This venerable European-style bakery offers a nice selection of fine pastries (tarts, éclairs, cookies, etc.), cakes, coffees, omelettes, lunch sandwiches, soups, salads and sides. Everything made fresh from scratch daily. They even offer delivery so you never have to leave your desk.
Started in 1946 by restaurateur Dick Sayler, Sayler's has survived sluggish economies, a terrible fire (in 1978), and a visit from George Bush Sr. (a photo of him hangs on the wall) to become one of Portland's most beloved eateries. The place is massive, but maintains a cozy vibe, with cushy booths, friendly servers, and a surprisingly cool bar that runs happy hour from 3-6 pm and 9 pm-midnight every day of the week. The menu is meat, meat, meat, and every meal comes with salad, choice of baked potato or fries, bread, and a lovely little dish of ice cream for dessert.