Brunch is quite possibly one of the best meals of the day.
It is not necessary to get out of bed super early to have it and you can wait almost until lunchtime to decide where you are going. It’s a perfect meal to meet up with friends and family, to unwind from your chaotic work week, and to make plans for the one that lies ahead. In Portland, Oregon there are a number of great spots to meet up and connect with friends, here are a few of our favorites.
Tasty N Alder: Portland
If you are looking for a great modern steakhouse that features family-style dining and creative dishes, come check out Tasty N Adler. The restaurant has been designed to have a dining space that is both urban and comfortable. The brunch menu features a variety of cheese boards, smoked meats, breakfast flatbreads, granola, eggs, salads, and meats. There is also a lengthy drink menu available that covers a range of Bloody Mary options as well as a few house specialties. In addition, if you find yourself in the mood for coffee but in need of a little extra kick, try an “Adler Milk Punch”, which features cognac, cold press coffee, cream, vanilla, and demarrera.
Pine State Biscuits: Several Locations
This interesting eatery got its start at the Portland’s Farmers Market in the spring of 2006. By 2008, their product was so popular that the founders opened a small biscuit shop where locals could enjoy wholesome breakfasts and lunch seven days a week. Since that time the franchise has grown to four locations throughout Portland where they serve delicious food to locals and travelers. The food is moderately priced and features items like the Wedgie, a fried chicken and green tomato dish served with a wedge of iceberg lettuce on one of their famous biscuits. One of the most popular dishes is the Reggie Deluxe, a fried chicken, bacon and cheese options topped with gravy and a fried egg. Check out the website at pinestatebiscuits.com to see all of the wonderful options.
Urban Farmer: Portland
At Urban Farmer, Chef Matt Christianson works to redefine the modern steakhouse. His menu is influence by Northwest, sustainable ingredients that are used for a straightforward menu. The beef options range from grass-fed Oregon beef to pasture-raised and grain-finished options as well. The beverage list includes a variety of wines and beers from local distillers and winemakers. It is a great place to come for brunch if you are looking for something that represents the best that the region has to offer.