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May 12, 2007 06:01 PM

PDX--a great mother's day breakfast spot?

while i regard myself as a fairly savvy pdx foodie, i've been given a task that is too daunting for just one person--i am to be the one to find a breakfast spot for the family to celebrate mother's day. given the rest of the day's activities, i'm looking for a spot downtown, but am more than willing venture beyond as long as we remain close-in. mom's not a real adventurous person when it comes to food and, well, most things. the only hint i've given is that she would enjoy a place that serves--and i quote--"crepes, blintzes, and fancy waffles." so if you know a place with such a menu, and has a relaxed atmosphere, please let me know. any leads would be muchly appreciated! thank you for reading.

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  1. i know i've posted about these guys before, but the Leaky Roof is a great breakfast spot. 16th and Jefferson, walkable from the max. serves both classics and 'fancy' versions of classics, like savory french toast and pear and blue cheese crepes. run by a very nice irish man. I've never had a bad meal there.

    1. Simpatica (on SE 9th and Oak/Pine) has great waffles and savory crepes and many other delicious things on the menu. They can get crowded and they only take reservations for 8 or more: (503)235-1600 We tend to go very early and be there on line when they open at 9am.

      Mother's (which is downtown) takes reservations and is an all around good breakfast spot. The extra $$ for the french press coffee is worth it, btw.