Breakfast in Portland
I'd say Fuller's based on location. One of my writers just did a write up on Portland's Best Breakfast spots.. here is her review of Fullers.
"Breakfast used to be more American. In our country’s cultural memory, before we had personal espresso machines and cold-press coffee, we had the endless refillable cup of roadside joe. Fuller’s Restaurant harkens back to this cultural archetype. Hardly your typical road-trip stop, Fuller’s nevertheless evokes the bygone era of the American diner. Counters snake through the restaurant, dotted with paper napkin dispensers and ketchup. Customers perch on stools at the counters, attended to by friendly waitstaff bearing pitchers of coffee. This isn’t the place to go for culinary surprises; it’s the simplicity of the menu that delights. Try crispy yet tender bacon, paired with a few fried eggs and fluffy hash browns – and don’t forget the endless cup of joe."
Stepping Stone is probably the closest to you that fits the bill, and many folks like it a lot. I have not been. I think it made it onto an episode of Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives. And I think hashbrowns are a specialty there.
Stepping Stone Cafe
2390 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97210
a) A picky friend who lives in NW says there are no good breakfast spots in the general neighborhood. I'd probably agree - my fav breakfast spots are on the eastside (Broder, Screendoor, Tasty and Sons)... But that's not very helpful - here are four basic breakfast spots:
Besaws: 23rd and Savier
Byways Cafe: In the Pearl - 12th and Glisan
Bijou Cafe: Downtown on 3rd and Ankeny(?)
Fullers: Pearl at 9th and Davis. Never been but it's a longtime old school greasy spoon diner type place.
b) hashbrowns - if you mean the shredded and fried kind, they are hard to find in Portland...most places do breakfast potatoes in a home-fry style...
2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210
2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214