Portland has an abundance of amazingly delicious breakfast spots, and it seems like new restaurants are opening left and right. it is always hard to pick just a few of the best, so we narrowed it down to a few we are loving right now!
Jam on Hawthorne
Most of Portland could probably agree that Jam on Hawthorne is a favorite, and that could be seen by the line that wraps around the building most mornings, especially Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Don’t go and expect to be seated right away, but the wait is worth it. Jam on Hawthorne has an extensive menu of food and drinks, with a variety of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
It is always hard to decide what to order, but we love their scrambles and breakfast wraps, but you can never go wrong with the ricotta pancake! If you are 21 or over, don’t leave without one of their famous quart-sized mimosas where you can pick from over 10 different juices.
Fun fact: Besaw’s was granted the first liquor license in the state of Oregon! Besaw’s began in the early 1900s and has since been a soda fountain, 24-hour diner, and a leader in the Portland brunch scene, but one thing hasn’t changed; it serving as a spot for people to meet for good food, good drink, and good conversation! In the heart of Slabtown, Besaw’s is always busy, and its for a good reason.
Their menu switches up with what’s in season, and each item makes your mouth water just reading the description. They have some of the best breakfast burritos and french toast, over the summer it is usually made with zucchini bread, and currently, it is made with pumpkin bread. Other menu items include chicken and waffles, huevos rancheros, and brunch cocktails. Besaw’s is a Portland must.
Proud Mary was founded in Australia, and Portland was lucky enough that the founders opened their first U.S. location here! When we say Proud Mary is next level, we mean it. Located in the Alberta district, they use fresh, healthy, and sustainable local producers. Their passion lies in coffee, and they are proud to offer a higher-end selection. This being said brunch at Proud Mary isn’t complete without a coffee or latte. Proud Mary’s food is just as delicious as the coffee. With a seasonally rotating menu featuring their famous avocado toast and dutch honey hotcakes, it is impossible not to leave Proud Mary without a happy stomach.
Eastburn Public House is a lively location day and night. With louder music, some tables with swinging chairs, and two floors of dining and a taproom, Eastburn is a fun brunch spot for all! Their brunch menu is served seven days a week and is definitely not short on options. From Croque madame and crabcake benedicts to fried chicken and gravy and eggs and grains, each dish is equally as delicious! Eastburn is a great place to go with friends. Order a few mimosa flights or flavored lemonades, soak in the lively environment, and eat a delicious meal!
The most elegant of this breakfast roundup is Urban Farmer. Located on the lobby floor of The Nines Hotel in Downtown, Urban Farmer is a steakhouse by night and serves amazing brunch by day. One of the best parts of Urban Farmer (besides the food) is the environment. Sitting in Urban Farmer you are surrounded by the guest rooms of The Nines, and sometimes you may even see a head peek out of a window!
Now, for the food. Whether you are feeling like something simple such as muesli, or something elaborate like a duck sausage hash, Urban Farmer has it! Their upscale menu has a little bit of everything and they seem to always take it to the next level. With their house-made English muffins, brioche french toast, and an assortment of burgers and sandwiches available throughout brunch, Urban Farmer knows how to do breakfast.