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Portland - breakfast near Pioneer Square?

josephnl Sep 7, 2009 04:04 PM

We'll be staying at a major hotel near Pioneer Square in Portland, and we hate breakfast at hotel restaurants....they are always very expensive, and usually of mediocre quality. Is there a good spot for breakfast within a few blocks of the square?

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  1. JillO RE: josephnl Sep 7, 2009 04:15 PM

    I'd go to Kenny & Zuke's as my first choice - they make their own bagels and bialys which are really good and their other breakfast stuff is good too.

    My second would be Mother's (and if you go to Mother's spring for the french press coffee, it's extra but really good).

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      Leonardo RE: josephnl Sep 7, 2009 05:05 PM

      Kenny & Zuke's for Jewish deli or Bijou Cafe for classic PacNW breakfast.

      1. SauceSupreme RE: josephnl Sep 8, 2009 03:55 AM

        Actually the boutique hotels in Downtown Portland are of pretty good quality. It sounds like you're staying at either the Nines or the Hilton, and in either case it's an easy walk to Kenny & Zukes Deli in one direction, or hop on the street car and head to Nel Centro in the other direction.

        1. blkery RE: josephnl Sep 10, 2009 08:10 PM

          Kenny and Zukes or the Bijou for warm. Stumptown for coffee and pastry.

          1. primitivecinema RE: josephnl Sep 11, 2009 01:24 PM

            Bijou's oyster hash is an excellent way to start the day (and Stumptown is next door).

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