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Joe G.

9 June 2019

Had the pepper bacon scramble and potatoes food was delicious staff was friendly and it wasn't a ton of grease making the food good

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teresa m.

18 May 2019

we try to return to bridges for their excellent lunch, and finally did yesterday.....   i had a mimosa, and my partner had the bloody mary...i had the special quiche with veggies and fruit, and she had the shrimp and grits with egg.....  we shared some together too....  we love coming here...  the staff is so friendly and efficient...  she is funny and warm, and it's cozy inside...  the drinks and food are excellent...   thx so much! More...

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Ruth F.

29 March 2019

Great little hole in the wall for breakfast and lunch. Love taking the grandkids here as the food is nutritious and wonderful. Grandson was excited they had pepper bacon. Love small local companies. Give them a try More...

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Bree C.

24 March 2019

I purposely picked this breakfast spot for their many options of eggs Benedict's and their corned beef hash. Both were really yummy and the servers were kind. The place is a little small so be prepared to bump elbows with other customers. More...

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Kennedy Z.

28 January 2019

We had them cater a baby shower we were throwing. They brought everything we needed and on time! The food was so good. People loved the biscuits and gravy! Will definitely use them again for my next event. It was one of the easiest parties I have ever thrown! Great for brunch! More...

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Patricia G.

27 January 2019

If I want a good breakfast I come here all the way from Portland! This is the place. Pepper-bacon scramble is my favorite with the wheat toast! When I pulled up my son said I love this place! The owner is hands on and that's how you know they are prideful in the food they serve! Seat yourself and make sure to check the board for specials! I've tried to go for something new but I can't I stick to my favorites! More...

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Tia K.

7 January 2019

I just happened to stop by here and enjoyed the food and ambiance. Artsy and simple decor. I had a pot of might leaf hojicha tea and a bowl of cheddar grits with sauteed vegetables (carmelized onions, mushrooms, peppers) and two perfectly cooked poached eggs. All of it delicious with friendly service. More...

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Jayne H.

4 December 2018

Super delicious chorizo breakfast burrito. The restaurant side of things were perfect! The delivery person ( Grub hub) was not good. Overall I had a very good experience with Bridges and I would still order from them using grub hub. More...

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Adam P.

19 November 2018

This was a great breakfast/brunch spot. Small, unique, clean, friendly and very good. I love Mexican hot chocolate and theirs is pretty yummy, i recommend. The staff was very friendly and greeted ever single customer, entering and leaving. Would go back and recommend for a relaxed, tasty breakfast/brunch! More...

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Gloria G.

16 November 2018

I hesitate to write a review because this is a great find and I never wait around to be seated. The large menu is full of great stuff from chicken and waffles with apricot sauce to huevos rancheros, but the specials are fabulous. There are usually 3 or four of them on a chaulk board. I usually substitute the potatoes or grits for a fruit salad. The wholegrain bread that comes with most of the breakfast dishes is thick and tasty. The service is also fast and efficient. My only concern is that it can sometimes be cold, so dress warmish. More...

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Kate H.

12 October 2018

This place doesn't mess around. Although it's small, I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be seated. They know what they're doing and have one of the best brunches in Portland by a long shot. The owner is awesome and the food is soooooo good. Great atmosphere, too. More...

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Paul I.

2 October 2018

I haven't been here in many years. It's been sooo long I couldn't even remember if i liked it or not. I know...my hubby keeps making a convincing list of why I need to go to a memory care unit. But, i digress....The food and service was stellar. My poached eggs were amazing and all the flavors blended nicely. Definitely going back! More...

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Andy L.

18 August 2018

Great breakfast place around the corner from the AirBnb I stayed in. Outstanding Smokey Bert Omelette and Grits. Friendly and responsive staff and pleasant atmosphere.

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Ellen K.

2 August 2018

Great secret breakfast spot on MLK. We walked in on a Saturday at 9:30 and could sit down immediately. The coffee is plentiful. I highly suggest any hash that's on special! I've also sampled the challah French toast, and it's delicious in all the right ways. There are a few outdoor picnic tables right on the sidewalk, so if it's a nice day I suggest grabbing those! More...

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Kathy B.

2 August 2018

These folks are awesome and, better yet, the food is outstanding.  I have a Google review on them, too, after using them for a catered breakfast at the law firm where I've worked for almost 19 years. I've called upon many caterers over the years and, hands down, Bridges absolutely has the best food.  We recently called upon them again but this time for a luncheon and, while I knew it would be good based on my experience with them for my breakfast shindig, the lunch was phenomenal. The pasta tasted like your sweet Italian mama made it, and I don't know what's in the crazy delicious salad dressing but several of us want that recipe!  Everything was outstanding, everything.  Seriously, if you're tired of the played out menus from the usual suspects in downtown Portland, no disrespect intended, do yourself a favor and call Bridges. You will be so happy you did. More...

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S V.

23 July 2018

Every time I come home to visit family in Portland, we make it a point to eat brunch at Bridges. They never, ever disappoint. Delicious and fresh food make with care is served here, and a whole lot of it is organic. That's right--Portland prides itself on its food but hasn't actually gotten on the chemical-free bandwagon the way that SF and LA have done. I want my food to taste wonderful, lift my spirits, and respect my body and the planet all at the same time. Bridges Cafe makes that happen. Yes, it's a small place, yes, the staff is small and tries to keep up with the rush--seriously, give them a break. I for one appreciate all that they *are* doing, and can forgive a little brusqueness once in a while. Thank you, Bridges, for feeding us all that goodness!!! More...

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Chris Baker

23 July 2018

Bridges Catering staff is AMAZING and the food is SUPERB! Highly, Highly, HIGHLY recommend!

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Heather Pauline Clements

23 July 2018

We had a party of 10. Seated quickly and the food was yummness!

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Scott B Romans

23 July 2018

I have always liked this breakfast spot. Eggs Benedict is the best!

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Abbe Black

23 July 2018

Hands down the BEST Eggs Benedict I've had in Portland. My husband got the 3 little piggies omelette and loved it. He said the grits were as good as ones he ate in the south.

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Kimmi Schrimpf

23 July 2018

Great food, great service, who could ask for anything more? Look for the pics of Lloyd, Beau and Jeff!

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Candelario Gonzalez

23 July 2018

There was a bit of a wait but the food was well worth it will eat there again

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Heather Baron Watts

23 July 2018

The most delicious Eggs Benedict! Kid friendly, our server brought a high chair and big bucket of toys for our kids and water in sippy cups. Great food, great service!

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Jim Jones

23 July 2018

Best breakfast/brunch that I have had in Portland.

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Kristina Nordby

23 July 2018

Good food. Fits the neighborhood vibe. Decent service.

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Robert Flaco Prado

23 July 2018

Breakfast was amazing, Thanks

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Marcee Camp

23 July 2018

A longtime favorite! Always soooooo good.

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Christy Cush

23 July 2018

Delicious coffee and breakfast! I love their weekly specials.

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Larry Lewis

23 July 2018

Bridges Cafe is one my favorites. If you have not been in you should try them out soon!

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Diana Perez

23 July 2018

The best breakfast burrito I've ever had! Excellent customer service and my favorite cafe!

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Grace G.

8 July 2018

This place was such a treat! The staff was amazing and the food was equally as awesome. I had the shrimp and grits and my partner had an omelette. We shared a side of french toast. Only great things to say about everything we ate. The outdoor seating is also nice! Such a great selection on their menu and the specials are also great. Also homemade baked goods! They had some nice sounding cocktails that we might try next time. Seriously this place has it all! Don't miss out! Give it a try !! More...

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Kim Miller

27 June 2018

After more than a decade can't find any thing that I don't want to eat for brunch here. Scratch made fresh local and delicious.

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Elizabeth S.

25 June 2018

We had an awesome breakfast of huevos rancheros and chorizo and eggs. Everything was fresh and flavorful. They also have really a great selection of teas if you're not a coffee drinker.

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Terry S.

21 June 2018

06/20..........Got off I5 to avoid the traffic and go south on MLK instead (ssshhhh don't tell anybody) breakfast 10am....I had a wonderful 'mushroom/cheese' omelette. More...

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Kathy in PDX

15 June 2018

I placed a breakfast catering order for a meeting in our office this morning of several attorneys from various states. I'd looked over the usual menus we habitually go to but everything was looking been-there, done-that, so I was happy to hear about Bridges from our firm's receptionist (who has a collection of menus and such). Let me tell you what, people. This was a gorgeous presentation. Their scones and muffins and other baked goods were stunning. They looked moist, delicious and very inviting, and better still, were moist and crazy good! I had a blackberry scone that was to die for, as I said to Olivia, the very, very sweet gal who took my order. Seriously, you must try these folks. My order included fresh fruit, and we received a huge bowl of the most gorgeous fruit salad I've ever seen. The freshly squeezed orange juice was delicious and presented beautifully in lovely glass pitchers, the coffee was really good, not bitter (and I'm a coffee snob), they brought fresh cream, and, well, I just cannot say enough about how wonderful everything was. Thank you, Bridges, Olivia, and the whole staff for a job truly well done in this day and age of sometimes just doing the minimum. It is much appreciated! Continued success to you! More...

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Emily Harris

9 June 2018

This is one of my favorite brunch places! The service is wonderful and always friendly, and the food is delicious. Highly recommend the burrito and the shrimp and grits, always with a mimosa!! Scrumptious, every time!

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Patrick P.

6 June 2018

Looking for an alternative to the usual Eastside 3 block line, 4 hour wait and running into your old friends that you hoped had moved back to Missouri on a Sunday morn? if you get to Bridges before 9:00 am on the weekend you actually have a chance at getting a table right away. The food... which I've been eating for about 15 years is always delicious, never left me dissatisfied and every bit as tasty as Tasty and Whatever, Scream Door, or Preschool Recess Jam on Hawthorne. If you like fish - the catfish hash and/or Salmon Benedict are both fantastic - but everything they make is top notch. The only thing I would add as a slight negative is that they can be a little short with you if you're looking for super friendly service...  but you should probably just get over yourself. More...

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StaishaNadineVlogs

20 May 2018

Great service, super friendly. Amazing food. A+++

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Geoffrey Thorpe

6 May 2018

I love this place. At first glance the menu consists of pretty typical diner breakfast fare, but you'll notice there are multiple versions of each item, each with a unique spin. For example they have like, 5 or 6 different kinds of hash, one of which includes fried catfish and creole hollandaise, and there are just as many benedicts to choose from. I'll order something that sounds pretty ordinary, that you might find at any diner, and what arrives at my table is this decadent sculpture of expertly prepared ingredients, but not overbearing or heavy. Even if I get the biscuits and gravy I don't leave feeling like I need a nap. I get something different every time I go and have yet to be disappointed. This is one of very few restaurants I visited for the first time where I licked my plate clean and wanted to go back the next day to try something else I saw on the menu. On top of all that the staff is super friendly and the vibe of the place is quite relaxing and laid back. You just walk in, pour youself a coffee, grab a paper and sit wherever you want. More...

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Yvonne C.

29 April 2018

The Belgium waffle really tasted like french toast in waffle form.  The grapefruit mimosa divine.

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Casey S.

21 April 2018

I'm going to make this short and sweet. I stopped here every time I go to the Nike store and I have never once been underwhelmed or disappointed the service is just right and the food has flavor not just big portions but actual deliciousness flowing off the plate. I've tried something different every time and was more than happy definitely FKA fat kid approved More...

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Paul Riek

9 April 2018

Very small place, so expect a wait. Food was delicious and service was great, except for one small detail: they ran out of decaf and never got around to making more. Other than that, I recommend this place. Substitutions available: Gluten-free bread, tofu instead of eggs. More...

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Cern McAtee

7 April 2018

Small, with an eclectic menu. The service is no-nonsense, and everything on the menu is really good.

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Dan Saale

7 April 2018

Great breakfast for lunch place. Crazy crowded on weekends but fabulous drop in spot during week. Def checks specials on board as you enter!

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Todd Hubbs

5 April 2018

This place is phenomenal. I had the chicken and waffles with poached eggs and fresh maple syrup. The chicken was sauteed in some kind of fruit flavored marinade (delicious) and then topped with toasted hazelnuts. Only $14 and the freshest coffee. Great atmosphere. More...

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Kip Ching

2 March 2018

Busy quint breakfast joint staple of the NW. Great food, long time employees friendly service. I get the eggs Benedict.

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Elie L.

18 February 2018

Delicious food (we ate Benedict special and the catfish hash)! Kind and unpretentious. Great service, servers were checking in with everyone consistently. Lovely big windows and great space lend itself to a homey, cozy, honest neighborhood environment. More...

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Demario P.

9 February 2018

The food here is everything. Very small and intimate place and everyone is friendly !! I love the environment here and the food was awesome.

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Robin West

23 January 2018

Excellent food and service consistently! Perfect place for a grit fix!

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Christie Morris

4 January 2018

Food is always excellent, staff is always polite and friendly, and the ambience is fantastic. There is always a positive and energetic vibe to the place. It's one of our very favorite places to eat in Portland. More...

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Gyelle Spence

8 December 2017

Friendly service, good food. We shared the City Breakfast of challah French toast, eggs, bacon and maple syrup. The eggs were perfectly cooked. The bacon was fine, not fabulous but ok. The French toast tasty. The one fly in the ointment was that the butter and maple syrup were cold, sigh. They have a nice variety of tea from less common brands. The coffee isn't as good as it used to be, if I specifically wanted coffee or make another choice.
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Val S.

8 October 2017

First, the food was delicious. Coffee is served in a mix-mash of coffee cups with just a touch of attitude.  This small, 30 seats or so gem on MLK is the perfect antidote to what ails you after a long Saturday night.  Don't expect to be doted on, but do expect fabulous scrambles, and of course, their world-famous benedicts. We'll be back. More...

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Mallory Johns

15 September 2017

Love this little gem! It's been a few years since I've been here, but the food, service and atmosphere are EXACTLY as I remember. They have all sorts of healthy and local option and speacials. They're always willing to make a special into something even more special by adding this or that at my request. The staff are great, they don't bother you while you eat. The super basic yet cozy cafe setting fits right into Portland and creates an open invitation to come back as often as possible! A+ in my breakfast book! More...

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Mak H.

12 September 2017

Our server was fast and friendly. No lines for brunch. It's a smaller brunch spot with a classic menu. The waffles were Belgian sourdough, even though the menu didn't specify - which was a great surprise!  Good bike parking and perfect for an easy breakfast or lunch on a lazy weekend. More...

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Maxene H.

22 August 2017

Okay new update, I found the best eggs benedict in all of the land and it is right here at Bridges cafe and Catering!I've driven by this place a few hundred times, on the daily, and yet nothing really stood out and warranted me to stop and investigate; no long lines out the door; no huge written articles in portland publications hailing it to be the best; no stand out morning cocktails; and no dishes that have turned this spot into visitors destination -but now that I have been, I like it that way.The Food:] breakfast foods are where it's at. the meny seems like a typical dinner: fluffy stacks of pancakes, eggs and grilled meats, omeletts, and a few specials. but the best part is not that, it's the little things like offering four types of egg's benedict. my favorite is their all around classic English muffin, ham, poached egg, and the best hollandaise sauce of my life; creamy, tart, and just a dash of paprika.  The city breakfast is my next go-to order; thick and fluffy challah french toast, with eggs your way, and sausage or bacon. but if neither of those sound good, go for the next few solid recommendations: green chili pulled portk, shrimp and grits or roasted chicken on a waffle- so filling, nothing micro- or gastronomic about this place.Overall:] for once I have found a solid breakfast spot that does not have an obnoxious wait or let alone a instagram-worthy dish making this place, the un-place.it's not hip, it's not photo-worthy, there is no custom cocktail station, but what it is is classic. this place is small, the servers aren't really interested in having a conversation or connecting on a personal level to earn more tips, instead, they just want to get your order in the kitchen as quickly as possible and the food out to your table, a strategy I can get around. More...

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James H.

7 August 2017

Really enjoyed the food, I had the challa bread take on french toast which was excellent, my wife had the home made vegetarian patties which were much better than any other ones I've ever had. Coffee is as good as you could want.We came in first thing on a Sunday and got a table and service right away. By the time we left, the lone server (who I assume is the owner) was not able to keep up with the crowd at all and seemed to have no cares that everyone was going to be waiting a while just to get some coffee. So I understand the other negative reviews about the service. If i had come later and was not prepared for that wait and attitude, I would walk away.So, expect a bit of a wait or come early for the good food. More...

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Melissa M.

21 June 2017

LOVE Bridges Cafe!  Their food is amazing, and their service is relaxing and gracious.   I'm so happy this is a relatively undiscovered brunch spot.  My fave place in all of Portland for brunch.  My fave is their salmon lox Benedict place.  They also have gluten free options for bread. More...

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Matt B.

30 May 2017

Great food, great prices, solid service.  Classic breakfast food with lots of drink options.

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Dan C.

29 May 2017

My favorite breakfast place.  Inventive dishes, done right.   There is usually a wait, the place is pretty small, but the tables turn over fairly quickly.   I had smoked salmon Benedict.  It was perfect, with generous portions of smoked salmon and lots of hollandaise sauce.    The grits are cheesy, creamy and awesome.  Only gripe would be that coffee, while it has good flavor, is a little watery. More...

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Leinad I.

26 May 2017

While waiting for the Nike factory to open, I saw this cafe across the street. After reviewing it's yelp review, I came in and it's one of the best decisions I made so far in my trip to Portland. Ordered biscuits n gravy and shrimps n grits + a mimosa.. It's my first time to have shrimp n grits and if this is the definition of the best grits, then I'm blessed to experience it. Cozy place. More...

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Karen L.

15 May 2017

A scrumptious sunny breakfast spot! Started with a creamy got chocolate and then Eggs Benedict. It was superb! A perfect balance of fresh housemade hollandaise sauce, smoked Canadian bacon and perfectly poached eggs served alongside delicious home style potatoes. A perfect start to my day. Thanks Bridges. Will be back More...

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Karissa D.

12 April 2017

Stopped by between appointments on my day off. Only one table when I came in but 7 when I left (out of 9 tables total) I would call ahead if I came in with a group of more than 6 but the interior looks like it could be moved around to accommodate. I ate a Canadian Bacon Benedict which had the most delicious, buttery hollandaise I've had in a while (definitely not from a packet). I also had a hazelnut latte which was perfectly sweet and an orange mimosa which came in a decent sized wine glass. The waitress (quite possible the owner) was very sweet, attentive and helpful to me and everyone else who came in while I enjoyed a nice late breakfast on a Wednesday morning. Thanks! More...

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Jarylin R.

9 April 2017

Amazing breakfast! The line to get in was worth it. Their bloody Mary's and grits and cheese are worth coming back again!

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Jon L.

8 April 2017

This place was amazing. Came here with my wife and daughter on a spur the moment thing and found a new favorite place. This small cafe offers some real comfort food. I had a carnitas scramble with potatoes and man this was beyond my expectatios. I never once had to add any seasoning or additions to the meal it was a perfect dish. My wife had the pepper bacon scramble and that to was perfect. The service was great. This is a self seating cafe and once we were sat the waitress brought over toys and a sippy cup for my one year old which kept her entertained so that my wife and i can enjoy some time. We will most definately be returning and bringing more people to enjoy the delisious home cooked meals they offer. More...

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Maria Simone S.

25 February 2017

Nice cozy place, with a good breakfast menu and friends staff. I'll definitely coming back.I got the oat meal with raisins, and a side of potatoes, while my friend got an omelette.The oates were quite big (I'm Danish, so maybe that's just the size they come in over here.) but really good. milk and brown sugar on the side, so that you can mix it yourself, just how you like it.As we were going on I hike, I ordred the potatoes as well. Nicely done and well seasoned (there was even ketchup and hot sauce on the table, which I love on friend potatoes). I left with a nicely full stomach and a smile on my lips. First breakfast, after returning to the US for yet another visit. Yummy yummy.The omelette disappeared pretty fast, which I can only assume meant it was da** good too. More...

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Eric M.

31 December 2016

Stopped by at random while walking around East Portland. It's a really nice corner space with a friendly neighborhood feel. I was happy to see Huevos Rancheros on the menu as I have not yet tried anything of a Southwestern persuasion in Portland. It's not New Mexico, but they make this dish a little different everywhere. Here it came with beans, tortilla, a fried egg and salsa. It was very tasty without being too spicy. The potatoes were also good- not at all greasy.   I will definitely be back on my next trip. If you live nearby I am jealous!!! More...

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Paul S.

3 December 2016

Bridges was great. A solid 4 star brunch spot. The setting is tight but cozy. The environment made me feel like I was back in the Midwest. It's a kind of no-frills Portland brunch spot. A friend and I both got butternut squash, caramelized onion, and Romano omlettes ($10.50) that were filling and flavorful. That Romano was the star of the show. Wish they would have put a little more cheese and onions in there though. I also got a chocolate chip cookie that they make in house ($1.50) and coffee (2.50) which were both delicious. Overall, a solid brunch experience. Tip: Chinook book offers a buy one, get one free entree so that's worth checking out. More...

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Carrington L.

27 October 2016

Bridges is one of the top brunch spots in Portland. If you're looking for a shorter line and just as good of food as a place like Besaw's or Screen Door, check out Bridges. The staff is friendly and the food items are reasonably priced. More...

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Marc C.

11 September 2016

This is a southern style breakfast place. I had the pepper bacon scramble and added hatch new mexuco chiles. It tasted so good. Seating is tight and sound carries but the food is great. More...

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Jamie C.

12 August 2016

OMG a legitimate 5. Cool little funky neighborhood  place. Corn beef hash to die for... The real stuff not that Hormel style.

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Marissa B.

29 July 2016

DELICIOUS. Loved this spot - a real down home, unpretentious brunch spot. The coffee was great. Had the braised greens, garlic, and gruyere omelette, and it was delicious. My date had the pepper bacon and veg omelette and loved it too. I'm vegetarian, and the homemade veggie patties were amazing (rice, greens, spices - yummmm). $10 for entree sizes and fresh, thoughtful ingredients that easily could have cost $15 somewhere else. I could write poetry about the fresh, crusty, seedy toast. Such lovely and prompt service, too. Come here!! And support black-owned business in this gentrifying city! More...

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Beth D.

18 July 2016

Great neighborhood spot for breakfast/brunch. Other reviewers are right; there's rarely a wait, but on the off chance there is, you can help yourself to coffee and hang out until a table opens.In my half-dozen visits, I've had the catfish hash, the savory bread pudding, grits, omelette specials, smoked salmon benny, and the fiesta scramble (I think that's what it's called). All of it has been delicious!Service gets a little slow when they fill up. I've only been here on weekends, and they usually fill up off and on, but table turnover isn't too bad.The seating is cozy; it's a small venue, so prepare to scoot your seat when someone walks by. And finally but perhaps most importantly: the décor and namesake: lots of pictures of different bridges including Jeff and Beau. Tho... there are too many Golden Gates and not enough Portland bridges, in my opinion. More...

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Angelo S.

26 June 2016

No wait, a bonus as I drove by two other 4+ star brunch places on yelp with long lines. Walked right in and was seated. Latte was OK (a bit too much milk), food took longer than expected considering the small amount of folks. Totally worth the wait, food was super fresh, corned beef was definitely home made and very good. More...

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Kristen Y.

9 June 2016

Yum. I will be back. Delicious brunch here!  Good for small groups as the place is small. Very cool atmosphere and the hostess / waitress was very cheerful and great.

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John H.

9 April 2016

Never disappoints!  Love their biscuits and gravy, grits and green chile pulled pork.

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Amanda V.

6 April 2016

I am a studio manager for an office of about 40, so you can guess that sometimes it is a bit hard to please everyone. But today, Bridges Catering brought lunch in and every single person was happy! We had vegan, vegetarian, and chicken enchiladas. Bridges came in and set everything up and are coming back to pick up all the items. They were so easy to work with and affordable! I will definitely use them again. Thanks so much Bridges! Also, BEST GUAC EVER!!!! More...

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James I.

20 March 2016

Just what you want or of a diner - simple fare, charming decor, friendly staff, solid coffee - the list goes on.

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Dayna R.

17 February 2016

A very nice place to have a quiet breakfast.  i had the spinach omelette while my husband and father in law had the pepper bacon dish!  my sons had a breakfast burrito and french toast.  everything was delicious and HUGE.  if you're not big eaters, two people could share a plate.  Service was good and attentive.  All around success! More...

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Clare Q.

16 February 2016

I love this place. Reliable and delicious. For years! Pepper bacon scramble and breakfast burrito are my favorites. They have options for people with restrictions, but they are just a great breakfast place. Lots of options for people of varying diets and preferences. More...

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Grant E.

12 February 2016

Super tasty pastries and treats.  They did a very generous promotion thing and brought a platter by our office.  They didn't ask anything in return.  They were professional/on time and did I mention the pastries and treats were super tasty?  I did, didn't I. More...

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Erin B.

8 January 2016

The food here is good, but I come here because I love the staff. And, I guess also because it is walking distance from my house, ha.It's refreshing to go someplace in Portland that doesn't require an hour long wait to get in. Bridges isn't pretentious, and I love that about it. Also, the wall of bridges (with a young Jeff Bridges) is amazing. More...

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Michelle L.

5 January 2016

Bridges is a lovely local brunch spot! The place is small so you get the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall feel to it.The coffee was very enjoyable and I loved that every coffee mug was random and came from different places through out this little big world we live in! I ordered the Veggie Benedict with grits. I'm not a vegetarian but all the veggies and basil hollandaise sauce were quite pleasing!  I don't normally order grits but to my surprise, I really enjoyed them here! The BF ordered the Eggs Fiesta and that was a fiesta in my mouth alright!!! The only bad thing about his order was that it came with a corn muffin which had great flavor but it was as hard as a rock! :// More...

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Emily M.

22 December 2015

Customer service was fabulous! The place is small and most people coming in needed to wait for a table (although it was Sunday morning), but coffee was offered to those waiting. The mimosas are huge. The lox Benedict was very rich and flavorful. Truly showed the quality of salmon in the Pacific Northwest. More...

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Susan M.

4 December 2015

We've lived in the neighborhood for 15 years and Bridges has been there serving excellent food the whole time. It's our favorite place to take friends and relatives who come to visit, because it feels like a friendly, quirky little slice of Portland, and they always love it. The menu is creative and the food is consistently delicious. Best to avoid peak traffic hours, as it's tiny and very popular. More...

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Leslie D.

2 December 2015

We stopped in here for breakfast and was it delicious. It is a very small cafe with only around ten tables and were there with another family right when it opened the day after Thanksgiving at 8:30. It is tucked away on a corner and the interior is decorated with pictures of bridges.The waitstaff were prompt and the food was fresh. They never let our coffee and water go neglected and were always topped off.We ordered a biscuit and sausage gravy to share and they brought it out first as an appetizer of sorts, I loved that! It was fresh and flaky and the gravy had good sausage flavor and huge chunks of sausage.I had the breakfast burrito and being from Texas I wasn't thinking it would be much, but was I wrong. It had green chili on the top and throughout the burrito and it could rival anything I have had in Texas and New Mexico. The breakfast potatoes, egg, cheese, and green chili made for a terrific breakfast burrito.The cheese grits were what I was looking forward to the most, but they were just ok, nothing to write home about. I wish they had been cheesier. More...

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Wella A.

14 November 2015

This cozy restaurant serves an excellent lox benedict which I opted to have over polenta cakes instead of the usual English muffin. They were so kind to customize my order. Potatoes came on the side and wasn't too flavorful. The service was quick and friendly. I'd love to check out other items they have next time I'm in town. More...

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Brody L.

23 October 2015

Very welcoming staff.  Feels like you are at your best friends house and you just had a slumber party and they are making you breakfast in the morning.  It's small inside and definitely a locals portland diner. Good food, good prices, good people. More...

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Amanda W.

5 October 2015

I adore this place! The food is amazing. There are awesome options for gluten free and dairy free dishes. Every time I have gone the staff has been incredibly nice and helpful. I usually get a Benedict of some sort and it never disappoints. I've brought several people here and they all adore it. More...

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Oscar R.

19 August 2015

OMG generous helpings, BEST grits I've had since living in New Orleans and the service was great! I have to go back soon....

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Jenny A.

5 July 2015

We recently used Bridges Cafe and Catering for catering services for our post wedding brunch.  The service and food were great!  Someone from Bridges team (my apologies for not getting their name) arrived timely with our food order (scrambled eggs, oven potatoes and scones), set everything up, and came later to pick up the catering dishes, etc.  They even brought to-go boxes for leftovers.  The food was delicious and well priced!  Our guests were very happy.  I would highly recommend for no-fuss catering. More...

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Amy A.

3 July 2015

Amazing place for a quick breakfast. The catfish hash and city breakfast are a must try. Oh and let's not forget the French toast and the jam... To die for!

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Jessica M.

20 May 2015

Great neighborhood breakfast spot. It is all they make so they know how to do it right. Sometimes the service can be a little slow because there's only one server. A little tip, they have self-serve coffee. Remember this before you get bent out of shape for your morning coffee it's just over by the door. More...

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Rena J.

14 May 2015

It's a wonderful corner neighborhood DINER (aka divey) with great food. The place is cramped with tables and it can be hard to get around. Don't come here with more than 4 people. It'd be impossible to seat 5. The single bathroom is also smack along the back wall, in the middle of the dining area, but it's all a part of the charm! Plus, you can see when it's open so you can squeeze your way through the table maze before someone cuts you off.  I've been there a couple times now and have always enjoyed the food. The eggs are well cooked and the food is flavorful. If you're looking for a divey but yummy brunch and don't want to wait in a giant line, check this place out!GRITS. Are a side option. The weekly special scramble I had - awesome. Trout benedict - good! Of course not mind blowing as Olympia Provisions but that's a different league. Love their potatoes.Love that the ketchup is in a jar with a spoon; no need for me to squirt ketchup all over myself or spend time knocking it out of a glass bottle. Love that it's Heinz. Sassy and random coffee mugs collected over time. Fun, divey, neighborhoody. More...

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Dianne W.

13 May 2015

Oh yea! This place is good! We came for breakfast on a weekend. Walked right in and sat right down, no wait. The food was very tasty and service friendly

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Julie D.

9 May 2015

One of the best breakfasts I've had in Portland... Bacon and avocado scramble was delicious. Omelettes were large, veggies fresh and bread was tasty. Would definitely return!

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Anna R.

29 March 2015

This place is delish. And I can't help but think of Mrs. Doubtfire with its name. My friend and I came here early on a Saturday morning and immediately got a spot. Score. I had just scrambled eggs with hashbrowns and it was great. Loved the hot coffee constantly flowing as well. More...

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E M.

17 February 2015

Wow. Just wow. I was over in N Portland and was going to go to my fav lil spot but they were closed. So I typed in eggs bene on yelp and saw a review that said 'the hollandaise was too buttery for my friend' TOO BUTTERY?! ! I'm on my way. It was the best hollandaise I have ever had. And I'm a bit of an eggs bene junkie. I had a Bloody Mary and a mimosa, both very good. Service was prompt and pleasant. I'll be back for you very soon my dear, sweet eggs Benedict More...

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Reese L.

8 February 2015

Food--amazing. (Catfish hash, people! Catfish. Hash!!)Prices--extremely reasonable for the quality and portion.Ambiance--unassuming. No hipster wait staff here! (Which is SUCH a refreshing change.)What can we say. This was a fantastic experience. We got there at JUST the right time--a table had just been vacated, so we were seated right away. The service was just enough, and the food was amazing. Catfish hash, people. Catfish. Hash. Go get it! I am not a big fan of Hollandaise sauce in general, but their Creole Hollandaise sauce is AMAZEBALLS. Like, thinking about it right now is making my mouth water.My fiance and I stumbled upon this little gem today by chance. We had fled the lines at Pine State and Genie's, our stomachs growling with hangxiety. Since we were on our way to Purrington's Cat Cafe, we decided to find a place to eat near there instead. We drove by Bridge's, which looked very unassuming, and after we drove for several more blocks, decided that it was the best we could do for now. (Plus, a quick lookup on Yelp revealed that it may be better than we expected.) If you have also driven past this fine establishment and wondered what it's like--wonder no more. Go in. We got two of their homemade baked goods to go, which, as we knew they would be, were really good as well. I can't wait to go back for more catfish hash!!!!! Really good prices for the food as well. The actual place itself is a little small; I think they might be better off with more 2-person tables (there were mostly 2-people groups when we were there, which left some empty chairs because the tables were meant for 4). This would eliminate some of the wait that accumulated, and the 2-person tables could easily be configured to accommodate larger groups as needed. More...

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Scott H.

10 January 2015

Best grits ever...the butter multiplier here was insane. The grits melted in my boca.Gravy was really good, sausage all in that gravy. Biscuit was really good.Bacon mmmm mmmmm Burrito was delicious!. More...

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Duke W.

5 January 2015

I'd give this place six stars if I could. Came here randomly for breakfast one day, but it was so good we came back the next day. I think their breakfast items that involve seafood are the best. Everything was fresh and nicely prepared. Even the bread on the side was excellent, as was the coffee.Not a lot of parking in the area, and the service was nothing special. Might be a long wait on the weekend. More...

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Bullwinkle J.

30 December 2014

In a town where white people freak out over brunch like Beliebers freak out over an untalented artist, it's hard to get by. Places like SweedeeDon't, BroderNope, and ScreenBoredom, while offering good food, make that food too hard too come by and hence eliminate the whole point of brunch/breakfast, all-together. Couple this with a level of pretension unseen in even the stodgiest of restaurants, one wonders how long it will be until the face of Portland is changed permanently (it is trying to grow an ugly adolescent mustache).There are a select few unpretentious places where one can enjoy an excellent breakfast with great service, at reasonable prices, and in a calm and normal setting.  This is one of those places. The food is great. The service is superb. The vibe is right. Five stars. More...

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Rick M.

28 December 2014

Awesome food. Grits and Shrimp are the Bomb.com! Friendly people charming atmosphere old school all the way don't miss this place we

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Mj M.

19 December 2014

Always good service but the food is AMAZING. Everything from healthy scrambles to shrimp and grits! Highly recommended!!

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Denise G.

20 September 2014

Awesome breakfasty vibe (noone is stressed even on a Saturday am). The staff is so friendly and welcoming (like it's their own home). Love the everyday coffee cups you'd find in your cabinet at home! Food is excellent...tastey and not too heavy! More...

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Stuart L.

3 August 2014

Not a bad little spot. Have looked at it quite a few times on my way to the Nike store.  For Portland, on a weekend morning, there wasn't a line. Walked right in and sat down with my daughter.  Don't get me wrong, they were busy!  I got the Shrimp and Grits and was pleased with the flavors of the dish as well as the look.  Casual and not to loud.  The French Toast, although for once I didn't order any looks light and fluffy and the locales that ordered seem to be enjoying it. Sophia got the biscuits and gravy.  I thought they might have been a bit much for her taste buds, but I thought they were put together rather nicely. More...

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Dominique R.

2 August 2014

Looking for really good breakfast food, without the insane lines of a lot of Portland brunch spots? Well then look no further than Bridges! It's a cute little place in NE Portland with friendly service and good food. I went with their special of the day which was an egg scramble with goat cheese, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach. They were very liberal with the goat cheese, which I very much appreciated. The scramble came with some delectable, thick buttered toast and house potatoes. I believe you could also order it with grits but, I was on a breakfast potato mission when I went. They actually have a pretty big menu for a breakfast place, most of it involving eggs prepared in one fashion or another. They do also offer outdoor seating, but if it's nice out then it's a crap shoot whether you can get out there. Even so, the inside seating is  just fine, not too noisy and you never feel crowded. More...

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Greg B.

29 July 2014

I would like to say that this place is centered around breakfast and lunch.  It does not service folk who yearn for dinner.  It has shortened hours as a result and closes about 2 pm.  This place is small.  There is usually one person to help you out.  There are seats outside.  The service is quick.  The menu is long, extensive, but moderate in the choices that the place has to offer.  I did have the catfish hash.  I never really knew how fish could be in a hash until now.  The fish was in small sections, seasoned, and good.  There were various peppers in it and the eggs were really well done.  It was a moderate price ($13) and I put an additional tip for the skill used to make it.  I would like to commend the server in being open to an additional charge for a coffee to go.  She was rather nice and she should be praised for such allowance.  (Of course this increased my bill to a dollar more but I was only too happy to part with such currency.) More...

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Brooke F.

9 July 2014

Recently moved to the neighborhood and I'm always looking for good brunch spots. My roommate and I decided to check out Bridges and we were both happy with the results. I had a country style breakfast and it was amazing. My roommate had a scramble with toast and the huckleberry jam was to die for. I ordered a dragonfly chai with almond milk and it was really good! Pictures to come! More...

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Bizzy G.

15 June 2014

Benedicts, pepper bacon avocado scramble, toast and grits are amazing. The specials are usually pretty creative n tasty. Parking in the back! Go check out whats on sale next door at Nike while ur waiting for a table or after eating. More...

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danielle a.

30 May 2014

This is some good breakfast. Great b&g and my hubby had the breakfast burrito with homemade chorizo. It was awesome! Highly recommended, great service.

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Aaron C.

1 April 2014

Best eggs benedict I've ever had, and I've ordered eggs benedict at a lot of different breakfast spots. They do, however, charge 75 cents to split orders. I thought that was a bit ridiculous, but that's just me being nitpicky. More...

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Sally A.

27 February 2014

We needed breakfast quick as we were in a hurry to leave town and found ourselves lingering and savoring a wonderful breakfast! Customer service excellent great experience More...

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Allison E.

17 February 2014

One of my all time favorite breakfast / lunch / brunch spots in Portland!! Reluctant to leave this review because I don't want it to get tooooo busy! Plan ahead on the weekends cause there can occasionally be a line. *This is one place where I actually eat all my toast!! The homemade bread is awesome!*Scrambles are some of my favorite & they are nice enough to sub out ingredients too.*This is one of the places where you can tell the owner / staff know what they're doing and care about good food!You won't be disappointed!! More...

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Yvonne C.

30 January 2014

My husband drives a huge truck, so we didn't want to eat breakfast downtown after checking out of our hotel. Parking downtown Portland, or any place for that matter is nearly impossible if you have a huge truck! Out of all of the places that I Yelp*ed, Bridges Cafe was the only spot that had nearby parking, and didn't have over an hour wait. SCORE!Ambiance: Super chill. Imagine going to a friend's house for brunch. Service: Excellent. From the moment we walked in we felt like friends. Our water was refilled often and we were checked on regularly. Food: *Drool* The menu boasts interesting hashes, Benedict's, omelets, scrambles, and your good old fashioned country breakfast items. The food is quality and made with love. I just loved my sunrise Benedict. Avocado, tomato and spinach with chipotle hollandaise and bacon on the side. DROOL! Looking forward to going back to try the eggs fiesta! Drinks: My bloody mary was just ok. It took about a half a bottle of chalula to give it some oomph. Next time I will opt for a mimosa. They serve them in a proper goblet vs a dinky little sippy glass. Bridges will be one of those places that I return to when in Portland! More...

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Emily M.

16 January 2014

Came here with a friend for breakfast-- got the breakfast burrito.  SO good.  Great portion.  The server came by often to warm up the coffee and the prices were reasonable.  Plus, it wasn't overrun like so many Portland restaurants for breakfast/brunch. More...

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Anna W.

16 December 2013

I love this place. It's the place I always want to go to. I've never had something that wasn't awesome, even their simple breakfast classics.They have my favorite biscuits and gravy of anywhere in Portland. And I've been searching.Usually the service is friendly. Sometimes it's just matter of fact. I don't need my server to fawn over me in order to be ok. No one has ever been rude. If they were I was too absorbed in my delicious breakfast to care.I hope I have an opportunity to have something catered by them someday. I look forward to that. More...

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Heather M.

17 November 2013

We were reccomended this place by a gas station attendant and we couldn't be happier that we stopped in! The plating of the food was beautiful, our server was incredibly delightful (although she did not give us her name) and the food was amazing!!!  I had the country breakfast which was biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon and potatoes.  The biscuits and gravy are literally the best I have had anywhere. Extremely flavorful! The potatoes were so good that I didnt have to put anything on them!! The bacon was cooked perfectly and seasoned with fresh cracked pepper. My husband got the french toast and it was great! Nice thick pieces with their own maple syrup. Over all we are making note of this place and wil be back again next time we visit Portland. More...

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R G.

6 October 2013

The coffee, atmosphere and food are all delicious.   Our server worked there part-time and was filling in for someone.   She knew the menu well and I was happy with my eggs, bacon and lots of potatoes.   I ate there with a special friend and the atmosphere was perfect.    Blueberry muffin was exquisite.    He devoured his plate as did I .   I would have liked less potatoes and more eggs...  Minor detail. More...

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Dominic I.

30 August 2013

Because I live in eugene area, I really only make it to portland on the weekends.  That makes going out to breakfast on Sunday morning really hard.  Everywhere seems to be an insanely long wait.  Yet even though Bridges is TINY, they always seem to get us seated in a timely manner.  The Food here is great.  Really good Eggs Fiesta with potatoes and poached eggs with salsa, cheese, and sour cream.  Sooooo good.  They make great eggs bene too.  Great breakfast spot. More...

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Cody W.

22 August 2013

Though celebrated most for breakfast, I prefer Bridges for its short, but superb lunch menu.  The pesto chicken and roast beef melt are both well-balanced and perfectly prepared, and the extra $1 surcharge to the spinach salad is well worth it, as it is a hearty meal on its own.

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Jenny K.

15 July 2013

This place is too good. I got the shrimp grits and enjoyed every bite of them! Grilled shrimp, cheesy grits, poached eggs with chiles in oil and grated cheese on top - yum! I really wanted the benedict but glad I got the grits. If this place were local to me, I'd be back all the time to try the omelettes, burritos, benedicts, etc. Prices were really good too.Some outside seating, plenty of parking and average service. There was no wait for Sunday brunch - awesome. More...

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Alison V.

1 July 2013

It's a cute, compact eatery. We had the chinook app, so got 2 for 1 breakfast burritos. It wasn't the best breakfast burrito but I'd still recommend it. I'm pretty picky when it comes to them, but this was a good size for the price. And was excellent for leftovers. I also tried their grits which were pretty good for being grits. 75% organic ingredients.Parking near the restaurant and outside seating. I will be back. More...

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Kathy S.

25 June 2013

Been here three times now. Always good food, friendly staff and friendly conversations with other customers. Today I had the special - pork belly hash - mmm good!

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Mikhail H.

1 May 2013

I met some friends here for brunch and was I glad we did that early since there were a lot of people waiting behind us. The service was super fast and friendly though and I loved the variety as well.

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Sam M.

20 April 2013

Been here quite a few times, but I'm not a 'regular'.  I have always been impressed with the variety in their breakfast menu given the size/staffing. The food has always been delicious, including an awesome special of the day. And they never seem bothered by substitutions.  The owner, Ollie, is very sweet  and keeps my coffee full  :) More...

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Jens J.

9 April 2013

Bridges is at its best during off peak hours, i.e. not around noon on weekends.   Easy to get to, there's street parking available near the restaurant.  A compact eatery, Bridges has maybe seven or eight 4-seat tables, but no 2-seaters.  My last visit was on a weekday. Though I arrived at noon, I was able to get seated immediately.  Service was prompt and efficient.   I wanted breakfast so I ordered the basic - two eggs, toast (house whole wheat) and grits (or potatoes if I had preferred).  Lunch items are available too.  I asked for sides of bacon and biscuits and gravy.  I'm leery of gravy having overwhelming spices, so I asked my server what spices the gravy contained.  She checked with the kitchen and reported back that the seasonings were straightforward:  salt, pepper and rubbed sage.  Rubbed sage is a fancy way of saying finely ground dried sage.  Presentation of my brekkie was excellent.  I liked that they went ahead and put the bacon and biscuits and gravy on the plate with everything else.Food quality was adequate.  But you gotta be careful what you wish for.  I didn't want rosemary-riddled biscuits and gravy, and I didn't get that.  Fortunately.  But besides being cold, the gravy had no flavor.  I was happy to see that they had a blackberry (or at least some kind of dark berry) jelly to go with the toast.  However, I was disappointed that this jelly had no flavor and was totally lacking any sweetness.  Yet, the thick (but light) poppy seed-topped whole wheat toast was outstanding.  It deserved better than the jelly on hand.  The orange juice was just fair.However, I did like the grits.  Garnished with a light sprinkle of paprika, the grits were great, possessing a nice level of spicy heat.Music (a selection of 60s/70s top 40 hits) was played at a good level that allowed conversation.  True, the food could've been better, but since Bridges scores well on breakfast convenience, service and comfort, I'm sticking with four stars. More...

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Patti K.

28 March 2013

My first time here, and I am definitely a fan.  I will go back, and who knows, might raise my stars!The menu is two-sided, they have veggie sausage as an option in their dishes.  I don't think they have a veg option for biscuits and gravy (which I would have loved to try); so minus one star.  If I find out otherwise, I'll change my review.I had the Sunshine Benedict (spinach, tomato, egg in a chipotle hollandaise), with grits (you can have potatoes or grits).  It was REALLY good, lots of flavor and tasted very fresh.  My husband had the country breakfast (which is where I saw the biscuits and gravy) - he loved his as well.We will be back.  Service was quick efficient, and pleasant.  There's only about 6 or 8 tables, so I imagine the place fills up quickly on the weekends.  They open at 7 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. weekends - and open every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas)...I know because we asked ;-) More...

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Curtis D.

22 March 2013

My new favorite breakfast spot.  Healthy food (organic/natural), good service, crowded, tasty everything.  Everything was cooked to perfection as ordered, those cooks know what they're doing.

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Dan M.

17 March 2013

"The sunrise Benedict was really good and my server was super friendly. I really liked their potatoes too. Would come back for sure!"

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Alan S.

25 February 2013

First time visit for my wife and I, our friends have been here several times and recommended this for breakfast. When we arrived Sunday morning just before 9 AM the place was already full and it was good our friends arrived a bit earlier and snagged one of the tables. This place is small, 7 tables and two small booths plus on nice days several wooden tables along the outside. Service was quick and friendly, food came quickly after ordering. I ordered the cheese grits with poached eggs, my wife the roasted red pepper and feta scramble. Both were fine, plenty to fill us up with coffee. Coffee mugs were diverse, mine had someone's grandchild on it, and the interior decor was unmemorable plus pictures of bridges. The only minor complaints we have are that the amount of feta could have been dialed back just a bit, and the waitress was too busy to come by and ask "how is everything" but we did get coffee refills offered. Everything our table ordered was $8.95 plus coffee for another $2. This is a very popular breakfast restaurant so expect to wait if you arrive late. More...

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Kiki S.

23 November 2012

I've only ever had the Country Breakfast - two eggs, bacon, potatoes and biscuits all smothered in a sausage gravy. But I've been here at least a dozen times. It's just that delish. The gluten-free husband has sampled the cheesy grits and some polenta dish -- all very tasty by his account!The wait staff are always super nice and accommodating despite how busy it gets in those cramped little quarters. If you're looking for a place where the staff will fawn over you, though, this ain't it -- everyone here has their dials set to TCOB. Oh! And the coffee's good -- it's always a nice change-up going somewhere that DOESN'T serve Stumptown. More...

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Cris K.

18 November 2012

Great big omlette with cheese and onions was tasty. French toast was dry. What was most impressive was the stellar service by the waitress serving AND clearing 9 tables. We never even had to wait for a coffee refill. Although the food was not completely outstanding we will be back just because it's hard to find courteous service in Portland where you don't even have to bus your own table. More...

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Chris S.

17 November 2012

Bridges really hits every breakfast bone in your body right where it counts. These are your traditional breakfast dishes - with a touch of southern cookin' - but there is nothing traditional about the taste. Every bite explodes with a new flavor.I've been in two times recently, and both times impressed me. The first time I tried the catfish hash, which is mind-boggling tasty. Nothing is overcooked. From the poached eggs, to the hollandaise, to the breaded catfish, the tastes are nearly perfection.Second visit I shared dishes with friends. We had the three specials; a pear-walnut-bleu omelette, a trout scramble with leek and arugula, and a seasonal vegetable hash with sweet potato and butternut squash. All were different. All were super good. Some breakfast places just give you loads of food with no taste. Some places end up creating just one taste throughout every dish. But somehow Bridges has created unique tastes from dish to dish.The crew is also very nice, helpful, and efficient. No matter how busy they are, it's one of the shortest wait times for a good brunch in Portland. More...

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Jen D.

3 November 2012

Bridges Cafe has been on my breakfast list for almost a year now... but with it being in a different part of Portland and so many other spots opening up, I kept procrastinating.And now I fully see the error of my ways.Why is this place amazing 1) I know Portland has a bad reputation for bad service. It's not been my experience everywhere at all, but I've definitely seen it. Bridges turns that reputation on it's head. Fast, friendly and fun service seems to be part of their allure. It's a casual environment, almost like you feel youve been invited to your friends breakfast party with 50 of their other closest friends.2) The coffee was good. It came out fast and in super fun mugs (I was coveting a neighbors mug with a cartoon panda and heart on it) - which earns extra stars for creativity.3) The food was, well - how do I put this? Startling amazing. Best grits in town - hands down. So tasty. I had a benedict, and the eggs were perfect, the sauce blew my mind. My breakfast partner had the catfish hash which was so flavorful and rich.We ate and ate and then ate more. We ate until it wasn't possibly to cram another morsel of deliciousness in our bellies. I can't wait to go back. More...

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Eric W.

16 October 2012

I biked over for breakfast and tried the catfish hash. First, I was shocked that the large fresh squeezed juice was served in a pint glass. Most restaurants only give about 8 ozs of juice. That was amazing. Then the catfish hash showed up. After a few bites, I realized that if I were ever on death row and had to order a last meal, this would be it! I know, that's kind of gruesome. But the hash was incredible. Basically it was big chunks of catfish with a cajun-style breading mixed with potatoes and peppers with a couple poached eggs on top. More...

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Peter L.

15 October 2012

Charming little breakfast spot with only 9 tables and one server. But Ollie, our server, was super nice and never pushy. Coffee was good and they serve room temperature water (just a heads up). We'll be back. More...

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Lamar G.

14 October 2012

Hello......there it is....!  This place was a very nice surprise..... I ordered the special, which was a spicy lamb sausage hash with hollandaise sauce and other delectable items, hehehe .  It was spot on, and the toast was also phenomenal.  The people were very personable with great service.  I'd recommend as a first choice on the dish I had and service rendered.  Have at....! More...

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Katelyn B.

20 September 2012

Tasty breakfast. Fast service. Cozy joint. Get a benedict... You will be sure to enjoy.

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Lisa G.

11 September 2012

Great little neighborhood breakfast place. I love the Pepper Bacon scramble and the fact that they are open till 3pm. I'm very glad I discovered this place.

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Kerri R.

23 August 2012

We stopped here for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. The wait was not long and it was 10:30am on a Sunday. After about 15 minutes of hanging and waiting with a cup of really great coffee it was our turn. The portions were just right, the mimosa was delightful and the service was quick. Would definitely recommend. More...

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Joni W.

11 August 2012

Amazing eggs benedict!!!! The chai left something to be desired. Great service. Good grits. Fast delivery. Loved it!

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Heather V.

26 July 2012

I feel I can now accurately give my review, after visiting Bridges Cafe 3 times for brunch.  The first visit, we had absolutely amazing food, the second visit was quite bad, and the third visit was again stellar.  I have to wonder what happened during our second visit (cook out sick? new staff?), as this place is typically ALWAYS busy and that's not a reason for quality to dwindle.One thing I will say -- if you're in a hurry, DO NOT GO HERE.  They are always limited on staff (who are super friendly, just incredibly busy) and this place is pretty small, so chances are you will wait for a table.  Once your order is taken (this can sometimes even take a while once you're seated), food and drinks come quickly, and the food is typically pretty great (and has vegetarian options!!).  The menu has a Southern flair, but offers plenty of veggie options, with tofu scrambles and egg dishes with no meat.  My last visit I had the Sunrise Benedict, which was absolutely DELISH.  Char-grilled tomato slice on top of avocado slices, poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise.  Umm, hello, amazing.  The sides are potatoes or grits and all of their pastries/ biscuits are baked in house.  The bread is thick cut and seeded, so I assume they bake them in house, and if not, it's definitely fresh/ local.  I've also had eggs florentine (the first time was amazing, second time, not so much with raw spinach) and the husband had an egg scramble, which he really enjoyed.I will definitely visit again and highly recommend you try it out. More...

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Jim B.

20 July 2012

Great, unique food.  I walked almost 2 miles round trip to eat breakfast there each morning while I was in Portland for a conference and it was totally worth it.The catfish hash is cooked just right: lots of flavor, runny egg yolk, thick toast.  When I ordered it, someone from the next table chimed in: "good choice!"Next day I tried the french toast with challah bread.  It was equally well prepared, though I should have ordered the "City Breakfast" because eating the french toast alone got monotonous. More...

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Dana L.

5 June 2012

Went here early one Saturday morning. I'm not from Portland and was very happy to find such a warm and cozy place. There was even a "regular" there that when he sat down the waitress put his food down in front of him with no questions asked.The staff was only one woman but she definitely knew what she was doing. We got our coffee refilled often and the food was delicious and well priced.  If I get the chance to go back I would love to try their freshly baked pastries in the window.  Stay away from those touristy breakfast places and go here! You won't regret it! More...

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Kevin M.

15 May 2012

Bridges is a smaller place on MLK with a lot to offer. The menu is simple with enough variety to keep you coming back, and the staff is very friendly. I had the Smokey Bert  ( a chorizo and black bean omelette) with a side of the house special banana bread toast.  I would come back just to have the same meal again: very tasty and well priced. Pros: staff ( Nadia) friendly , food is good , great morning time relaxing spot to hang, eat good food, watch the people and cars go by. Cons: on a busy day parking could be hard More...

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Erin And Steve O.

9 May 2012

Very yum! Had the Blue Velvet special, a delicious egg scramble with gorgonzola cheese. Good service too. We will be back, fo sho.

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Jess B.

10 April 2012

It has (unfortunately) been quite some time since I've been to Bridges, but it was my first brunch outing in Portland.  The woman I'd started seeing took me there before we ventured to the coast for the day and it was delicious!  The staff is friendly and the food tastes great.  Eggs cooked to perfection and a combination of flavors that left my mouth wanting more.  I especially like the special board on the wall, fun touch.Hoping to be back again soon! More...

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Shannon O.

7 March 2012

So, I found this place because my girlfriend saw their sign for All Day Mimosa's (3 pm on a Sunday is when they close). Was a little hesitant because breakfast almost always ends with a fail. NOT THIS TIME! Despite my inner voice telling me NOT to get their country breakfast (I think that is what it is called: eggs, potatoes, biscuits and gravy and pork sausage patties) I ordered anyways.  I am glad I did.  I like my eggs over medium (give me runny whites and I will not eat at all) and they were PERFECT! The food was amazing, the mimosas...well they were EPIC! The wait staff was nice and attentive.  It felt like we had been going there for years, even though this was our first time.  The service was speedy and perfect. The only reason they got 4 stars instead of 5 were for 2 reasons:1) The bloody mary was a little bland.  But, that being said, I generally prefer a bloody ceasar and prefer it slightly on the spicy side.2) The pork sausage tasted a little heavy in fennel? or maybe even rosemary? Not quite sure (I am generally pretty good about these things). I am sure we WILL be back again! More...

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Clare M.

22 February 2012

This place looks like it came straight out of Mayberry.  It has that small town feel that I so love about small local cafes in Portland.  This is totally a place where you could walk in if you were a regular and tell them you want "the usual".  A place where people named Frank and Buddy and Sue and Flo would hang out.  A place where the coffee is flowing and the food is hot and delicious.A place that uses natural ingredients and doesn't trick you by using huge plates so that you overstuff yourself with 9500 calories.A place you could take your kids or your 80 year old grandmother.  A place you could also go with your hipster friends or your sexual conquest from the night before, if you don't kick him or her out before morning (if you're into that kind of thing!).A place where you can get CHEESEGRITS!!!!  Did you hear that?  Where my southern folk at? Seriously y'all.  I haven't had that on a menu anywhere done RIGHT since I left Bama in '98. (I do it right at home.  No watery grits, lots of cheese and thickness how I like it. Ok shut up.  I know that sounds gross.  Snicker all you like, you know what I meant!!)Come as you are to Bridges, and you will find good food and good service. More...

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Hannah A.

22 February 2012

One of my favorite little neighborhood brunch spots. Totally unassuming, quick service and every brunch plate kills it, every time. There are always super creative specials like the chevre, strawberry, and basil omelet. But the golden standards like catfish hash and smoked salmon benedict never disappoint. Perhaps best of all is that this hidden gem hardly ever has a wait! Even on a weekend. Sold. More...

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Anuj K.

22 February 2012

This place gets four stars for the sassy (yet amazingly nice and fun) waitress, awesome breakfast burrito, and next door neighborly feel. I had no idea this place existed, and right across from the Nike outlet?!  Holy moly. My friend and I came here for our Sunday Brunch, and luckily a table cleared up as soon as we arrived.  The people who showed up shortly afterwards were not as lucky.The tables were scrunched together in this place, so don't come here thinking you can have a private conversation.The coffee was delicious and organic, no cream or sugar needed.  The waitress happily replaced the chorizo in the breakfast burrito with their homemade (I think) veggie sausage.  A crispy, warm tortilla encasing a mix of scrambled eggs, celery, onions, spices, some other vegetables, veggie sausage, and topped with salsa verde, with a side of grits (cooked well, with flavor at least).  Oh boy, with some cholula to top it off I was pretty satisfied.  We also shared a spinach scramble, which was standard and tasty.  Nothing stood out about this dish, I just want to mention that the potatoes were well cooked and tender to the fork.I would come back here for the breakfast burrito.  And the neighborly feel.  Plus there are a ton of windows.  The bathroom was awkwardly situated, but it's not like that's will change.  I also want to go back to have an opportunity to sit in a nook/cranny.  I suppose I never figured out what the difference was between a nook or cranny.  Feel free to educate me. More...

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Sam A.

12 February 2012

The scrambled eggs and grits combo go together like Fred and Ginger: delicious.

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Halley W.

9 January 2012

I don't know why I had never been in this place before. Within minutes of coming in here I felt absolutely warm and glowy. "It feels like family." I told my friend. He assured me that it didn't. "Of course, not. I hate my family. I am absolutely in love with this place." I replied. The service was lightening quick and the woman who ran the place was charming and patient with me while I took an eternity to hum and hah over what I wanted. Breakfast was delicious and amazingly flavorful. The atmosphere was cozy and I will absolutely be returning again. More...

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Tutti C.

12 December 2011

Get dem grits! Seriously. They iz good. Got the salmon benedict, pretty tasty. The staff is very friendly and funny. It's a really nice cozy breakfast spot, and from the time I went I think many people would agree. They even offer coffee to you when you're waiting for a clean table. And I believe it said they are 75% organic. I would come back if I was in town. More...

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Liz W.

4 December 2011

Tasty (and cozy) brunch spot with ample parking nearby. Go hungry and try the catfish hash, fiesta eggs, or the french toast. Free coffee for those waiting for a table. More...

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Orian I.

13 November 2011

This is a great little spot tucked away in plain sight. Everything is homemade and they have one of my favorite eggs bennys in town. The potatoes are well done, (word of warning they love green onions here and pretty much will garnish generously with it) Ben L explores more in his menu choices, every time I want to change it up I just go back to the Benedict. what can I say I'm a bit predictable. anyways, whether it's a quick sour cream crumble cake (drool) and coffee or a full breakfast you'll be met with quick and friendly service. oh ya! always ask for a side of bread their como bread is awesome even if it has flax seeds. More...

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Katie A.

13 October 2011

Yum! Just had lunch here...BLAT sandwich, black bean chili, and a peanut butter cookie - it was all delish!

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Kristall B.

10 July 2011

Another breakfast club pick by my friend Lynda.  (Yes, I'm in a breakfast club.  There are 5 of us who belong to this "club".   Which is really just code for a reason to get together with friends monthly for brunch. The rules are that we can never have eaten at a particular restaurant for breakfast.  This allows us to try new places in the city...which is fine by me)!This place has a unique menu.  Most of it organic.  The owner of this place was also our waitress, and she was hilarious!  I always like to ask the wait staff what they would recommend on the menu, and most of the time I go with their suggestion.  She highly recommended the catfish hash (this is apparently the only place in Portland that has this dish), so I shared this with my friend.  I don't usually go with fish for breakfast, but The fish was cooked perfectly, and had an amazing sauce on it!  It was served with potatoes.  Portions are large, so I most definitely would have had left overs if I wasn't in the sharing mood.  But left over fish in my opinion is usually not a good idea.   It's always chewy and/or smelly.  Coffee is a help-yourself set up.  All of the mugs in the joint are mismatched, which made me feel right at home.  The bread is baked there daily, and DELICIOUS!  Another perk?  It is right across the street from the Nike Store.  Where you can buy work-out clothes to exercise off the huge meal you will consume. More...

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brent b.

19 June 2011

Delicious!  The place has character.  I had the pepper bacon scramble, which was delicious.  The toast was out of sight.  The coffee was o.k., but not great.  My lady had the "Sunrise" eggs benedict with chipotle hollandaise sauce, which was also great.  We had to wait about 10 minutes, and when it was our turn the waitress hollered my name really loud through the window.  It was hilarious.  It's a bustling little place, and I like it. More...

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Katelyn S.

25 May 2011

I was visiting my friends in Portland last weekend and we all went out for an obligatory Sunday brunch. Although was had to wait 20 minutes for a table, we were seated outside on picnic tables and given coffee to soothe our hungover and empty bellies. I ordered the classic_ eggs, toast, grits, my favorite breakfast. The grits were perfect and cheesy, and eggs were perfect and runny, and the toast was thick and not-too-buttery. They use local farm eggs, and no doubt the bread comes from a local bakery. My mimosa was oozing with champagne and has a dash of grenadine on the bottom which I was not expecting! More...

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Eriko O.

19 March 2011

yum, yum, yum.  great, fast food.  love this place.  benedicts are spot on and everything else is delicious too.

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Amy W.

4 March 2011

Catfish hash was fantastic! So was the portobello burger. Even the home made blueberry muffin was amazing. Service was fine.

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Jey R.

19 February 2011

Love the food here. Best waffle in Portland. Freshest potatoes I've ever had.

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L L.

23 January 2011

I live just around the corner and I realized today that I don't go here often enough!  Every time I have it's been fantastic. The owner has always been there and she makes sure every patron is happy! Knowing this you would think they would have a line out the door every day, but it seems that they always have a table for me when I walk in.  It's a small space but good for groups of two to four, but there are a couple larger tables too. I usually order from their regular menu because I especially love their classic Eggs Benedict, but their savory specials board items are great too, today it was truly delicious. I had the Spanish style Benedict, it was truly amazing! The onions, jalapenos and peppers were cooked perfectly with their house made Chirizo, poached eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, over two flour tortillas. I was very happy with my mildly spicy plate, but my friend ordered the Tamale waffles with pulled pork and sour cream. I'm thankful that she likes to share. :)To the owner, It most definitely did not need any cheese on it! ;) More...

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Sheilah C.

21 December 2010

DELICIOUS!!! We had the Baked Apple & Walnut Waffles that just melted in your mouth. My husband declared them the best waffles he had ever had in his life! Also had the Pork Loin Eggs Benedict and that was delicious too. 75% of their ingredients are organic. What a gem of a restaurant! Friendly fast service to boot! More...

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Jessica S.

14 October 2010

Went here last Sunday.  Polite, attentive service.  Mellow coffee.  My boyfriend got the catfish hash, which was excellent.  I have a weakness for waffles and got a Belgian waffle with fruit compote.  The compote was awesome, but the waffle was hard, dry, and cold.  When I told my server it was cold, he quickly grabbed it to heat it up, but I asked for a different dish, which he begrudgingly obliged me.  Yeah, it was a shit move on my part, but I tipped for the extra time and pain-in-the-ass-ness.  If you go here, order the special or something on the savory side.  I will definitely be back, though perhaps in disguise. More...

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Talia S.

29 September 2010

The first place I went for breakfast when I moved to p town. Pros: amazing food, cocktails & super awesome, social staff. Cons: a little spendy but worth the treat!!

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Melissa E.

23 September 2010

We ate breakfast here and it did not disappoint.  I got a scramble, my husband got the hash.  It was packed with people, as it was a weekend, but the atmosphere was buzzing, and it was a pleasant experience.  I'd say we'll definitely be back in the near future. More...

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Joey P.

20 September 2010

Favorite breakfast in Portland. The name is fitting, because it's a great mix of people. Truly a mix of black and white folks, a rarity in this town. Great food, great coffee, down to earth service. Menu is 75% organic. A great experience. Catfish hash is a favorite. More...

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