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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in the Greater Portland Area

Oregon's capital, Salem sits less than an hour's drive from Portland in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Salem boasts many unique attractions, including a gilded Oregon Pioneer atop the State Capitol building overlooking the surrounding landscape. Visitors can also check out the public gardens, enchanted theme parks, and the Willamette Heritage Center. Outdoor, and often free, activities include leisurely walks through Minto-Brown Island Park or Riverfront City Park. The culinary scene presents another great reason to check out Salem, especially when it comes to breakfast. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out in the morning? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Check out our list of the best restaurants in Salem and the surrounding area, and book a table today!

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8 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Cafe Nell, Stockpot Broiler, Multnomah Falls Lodge
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Steakhouse, Northwest
Neighborhoods:NW Portland, Beaverton, Corbett
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Cafe Nell

$$$$
American
NW Portland
4.3
2587 reviews
Located in the heart of Northwest Portland, Cafe Nell is one of the best new restaurants in Salem and the surrounding areas. Nell serves French inspired American classics simply prepared with Northwest ingredients. Locals love the lively brunches and signature cocktails from the full bar. It features a warm and friendly atmosphere with a glowing fireplace and cozy vibes. During summer, dine out on the patio by candlelight. House specialties include the Grilled Pacific Salmon and Oven Roasted Chicken.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Stockpot Broiler

$$$$
Steakhouse
Beaverton
4.6
1488 reviews
Stockpot Broiler, located in Beaverton, serves up American favorites with a tasty flair. They pride themselves on delivering a fine dining experience with excellent service, gorgeous views and a variety of creative menus. They create unique recipes incorporating a variety of Northwest and international ingredients culminating in what they call New American Cuisine. It’s all served in an elegant setting and they prepare choice hand cut steaks, fresh seafood and other entrees individually to order.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Multnomah Falls Lodge

$$$$
Northwest
Corbett
4.7
799 reviews
Multnomah Falls Lodge is the restaurant at the base of the gorgeous Multnomah Falls waterfall. Diners can choose a table in the Great Room with a romantic fireplace or the Falls Room with a fantastic view of the waterfalls. Or, during summer months, you can dine on the patio and fully indulge in the experience of being close to the falls. It’s a comfortable and casual atmosphere that’s perfect for a pre-hike breakfast, a romantic fireside dinner or a gathering of friends and family. Try one of the hand-cut steaks or the Creamy Goat Cheese Spaghetti.

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La Moule

$$$$
French American
Southeast Portland
4.6
799 reviews
La Moule is the sister bar to French bistro St. Jack. It is a warm, sultry spot that turns from restaurant to bar late in the evening and features soft lighting and a disco-blue color theme. It’s a beloved neighborhood hang and the menu focuses on French American food and delicious seafood dishes. The main menu includes specialties like the Flat Iron Steak Frites, Pan-Roasted Halibut and Wild Boar Ribs. They also have a selection of Totten Inlet Mussels prepared a variety of ways, including Korean-style with Miso, Gochuang, Kimchi, Ginger and Mint.

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Rudy's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Salem
4.6
2083 reviews
Rudy’s is the premier steakhouse in town and one of the best new restaurants in Salem. They take great pride in their award-winning steaks! They age all the beef in-house and hand-cut it daily. They make the soups from scratch as well as all their gourmet sauces and salad dressings and they use only the finest ingredients in all of their creations. Their infused cocktails are also a must-try! The Marionberry lemon Drop pairs perfectly with the Marionberry Cobbler or the Blueberry Bread Pudding. It is a great place to go for a truly elegant fine dining experience in Salem.

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Copper River Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
American
Hillsboro
4.5
969 reviews
For one of the best new restaurants in Salem with delicious seafood, head to Copper River Restaurant and Bar. It’s a locally owned and operated eatery in Hillsboro that specializes in scratch made comfort foods as well as fresh, local fare. They feature great food, great service and a fun atmosphere with an industrial retro vibe. In addition to amazing cuisine, they also have 52 local craft beers on tap and a sophisticated selection of local wines to pair with your meal. Try the Wild King Salmon or the Northwest Steelhead.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Gracie's

$$$$
Northwest
Southwest Portland
4.4
1876 reviews
Gracie’s is one of the most elegant new restaurants in Salem. The interior features soaring ceilings and an abundance of luxury and style. The owners wanted it to look the the perfect Hollywood setting for a Hitchcock thriller or romantic romp. They serve classic American fare and innovative, locally-sourced Pacific Northwest dishes. It’s the perfect place to settle into an oversized banquette and let them pamper you. Specialties include the House Made Tagliatelle and the Chicken Parmesan.

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Jake's Grill - Portland

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.6
2651 reviews
Jake’s Grill is the go-to spot for great steak and seafood in downtown Portland. Adjacent to the historic Governor Hotel, it brings the classic American Grill traditional dining experience to the area. They serve the finest meat and seafood in a classic, uncomplicated style and diners love it every time. The classic bar serves hand-built, hand-mixed cocktails and a smattering of single malt whiskies. Try the Washington Steelhead, caught fresh in the Columbia River.

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