Did somebody say aebleskiver? In the S.E. Clinton neighborhood, Broder offers Scandinavian-style breakfasts like this buttery Danish pancake-meets-popover.
The signature Dutch Baby pancake at the Original Pancake House on S.W. Barbur Boulevard is an airy caldera of butter, eggs and sugar. These folks have been serious about breakfast since 1953.
Founded in 1903 by two enterprising loggers, Besaw's restaurant and bar on N.W. 23rd Avenue endures as a neighborhood gathering place.
Pine State Biscuits on N.E. Alberta Street has got Southern-style breakfast covered. Make that smothered — in gravy, grits, fried chicken and cheese, among other things.
Plates come up hot and fast at Pine State Biscuits. The Reggie Deluxe breaks the mold on breakfast.
Satisfy your craving for old-fashioned bacon and eggs at Fuller’s Coffee Shop. This diner on N.W. 9th Avenue has been feeding Portland since the 1940s.

When you wake up in Portland, you’ll find yourself faced with a delicious dilemma: Where to have breakfast? In this town, the tasty choices abound. Looking for good old-fashioned bacon and eggs, European-inspired fare or southern comfort food? Take this tour of Portland’s friendly neighborhood cafes to get a sampling of what’s on the menu.

Try Broder in the S.E. Clinton neighborhood, the Original Pancake House on S.W. Barbur Boulevard, Besaw’s on N.W. 23rd Avenue, Pine State Biscuits on N.E. Alberta Street or Fuller’s Coffee Shop on N.W. 9th Avenue.

For more delectable breakfast ideas, check out our eat and drink section or read this story about Portland’s Best Breakfasts.

about author Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.

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