In this guide, I will share some of the best brunch spots in Portland, so if you want to enjoy brunch in Portland at some of the best places then this guide is for you.
One of the best ways to catch up with your friends in Portland is to meet them at a relaxed brunch. Though you may have a variety of brunch spots to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming to pick one for getting the best experience.
Portland offers a variety of places to have brunch. Of these, some of the best are Proud Mary Cafe, Cafe Rowan, Maurice, Mother’s Bistro, Jam on Hawthorne, Broder, Pepperbox, Sweedeedee, Lauretta Jean’s, and HunnyMilk.
Some of the best brunch cafes in Portland have unique menus and even unique beginnings. While some of them are decades old, some have fairly new beginnings. Keep reading to understand why these brunch spots in Portland are great picks.
Best Brunch Spots in Portland
So, below I have shared some of the best brunch spots in Portland. If you are in Portland and want to enjoy the best Brunch in Portland then the below spots are best for it.
1. Proud Mary Cafe
With its origins in Australia, this Portland brunch cafe is a joint creation of husband and wife Nolan and Shari Hirte. The Proud Mary Cafe boasts many brunch specials like eggs on toast, avocado toast, and sausage rolls.
Proud Mary Cafe also offers gluten-free dishes like potato hash, oatmeal, and pavlova. For all the vegans out there, you can sit back and enjoy a Japanese swole bowl which is a preparation of brown rice along with assorted vegetables and pickled shiitake mushrooms.
The Proud Mary Cafe also offers a variety of delicious beverages to accompany your brunch dishes. The coffee and magic mocha are superb beverage choices here.
You are assured to get a pleasant experience owing to the warm and friendly staff. Along with dining-in facilities this cafe also has optional facilities for taking out your food or home delivery.
2012 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
2. Cafe Rowan
Next on the list is the uniquely named Cafe Rowan. This relatively new brunch place gets its name from the owner – Spencer Ivankoe’s pet dog.
The menu is as varied as delicious with a choice of breakfast burritos and toasts. The Salmon Lox Eggs Benedict, the Rowan, and the Lobster Roll are a must-try.
With fresh flowers on each table, this place for brunch offers a great ambiance along with a great food selection.
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This cafe also has vegetarian items on the menu like the banana’s foster french toast. Along with this, you can also find some vegan-friendly options like The Avocado which is a delectable preparation of avocado, spring peas, and spiced pumpkin seeds, with bagel seasoning.
You will also find a selection of beverages to pick from for your perfect brunch. The raspberry mimosa is a must-try.
The Rowan cafe provides provisions for dining-in, takeaway, and home delivery. It is also LGBTQ+ friendly.
4437 SE Cesar Estrada Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
A woman-owned business, Maurice is famous for its beautiful European cafe vibes.
Maurice mostly serves Nordic-French cuisine and offers a great selection to choose from on the brunch menu. The cafe even has a huge selection of vegetarian dishes.
Some of the dishes you must try are radishes with French butter and chilled rhubarb with a wild onion soup. For a treat for your eyes and taste buds go for the Norwegian Smorebrod with beets. Along with the taste, the best part of the food items is their beautiful presentation.
Though this cafe provides facilities for dining-in, outdoor seating, and takeaway, sadly it does not deliver food online.
This is another cafe on the list that is LGBTQ+ friendly.
921 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205
4. Mother’s Bistro
A cafe that serves traditional American brunch, Mother’s Bistro is a great place for brunch if you are looking for a fine experience.
Mother’s Bistro has a wide range of delicious brunch items like chilaquiles, egg benedict, and salmon hash. Along with this, it has cinnamon rolls, mouth-watering pancakes, and waffles from the dessert selection. The cafe also has a unique “Mother of the Month” recipe in which they feature their special recipe of the month.
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Another LGBTQ+-friendly restaurant, Mother’s Bistro is a woman-owned business. It provides facilities for dining-in, pickup, and home delivery.
121 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
5. Jam on Hawthorne
Another popular place to enjoy Brunch in portland is Jam on Hawthorne.
Owned jointly by Gordon Feighner and Katie Prevost, Jam on Hawthorne is an artistic restaurant for having brunch. This brunch cafe is a perfect spot for having brunch with your family. It even has a play area for kids.
The classic brunch menu items like French toast and pancakes are amazing. You must also try the perfectly cooked hash browns and smoked salmon. They have a concept of mimosa buckets where you can pick from a choice of 1-2 fruit juices. Jam on Hawthorne also provides plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
Jam on Hawthorne provides options for dining in and takeaway. It also offers limited menu items for delivery.
2239 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
I recommend trying out the Aquavit or the alcoholic beverage which is unique to this Broder chain. The aquavit comes in unique and surprising flavors like caraway, anise, cardamom, cumin, fennel, and lemon peel.
You must also try out the Forlorade agg, the Pytt I Pina, or the Swedish hash for brunch. Broder also provides gluten-free and vegetarian recipes on the menu for your brunch.
Though it provides facilities for dining in and takeaway, you cannot get these delectable dishes home-delivered.
7. Pepperbox Cafe
One of the older brunch cafes, Pepperbox Cafe serves tacos made from housemade flour. This cafe is also popular for serving Mexican food.
While you can always have the Lunch Burrito and Chile Bowl for your brunch, I recommend you try out the Primo breakfast taco from the selection of breakfast tacos.
Though it offers vegetarian dishes like the Breakfast Burrito, and Migas (scrambled eggs with corn chips and avocado) they do not have any vegan options on the menu.
You can either opt to dine in, get a takeaway or even get this delicious brunch home delivered to your place.
932 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
A hole-in-the-wall style restaurant, Sweedeedee is another older brunch joint. This quaint restaurant is also known to collaborate with artists and collaborators and sell their goods.
The weekly menu at Sweedeedee is different from their Sunday menu. On weekdays you will get the regular brunch items like french toast, scrambled eggs, and their special, toasted grandma’s bread. On Sundays, you can also order Roast Chicken, and salami sandwiches with the other items.
If you are looking for a lip-smacking experience, I recommend you try the frittata with aioli and ricotta toast. As for the beverages, the herbal tea, and the beet bloody mary mix, are a must-try.
With a laid atmosphere, you will find an easy and relaxing dine-in environment at this cool brunch restaurant. You can also avail of the takeaway facilities. Though there is no option provided for getting food delivered to your place.
5202 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217
9. Lauretta Jean’s
Though primarily a bakery and cake shop, Lauretta Jean’s is also a secret haunt for most brunch lovers. This is a woman-owned business where cooking runs in the family.
Lauretta Jean’s is famous as a dessert place baking some of the best pies in Portland, but that does not mean you cannot find a lip-smacking eggs benedict here.
You will also be glad if you try out the very surprising yet delightful combination of strawberry jam on bacon. While you are there, I recommend you try out a quiche from their list of quiche offerings.
And since you are at Lauretta Jean’s, I recommend you definitely try out the S’mores Pie.
While you can dine- in, in this quaint little cafe and bakery, you can also opt for in-store pickup and takeaway options. Sadly, you cannot get the delicious brunch or dessert offerings from Lauretta Jean’s home-delivered.
3402 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Last on the list is the wonderfully cozy brunch spot called HunnyMilk. You will find the typical classic brunch food items on the menu here easily.
If you do happen to go there, I recommend you try out the jalapeno hush puppy rancheros which is a delicious salsa dish with refried beans, queso fresco, and a sunny egg.
You also have the option to make any juice into a mimosa. But I recommend the pina colada with kefir lime and a tiny umbrella as an accompaniment to your main brunch menu.
The ambiance of this place is cool and stylish. It is also a spot perfect for families where your kids will be kept engaged with coloring books and crayons to keep them engaged. HunnyMilk also provides a kid’s menu.
This cafe provides only dining-in and takeaway facilities. HunnyMilk is also an LGBTQ+-friendly restaurant.
1981 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
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Hopefully, this guide helped you pick up the next brunch spot in Portland whether you are having brunch with your friends, or your family, or simply dining alone.