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birthday brunch on 12/24 - Portland

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whimsy2 Dec 18, 2006 02:59 AM

I'm looking for someplace special to take a good friend for Sunday brunch the day before xmas - it's her birthday. I was going to take her to Le Pigeon but they're not doing brunch on 12/24. Doesn't have to be fancy, just excellent food. And there should be a few vegetarian options. Help! Anyplace in Portland, not Beaverton please.

  1. JillO Dec 18, 2006 04:15 PM

    Simpatica (just let them know there's a vegetarian in your party, and they will make sure to please them)

    They will be open 12/24. Get there early before/as they open at 9am or after 12, or you will wait. They only take reservations for parties 6+.

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    1. re: JillO
      extramsg Dec 18, 2006 06:34 PM

      I've been eating brunch/breakfast a lot lately always at a different restaurant. I agree. No better place for brunch. Each item is executed nearly flawlessly and there's always lots of interesting dishes.

      Lately, brunches have gotten busy later, I think. I wouldn't trust after 12. People are shopping, they have family in town, things are going later. However, I went to Simpatica just a week ago and was there at like 10:30 and only had one group ahead of us. By the time we were seated, there was quite a line.

      I wish they had tables for two. It would move things through faster.

      1. re: extramsg
        JillO Dec 18, 2006 07:57 PM

        "No better place for brunch. Each item is executed nearly flawlessly and there's always lots of interesting dishes. "

        Yep...so true.

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