vieux, so you surely won't get tired of your favorites.


Le Vieux is located at 1937 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR 97210.
Hours:
Brunch: 10:00am to 2:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Dinner: 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Wednesdays to Sundays
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Hale Pele

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Owned and run by Hawaiian-born Chef Dakin Homhas, Hale Pele serves brunch on the weekends with a tropical twist! Order dishes like omelet on rice bathed in katsu sauce, Loco Moco (a burger patty with brown gravy, served on rice and a side of fried bananas), or French toast using Hawaiian bread, with passionfruit syrup and a side of Ambrosia fruit salad.

Pair your food with brunch cocktails like Kimchi Bloody Mary or Luau Mimosa for an experience that matches the restaurant's Tiki theme.


Hale Pele is located at 2733 NE Broadway St., Portland, OR 97232.
Hours:
Brunch: 10am to 2pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Dinner: 4pm to 12am, Sundays to Thursdays; 4pm to 1am, Fridays and Saturdays

Ya Hala

Don't miss a delicious Lebanese brunch at Ya Hala, with dishes like smoked lamb bacon and mint potato hash, or shakshuka with chili peppers and feta. Try their hand-rolled halva croissants—delicious!


Ya Hala is located at 8005 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97215.
Hours:
11am to 9pm, Monday to Friday
9am to 9pm, Saturdays
9am to 2pm, Sundays

Tapalaya

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Tapalaya serves an interesting menu of Cajun, Creole and Vietnamese. You can order dishes like blackened catfish or fried oyster Benedict, fried chicken and beignets, Eggs Sardou (poached eggs on artichoke hearts with creamed spinach). Gluten friendly and vegetarian options available.


Tapalaya is located at 28 NE 28th Ave., Portland, OR 97232
Hours:
Brunch: 9am to 3pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Dinner: 4pm to 9:30pm, Mondays to Thursdays; 4pm to 10:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays; 4pm to 9pm, Sundays

Harvest at The Bindery

This vegetarian/vegan restaurant serves the most irresistible fare, considering they use absolutely no meat or eggs. Have a fresh and healthy brunch with dishes like tamales with chicory salsa verde, or homemade seitan Benedict with winter squash, the delectable berry and lemon ginger hoe cakes.

TIP: The Bloody Marys are vegan!


Harvest at The Bindery is located at 3101 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97232
Hours:
Brunch: 9am to 2:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Dinner: 5:30pm to 9pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays; 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays.
Closed Mondays

Urban Farmer

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Urban Farmer is a steakhouse, so it’s no surprise that the bestseller here is steak and eggs, or the Chef’s beef hash. Everything is big enough to share, and it has one of Portland’s best Bloody Marys.

TIP: Get the English muffins. Have some in the restaurant and then take some home for later.


Urban Farmer is located at 525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204.
Hours:
6:30am to 11pm, Sundays to Thursdays.
6:30am to 12am, Fridays and Saturdays.

Palmetto Café

This experimental café serves good Creole and Cajun brunches. Bloody Marys come with garlic and house-pickled chili peppers. Try the Shrimp and Heirloom Grits or their breakfast sandwich with their very own house-made chaurice sausage (a spicy Creole sausage). Drop by on Sundays for brunch with live music.


Palmetto Cafe is located at 231 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Hours:
Brunch: 8am to 3pm, Wednesdays to Sundays.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Pepper Box Cafe

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Pepper Box Café is the place to go when craving for Southwestern food. Brunch on breakfast tacos, corn meal pancakes and huevos rancheros. Using local ingredients, this is a place where North meets South.


Pepper Box Cafe is located at 932 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours:
Brunch: 8am to 3pm, Tuesdays to Sundays
Closed on Mondays

Sandy Hut

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Sandy Hut is one of Portland's longest standing restaurants, and brunch at this place is delicious, no-nonsense and affordable. The usual brunch fare like French toast and eggs benedict are around $8, and orange or grapefruit mimosas at $3.


Sandy Hut is located at 1430 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
Hours:
2pm - 2:30am, Mondays to Fridays
10:30am - 2:30am, Saturdays and Sundays

The Feisty Lamb

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The brunch menu at The Feisty Lamb is developed by Micah Edelstein of Top Chef Miami fame. The menu changes regularly, incorporating whatever fresh ingredients is in season.

Two permanent items – and bestsellers as well – are Uncle Woolfe’s Breakfast (which features a lamb chop served with potatoes, an egg and toast) and the Lamb and Bacon Breakfast Sandwich in all its meaty goodness.


The Feisty Lamb is located at 2174 W Burnside St, Portland, OR
Hours:
Brunch: 9am to 2pm, Fridays to Sundays
Dinner: 5pm to 9pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Milk Glass MRKT

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This cute, vintage café features the best cheddar biscuits EVER. Munch on them plain, or as a sandwich with bacon or salmon (or roasted peppers for our vegetarian friends) tucked inside an omelet, and oozing with hot, white cheese.

TIP: Try the ginger lime macaroons!


Milk Glass MRKT is located at 2150 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
Hours:
9am – 4pm, Tuesdays to Sundays
Closed on Mondays

Levant

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Take a pick among the shakshuki rendered in different ways, or munch on a chocolate urfa croissant. Or simply go for their Israeli Style Table Brunch. Can you think of any other way to start your weekend morning?


Levant is located at 2448 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214

Hours:
Brunch: 10am to 2pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Dinner: 5pm to 10pm, Mondays to Sundays

Trinket

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If you’re looking for a great brunch any day of the week, then you’ve found it at Trinket. Serving brunch daily, this tiny restaurant serves great dishes such as Savory Waffles with bacon and goat cheese or Polenta with steamed eggs and mushrooms.


Trinket is located at 2035 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97214.
Hours:
8am – 3:30pm daily.

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