The Best Brunch Restaurants in Portland

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

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:The Original, 23Hoyt, Urban Farmer Portland
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Spanish, Unspecified
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Northwest Portland
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Original

$$$$·American·
Downtown
636 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

One of the best brunch restaurants in Portland for diners seeking classic American fare in an informal setting is downtown’s The Original. The eatery takes inspiration for its retro vibe from 50s dine...

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23Hoyt

$$$$·Spanish·
Northwest Portland
995 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

23Hoyt claims a prime location on bustling Northwest 23rd Avenue, where seasonal sidewalk tables allow for great people watching. The food and drinks at this modern, stylish new American restaurant ar...

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Urban Farmer Portland

$$$$·Unspecified·
Downtown
2,296 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

Urban Farmer inside the Nines Hotel presents what’s arguably the best brunch in Portland seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note that the restaurant answers the demands of today’s mindful d...

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Great for Brunch in Portland / Oregon
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Olympia Provisions Southeast

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Southeast Portland
1,057 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

There couldn’t be a more fitting signature to highlight at brunch than Olympia Provisions’ famous charcuterie, which is all made by hand using traditional techniques. Brunch is available on Saturdays ...

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Great for Brunch in Portland

La Moule

$$$$·French American·
Southeast Portland
676 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

The charming Portland brasserie La Moule presents an a la carte brunch every weekend. The restaurant takes its major culinary inspiration from Belgium, however the brunch menu includes some notable no...

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Neighborhood Gem in Portland / Oregon
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Verdigris

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Northeast Portland
780 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

An upscale venue, refined atmosphere and French-influenced fine cuisine characterize Verdigris, where brunch on weekends is always a treat. The brunch menu is split into large and small plates, which ...

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Gracie's

$$$$·Northwest·
Southwest Portland
1,834 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

In an Old Hollywood-inspired space inside the Hotel DeLuxe, Gracie's presents one of the best brunches in Portland seven days a week. Its cuisine leans toward American classics, which at brunch means ...

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Red Star

$$$$·American·
Downtown
643 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

Home-style cooking with a focus on seasonal produce is the signature of Red Star, a rustic tavern attached to the Hotel Monaco downtown. Along with claiming the longest happy hour in the city, on week...

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Tapalaya

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Northeast Portland
523 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

With its intriguing concept of serving creative Cajun and Creole cuisine along with some nods to chef Anh Luu’s Vietnamese heritage, Tapalaya presents a fantastic brunch on weekends. It’s a contender ...

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Multnomah Falls Lodge

$$$$·Northwest·
Corbett
642 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

Sunday brunch at Multnomah Falls Lodge is well worth taking a trip outside the city into the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Along with the enticement of the stunning namesake waterfall nex...

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Best Ambiance in Portland
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Salty's on the Columbia

$$$$·Seafood·
Northeast Portland
6,418 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront

The buffet brunch, presented on weekends by Salty’s on the Columbia, has been voted the best brunch in Portland by several local publications. The restaurant’s signature cuisine showcases local Pacifi...

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Seafood in Portland / Oregon

Bergerac

$$$$·French·
Southeast Portland
330 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

Bergerac, a warm and friendly restaurant specializing in rustic comfort food from southwest France, presents a delightful brunch on Sundays. Along with familiar classics like eggs Benedict (with ham, ...

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Cafe Nell

$$$$·American·
Northwest Portland
2,299 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

The charming northwest Portland eatery Café Nell is open for brunch on weekends. Dine by the brick fireplace in the main dining room, on when the weather’s warm outside on the patio. Both spots are id...

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Neighborhood Gem in Portland / Oregon

Radar

$$$$·American·
North Portland
519 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

With its raw brick, open kitchen and refined maritime décor, Radar is an appealing destination for brunch. Among diverse global influences, its cuisine includes notable nods to Scandinavian traditions...

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Stockpot Broiler

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beaverton
1,369 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

“Steaks, seafood and spirits” is the tagline for the Stockpot Broiler in Portland, a concept that’s certainly not incompatible with brunch. For its Sunday-only brunch service, the elegant restaurant t...

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Brix Tavern

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Pearl District
2,035 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual

Weekend brunch at Brix Tavern, a casual bar and restaurant in the Pearl District, is potentially a boozy affair. At the top of the menu is a brunch drinks section featuring a classic mimosa, mango Bel...

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The 1905

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
North Portland
174 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

The 1905 combines an amazing artisan pizza restaurant and cocktail bar with one of the city’s best jazz clubs. Its weekend brunch stands out among even the best brunches in Portland for its accompanim...

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Besaw's

$$$$·Northwest·
Northwest Portland
465 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

Brunch is a daily offering at Besaw’s, an eclectic and historic eatery that’s served Portland diners since 1903. It notably claimed the first liquor license in all of Oregon, and today’s owners uphold...

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Headwaters - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,309 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients

For one of the best brunches in Portland, head to the historic Heathman Hotel and grab at table at Headwaters. At the upscale “farm-to-sea-to-table” restaurant, award-winning chef Vitaly Paley creates...

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Bluehour

$$$$·Modern European·
Pearl District
2,068 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

At Bluehour, a stylish eatery in the heart of the Pearl District, many a brunch experience starts with the house bloody Mary and its “plethora of pickles.” Follow up with a produce-forward dish like c...

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