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Besaw's

2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210-2513 (Northwest District)
503-224-4859
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Ranked #112 of 3,546 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Northwest District
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English first
Longmont, Colorado
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had researched Besaw's prior to arrival in Portland on an early morning flight. The wait was to be expected but once seated we waited and waited for everything. We only saw our waiter twice all other table service was done by others. Our wish to celebrate the start of vacation was communicated to staff but ignored. Breakfast should not... More

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portland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Decided to try their breakfast because I liked their lunch. Glad I did. Had the Farmer's Hash. The food was delicious, fresh, and tasty. Loved the rosemary potatoes. Added a refreshing and well balanced Bloody Mary to complete the meal.

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SFO
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137 reviews 137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

All the Portland cliches done authentic. Local sourced, mason jars, organic, quirky, fresh and friendly. Prices are reasonable and has a full bar. If you don't see what you want, just ask.

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Allen, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Crowded, busy, good food but fun. Had walked past it several times but snuck in for a good breakfast.

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Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Always crowded. Always popular. Expect casual decor, not luxurious surroundings. Interesting history. Moderate prices for great quality. Had an exceptional breakfast, breakfast burrito & delicious sausages. It is worth the short wait to eat here.

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Tigard, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You are greeted with a smile and pleasant demeanor. You immediately get the feeling you are about to have a pleasant dining experience as you pass the tables to your seating. Service is professional, quick and personal. The menu selection is not over-whelming, but ideal for a quick good meal. The salads were fresh with a unique components. The sandwich's... More

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Little Rock, MS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The atmosphere was excellent, you could sit outside or inside. The waiter and watress was very friendly, helpful with suggestions and the drinks and meals were awesome. I was very well attended too by anyone that walked by. They followed up with me several times. Will go back for a relaxing dinner after work the next time I visit the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I came here for breakfast/brunch after recommendation from some friends. It was a good meal but we had better!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Great food! I had the hanger steak and it was delicious! My daughter had the pork loin and my wife had the chicken and they both were excellent! (had to sample them myself to make sure) Service was good and portions were very good. Must try this place!

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Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We accidentally came across Besaw's. We didn't know it was famous & has been around for a long time. So it came to no surprise why it's so popular. Their food is amazing!!! I had the Croque Madame & my husband had the avocado omelet with ham. We went on a Wednesday around 2pm, so no wait for a table.... More

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