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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.

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  1. My favorite breakfast at Kenny & Zukes: corned beef hash.
    My second favorite breakfast: pastries at Ken's Artisan Bakery

    I've also had good breakfasts at the restaurant at Hotel Monaco (Red Star?)

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    1. 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
      big breakfast.
      Enjoy your visit.

      1. Bijou Cafe and Mother's Bistro are good for breakfast downtown also.

        1. 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.

          1. 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.

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            Old Wives' Tales Restaurant
            1300 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214