Oh, brunch. America’s pastime. Perhaps no city does brunch better than PDX, known for its chill vibe and killer dining scene. When you need that meal that isn’t breakfast and not quite lunch, these 12 places do it justice. Late risers, you’re welcome.
5425 NE 30th Ave
With a name like Beast, you shouldn't expect an abundance of vegetarian offerings.
8005 SE Stark St
“Hearty portions, well prepared” lure fans to this “perfectly charming” Montavilla Lebanese offering a “great variety” of shareable Middle Eastern comfort classics.
410 SW Broadway
You can assemble a fine, intriguing meal at Imperial, and nobody would say that Vitaly Paley shouldn't have his name in lights.
2838 SE Belmont St
Great Italian date spot. Cheaper than Genoa next door.
2138 E Burnside St
With its quaint corner-store looks... and moderate prices, it'd be easy to miss the punch that this petite Buckman Italian packs.
2508 SE Clinton St
This delightful neighborhood café—one of the most unique brunch spots in town—serves up fresh and delicious Scandanavian food with fun-to-pronounce names like friterade applen.
Tasty n Sons 81
Hub Bldg 3808 N Williams Ste C
With an open kitchen and happily munching diners packing each table, the industrial, sky-lit dining room has a light and lively atmosphere.
Screen Door 84
2337 E Burnside
While they're open for dinner during the week, they're best known for brunch.
7937 Southeast Stark Portland
Solid Southern-style cuisine that’s great for its molasses-and-hickory duck leg, bacon-wrapped trout and other nouveau, moderately priced spins on traditional cooking.
107 SE Washington St
This delightful salumeria—amazingly, given all the house-cured meats here, Portland’s first—has both a retail side and a restaurant side
Ned Ludd 86
3925 NE M L King Blvd
With a weekly changing seasonal menu using local and Pacific Northwest ingredients, chef Jason French provides an honest approach to American cooking.
5027 NE 42nd Ave
New American updates on old-school eats (e.g. fried headcheese) make up the locally sourced menu at this amiable Concordia dinner destination.