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14 Top-Notch Brunch Spots in the Portland Area

  |  Neighborhood Insight, Portland

NOTE: This post was updated in April 2019 to reflect the latest information.

Whether you steer towards syrupy sweet treats or savory egg-centric dishes, most of us can agree that brunch is a beloved tradition. Boasting a forward-thinking culinary scene, Portland has some truly exceptional brunch spots on its restaurant roster. Take a look at these amazing brunch spots in and around Portland and plan your next weekend (or weekday!) adventure.

Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Benedicts, chicken and waffles, pancakes and omelettes — who can ask for more? Enjoy all of the above and more at these essential brunch hotspots.

 

Trinket

2035 Southeast Cesar Estrada Chavez Boulevard

Brunch Menu Served Daily From 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Trinket is a Richmond neighborhood favorite. This small space serves one of the best brunch menus around, featuring classic dishes, intentional cocktails, coffee and tea. Some dishes rotate with the seasons, while some of their most well-known dishes, such as the Duck Eggs Benedict, aren’t going anywhere. Pair your selection with a creative cocktail to complete your brunch experience at Trinket!

 

Tusk

2448 East Burnside Street

Brunch Menu Served Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Tusk Portland, OR

Photo Courtesy of A.J. Meeker via Tusk

From the team that created Portland’s beloved Ava Gene’s comes this bright and popular restaurant known for their brunch menu. Tusk has one of the most stunning dining spaces we have seen, with plenty of white space, natural wood, industrial light fixtures, and an iconic portrait of Keith Richards floating in a swimming pool hanging over the bar. But let’s talk about the food, because that’s why we’re all here. Their vegetable-driven Middle Eastern menu is phenomenal and features ingredients sourced from small local farms and artisans. The dishes are meant to be shared in a convivial dining atmosphere, which is exactly what Tusk provides. There’s a reason Food & Wine named Tusk the Restaurant of the Year for Portland in 2017!

 

Tasty n Daughters

4537 Southeast Division Street

Brunch Menu Served Daily From 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Formerly called Tasty n Sons (at a different location, too!), Tasty n Daughters serves a mean brunch. This North Portland eatery serves a menu featuring global fare by restaurateur John Gorham. This is one of the few restaurants in the city emphasizing shareable, family-style brunch dishes. The long lines on the weekend at Tasty n Daughters are a good indication that this hotspot serves one of the best brunches around. But the food is well worth the wait! Expect innovative dishes with diverse origins inspired by Chef Gorham’s travels and life experiences. Plus, the beverage program offers classic tavern cocktails, draft beers and spirits, as well as an extensive Old World and local wine list with a focus on sustainable producers.

 

Industry

20185 Southwest 112th Avenue, Tualatin

Brunch Menu Served Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Industry Restaurant Portland, OR

Photo Courtesy of Industry

Tualatin’s Industry is an excellent destination for all your brunch wants — and needs. Their menu has a global influence with plenty of small plates meant for sharing. You’ll find all the brunch classics you’d expect on their simple menu, including buffalo chicken and waffles, a Benedict, and omelet, plus some unique options such as the Drunk Madame or an avocado crostini! Whatever you choose, it will go great with a brunch cocktail. This industrial and inviting eatery is the perfect place to gather with friends and family over excellent food and drinks.

 

Screen Door

2337 East Burnside Street

Brunch Menu Served Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

If a long wait time is any indication of a restaurant’s popularity (it is!), Screen Door is one of the hottest brunch destinations in the city. Screen Door specializes in traditional Southern cooking with Northwest food values. Many brave the waiting period specifically for the fried chicken and waffle — three buttermilk battered natural fried chicken breasts over a sweet potato waffle. There’s also a do-it-yourself coffee station at Screen Door, which makes the experience that much more homey, reminiscent of the restaurant’s Southern hospitality. Screen Door serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, and their iconic brunch and dinner on the weekends.

 

Hunnymilk

Brick and Mortar: 1981 West Burnside Street

Pop-up: 40 Northeast 28th Avenue

Brunch Menu Served Saturdays + Sundays 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (at Pop-Up) + Wednesdays–Sundays 8 a.m.–2 p.m. (at Brick and Mortar)

Hunnymilk Portland, OR

Photo Courtesy of Hunnymilk

For many years, Hunnymilk has operated as a pop-up restaurant located inside La Buca in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. They still have this pop-up each Saturday and Sunday, in addition to their brand new brick and mortar location along West Burnside. For $23 per person, select options from their menu, including a drink (alcohol can be added for a few extra bucks!), a savory item and something sweet. Service is walk-in only, and Hunnymilk does not accept reservations. This unique hotspot has been the talk of the town!

 

Mother’s Bistro & Bar

212 Southwest Stark Street

Breakfast Menu Served Monday-Friday 7 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Saturday + Sunday 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Lunch Menu Served Every Day 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Mother’s Bistro & Bar believes that the best meals of a country aren’t in its restaurants; they are found in its homes, made with love by mothers cooking for their families. We couldn’t agree more! Enjoy homemade favorites refined with classical cooking techniques at this inviting eatery in the heart of downtown. Take a look at the Mother of the Month (or M.O.M.), featuring real mothers and their beloved recipes that the restaurant prepares in the kitchen.

 

La Moule

2500 Southeast Clinton Street

Brunch Menu Served Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

This artsy Franco-Belgian-inspired brasserie on Clinton Street serves up the mussel (or La Moule in French), in four different ways. It’s also one of our favorite places to get oysters in the city! But did you know this popular neighborhood bistro serves brunch each Saturday and Sunday? Snack on small bites like a banana streusel muffin or beignets, or opt for a hearty brioche French toast or the griddled ham steak. And of course, there is no shortage of oysters, mussels and creative cocktails at this respected eatery.

 

 

Bröder

Locations: Bröder Cafe, Bröder Nord, Bröder Söder + Bröder Øst (Hood River)

Brunch Menu Served Daily 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Broder Söder Location)

Bröder Portland, OR

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Pawlowski via Bröder

Add something new and exciting to your typical brunch experience with a visit to Bröder — at any of their three locations throughout the city and in Hood River. Broder Café, Broder Nord, Broder Söder and Broder Øst each serve brunch and lunch seven days a week, featuring fika and Portland’s largest selection of aquavit. Experience the tantalizing flavors of their skillets or a favorite amongst regulars, Broder’s aebleskivers, which are Danish pancakes served with lemon curd and lingonberry jam.

 

Fireside

801 Northwest 23rd Avenue

Brunch Menu Served Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

The name “Fireside” comes from the nostalgic light fires bring, and the restaurant aspires to hold that same sense of home during your dining experience. This warm and cozy restaurant in the Alphabet District offers an exceptional weekend-only brunch with a variety of options, including crepes, omelettes, eggs Benedicts, scrambles, and other brunch classics. Plus, choose from one of the most unique brunch cocktail menus in the city, featuring options like the Sage Whisperer, made with vodka, Canton liqueur, sage, and prosecco, or the Walk in the Woods with Union gin, Zirbenz, lemon, simple syrup, dry cider, and rosemary.

 

Beast

5425 Northeast 30th Avenue

Brunch Menu Served Sunday 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. + 1 p.m.

Beast Portland, OR

Photo Courtesy of Beast

Beast offers perhaps one of the most special brunch experiences in the city. This inventive eatery serves a prix fixe three-course brunch every Sunday with three seatings at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. Each brunch meal costs $40 per guest and hand-selected wine pairings are $20 per guest. This gratuity-free restaurant serves a creative menu each Sunday that changes depending on the findings at the market each Saturday. Book your reservation at this renowned brunch destination in the city!

 

Off the Griddle

6526 Southeast Foster Road

Brunch Menu Served Daily (Except Tuesdays) 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Thankfully, you don’t have to cheat on your healthy-eating plan during your brunch adventure! Off the Griddle serves vegan and vegetarian fare for breakfast and lunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 11 p.m. (and until 10 p.m. Sunday–Thursday). Choose from the wide selection of items on their menu, whether you prefer a light and healthy option like avocado toast or hearty dishes like chicken and waffles or biscuits and gravy. Off the Griddle serves a number of boozy drinks, from spiked coffee to an array of Bloody Mary creations.

 

milk glass mrkt

2150 North Killingsworth Street

Brunch Menu Served Tuesday–Sunday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

mlk glass mrkt Portland, OR

Photo Courtesy of milk glass mrkt

From the folks behind the beloved Moxie RX trailer comes milk glass mrkt, a relatively new addition to the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland. milk glass mrkt serves a mixture of favorites from the Moxie RX trailer and brand new options for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dessert. Their farm-to-table eats are perfectly complemented by a great selection of coffee, tea, beer, wine and cocktails!

 

Yvonne’s

818 Main Street, Oregon City

Breakfast Menu Served Weekdays 7 a.m.–2 p.m. + Weekends 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Yvonne’s is a staple brunch destination in the heart of downtown Oregon City. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or a perfectly poured espresso drink, Yvonne’s has it all. Everything is made from scratch, featuring locally sourced ingredients and well-crafted recipes. They take pride in using all-natural dairy products, hormone-free pork, and as much natural produce as possible. Take a look at their menus with homestyle favorites, Benedicts, scrambles, salads, sandwiches and more.

 

Which brunch destinations do you love?

Let us know in the comments below so we can all enjoy more Mimosas and Benedicts in our lives.

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