Favorite Brunch Places in Portland
Every Sunday I go out to brunch with my family and friends after church. Every once in a while we try to find something new. Considering Portland is a foodie city, its not too hard, but I definitely have my favorites! I'll start with where we ate today; Cheryl's on 12th Restaurant & Catering Company...
"Cheryl's on 12th & As Good As It Gets Catering is a combination restaurant and catering company that provides delicious cuisine for dining in, delivery, weddings & events. We offer breakfast/brunch, lunch, dinner and casual to full service catering. We look forward to an opportunity to serve you soon! Make sure to come into the restaurant for our complimentary beignets - trust us, you don't want to miss them!" These beignets are SO good, they serve them soon as you're seated! After waiting to be seated, its a nice treat that makes the wait worth it. I also want to mention that our service was amazing!
Above left is my Eggs Sardou, which is a benedict with creamed spinach and artichoke, and on the right is the Croque Madame. The side on both dishes are creamy crispy hash-browns, and yes those are corn flakes to make them crispy, surprisingly really good!
Above is their signature dish; Portuguese Fried Rice with an egg on top. I had a taste of this, and it was so good! I'm coming back just to order it!
My other favorite and go to is Jam on Hawthorne. I ate there a couple weeks ago with a friend. I was just starting a sugar detox and was careful about what I was eating. I love that Jam has so many healthy options, somewhat unique when it comes to brunch.
Pictured above, I ordered the Bella Sunrise and my friend ordered the Oatmeal Chai Blueberry Pancakes. My other favorites off of their menu are; Brian's Hash (very filling) and the Wild Smoked Salmon Hash.
3. Off The Waffle- Flavorful liege waffles with sweet and salty combinations of either savory or sweet toppings.
Pictured above is what I ordered; The BMB- Liège Waffle topped with two strips of nitrate/ nitrite free-bacon and melted havarti cheese, with fresh basil chiffonade and drizzled with real Vermont maple syrup with an egg on top.
Pictured above left is the Be Brie Peared- Liège Waffle topped with organic pear, housemade onion jam, and melted brie drizzled with balsamic glaze. And on the right is the Om-Let- three-egg omelet with organic farm fresh eggs, salt and pepper, nitrate/ nitrite-free bacon, and melted havarti cheese. Served with one Original Liège waffle on the side.
Some of my other favorite brunch spots, but I don't have pictures to share yet are:
4. Country Cat - love the eggs benedict!
5. Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine - they have a great brunch menu, won't be your typical omelettes and eggs benedicts though :)
6. Cafe Broder - recently had the meatballs and gravy, yummm
I'll add to the list as I discover new favorites, so stay tuned!