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pollochick Apr 12, 2007 09:09 PM

I'm on my way to Portland tomorrow and am looking for a restaurant that serves an amazing french toast featured on a recent Rachel Ray show. Does anyone remember which restaurant was showcased? If not, I'm open to other opportunities to chow down an amazing breakfast. Thanks I appreciate your help..

  1. extramsg Apr 13, 2007 02:50 AM

    According to a quick google search for "Rachel Ray Portland", for $40/day she ate breakfast at McMenamins Edgefield, part of a regional pub chain. But she's rather known for smiling and saying "yumm-o" to any damn thing shoved in front of her. Her Tasty Travels visit seems to be more hit and miss, but I don't see a breakfast spot:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_...

    I'd suggest trying a good breakfast spot like Genie's instead of wherever she went.

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      kirkj Apr 13, 2007 04:54 AM

      gotta agree with extramsg. you cannot rely on rachel ray's pitch for any restaurant.
      as for french toast, the cadillac cafe on broadway makes a very good one they call custard toast.

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      1. re: kirkj
        extramsg Apr 13, 2007 05:05 AM

        My wife likes that one as well. Other stuff is a bit more mixed.

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        MichaelG Apr 13, 2007 10:55 AM

        Last time I checked, the french toast at Cafe du Berry on Macadam was the best, and most sinful, I've ever had. More yum-Oh than anything the Edgefield delivers.

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        1. re: MichaelG
          spabettie Apr 13, 2007 12:03 PM

          I absolutely second Cafe du Berry for French Toast !

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            kirkj Apr 13, 2007 11:08 PM

            Is this statement true?
            "...the “French Toast with Potatoes and Fruit” was one piece of the toast, one smallish helping of potatoes, one strawberry, and one half of a banana... for $7.95."

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              pdxgirl Apr 14, 2007 10:23 AM

              My favorite French toast in Portland has been at Everett Street Bistro.

              << Grand Marnier French Toast - country style bread soaked with Grand Marnier custard - >>

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            atomic Apr 14, 2007 07:03 PM

            You can get great stuffed french toast at Virgo and Pisces (NW 21st and Glisan I think) and at Helser's (NE Alberta and 16th-ish). Both places have several other delicious breakfast options (my favorite eggs benedict is from V&P)

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