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2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210-2513
503-224-4859
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Who knew Meatloaf can be so good!!

The meatloaf rocked, better than the risotto. The risotto was great, but something about the ingredients in that meatloaf made us lick our plates. Fun, lively place. Waiters very personable, Located northwest of ABC district and Pearl district. Upcoming neighborhood!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was my go to spot in downtown for business breakfasts, sadly, they had a bastar& for a landlord. GREAT food, great service, lots of creative dishes. Looking forward to them reopening in a new location ( as are many other Portland residents)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The meatloaf rocked, better than the risotto. The risotto was great, but something about the ingredients in that meatloaf made us lick our plates. Fun, lively place. Waiters very personable, Located northwest of ABC district and Pearl district. Upcoming neighborhood!

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Portland, Oregon
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We love going to Besaw's on a monthly basis. They have great food and service. They have a local garden and use many organic foods. They have the best coffee as well. We had to go before they closed down for the summer, they will be relocating and hopefully opening soon. It will be difficult to wait for our favorite... More 

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Iwakuni, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The breakfast here is one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. They make their own ketchup, and it's delicious! The coffee was good. Food was amazing! If you are in Portland, you have to eat here. Service was great too. My coffee cup stayed full.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stopped here for a quick breakfast bite and the food and prices were pretty good as I recall. I had a Mexican style breakfast and my wife had some eggs, bacon and toast. Everything was good and the service was good. Good stop if you are in the area.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place had a looonnnggg wait, but it's food was really good. You can tell why the locals deal with crowds. They use avocados a lot, which makes me happy. The coffee was decent, and the atmosphere fun. I would definitely recommend it.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went on sunny spring Sunday morning at 10am. Were quoted 40 minute wait for 2 for inside, but they were just starting to open the tables outside and we were willing to take either. About 30 minutes later, we finally got seated (no clue why they took so long to SLOWLY seat those 8 tables outside, was weird). Ordered the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I chose Besaw's as a Sunday brunch spot for a recent birthday party that 10 people attended (plus a baby). First off, Besaw's is one of the very few popular brunch places that even takes reservations, so if you have a big group, you should keep that in mind. The staff was exceptionally helpful, from the time they took the... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in here for a mid-week business breakfast with two colleagues from out of town. Great ambience/vibe, Portland all the way. Even though the place was only about 25% full there was a fair amount of ambient noise but not so bad that we couldn't conduct our business. We were also early enough (7:00 am) that we didn't have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Had a late dinner on a Tuesday night. Fries, spaghetti, and a glass of wine. All were very good. The food was quick and piping hot. Service was very good, although the restaurant was not very crowded (40% full ??). The only downsides were: it was a semi-chilly night, (45-ish degrees) but the table by the window was cold. And,... More 

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Additional Information about Besaw's

Address: 2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210-2513
Phone Number: 503-224-4859
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 503-224-4859

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?