Por Que No offers some of the most unique Mexican cuisine in this city. Their fresh handmade tortillas are made on the spot, as are fruity juicy beverages including sangria. They serve Mexican brunch on the weekends with offerings like pancakes topped with plantains and huevos rancheros.
A long time Portland Farmer's Market favorite in its own storefront without the half-hour-long lines. The heart-attack-inducing Reggie Deluxe (fried chicken, gravy, cheese and bacon in a homemade biscuit) is selling like hotcakes. But don't worry: Their cream top biscuits are also available with fillings like homemade jam, roasted red pepper & goat cheese spread, and sausage or shittake mushroom gravy—along with eggs, bacon, sausage and cheese. Just remember to go jogging or something afterward.
You could call the baristas at Albina Press "coffee artists," if it didn't sound so pretentious (no matter how true it is). They make truly professional coffee drinks, then they send their baristas to national coffee competitions, then they win or at least place because they're that good. It's also a gorgeous atmosphere and they always have some hot local artist showing off their work on the walls.