Breakfast in Portland?
I will be staying downtown Portland for a few days in a couple of weeks. I hate hotel breakfasts...they are always mediocre and expensive. Are their any good breakfast spots near the downtown area? I will be staying at the Hotel Lucia right downtown.
I agree about the pastries at Ken's. Also for a little funky style but good is "half and half" around the corner from Powell's books. Both of these palces are lighter in nature than say a big breakfast.
For a big breakfast, I would consider the Heathman or better yet the Byways Cafe in the Pearl. I tend to eat light in the morning so I don't know that many places for a
Enjoy your visit.
The Bijou is a Portland classic. It's busy, but if you're by yourself, you should be able to get a spot at the counter. It's about a five minute walk from your hotel. Also near the Bijou is Voodoo doughnuts and Stumptown coffee, both "only in Portland" types of places.
Last time I was down there, I went to Old Wife's Tail for breakfast... it was really good. They had lots of great vegetarian (and vegan, gluten-free, and meat-tacular) options.
Old Wives' Tales Restaurant
1300 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214