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Where to Brunch in Portland

Where is a good spot to go for brunch in Portland? We had wanted to try Mim's but I read some past Chowhound postings, and they weren't really favorable. Let me know what you guys think . . .

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  1. I know it's tried and true, but I find you really can't go wrong with Bintliff's, as long as you don't mind waiting in really cramped quarters for a table. I generally find the food (and the mimosas!) are worth it. I love the Tuscan scramble and the chocolate chip macademia pancakes, while my boyfriend swears by the corned beef hash.

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    1. re: MEgal

      TRY FIVE-FIFTY-FIVE ON CONGRESS ST.
      AND THE FRONT ROOM ALSO ON EAST END OF CONGRESS
      GOOGLE THEM FOR DETAILS AS THEY BOTH HAVE WEB SITES.

      ENJOY PORTLAND, Bernie

    2. Try local 188 @ 188 state street. Very yummy

      1. Oh my goodness, take a 15 minute ferry over to Peaks Island (only $3 something roundtrip) and a short walk from the ferry landing to a fabulous place and wonderful view called "Cockeyed Gull". For any meal. We just spent 4 days, 3 nights over on Peaks Island and most meals at this place and all were fabulous. Unbelievable. Check out their website, make sure they are open for breakfast - they are open for lunch and dinner most days but breakfast - not sure. I can't wait to go back. Service also made is very memorable - this is a success story!

        1. Their website doesn't show a breakfast menu but we did have an excellent breakfast while there so definately call about breakfast or a brunch.

          1. I know this might just come down to personal taste, but I have to disagree with MEgirl. You CAN go wrong--very, very wrong--with Bintliff's. The whole place has an odor, especially on Sunday morning, that makes me recoil. And while the food might not be bad, it's certainly unexeptional and overpriced. Wish I had an alternative, but I don't.

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            1. re: rufustfi

              you must have a problem with Bintliff....
              He is a excellent chef, very successful, and runs a fine business. Sorry to hear you are upset about something, but he is not overpriced, and haa a exceptional menu....Sorry buddy, people wait in line for good food, and not because they have nothing else to do !!!!!!