Foodie Snitch Portland Brunch List
From the Heart: Yonder
4636 NE 42nd Ave Suite A, Portland, OR 97218
Brunch Sat + Sun only
Southern food extraordinaire @yonderpdx When Maya Lovelace opened the brick and mortar Yonder she started with her famous fried chicken served on nostalgic blue trays and accompanied by classics like mac and cheese and biscuits. The chicken is served three ways: dusted with a dry-spice blend, dipped in a bright Southern sauce, or fired up in blazing-hot lard.
You can still get that chicken but brunch style with their new brunch menu that’s only a few weeks old. From sweets like the blackberry pound cake waffle and huckleberry biscuits to savory standouts like the fried chicken brunch plate and behemoth sandwich this brunch is S T E L L A R.
Not only is the food Southern, but so is the hospitality and you’ll leave feeling like you cozied up in Maya’s home kitchen for a home cooked meal.
WHAT TO ORDER: Fried Chicken Plate + Huckleberry Biscuits.
Fixed Price Brunch: HunnyMilk
1981 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Open 8:00am- 2:00pm
Closed Mon + Tue
@hunnymilkpdx located in NW Portland on Burnside. This place is a great spot for groups, and has an amazing waiting area where you can lounge on couches, order mimosas and play Mario Kart while you wait.
It’s a fixed price brunch at $23 a person and includes 1 drink, 1 savory dish and 1 sweet dish. I’d also highly recommend the ranch dusted home fries as a side. I can guarantee you’ll leave this brunch full and having tasted innovative and fun dishes where you’ll get the best of both worlds!
WHAT TO ORDER: The Baked Eggs (add avo + bacon) and the Ranch Dusted Potatoes
Key Thing to Order: Lamama Breakfast + Little Gems Salad
Passport to the Middle East: TUSK
2448 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Brunch Saturday + Sunday Only 9
This Middle Eastern Restaurant boasts amazing and innovative food served in a sleek and minimal designed space. There is something about Tusk that is elevated yet the menu is approachable and the staff greets you with a warm welcome.
For brunch we opted for sharing a few large plates and sides. We started with a few drinks and pastries including the Pistachio Gooey Cake and the Braided Sweet Bread. I loved the Lamama Breakfast that had an assortment of small bites to mix in match. Accompanied by the Brisket and Fried Eggs and the Little Gems peach salad topped with crispy quinoa.
I love this spot for a bright, fresh brunch that won’t leave you feeling like you need to be rolled out in a wheelbarrow. Plus the space itself is STUNNING and it’s hard to take a bad photo. Tusk knows what it’s doing which is how it landed a spot on the Foodie Snitch Portland Brunch List.
Satisfyingly Salty: Olympia Provisions
107 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214
Brunch on weekends only- Takes reservations
This local company does meats, and they do them REALLY well. All their dishes that incorporate meat into them are stellar and have the perfect amount of seasoning and salting that still makes my mouth water. The standout star dish to me is the Benedict. Get the Benedict. It’s the best thing on the menu and one of the best in Portland. Their flapjacks are the perfect buttery pancake, and the hash with chorizo is to die for. I also loved their brunch board- think charcuterie for breakfast.
I love their SE location tucked inside an industrial building, it makes me feel like it’s a special secret. Lastly, they take reservations, a rarity in this city and something I’m here for.
Key Thing to Order: Eggs Benedict
Transport to Europe: Broder Nord
2240 N Interstate Ave #160, Portland, OR 97227
Brunch daily 9am-3pm
This restaurant serves Nordic style dishes that will transport you to Europe. Each and every dish that they create has a unique feel to it that will make you feel like you’re not in Portland anymore. I absolutely love their Danish Pancakes that are served with lingonberry jam and lemon curd for dipping. TO DIE FOR. Another standout dish is the lost eggs. With a creamed spinach base topped with sliced ham and baked with a parmesan and panko crust.
Also on the menu is the Broder Bord, which offers a small brunch bites:: cheese, a parfait salmon , and a pickled egg. You'll want one of the boards to share.
This spot is great for large groups as they have big tables, or even better there are the “honeycomb” rooms in the back that make for a more private meal. The overall feeling of Broder is warm and homey, you might feel a similar sentiment curled up in a booth in the mountains of Sweden. Through their instagram you can see that they are a family oriented restaurant and they truly value their customers by serving up delicious food.
What to Order: Lost Eggs + Danish Pancakes
Classic American Breakfast: Tin Shed Garden Cafe
1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
I wanted to include a classic American Brunch on this list. Tin Shed makes a great, no fuss brunch in a small, dog-friendly place with a covered patio. I chose this place because it’s a good option for good food in a simple environment and sometimes that’s all I want in a brunch place.
My go-to item is the Eggs Benedict (another one of my Portland favs) and the potato pancake it comes with on the side. I opted to shoot their veggie hash with vegan sausage because it’s a light, healthier option with a heavenly spicy aoili on top. Another great option is to order a sampler plate where you get a little bit of everything- potato pancakes, bacon, eggs and french toast.
What to order: Eggs Benedict with Potato Pancakes
Chicken and Waffles: Screen Door
2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
I had to include Screen Door on my Portland Brunch List because it is an institution. Most locals know the wait for brunch can be one to two hours depending on the day. If you have the time and the interest I highly recommend it! Their entire menu serves amazing Southern inspired dishes however the chicken and waffles are one of my favorite brunch dishes in the entire city.
This place is all about food that has soul and that’s why it’s remained so popular over the years. If you haven’t added this to your list of Portland must places, do so now!