Narrowed Portland Brunch to 2...
Seattle CH heading through Portland in a few weeks. Love Sunday brunch, so I was hoping for some input on my list of 2 I have narrowed it down to? Not really looking for a greasy spoon or anything too uppity, hopefully something in the middle (but not against the higher end). Somewhere that has good food though is a must (Mimosas/Bloody Mary's a plus, good coffee is a neccessity)
Here's the 2 I was looking at...
Simpatica -looks wonderfully tasty while a bit rustic from the website. This is my top pic, but was wondering how difficult to get in on a sunday without a res?
Besaws - just the mass amount of choices, just sitting here I can't decide between the breakfast burrito and the proscuitto and egg scramble. yum. looks small though, long wait? bring a paper to read while waiting?
Simpatica's great, as are many other places that could pose quite a lengthy wait, but you might consider Rocket on E Burnside as you should have no problem getting right in. We hit them for the first time ever this past Sunday and it was excellent. They've never gotten raves for dinner (and have recently revamped) but don't let that dissuade you. I had the "60 minute eggs", which are cooked sous vide (giving them a unique texture) and served with braised bacon and creamed greens. My wife had the "Mrs. Crisp", aka a croque madame, also very tasty. With two cocktails and coffees (a Corpse Reviver and a Bloody Mary, both made with Portland-produced spirits) it was $45. Plus you can't beat the view.
Screen Door or Genie's would be a far better choice than Besaw's for a more "down-to-earth" menu but again you face an hour+ wait at peak times.