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.
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!
Brunch Menu Served Daily From 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
This North Portland eatery serves a menu featuring family-style New American diner cuisine. This is one of the few restaurants in the city emphasizing shareable brunch plates. The long lines on the weekend at Tasty n Sons 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. Tasty n Sons was so successful that the restaurateurs opened a second spin-off called Tasty n Alder. Plus, Chef John Gorham released a cookbook for Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder in 2017!
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.
Brunch Menu Served Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
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!
Brunch Menu Served Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
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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 buttermilk biscuits and gravy, a vegetarian scramble, and pancakes, plus some unique options such as chicken apple scramble or crab rancheros! 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.
Brunch Menu Served Saturdays + Sundays 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
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Hunnymilk is a pop-up restaurant located inside La Buca in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. Each Saturday and Sunday, they serve brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a prix fixe style. For $22 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. This unique pop-up hotspot has been the talk of the town!
Breakfast Menu Served Tuesday-Friday 7 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Saturday + Sunday 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Lunch Menu Served Tuesday–Sunday 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.
Brunch Menu Served Daily 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Broder Söder Location)
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.
Brunch Menu Served Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
OP Wurst is far from the worst brunch in the city. In fact, we think it’s one of the best! They serve a unique brunch menu focused on sausages, bratwurst and kielbasas. Don’t miss their iconic pigs in a blanket, the Frito pie dog, and the alpine platter, which includes your choice of bratwurst, kasekrainer, kielbasa, frankfurter, or French garlic sausage. Cozy up by their indoor fire with your selection paired with a Bloody Mary. This is a flavorful and out-of-the-box brunch option that can’t be missed!
Brunch Menu Served Sunday 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. + 1 p.m.
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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!
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. Enjoy items off their menu, whether you prefer “New School” food (like chicken and waffles) or “Old School” food (like biscuits and gravy). Off the Griddle serves a number of boozy drinks, from spiked coffee to an array of Bloody Mary creations.
Brunch Menu Served Tuesday–Sunday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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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!
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.
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