The Best Breakfast Restaurants in the Greater Portland Area

The OpenTable Team

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

Restaurants:The Garden View Restaurant - Oregon Garden Resort, Cafe Nell, Stockpot Broiler
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Silverton, NW Portland, Beaverton

The Garden View Restaurant - Oregon Garden Resort

$$$$·American·
Silverton
650 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The Garden View Restaurant at Oregon Garden Resort in the Silverton neighborhood offers spectacular views of the 80-acre Oregon Garden and the Willamette Valley. Enter the restauraRead more
91% recommended

Cafe Nell

$$$$·American·
NW Portland
1,581 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Located in the heart of Northwest Portland, Cafe Nell is one of the best new restaurants in Salem and the surrounding areas. Nell serves French inspired American classics simply prRead more
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon

Stockpot Broiler

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beaverton
1,227 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Quiet Conversation
Stockpot Broiler, located in Beaverton, serves up American favorites with a tasty flair. They pride themselves on delivering a fine dining experience with excellent service, gorgeoRead more
98% recommended
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Ned Ludd

$$$$·Northwest·
North Portland
984 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Ned Ludd, located in the historic NE King neighborhood of Portland, is an American Craft Kitchen specializing in Northwest and contemporary European fare. Owner Jason French offersRead more
100% recommended
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Multnomah Falls Lodge

$$$$·Northwest·
Corbett
499 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Comfort Food
  • Healthy
Multnomah Falls Lodge is the restaurant at the base of the gorgeous Multnomah Falls waterfall. Diners can choose a table in the Great Room with a romantic fireplace or the Falls RoRead more
100% recommended
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Tapalaya

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
NE Portland
542 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Tapalaya is as unique as the name makes it sound! It is the world’s first tapas restaurant serving Modern Cajun/Creole cuisine with a Vietnamese twist. They make everything on the Read more
94% recommended
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Verdigris

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
NE Portland
780 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Verdigris Restaurant is a small, elegant French-inspired eatery that is one of the best new restaurants in Salem. Located in an elegant space on NE Fremont, it specializes in a bleRead more
93% recommended
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Bethany's Table

$$$$·Northwest·
Beaverton
863 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Bethany’s Table, located on Northwest Central Drive in Portland, is a popular neighborhood spot that locals love. Expect a crowd every night, whether it’s folks coming in for dinneRead more
100% recommended
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La Moule

$$$$·French American·
SE Portland
529 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
La Moule is the sister bar to French bistro St. Jack. It is a warm, sultry spot that turns from restaurant to bar late in the evening and features soft lighting and a disco-blue coRead more
100% recommended
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Rudy's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Salem
1,043 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Rudy’s is the premier steakhouse in town and one of the best new restaurants in Salem. They take great pride in their award-winning steaks! They age all the beef in-house and hand-Read more
91% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon

Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus

$$$$·German·
Beaverton
285 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Neighborhood Gem
Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus, located in Beaverton, is the sister restaurant to Gustav. It’s a large biergarten-style bar and restaurant with a mix of traditional and modern BavaRead more
98% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Portland / Oregon

Copper River Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
Hillsboro
737 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Lunch
For one of the best new restaurants in Salem with delicious seafood, head to Copper River Restaurant and Bar. It’s a locally owned and operated eatery in Hillsboro that specializesRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Westside

WildFin American Grill - Beaverton

$$$$·Seafood·
Beaverton
145 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
WildFin American Grill, located in Cedar Hills Crossing, is a hip and sophisticated new restaurant that serves fresh fish, seafood and Northwest meats. They deliver outstanding hanRead more
84% recommended
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Gustav's Pub & Grill - Tigard

$$$$·German·
Tigard
168 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Gustav’s offers fresh, seasonal and high quality German cuisine with a Northwest twist. Located in the Tigard neighborhood, it’s the perfect place to kick back and relax after a loRead more
97% recommended
Good for Groups in Portland / Oregon

Radar

$$$$·American·
North Portland
521 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Radar is a charming neighborhood destination for great food and drink. Located on Mississippi Avenue in the North Portland area, they offer New American cuisine, weekend brunch, crRead more
95% recommended
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Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem

$$$$·Northwest·
Salem
843 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
Bentley’s Grill is the place to go for comfortable fine dining in an elegant atmosphere in the heart of downtown Salem. The menu highlights Northwest ingredients like fresh seasonaRead more
92% recommended
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Besaw's

$$$$·Northwest·
NW Portland
465 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
A Portland institution since 1903, Besaw’s recently reopened just two blocks from the original location. It features a blend fo contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine and a friendlRead more
100% recommended
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Gracie's

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,836 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Gracie’s is one of the most elegant new restaurants in Salem. The interior features soaring ceilings and an abundance of luxury and style. The owners wanted it to look the the perfRead more
82% recommended
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The Original

$$$$·American·
Downtown
660 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Inspired by the classic old diners of the 1960s, The Original is Portland’s downtown spot for all-day dining. They serve up playful variations on classic menu standards and comfortRead more
91% recommended
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Jake's Grill - Portland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,554 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Jake’s Grill is the go-to spot for great steak and seafood in downtown Portland. Adjacent to the historic Governor Hotel, it brings the classic American Grill traditional dining exRead more
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Portland / Oregon