The Cricket is a popular hipster/neighborhood brunch spot with a funky multi-level layout and a little bit of attitude. The coffee is hot and the portions are enormous, so go there hungry for a scramble, potatoes, and a Bloody Mary—-or try one of the more creative choices off the extensive menu, which includes a bunch of veggie items, even gravy!
Portland wouldn't be Portland without Stumptown. Enough said.
This Italian noodle house chain is fast and easy, and it's not hard to find something enjoyable on the menu.
A SE Hawthorne fave. Mio Sushi SE draws a crowd, and for good reason: Serving sushi standards as well as creative additions like the "sushi pizza", - creamy, spicy and full of flavor, not to mention addictive as all hell. Also, nigiri, bento, tempura, curry and various noodle dishes are among other offerings. The lunch and dinner menus are the same, albeit with different prices and portions.
This sunny "greasy spoon" in the heart of Hawthorne Boulevard gets jammed as hell on the weekends... maybe it's the vanilla bite-sized scones, or perhaps it's that "famous" garden scramble that pack the place. Whatever the reason, this is a very popular Portland diner.
P.S. If you go there with a group, make sure they are all with you when your name's called. They won't seat you unless the entire party is present.
Beaterville is a staple North Portland breakfast joint, a bit off the radar due to its neighborhood location. Seeking it out is completely worth the effort though. Your quest will be rewarded with hefty omelettes, fluffy piles of pancakes, endless cups of coffee and more.
Ever feel the need for Drunken Noodles but you don't have time for a fancy sit-down meal 'cause you've got a pile of dirty laundry that ain't gonna do itself? Well, Monsoon Thai has you covered, sharing their building with a laundromat and all. But I'll warn you; the food can be addictive (hello pumpkin curry) if you live in the neighborhood you might just find yourself re-washing already clean clothes.
Popular, busy breakfast spot in Westmoreland. Omelets, pancakes, and more. Oh my! Open for breakfast only.
Spacious yet cozy Southern food kitchen with a full bar. The varied menu has something for most tastes; Po-boy, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, grits, ribs and so on. All crafted with seasonal and local ingredients whenever possible. On weekends, check out the increasingly popular waistline-expanding brunch for items like biscuits & gravy (both sausage and vegetarian) or Bananas Foster French Toast. Aw yeah now, that's what I'm talkin' about.