Where To Find The Best Sunday Brunch in Portland

These popular neighborhood spots offer weekend eats where local ingredients shine.
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Portland, OR – the city of roses, beer, and brunch. Eating a meal between breakfast and lunch isn’t a new fad, but Portland is famous for its midday weekend breakfast. This city knows its way around a kitchen and with so many places to choose from here’s an easy list to find your next favorite Sunday brunch in Portland.

Cafe Rowan 

This Southeast Portland newbie dubs itself the “cafe for food lovers”. Chef/Owner Spencer Ivankoe puts out healthy, seasonally inspired and locally sourced food that is made from scratch.

The visually stunning menu for Cafe Rowan’s brunch serves up a classic Lox Toast, breakfast burritos to satisfy meat lovers and vegetarians alike, and breakfast sandwiches like The Dame, replete with a fried egg, house-made breakfast sausage, manchego cheese, gochujang, and mama ‘lil aioli. Cafe Rowan’s delicious “staples” include Huckleberry French Toast and a Green Eggs bowl. This cozy brunch spot also offers a lunch menu and creative coffees. Weekend brunch from  9 AM – 2 PM. Getting there.

Jam on Hawthorne 

Jam draws customers with a quaint, art-filled cafe and customer recognition as Portland’s Best Brunch in 2018, 2019, and 2020…for good reason.

The extensive brunch menu really shines. If you’re in the mood for the iconic American breakfast of eggs, hash browns, toast and bacon stand out. Vegetarian and vegan customers will like the Cheech and Chong, Ed’s Plate scramble, and Loaded Hash Browns. Look to the Huevos Ranchero with Pulled Pork or Smoked Tempeh. For late night revelers, a little hair-of-the-dog might be called for and the creative cocktail menu full of mimosas and Bloody Marys will meet the moment. Of note are cocktails kits to-go. Friday – Sunday, 8 AM – 1 PM Getting there.

Kingsland Kitchen 

Family-owned Kingsland Kitchen earned its reputation as a popular food cart in 2015. In 2017, owners Chris and Holli Payne opened their brick-and-mortar location in the heart of downtown Portland. They use local ingredients and give every made-from-scratch dish that home-cooked feel.

The menu boasts classic brunch dishes like a Full English Breakfast with eggs, bangers, bacon, and black pudding, and a mile-high vegetarian skillet. Holli’s Hashbrown casserole and fluffy buttermilk pancakes are popular carb loaders. Brunch served Friday through Sunday, 9 AM – 2 PM. city map 

Urban Crêperie 

When diners think of crepes, their mind probably goes to a sweet plateful. At Urban Crêperie, dishes offer a healthy sweet and savory comfort experience for Sunday brunch in Portland

The savory Hangover Crêpe is abundant with kimchi, pork belly, heirloom potatoes, and a sunny side-up egg. To satisfy a sugar tooth, the Sweet Cheese Crêpe stuffed with green matcha sweet cheese and fresh strawberries is visual candy, too. Open Saturday & Sunday, 9 AM – 3 PM city map

Gravy

This North Mississippi hot spot is one of Portland’s most popular breakfast and brunch spots so be sure to roll out of bed early to snag a table without the wait.

Crowd favorites at Gravy include freshly baked biscuits topped with homemade gravy, the decadent scrambles and a Brûléed Peach Pecan Oatmeal. Portions are big and the coffee is hot! If you’re not feelin’ the wait, order to-go and add a Bloody Mary. Brunch from 8AM-2PM Friday and Saturday.  Getting there. 

FLAVOURspot 

Located on North Lombard, FLAVOURspot is a brunch lover’s dream for customers who rave about the waffle sandwich. This petite food truck satisfies with sweet and savory options in a robust brunch sandwich. The Sausage and Maple  and their Sweet Cream and Jam sandwiches are evidence that both masters can be skillfully served from food carts.  FLAVOURspot is rightfully the one and only king of the waffle sandwich in Portland. Queue up Friday-Saturday 8AM-2PM. Getting there.

Tin Shed Garden Cafe  

Owners Christie Griffin and Janette Kaden opened Tin Shed in 2002 and their initial coffee shop has blossomed into a full-service restaurant. Their commitment to responsible sourcing and community have created a strong local following.

Tin Shed has a unique atmosphere and a stacked menu of meat, vegetarian and vegan options. The shareable Everything Nice with eggs, french toast and meat won’t disappoint. Saturday-Sunday 7AM-3PM. Getting there.

Grain & Gristle 

This cozy Portland brunch staple offers up farm fresh fare with local ingredients. The Strawberry Dream, made-to-order raised donuts filled with strawberry goat cheese and topped with Pop Rocks conjures childhood memories. A Benny with grilled asparagus and prosciutto  and Not Your Grandpa’s Hash pumped up with crispy potatoes, arugula hazelnut pesto are regulars. Menu items available gluten-free. Saturdays & Sundays, 10 AM – 2 PM Getting there. 

Hunnymilk

With one look at Hunnymilk’s menu, you’ll know exactly where to go this weekend. Hunnymilk is open for a unique easy ordering dine-in or to-go experience that includes a drink, a savory dish, and a sweet dish for under thirty dollars. Pair it with a craft cocktail for just ten dollars.

Savory options like the Popcorn Chicken and Waffle Donuts will be hard to resist. On the sweet side, don’t miss the Carrot Cake Forever, cream cheese pudding with candy carrot butter and carrot glaze, topped with pecan toffee. Not to miss. No one leaves hungry. Brunch from 8 AM – 2 PM Friday + Saturday. Getting there.

Besaws

This PDX brunch spot has a trifecta of accomplishments that include a flavor packed diverse menu, Open Table customer recognition, and standing as one of Portland’s oldest establishments (slinging food since 1903).

The menu ranges from Steak & Eggs, Huevos Rancheros, Baked French Toast, and Chicken & Waffles, pleasing everyone at the table. A nifty “build a breakfast” plate will please the indecisive. For the sweet inclined, look to the scratch-made biscuits, pop-tarts, and fluffy cinnamon roll oozing with cream cheese frosting . Open for brunch Friday to Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM. Getting there. 

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