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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Portland

Local foodies and intrepid visitors who seek out the best brunch in Portland might find themselves in a classic American diner feasting on eggs and hash browns, in a chic hotel lobby sampling bowls of farm-fresh veggies and grains, or perhaps on a riverside patio delving into a messy, fried-egg-topped burger. Across Portland and even into its bucolic surroundings sit top-notch restaurants eager to welcome the brunch crowd, whether on Sundays only, all weekend or sometimes seven days a week. But where do the smartest, most experienced diners go for the best brunch in Portland? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We gathered data covering thousands of restaurants provided by OpenTable's savviest, most expert eaters. The results reveal the following Portland-area eateries as universally amazing destinations for brunch. They each have their own vibe, yet all embrace the finest, freshest Pacific Northwest ingredients. We suggest booking a brunchtime table at any one of these hot spots as soon as possible.

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20 Restaurants
Updated 01 October 2021
Restaurants:The Original, 23Hoyt, Urban Farmer Portland
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Spanish, Unspecified
Neighborhoods:Downtown, NW Portland
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The Original

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.2
600 reviews
One of the best brunch restaurants in Portland for diners seeking classic American fare in an informal setting is downtown’s The Original. The eatery takes inspiration for its retro vibe from 50s diners, and for its menu puts a modern twist on old-school comfort food. Its all-day menu is available from 6.30 a.m. on weekdays and 7.30 a.m. on weekends, making brunch an any-day-of-the-week option. Stand-out breakfast items include a smoked steelhead Benedict, a tofu hash and crispy chicken with a jalapeno waffle. Lunch-leaning fare includes a signature poutine, fully-loaded burgers, chili cheese fries and Northwest clam chowder. Boozy shakes, house-made sodas and classic floats lean in to the nostalgia.

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23Hoyt

$$$$
Spanish
NW Portland
4.2
1036 reviews
23Hoyt claims a prime location on bustling Northwest 23rd Avenue, where seasonal sidewalk tables allow for great people watching. The food and drinks at this modern, stylish new American restaurant are remarkable as well. The weekend brunch is especially popular, thanks in part to a $2 mimosa deal. Chef Cameron Dunlap’s seasonally driven creations often feature Northwest seafood, house-cured sausages, organic vegetables from local farms and sustainably raised meats of the highest quality. On the brunch menu such ingredients are transformed into classic egg dishes, biscuits and gravy, and banana bread French toast. Also look for original creations including the house veggie hash, breakfast nachos, tomato and fennel baked eggs and a grilled cheese with bacon and blueberry jam.

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Urban Farmer Portland

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
4.6
2471 reviews
Urban Farmer inside the Nines Hotel presents what’s arguably the best brunch in Portland seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note that the restaurant answers the demands of today’s mindful diners sourcing sustainable ingredients from eco-friendly farms and purveyors across the Pacific Northwest. On the brunch menu this means exemplary dishes like house-made fennel or chicken cherry sausage, shaved ham griddled with Oregon honey and a Dungeness crab Benedict with foraged mushrooms. Urban Farmer’s venue is as memorable as the menu, an 8th-floor atrium space filled with light and jewel tones.

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Olympia Provisions Southeast

$$$$
Contemporary European
Southeast Portland
4.7
1140 reviews
There couldn’t be a more fitting signature to highlight at brunch than Olympia Provisions’ famous charcuterie, which is all made by hand using traditional techniques. Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays at Olympia Provisions Southeast, the original venue in what’s now a small local chain. The main sections of the brunch menu are snacks, such as house-pickled vegetables and marinated olives, plates of breakfast classics, sandwiches and charcuterie boards. The latter are available in seven variations including Spanish, French and Italian boards. They come with arrays of diverse charcuterie, sometimes artisan cheeses, a baguette and choice accents such as pickles, mustards and salads.

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La Moule

$$$$
French American
Southeast Portland
4.6
799 reviews
The charming Portland brasserie La Moule presents an a la carte brunch every weekend. The restaurant takes its major culinary inspiration from Belgium, however the brunch menu includes some notable nods to the American south as well as to the local flavors of the Pacific Northwest. Representing the Belgian influence are dishes like the Belgian liege waffle, offered in chocolate-and-cream and churro-style versions, and moules classiques, a dish of mussels in a fragrant, buttery broth with a baguette. Beignets and a Cajun Benedict with pork and chicken liver boudin and ham hock red beans look to New Orleans for inspiration. Meanwhile Oregon peach crepes and avocado toast accented with farm cucumber, shaved fennel and almonds please any locavore’s palate. With such creations evoking flavors from near and far, it’s clear that La Moule presents a serious contender for the best brunch in Portland.

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Verdigris

$$$$
Contemporary French / American
NE Portland
4.6
780 reviews
An upscale venue, refined atmosphere and French-influenced fine cuisine characterize Verdigris, where brunch on weekends is always a treat. The brunch menu is split into large and small plates, which encourages a shareable, mix-and-match approach. Stand-out small plates include papas bravas with Dungeness crab, duck fat hash browns with a brown butter hollandaise and a simple salad of mixed greens. Large plate highlights include savory creations like the 60-minute eggs with Smithfield ham and and sweeter fare such as lemon and ricotta pancakes. Expect a couple of dessert options too, among them a fallen chocolate souffle.

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Gracie's

$$$$
Northwest
Southwest Portland
4.4
1876 reviews
In an Old Hollywood-inspired space inside the Hotel DeLuxe, Gracie's presents one of the best brunches in Portland seven days a week. Its cuisine leans toward American classics, which at brunch means hearty dishes like “Elvis-style” buttermilk pancakes, corned beef hash and steak and eggs. Among ample vegetarian options are both an omelet and Benedict with spinach, mushroom and onion, a seasonal vegetable hash and a risotto with locally foraged mushrooms. Lunch leaning-fare includes burgers, sandwiches, salads and entrees including prime rib steak frittes and fish and chips.

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Red Star

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.2
608 reviews
Home-style cooking with a focus on seasonal produce is the signature of Red Star, a rustic tavern attached to the Hotel Monaco downtown. Along with claiming the longest happy hour in the city, on weekends Red Star presents one of the best brunches in Portland. Options on the lighter side include house-made granola with fresh berries, yogurt and pistachios, Mexican street corn and an Oregon greens salad. More filling fare includes a chorizo frittata, smoked brisket hash with corn, kale and tomatoes, and a signature burger with an over-easy egg on top. An intriguing original creation featured at brunch is the millet cakes topped with poached eggs and a seasonal vegetable ragu.

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Tapalaya

$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern
NE Portland
4.4
509 reviews
With its intriguing concept of serving creative Cajun and Creole cuisine along with some nods to chef Anh Luu’s Vietnamese heritage, Tapalaya presents a fantastic brunch on weekends. It’s a contender for the title of best brunch in Portland for foodies seeking a unique culinary experience. The brunch menu features some of the most iconic dishes of New Orleans, among them a seafood and andouille gumbo version of hash or Benedict, a fried oyster BLT po’ boy, and beignets, which come on the side of fried chicken with a dose of bourbon syrup. Grits, in creamy, cheesy or crabby versions, are available as a side dish but could easily be a substantial part of a mix-and-match meal. Note the Vietnamese influence in brunch dishes like five-spice bread pudding French toast and a grilled pork rice bowl with caramelized fish sauce, fresh herbs and a sunny-side-up egg.

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Multnomah Falls Lodge

$$$$
Northwest
Corbett
4.7
799 reviews
Sunday brunch at Multnomah Falls Lodge is well worth taking a trip outside the city into the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Along with the enticement of the stunning namesake waterfall next to the lodge is a lavish buffet brunch with an optional bottomless champagne and mimosa upgrade. Work up and appetite, or work off a meal, by hiking to the top of the falls. A seasonal patio invites visitors to see and hear the cascade while dining. Expect a full array of sweet and savory breakfast- and lunch-style dishes. There’s a carving station with ham and roast beef, wild Alaskan salmon, various egg dishes and a pastry table.

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Salty's on the Columbia

$$$$
Seafood
NE Portland
4.7
6623 reviews
The buffet brunch, presented on weekends by Salty’s on the Columbia, has been voted the best brunch in Portland by several local publications. The restaurant’s signature cuisine showcases local Pacific Northwest seafood, which at brunch is represented by a glorious spread of bay shrimp ceviche, chilled peel-and-eat prawns, blackened steelhead with Thai chili sauce, fresh oysters on the half shell, lox and Salty’s seafood chowder, among other items. The buffet includes a carving station with honey-glazed ham and herb- and garlic-crusted prime rib, and a full range of egg, bacon and sausage dishes. Save room for the dessert table with its centerpiece chocolate fountain.

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Bergerac

$$$$
French
Southeast Portland
4.6
330 reviews
Bergerac, a warm and friendly restaurant specializing in rustic comfort food from southwest France, presents a delightful brunch on Sundays. Along with familiar classics like eggs Benedict (with ham, smoked salmon or vegetables) and brioche French toast are some intriguing regional specialties. Among them are a Bergerac hash of duck wings, potato, asparagus and tomatoes with a fried egg and arugula, and the ragu de champignon, a mushroom dish with a white wine and cream sauce over polenta. Pear and beetroot salads, a soup of the day and quiche of the day round out the menu.

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Cafe Nell

$$$$
American
NW Portland
4.3
2587 reviews
The charming northwest Portland eatery Café Nell is open for brunch on weekends. Dine by the brick fireplace in the main dining room, on when the weather’s warm outside on the patio. Both spots are ideal for enjoying one of the best brunches in Portland. The brunch menu is lengthy and comprehensive, with sweet and savory dishes to cover all cravings. Diners with a sweet tooth might consider the house-made bourbon-glazed cinnamon roll, a trio of lemon marscapone pancakes with Oregon berry puree, or the crème Anglaise French toast with Pearl Bakery brioche. Savory options range from omelets and five different Benedicts to burgers and a Monte Cristo sandwich. Café Nell also presents ample vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free choices.

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Radar

$$$$
American
North Portland
4.7
516 reviews
With its raw brick, open kitchen and refined maritime décor, Radar is an appealing destination for brunch. Among diverse global influences, its cuisine includes notable nods to Scandinavian traditions as well as an embrace of the local bounty of the Pacific Northwest. This combination that makes seafood a certain highlight. Stand-out seafood dishes featured on Radar’s brunch menu include the smoked bluefish pate, which comes with a Little T baguette, deviled egg and pickled vegetables, and house-made gravlax with a potato cake and poached eggs. Other interesting options include a full English breakfast complete with black pudding and baked beans, a chorizo scramble, and cinnamon and sugar fry bread with a maple cream cheese sauce.

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Stockpot Broiler

$$$$
Steakhouse
Beaverton
4.6
1488 reviews
“Steaks, seafood and spirits” is the tagline for the Stockpot Broiler in Portland, a concept that’s certainly not incompatible with brunch. For its Sunday-only brunch service, the elegant restaurant turns its attention to all-American classics in comprehensive breakfast- and lunch-style menu sections. This approach allows room for steaks – there’s a fire-grilled steak Oscar and eggs and a seared peppercorn beef omelet – and seafood, represented by fish and chips, shrimp and grits and a crab cake omelet, among other items. Other highlights include the “Pennsylvania pancake,” a fluffy Dutch pancake with Jarlsberg cheese, maple mascarpone cream and sausage links, and a stuffed butter croissant, a decadent breakfast sandwich stuffed with scrambled eggs, pancetta, avocado and gruyere.

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Brix - Downtown Portland

$$$$
Comfort Food
Pearl District
4.3
2193 reviews
Weekend brunch at Brix Tavern, a casual bar and restaurant in the Pearl District, is potentially a boozy affair. At the top of the menu is a brunch drinks section featuring a classic mimosa, mango Bellini and signature Bridge City bloody Mary with a choice of house-infused spicy vodka, tequila or bourbon. Turning attention to the food, expect sweet and savory breakfast items including chicken and waffles, a country ham skilled and a tower of almond brown sugar crusted and stuffed French toast with caramelized banana cream. Brunch-goers leaning toward lunch can consider one of three burgers, truffle mac and cheese, a rotisserie prime rib sandwich, and on the lighter side a red quinoa salad.

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The 1905

$$$$
Pizza Bar
North Portland
4.8
174 reviews
The 1905 combines an amazing artisan pizza restaurant and cocktail bar with one of the city’s best jazz clubs. Its weekend brunch stands out among even the best brunches in Portland for its accompaniment of live jazz. The 1905 frequently hosts some of the biggest names in the genre, along with the most acclaimed performers in the local scene. The Italian-inspired brunch menu is a major enticement as well. Among the most popular items are a pesto eggs Benedict. Spicy bloody Marys and grapefruit mimosas star among the brunch cocktail offerings.

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Besaw's

$$$$
Northwest
NW Portland
4.4
466 reviews
Brunch is a daily offering at Besaw’s, an eclectic and historic eatery that’s served Portland diners since 1903. It notably claimed the first liquor license in all of Oregon, and today’s owners uphold that tradition by offering a comprehensive array of “daydrinking” cocktails on its brunch menu. Many of its culinary offerings also evoke nostalgia, with timeless American breakfast classics like the old-fashioned buttermilk waffle, a classic eggs Benedict and the farmer’s hash. The brunch menu also includes original creations like the breakfast burger comprising a pork patty topped with bacon, muenster, apple butter and a fried egg, and the red-eye hanger steak with braised greens and white corn grits. A number of vegetarian items feature as well.

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Headwaters - Permanently Closed

$$$$
Northwest
Downtown
4.1
1309 reviews
For one of the best brunches in Portland, head to the historic Heathman Hotel and grab at table at Headwaters. At the upscale “farm-to-sea-to-table” restaurant, award-winning chef Vitaly Paley creates dishes inspired by the natural bounty of Oregon. At brunch, offered on weekends, options range from oysters and shrimp cocktail to sweet treats like blueberry pancakes with toasted walnuts and whipped mascarpone. Dungeness crab features in crab cake Benedicts and an omelette with gruyere and spinach. Smoked fish preparations, a Paley signature, come on a customizable bagel plate and shareable board. Headwaters also offers brunch cocktails including a house bloody Mary spiked with horseradish and lemongrass-green chile vodka.

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Bluehour

$$$$
Modern European
Pearl District
4.6
2068 reviews
At Bluehour, a stylish eatery in the heart of the Pearl District, many a brunch experience starts with the house bloody Mary and its “plethora of pickles.” Follow up with a produce-forward dish like cauliflower soup, a vegetarian omelet with Nicoise olives and chevre, or huevos rancheros with black beans, avocado and salsa verde. Among some fulsome fare are house-made biscuits with bacon gravy and eggs, corned beef hash with two eggs and greens, and a brioche French toast with peanut butter. Also note a few sweet shareables including huckleberry and ricotta doughnuts with caramel sauce and chocolate chip scones with Meyer lemon marmalade.

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